Dear Member May 2014
As we come to the end of our 2013/14 programme and look forward to a summer like last year,
my thoughts turn to ‘next year’s’ programme. Our core events will remain the same and after
last year’s success, we will again have a BBQ and skittles evenings. A new social event will
be an afternoon Garden Tea Party, to the American plate format (ie bring a plate of food – and
also a picnic chair) – if the weather is inclement, I leave it to your own judgement whether or
not to come!
At the AGM it was decided that the Burns Dinner Dance be held on Friday 23 January 2015 at
Stratford Town Hall, subject to confirmation that we would not be subject to security charges.
However the Town Council would not relent and another venue was sought. This has now
been finalised at Stratford Racecourse and the Friday evening will be tried out.
I have just heard that The Buzz, our venue for the Dance Club and AGM is likely to be closed
in the autumn! Dates and times for these events are subject to finding another venue.
Sunday 15 June Garden Tea Party at 26 Meadow Road, Alcester B49 6BA 3 for 3.30
Sunday 20 July BBQ at 26 Meadow Road, Alcester ( £5 ) 4.30 pm
Sunday 21 September President’s Lunch, Jubilee Court Centre, Alcester B49 6AQ 12 for 12.30
Friday 28 November Church Service, St Andrew’s Church, Shottery 6.30
Saturday 29 November Haggis Supper, Tiddington Community Centre 7 for 7.30
Friday 23 January Burns Dinner Dance, Stratford Racecourse 7 for 7.30
March AGM, date and time at new venue – to be arranged
Saturday 09 May Annual Dance, Tiddington Community Centre (not confirmed) 7.30
Dance Club: dates and times at new venue – to be arranged
Book Group: meets once a month at The Bell, Shottery on a Thursday at 11.15am.
Skittles Evenings: Fridays in September and March – TBA
As you are aware our website was managed by the late Heskett Dawson and I seek your forbearance
until we are able to keep the site up-to-date again.
At the AGM the annual subscription was set at £11 (unchanged) and is due by 1 August 2014.
I would remind you that the Dance Club is still being held on Tuesday evenings at The Buzz. The
Book Group is also still running and the next book to be reviewed on 19 June at 11.15am is ‘Joseph
Knight’ by James Robertson.
The following event remains on our 2013/14 calendar:
Tuesday 20 May Last Dance Club – all invited for nibbles at 9pm. NB car parking at The Buzz is
now charged, so find a free on-street parking space!
As we are a small society, I would urge you to attend as many events as you are able and to bring
along as many friends as you can.