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11/02/2024

The Day Meet will be held at Great Leigh's Village Hall on the 17th February 2024. Please come along from 1:30pm.

The membership fees will remain at £30 for the year.

For those coming to the meeting, please remember to print off the membership (this can be found under the Membership Form tab) and bring along with you. For those who do not have a printer, there will be copies available on the day should you require one.

For those unable to make the meeting, please make payment via BACS and email Chris Wesbroom  once this have been done, then you will need to post your membership form back to Becky. If you prefer to pay via Cheque, please post this to Chris Wesbroom together with your membership form. 

 

The Club's preferred method of payment is via BACS, which will need to be done BEFORE the Day Meet. Once this is done please inform Chris Wesbroom, alternatively you can make payment on the day in Cash. 

 

The deadline for payment and membership forms is the 17th February 2024, any that are not received by this date will be treated as a lapsed member and an additional joining fee of £6 will be charged.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 17th! 

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It is with great sadness that I wish to inform you all of the passing of Beryl Cartwright. Beryl was a longstanding member of The 77 Club, together with her husband Brian. For anyone that wishes to attend, her funeral will be held on Friday 12th January 2024 at Seven Hills Crematorium, Felixstowe Road, Nacton, IP10 0FG at 2:15pm. 

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It is with great sadness that i wish to inform you all that unfortunately Kathy Crossman sadly passed away last night.  However she is now in a better place and isn't suffering anymore. 

Our thoughts are with Richard and their family at this sad time

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2023 AGM

Please see below the 2023 AGM Forms.  As I'm sure you are aware all Committee members have to stand down and all nominations will be voted on accordingly at the AGM.  The forms will need to be sent to Ian Chittick Ianc81@icloud.com no later than the 7th October.  Any forms received after this date will not be considered.  If you are thinking of joining the committee and have any questions in the meantime please feel free to contact Ian on the above email address.

Nomination Form                                       Submission Request Form

 

 

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*******DINNER DANCE 2023*******

17th - 19th November

Rally Fee - £25

Dinner Dance Tickets - £40

Room in the Rodings, Dunmow Road,  Beauchamp, CM5 0PF

This years Dinner and Dance will be held back at the Room in the Rodings, I really hope Members will support me and the club and attend this years dinner dance as its my first year organizing.  I hope to make it one to remember for everybody.  This year we will be having:

  • Pre Dinner Drinks

  • 3 Course Meal

  • Wine will be provided on the tables

  • Coffee and Mince Pies

  • Disco

  • 77 Club Raffle

Deposits of £20 for Dinner dance tickets will need to be paid to the club by BACS/Cheque by 30th September 2023.  Full balance to be paid by 31st October 2023.

Many thanks

Ian

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Just to let you know, Edna Eusden's funeral will be on Thursday 10th August at 1pm at Cambridge Crematorium West Chapel and afterwards at The Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1SP.  You are all welcome to join us if you wish.

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NEW YEARS PARTY

We have secured a venue for a New years party.  

It will be at The Venture Centre 2000 in Lawford which is near Manningtree.  We have use of the hall and the hard standing car park.  New years eve there will be a Disco and the usual 77 club fun and games.  There hasn't been a New years event for quite a few years now but so far we have 10 units confirmed already and are hoping for more.  

If you are interested in coming along could you please let Catherine know via Email

(c.chittick@me.com)

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FOWLMERE VILLAGE HALL-

We will be celebrating the King's Coronation, therefore please could everyone donate a cake/cakes for us all to share at our Afternoon Tea. There will also be sandwiches and scones with cream and jam provided. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

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SPRING BANK HOLIDAY- ALTON WATER

Payments for the holiday are NOW due. Please send your payments to the club by BACS as soon as possible. The Club has got pay the venue by the 27th April, therefore all payments need to been paid before then. PLEASE USE YOUR SURNAME AS YOUR REFERENCE.

The cost is £182 for Saturday to Saturday, If you are arriving early you will need to pay an additional £26 for each night extra you are staying. 

I will also need to know your vehicle registration number as there is an ANPR camera as you arrive onsite. Please could you send this to me as soon as possible. 

NEXT RALLY is May Day Bank Holiday weekend at Crowfield. We will be having May Pole dancing, a games night, "Fun Bingo" and much more. Please see the "Next Rally" section for further details.

The weather is looking promising so we are looking forward to seeing you all there! 

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Looking forward to seeing you all at our Easter Weekend at Holme Hale Village Hall on Thursday 6th April - Monday 10th April. 

