Thanks to those who organised events for the club in January:

Lots of events this month. The new year started off as usual with a walk this time from Wycombe Marsh led by Pete, you know who! Then off to Lindsey's home for lovely hot grub, chilli con carne or curry with rice. Then lots of socialising and fun and games.

On Saturday 6th we where dancing to a good band, at Ivy Leaf Club, thanks to Sandy. Some of us went along to the Holiday Inn on a cold winters night for a drink and a chat with our genial host Trev. Thanks Ann Fry for standing in as host for Maye P, for her rock night at Dashwood Arms, some of us had a nice meal. Wycombe Swans seasonal naughty panto was hosted by Tim G. Thanks to Alan 'chopsticks' Jones for the Chinese meal at Maidenhead.

Flashdance-The Musical was enjoyed by Angela P and members at the Swan. Ian hosted the Skittles night with food at Flackwell. Gerry organised the Burns Night for Liaisons at Windsor.

Walk leaders this month: Ian, Pete, Richard, Joe and Gloria.

All club activities and events are at own risk and appropriate footwear is advisable for walks.

Whenever a member wishes to attend an event they must first contact the organiser of the event by phone or in person to confirm their place.

We look forward to receiving suggestions from other members, who have not yet been involved in hosting or running an event, to come forward and consider putting on an event. The Committee members are keen to help you with this, as required. The more ideas the better to give us all a varied choice.

Full Membership Discount Scheme: the committee would like to reward those dedicated members who make the effort to host at least two events each year for the benefit of us all.

As a condition of membership all members are required to host one event per year but some members excel and arrange more events. Their efforts help us to build a varied programme to meet the needs of all our members.

Any fully paid up member who puts on one event in any one year attended by 6 members or more is entitled to claim a £10 discount off the cost of a full year's membership (£48). The onus to be on the member to apply for the discount.

All Annual paid up members are entitled to claim a maximum discount of £20 per annum. Thus allows any member to be able to pay an annual membership fee of £28 rather than £48.

The onus always being on the member to claim the discount on the annual renewal date of their membership.

Planning to run an Event? You need to get the information to one of the committee members (preferably Jim) 4-8 weeks ahead.

For example, at the committee meeting on the last Monday in January we finalize the program for March.

 What we need to know:

  • Event title and brief description.
  • Where it is being held, preferably with directions and post code.
  • The date and start time.
  • Any costs involved.
  • Pre-booking instructions if relevant.
  • Your name and contact details.

Why not let other member try-

  • Your favourite hobby?
  • Your favourite restaurant?
  • Your favourite pub?
Alternatively find out what is on and block book some tickets. Talk to a committee member - the club will usually subsidise forward sales of tickets.

Spa / Retreat Day - Anyone interested in getting a group of us on a spa/retreat day?  I am guessing it will cost a bit over £100. I will have to look at the deals but I am looking at a couple of treatments, lunch and some classes as well as use of gym & pool.

Contact Lindsey

Liaisons walks
: walking is a great way to keep fit and to keep in touch with fellow members, plus you get to see some beautiful countryside, canals and river views, all for free! After the walk we meet in a local pub or cafe for much needed refreshment.

We walk every Sunday meeting at 10.45am for an 11.00am start usually finishing by about 1.00pm.