Extracts from the Winter 2018 Newsletter (written November 2018)

It was so nice to see so many members once again at the Annual General Meeting at the Flackwell Hill Golf Club on Wednesday, 14th November. As usual we were greeted with tea or coffee and biscuits before the meeting itself began.  The AGM followed before we were treated – if that is the right word – to another quiz asking us to identify wildlife from the 20 photos plus 30 mixed general knowledge questions. Quite a challenge but enjoyed by everyone. The quiz was followed by a buffet lunch which everyone enjoyed plus the opportunity to use the golf club’s bar.

Prior to the AGM we had 102 members.  During the meeting we had a lively discussion about the membership fee and the way we circulate our paperwork. On balance it was agreed to raise the single fee to £7.50 and that for a couple to £12 from 1st January 2019. We shall continue to send the paperwork by post as usual. The increase was deemed necessary due to the cost of postage and printing, but continues to be good value.

David Mason sent a review of the Club Breaks we had enjoyed during 2018 and his plans for 2019 and Spring 2020. 34 members had thoroughly enjoyed a return visit to the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales.  36 members have booked places at the HF House in Bourton-on-the-Water in April 2019 and David has booked 36 spaces at the Warner’s Hotel at Cricket St Thomas in Somerset from 11th October. For his final club break in April 2020, David has made an advance registration with HF for their house at Selworthy.

Biddy Wombwell gave details of the coach ramble for 2019 which will take us to Warwick where there is much to see including its castle. She plans for there to be a 5 mile circular walk in the area for those who wish to participate.

The walks programme up to June 2019 is now available.  Details are listed on the Walks Calendar page of this website and it is also possible to download the full 6 month programme from the link at the bottom of that page..


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