Dear Members and Friends.

Hi all.

Got round to doing the blog at last. Happy New Year if it isn’t too late. We haven’t had a great start with the bus battery being flat when Tony went to start it last club night.

I am so sorry we couldn’t bring in the March members but there was no way I could find alternative transport at such short notice. I did phone everyone I could think of Who has a car but mainly due to illness none could help.

I hope you have all got the new Dates for the Diary and I am looking forward to some good club nights.

The Snooker competition is popular and there is a lot of interest. We have our first match tomorrow night and it will be interesting to see who is drawn out to play each other.

I have stated the pub night will be at The Hare and Hounds. I will be confirming the details for this night nearer the date. If any of you do still want to go to Weatherspoon’s however we should be able to arrange it.

It will be a small group to go to visit the Fire Station. I will be taking names for this the club before the visit. I will be looking for members who didn’t go last time.

I am hoping a lot of you will take part in the Park walk. I thought it would be lighter nights and easy to organise. We do need to keep fundraising to be able to offer everything we do.

I am also pleased we can offer some club nights which include live music. We have seen Peter and Neville (March 15th) from Whittlesey before and they were popular.

May 10th will be a bit of a special night with Siobhan’s Dad bringing his guitar and singing for us.

Please pay your £15.00 membership for the next 6 months as soon as you can. January is a month when the big bills come in like the Personal Liability Insurance we have to pay by law. Also we will be getting a big bill now for the bus as it has to have the annual MOT plus I should think a new battery.

Fundraising.

We have already got some fundraising events booked.

On 18th Feb Wisbech PHAB are organising a charity event for a young lady who needs an electric wheelchair. I have booked Peter Waddison to sing and he has offered to do it for free!! The event will be at The Oasis Centre and will include a raffle and a bar. If anyone wants to donate a raffle prize please bring it to club as we want to put on a nice raffle. There will also be a buffet. Tickets will be £10.00 and it will be from 7`30pm to 11.00pm.

18th March on your diaries as we have got a big charity night coming up. I am waiting for the publicity to be sent to me as I am not organising this event. It will be 3 or 4 singers on one night performing on stage at Wisbech St Marys Hall. They are all doing it for free and all the money raised will go to our club. We are going to keep the tickets cheap for club members and I am hoping one of the drivers will volunteer to drive the bus to pick members up.

There will be a collection at ASDA for over 2 days on 6th and 7th Feb. Please let me know if you can help with collecting. I will be doing a rota so people don’t have to be there too long. ASDA are also doing a green token scheme for us. If you shop there look out for them. They are at the side as you go past the tills. Ask for your green tokens with your shopping and post them in the PHAB container. The more tokens we get the more money they raise for us.

Trips out

The Rotary Club are holding another Silver Monday film show on 22nd February. The film is Dads Army and I should be able to get tickets for this. Let me know if you want to go? It starts at 10.30am but if you get there early there is free tea and biscuits. Tickets are £2.50 each.

Other trips will be announced when we have them planned and finalised. Meanwhile keep up to date with our Facebook page and website. If you need any further information don’t be afraid to ask us. We try our best to give our members a good service and value for money.

Posted by Carol on 19/01/2016

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