The May Chairman’s chat it is usually all about the AGM and welcoming the new committee but I am writing this before the AGM, as it’s being held late this year. Hopefully we should now have a new committee elected and have recruited a few new volunteers to replace those who have stepped down. It’s always great to see new people joining the committee every year who can bring some new ideas and enthusiasm to take the club forward into the next membership year.
I had some great nights out last month; thanks to Matthew and Lee for coming along to my Telford’s night to see the Sundowners. Telford’s is always a great night and the band were really good. We had a great turn out for Alison’s birthday later in the month which was enjoyed by all with a mix of older and newer members, and even some ex members. It was a shame that the canal trip was cancelled last month due to John’s work commitments, but I believe he is planning to reschedule the event later this year so look out for that one as I know a number of people were looking forward to it.
Lots to look forward to this month: Spring Party, Pub Crawl, two beer festivals, Eurovision party, BBQ and much more 🙂
Finally I would like to welcome our newest member Sam.
Have a good month everyone and congratulations to the new committee.
Hope you all enjoyed last months events. My legs are still hurting after getting back from the Lakes at the weekend. We were very lucky with the weather avoiding the rain, although it did try once or twice. There was a group walk on the Saturday and then I decided along with Richard C and Andy C to complete a further walk on the Sunday. Most of the group opted for a leisurely boat trip around the lake and a walk around the shops in Keswick. A big thank you to Jo for organising it’s always a great weekend away.
I also made my 3rd trip down the copper mines at Alderley Edge last month, which is always fun and interesting and I can highly recommend it if Aidan or anyone else ever decided to put on another a trip in the future.
Don’t forget if you haven’t yet bought your Christmas party ticket there are still some places available but they’re going fast. For those that have reserved tickets we will be sending out an e-mail later this month on collecting the balance as we need to pay the hotel in November.
Finally I would like to wish Claire the best of luck in her new job as she will shortly be leaving us to take up an exciting new job in Jakarta, Indonesia this month.
Have a good month everyone 🙂
As I write this I’m looking forward to the Cilcain Village show tomorrow and pleased that it seems there’ll quite a good IVC turn out for what seemed at first a slightly random entry into the August diary. On reflection however, it’s really quite representative of what IVC is all about: sharing local hidden treasures, introducing new people to your own favourite places and events and making the most of some time off work and hopefully some good weather!
As autumn is upon us we have a busier diary for September, highlights including Aidan’s Alderley Edge caving trip and a weekend away. Thanks to Jo for organising the weekend in Derwentwater again; hopefully the weather will be kind and it will be a fun, sociable trip to this beautiful part of the lakes. We also have some good nights out planned, and the long awaited second part to the “Ye Olde Ale trail” in Chester. For anyone who missed the first part back in March, talk to any of the large group who took on an epic yet fairly civilised pub crawl around about ten of Chester’s “Heritage” pubs; it was an excellent day!
Don’t forget as well as the public Facebook page we have a private group; if you’re not currently in the group speak to one of the committee and we’ll make sure you’re added. It’s useful for reminders about event details, club night locations, sharing pictures and links and any short-notice items and imminent events. Remember the website and (public) Facebook page are important tools for raising the club profile and attracting new members so interacting with them when you can is appreciated.
Finally, a warm welcome this month to new member Bethany Millen!