Spring is in the air and it will soon be time to pull your quizwalking boots on again.
This season's a special one - on 29th September it will be 60 years since our founder, the late John Cooper, organised the first quizwalk from Reigate with the help of Derek Wilmot.
My thanks to the many of you who submitted suggestions at last year's annual lunch on ways to mark our diamond anniversary. We have a six strong team working on this which I'm chairing and which fittingly includes John Cooper's daughter Christine.
We've opened a new page on the website to keep you informed as the season goes along of things
planned for our diamond anniversary.
You can visit the page by clicking here OUR 60TH YEAR
Talking of the website, it's great that we've been able to start our 60th anniversary season with a new smartphone-friendly site launched at the end of February.
The site was developed by a small team of our own members who gave up many hours of their time for the club's benefit, not least our Results Secretary Alan Reeves who worked tirelessly on the project after assuming the lead development role last November.
Thanks to our ever-willing organisers we once again have a full programme of events scheduled for this year.
Notably we have two first-time organisers, Kiran and Zara Evans. When they make their debut on 2nd July it will be the first time in over forty years a quizwalk has been organised by anyone still in their teens - something for all of us to look forward to.
For specific information about any event in the table below look up the Events page on our website or contact Roger Heath on 01737 352832 or myself on 07889 384047.
Events for 2017
|23rd April||2016 Andi'Cap Quizwalk||Jeremy & Joanne Norfolk|
|7th May||League Quizwalk||Geoff Hunt & Alan Reeves|
|21st May||League Quizwalk||Darren Goodsell & Jamie Whale|
|11th June||League Quizwalk||Peter Evans|
|2nd July||League Quizwalk||Kiran and Zara Evans|
|23rd July||League Quizwalk||Jeremy & Joanne Norfolk|
|6th Aug||League Quizwalk||John & Amie Davis|
|27th Aug||League Quizwalk||Robert & Sue Whale|
|10th Sept||League Quizwalk||Roger Heath & Joyce Heywood|
|1st Oct||League Quizwalk||Chris Cooper & Andrew Cordani|
|15th Oct||League Quizwalk||James & Penny Biggs|
|11th Nov||Quizwalk Annual Lunch||Roger Heath|
|28th Dec||Xmas Walk||TBA|
Annual subscriptions are still only £2 for adult members. Please give them to Kath Biggs (Club Treasurer) next time you see her.
At the Andi'Cap walk on 23rd April our Membership Secretary Roger Heath will be supplying you with more of our Quizwalks business cards for you to hand out, mainly to chance acquaintances who express an interest in what we do.
But as I'm always fond of saying, most of our new faces join us as a result of you, our members, personally inviting your family and friends along to give quizwalks a try. So do all you can to spread the word in our 60th anniversary year.
In the lyrics of Vera's song, "We'll meet again", but we do know where and we do know when - out there in the countryside on 23rd April.