Another year is now fully underway, and as always we are looking forward to being out in the countryside solving clues and enjoying views.
The season will kick off in traditional style with the 2008 Andy Capp walk, organised for the first time by Robert & Sue Whale as Robert was last years league winner. We have a further nine league walks and the Christmas walk scheduled, so the year promises to be as action packed as ever.
We have two new walk organisers this year, Jeff and Jenny Atkinson are organising a league walk and Hugh and Gillian Hein are organising the Christmas walk. I really appreciate them coming forward, it means we can have a full diary and helps spread the load amongst the other organisers.
Something else to mention, on the 28th June 2009 Roger Heath is holding his quizwalk, what's so special about that you might be thinking; well its 50 years to the day that Roger first organised a walk.
Following the recent AGM there are some rule changes to draw to your attention:
Rule 5.2 will be reinstated from now on.
Rule 5.4 will be reworded to:
"The organiser shall ensure that the walk commences on time, assemble at 2.00 pm for a 2.15 start, unless a different time has been previously advertised. The organiser shall also ensure that all competitors are aware of the latest time for acceptance of answers."
Rule 6.1 "(or those nominated under rule 6)" rule 6 was changed to 2.1
Rule 8.2 and 8.3 have a grammar amendment - "members" will now read "member's"
Rule 8.4- rules 2.2 and 4.5 are added to the rules that also apply to the handicap walk.
It was also decided at the AGM that the annual subscriptions will increase to £2.00 for adult members, mainly to cover additional website expenditure. Please give them to Kath Biggs (club treasurer) when you next see her.
Below are the dates for this years walks and who is organising them, if you require any specific information about any forthcoming walks please see the Diary & Walks section on the website or contact Roger Heath 01737 352832 or James Biggs 07889 384047.
Dates for 200919th April - Robert & Sue Whale (2008 Andy Capp walk)
10th May - James & Penny Biggs
31st May - Alan Reeves & Geoff Hunt
28th June - Roger Heath & Joyce Heywood
12th July - Roger & Jenny Abbott
2nd August - Robert & Sue Whale
16th August - Peter & Val Rose
6th September - Peter Evans
27th September - Jeff and Jenny Atkinson
11th October - John & Amie Davis
31st October or 2nd November - End of season lunch.
28th December (Bank Holiday Monday) Christmas walk - Hugh & Gillian Hein
There will be some new material going onto the website and as always walk information as the organisers submit it, so keep your eyes peeled.
Lastly, please don't forget to tell your friends and family about quizwalks and bring them along, new faces are always welcome. And remember children are always welcome too as we have a special questions set just for them.
I will look forward to seeing you in the countryside soon.