Spring has arrived and Easter is early this year, all paving the way for our walking season to begin in earnest. I can't wait, and I am sure you all feel the same, so let's get ready to go out into the countryside to enjoy the pastime we all love so much.
We have an action packed schedule lined up this year, kicking off with the Andi'Cap walk on Sunday 24th April, from The Fox & Hounds pub, Carshalton Village, organised by last year's league winner - Andrew Cordani, ably assisted by Chris Cooper.
Thank you to everybody who has volunteered to organise a walk this year. I would especially like to mention Jeremy and Joanne Norfolk, who are organising their first quiz walk, which will be held on the 17th July.
The website had undergone some changes over the winter months; it now features our Clubhouse. The concept behind this was that, like any other club, we should have a clubhouse: it's just that ours is a virtual clubhouse.
Except for a bar where drinks could be purchased, it has all the attributes of a clubhouse - a committee room; club noticeboard; some interesting photos; a trophy cabinet; various artifacts from the past; and a few old members telling stories.
The Honours Board now shows all the past league tables, so you can take a look and see all the previous league winners. Also the History section has some more articles about the people that have played key roles within the club.
I would like to thank Roger Abbott, Roger Heath, Robert Collini, Alan Reeves and all the website project team, who have worked very hard to implement these changes. Soon we will begin to design and built a completely new website, so watch this space!
Our Club Archivist, Robert Collini, has requested members to give him any interesting pictures, newspaper clips or other artifacts that they may have relating to club events. Anything that is not digital will be copied and the originals returned.
Below is the full events programme for 2016. For specific information about any event look up the Diary & Walks section on our website or contact Roger Heath 01737 352832 or James Biggs 07889 384047.
Events for 2016
|24th April||2015 Andi'Cap Quizwalk||Andrew Cordani|
|8th May||League Quizwalk||Jamie Whale & Darren Goodsell|
|29th May||League Quizwalk||Roger Heath & Joyce Heywood|
|12th June||League Quizwalk||Peter, Kiran & Zara Evans|
|3rd July||League Quizwalk||Alan Reeves & Geoff Hunt|
|17th July||League Quizwalk||Jeremy & Joanne Norfolk|
|7th Aug||League Quizwalk||Robert & Sue Whale|
|21st Aug||League Quizwalk||John & Amie Davis|
|4th Sept||League Quizwalk||TBD|
|25th Sept||League Quizwalk||Robert Collini, Chris Cooper & Andrew Cordani|
|9th Oct||League Quizwalk||James & Penny Biggs|
|12th Nov||Quizwalk Annual Lunch||Roger Heath|
|28th Dec||Xmas Walk||TBD|
Annual subscriptions are to remain at £2 for adult members. Please give them to Kath Biggs (Club Treasurer) next time you see her.
Lastly, please don't forget to tell your friends and family about quizwalks and bring them along, new faces are always welcome. It has been proven over the years that "word of mouth" is by far the most effective way to introduce new people.
I will look forward to seeing you in the countryside soon.