We have some great entertainment organised which includes horse racing (please bring along your 20p's), an Elvis Tribute act which includes optional 60's/70's fancy dress, roll the bottle (please bring along your "round" coins, minimum of 10p), a quiz night, Children's easter egg hunt, easter bonnet competition (children, ladies and men's), hot cross buns, an easter walk and lots more! For full itinerary, please see "NEXT RALLY".

We hope you can join us!

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SPRING BANK HOLIDAY- 27th May to 3rd June 2023

This year's holiday will be at Alton Water, Holbrook Road, Stutton, Ipswich, IP9 2RY. 

Situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside to the west of the country town Ipswich in an area of outstanding natural beauty, nestled between the River Orwell and the River Stour. In addition, there is excellent transport links from the nearby A12 and A14. 

Site facilities include:

- 8 miles of path running around the reservoir, should you wish to walk or cycl3

- Cycle hire

- Fishing, daily passes available from the Visitor Centre

- Tearoom, serving hot and cold drinks, breakfast baps, sandwiches, pastries, snacks, cakes and ice creams

- Water Sports Centre, where you can partake in a variety of activities, including the hire of kayaks, stand up boards and pedalos

- Mini Golf, rounds can be purchased from the Water Sports Centre

- Play Area

Local area includes:

- 2 pubs within 15 minutes

- Ipswich Town is only 8 miles away

- Manningtree is only 5 miles away

- Brett Vale Golf Club is inly 19 minutes drive

- only 20 minutes from the Suffolk coast

Some of the local attractions include: 

- Jimmy's Farm

- The Suffolk Food Hall

- Flatford Mill, a National Trust Property once owned by John Constable's father and brother and home to views of some of Constable's most famous work

- Pin Mill, the starting point for Arthur Ransome's book "We Didn't Mean to go to Sea" and many of the book's areas of illustration can still be seen from there today

Dogs are welcome.

All for just £182 for 7 nights all inclusive, including electric.

Please could you email Catherine and let her know by the 18th February if you would like to come. 

Many thanks 

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Following our committee meeting last week, please see that the rallies and your committee have now been updated for 2023. 

The new 2023 membership form has also been uploaded. 

Please note that the Day Meet is on 18th February at Great Leigh's Village Hall, Boreham Road, Great Leighs, Chelmsford CM3 1NH. This will start at 1pm and finish at 4pm. We hope to see as many of you there as possible. 

If you are unable to attend Day Meet, please email back your membership form to rebeccabutton375@hotmail.com and preferably send your membership fee of £30 by BACS. 

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Update

Please see below response to 2021 AGM queries:

Dear members 

  

Further to the 2022 AGM minutes can I please explain myself, as I was unable to attend the AGM because my Dad was seriously ill and passed away that afternoon. 

 

Elaine contacted me after the 2021 AGM to let me know that there had been a query on the financial statement I had provided as treasurer.  On the 8thNovember 2021 I responded, by email to Elaine and provided an amended end of year account statement and an explanation as to why the discrepancy occurred plus an explanation as to what the miscellaneous section covered.  It was a simple error where the wrong carry forward figure was used and did not make any difference to the end figures.  I had never prepared financial end of year accounts before, and it was simply an error that occurred through inexperience.   I apologise for this but there was never any intent to deceive the membership.  The miscellaneous section is for items such as insurance, and anything not directly related to a rally. As I heard nothing more, I assumed that the Chair had approved them, and accordingly this would be reported at the following years AGM.  Unfortunately, it transpired that Elaine never received the email.  This has now been rectified.

 

I am upset that anyone would think that I deliberately provided inaccurate figures and made no attempt to correct it when asked.  I feel that the response of the club undermines my values and honesty.  I have always had the best interests of the club at heart and although we are not able to attend as many rallies as we would like, I will only ever do my best.  

 

Can I please have confirmation that the books will be approved, as the paperwork has now been received by Elaine and Doreen, and the current treasurer Chris for her records.  I have been unable to deal with it myself because I have had many other sad things to deal with in the last few weeks. 

 

Sue Aylott

Dinner & Dance

Please could you all arrive for 6pm in the room where we are having our meal, for photos. Sit down will be at 6:30pm. 

