Happy New Year again!
This is the first newsletter of a much better year, we hope!
Some dates for your diary as support is always welcome for these matches:
This Sunday, 9th January Wessex B is playing Fairford. 10.00a.m. start.
On 15th January, the finals of the Saturday Interclub begin at 10.00a.m.
On 16th January Wessex A is playing Cotswold B. 10.00a.m. start.
On Friday 21st January the ladies are in action. MidGlos A plays MidGlos B in the next round of the Masons. 10.00a.m. start.
On 23rd January, Wessex A is playing Fairford. 10.00a.m. start. Wessex B is playing Chipping Norton. 10.00a.m. start.
On the social side, we have the quiz on Saturday, 15th January. It is fully booked but the list for the next one will go up early in the week commencing 17th January. Get your team signed up without delay to avoid disappointment.
Now for the “biggie”!
We are doing our version of Burns Night on Saturday, 22nd January. It will be different from the previous MidGlos celebrations of this event.
The doors will open at 6.45pm. The bar will open at 7.00pm with the band playing until 7.30pm. during which time guests will make their way to their tables with their drinks ready for our very own Sandy Kerr to deliver the Ode to the Haggis.
At 8.00pm the first course will be served followed by the main and dessert.
There will be an alternative for those of you not brave enough to partake of Haggis – don’t worry, it’s really not a wee beasty running about in the heather, neither is it a sheep’s stomach and intestines. It is simply mince and onions with a few spices – very tasty in fact.
After the meal, the band will play from about 9.30pm until last orders at 11.00pm when there will be the opportunity to dance or just sit and enjoy the rest of the evening. There will, of course, be a short Scottish-themed raffle with prizes provided during the evening (you do not need to donate anything other than your money!).
The cost will be £18.00 per head and the dress code is, as might be expected, Scottish-themed. Full traditional attire if you have it or a mere nod to it will be acceptable.
The numbers will be limited and, with the ABBA event at Suffolk Square being moved from this night to February, hopefully this evening will be popular. It will be Lin Brighty’s first big event as Social Secretary. Please let’s make it a success and a fore-runner to more this year.
Posters are already up at the club and tickets will be available from Monday, 10th January from reception. Please book your tickets as you do for the quizzes – i.e. in tables of up to six. At the same time, please fill in your menu choices for catering purposes.
Now, please re-read all of that. There’s a lot to take in. I just hope I’ve remembered everything.
I’m sure it will be a great evening. We just need folks to support it. Incidentally, the tickets are on a “first come first served” basis. Non members are welcome to come along with members. There is a finite number of places.
Payment is due at the time of booking. However, should you test positive on the day, a full refund will be given.
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