March 2016

Hello Everyone,

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.

Good quizwalking!