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Dinner & Dance Menu

Please could you choose from the following menu options for the Dinner & Dance and let Elaine know asap please:

Starters

Carrot & Coriander Soup

Traditional Prawn Cocktail with Buttered Brown Bread and Mary Rose Sauce

Brussels Pate with Tomato Chutney and Toasted Ciabatta

Mains

Braised Beef with Bacon Gravy, Parsnip Puree, Roasted Root Vegetables and Baby Onions

Baked Fillet of Hake with Herb Buttered New Potatoes and a Selection of Buttered Green Vegetables and Hollandaise Sauce

Four Cheese Ravioli in a Garlic & Herb Cream Sauce with Wilted Spinach

Roasted Chicken Brest with Roasted Potatoes, Root Vegetables and a Coq Au Vin Sauce

Desserts

Homemade Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

New York Cheesecake with Berry Compote

Lemon Posset with Chantilly Cream and Raspberry Coulis

Fresh Fruit Salad

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Dinner Dance 2022

Please could everbody pay the remaining balance of £25 per person for the dinner and dance by the 1st October.

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Upcoming AGM information

 

Hi all, please see below the AGM nomination form.  If you know of anyone who would like to be on the committee then please complete the form and return it to Elaine prior to the AGM on the 22nd of October.

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the next rally, 9th - 11th September at Newbourne Village Hall, due to not enough attendees. 

 

The following rally at Dannemora, Southminster on 23rd - 25th September, will go ahead as planned. I am pleased to confirm that Pat, Derek, Steve and Dawn have volunteered to host this rally and it would be nice if as many of you as possible could come along to support them. 

Look out for the itinerary, which will be going up on the "next rally" in due course.  

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Urgent message regarding the August Bank Holiday Rally

Please note that the venue for the August Bank Holiday weekend has changed to Crowfield Village Hall.

We are not able to arrive on Thursday, however you can go anytime on the Friday. 

Children's weekend competition is to make and fly a kite! 

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UPDATE

To book a room at The Holiday Inn, please use the following website: www.weddingstay.online/HIIpswich or call 0333 209330 Option 1 and quote IL404.

The price for the Dinner and Dance will be £45 per person and we will be having a private room to ourselves. We will also be having a disco in the evening.

It has been decided that this years Dinner and Dance will be held at The Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich, on Saturday 19th November. Rooms are available for those who would like to stay overnight or for the weekend. 

Please let Elaine know by mid August if you would like to attend. 

Prices are to be confirmed, as smaller details are still being finalised.

We hope that many of you would be able to join us for what should be a fantastic evening. 

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URGENT message regarding the rally at The Suffolk Punch Trust- 1st - 3rd July 

Ii recently received an email from Suffolk Punch Trust informing me that the camping fees have been increased. They are charging £15pn, no electric, only water and elson disposal. They are offering 2 adult tickets to the farm inclusive, these would normally cost £10 per person. I will go back to them and ask about children, whether they have to pay to get in or whether this is inclusive for them also. I need to know by ASAP whether members still want to go on this rally?

I will go by the response I receive. If it's not viable regarding numbers I will cancel. I can look for an alternative venue or skip this weekend altogether if that's what members prefer. 

Chris R 

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Easter Rally- 

With less than 2 weeks now until the Easter rally, I have put up the itinerary under the 'Next Rally' section. At you can see there is quite a lot organised for this long weekend and we hope that you all enjoy yourselves. It will be great to see as many of you as possible! 

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Hi everyone, following on from yesterday's Day Meet, it was discussed about this years Dinner & Dance and possibly having it at a different venue. The options mentioned were either to have it at a hotel where members can stay over by booking a hotel room or to leave the venue as being The Room in the Rodings as per previous years. 

Please could I ask that you either vote on Facebook or email your preference to Elaine as soon as possible please. 

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So it's less than a week to go now until our annual Day Meet, which is on the 19th February 2022. This will be held at Great Leigh's Village Hall, Boreham Road, Great Leigh's, CM3 1NH. The meeting will start at 1pm until 4pm. Please ensure that you bring your completed membership form with you, the membership form can be found under the 'Membership' tab at the top of this page. Membership fees will remain at £25 for 2022. This can be paid on the day by cash or cheque or by BACS payment prior to the day. 

Please note that teas and coffees will be provided and you are more than welcome to bring along sandwiches etc. with you. 

We are looking forward to seeing old, existing and new members on the day! 

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The ' Day Meet' is fast approaching us. This year it will be held at Leigh's Village Hall, Great Leighs on the 19th February. This is a chance for all members and new members to pay their membership money, receive their  rally books for the upcoming year and to have a catch up with friends. 

Please could you complete the membership form, which can be found under the 'Membership' tab at the top of the page, and bring this along with you. 

Please remember that membership money can be paid by cash, cheque or by BACS. 

We hope to see as many of you there as possible and welcome all new members. 

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