** Admin announcement  **- With my impending departure Gordon Jones will take over the maintenance of the Retirees E-mail group in addition to his present role as Membership secretary.  As from now please direct all requests to join,or leave that group, to him.  Also it is a great help if you could notify him if you change your E-mail address.  In short all membership queries to Gordon (gordon_jones@lineone.net)  (01455 556192)

March 12th Midlands Retirees Cub - Annual General Meeting  - all invited -

To be held in the Kenilworth Room on IBM Warwick on Wednesday March 12th.  Coffee will be served at 11 am with the meeting starting at 11.30 am.  The meeting is expected to conclude between 12.30 and 1 pm; those remaining for lunch can obtain a £4 voucher towards their meal.  For security purposes and for number of vouchers required, all attendees should return the attached intention slip.  The Agenda will follow the usual format i.e. - Chairman's and Treasurer's Reports, Elections/Re-elections, general discussion and open-floor questions.  If any member has a resolution for discussion that may need some research, could they submit that in advance, with the attendance slip.

As stated in the previous newsletter there are two vacancies on the Committee, and we require a new secretary.  Of course any member may stand for consideration for any position.  In the event that there are no nominees for other than the vacancies above, the existing Officers and Committee will be re-elected.

If you are willing to serve therefore, could you please line up your proposer and seconder and submit your name as above.

( The Committee meets once a month, presently Tuesday mornings.  We input and discuss administration matters, new ideas, and plan forthcoming activities. Each committee member may take charge of 2/3 events in the year, he will organise same, and carry them out within our budget constraints - hopefully!)

Roll up with your ideas and input and we'll give you a free lunch!                                        Use reply slip

Ashorne Hall - Wednesday, March 19th (Evening event - 7 pm)

A return visit to this popular venue.  We do an organised tour of the Hall with its collection of mechanical musical marvels, followed by a carvery meal (veggie option), to the accompaniment of the resident organist.  There may even be dancing! Price to be £12 for member and one;  £20 extra guests

We're a bit short on numbers, and we do not want to cancel events at this early stage - get your booking to Brian by February 23 rd please

Go to booking form

Leeds city break:-  Friday 4 / Sunday 6th April 2003 (Organiser John Smith) Warwick pickup  08.30,  LFE 09.30 ,  Trowell 09.45

Fantastic price reduction - members price  now only £110 - Your balance therefore is £60 pp  Second guest(s) balances £110 pp

No. of nights : 2 Meals : Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Hotel : Metropole Hotel, Leeds city centre

Friday:-  Leave IBM Warwick a.m.  Lunch stop at Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield ( meal not included in price)  Visit to Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine Country)  Check in hotel in time for dinner 19:30  

Saturday:-  Short guided city centre walk including visit to Market Hall.  Visit to theatre for short talk on the history of Leeds City Varieties.  Afternoon free   Dinner at 17:00 Coach to/from the theatre for the Evening performance of  "The Good Old Days"

Sunday:- Visit to YTV for tour of the Emmerdale studios Collect anyone not going on the tour from the hotel.   Lunch stop at the ORIGINAL Harry Ramsdens ( meal price not included).   Return to Warwick                                     Balances (above) to be in by March 1st please.    

Further to Leeds:-

N B:- The coach will be travelling to Leeds via the M1, which gives us the option to collect members at either the Nottingham or Leicester Services. Could you please indicate if you would be interested in this option with your booking. Further details in future newsletters but the deposit is required to secure the Music hall seats.         Go to Booking form

Early announcement of the Rambling weekend - May 2nd/5th 2003

Coach from Warwick with 3 nights full board at the Clarence House, Tenby, S Wales.  Suitable for walkers and non-walkers alike. Price =£100 pp Members+1) £130 pp others   Important -  Some bookings do not seem to have arrived with Gordon due to Postal problems.  If you have sent forms in and you are not among the following please contact him.  Messrs. King, Dunston, Davies, Howell, Edgar, Bradshaw, Calladene, Wiggins, Hampson, Smith R, Mrs Suckling, Mrs Tovey

Go to Booking form

Your Racing Calendar - 2003  -  Regret to say that the advertised Ludlow meeting (July) is not being held this year.  We are therefore going severely up market and planning Ladies day at Royal Ascot which is Thursday June 19th  (Yes I know it's the day after the Summer Lunch - we should all be in the festive mood!)  We are infilling a Coach, but Warwick will be last pickup and first return drop-off so not too tedious.  Price includes admission to the Silver Ring, and 3 course meal on the return journey.  Are you sitting down? - it is £50 per head member/1st guest price - probably extra guests by negotiation!  John Smith organising - Booking form attached  

-  Go to booking form

Look ahead to New year 2003  - Those of us who went to Guernsey in the Autumn were so impressed with the Peninsula Hotel and the New Year package they were offering, that some of us decided to sign up for next New Year, and there's nothing like getting in early.  The price is expected to be around £180 pp. You will also need to make your own travel arrangements or possibly we could get some group travel.  This note is for anyone who may be interested to add on to those already with their names down.  This event is not on our programme as it is a private arrangement at the moment.  There is a strong possibility however, that dependent on Club finances at YE, we could get a subsidy  Contact Brian Wilson (01926 777710) for details.

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