Every three months our Chair, Ron Weaver, will issue a News Letter summarising the previous 3 months and outling future events
Chairman’s Ramblings April 2018
T & D Newsletter
The Programme for the period May-July will be soon be with you. We have a full and varied short and evening walk programme, with only one gap in the evening walks, so if there are any potential new leaders out there who would like an intro to leading this would be an ideal opportunity to lead a walk in an area you know well with lots of friendly support to keep you on the right track.
Unfortunately there are a few gaps in the long programme, without more long walk leaders, we are struggling to have a full long walks programme. So please try and lead a long walk. The walk programme will be sent out with this news letter
Data Protection Act
You may be aware by now that the Data protection laws are changing and Ramblers have to comply with these changes. In the near future you will be receiving a communication from Ramblers HQ informing you of your options as to how you are communicated by the Ramblers and the T & D. So please could you give thought to the question and its implications. If you opt out of receiving emails this may impact on the information reaching you in time, such as, walk cancellations and venue changes.
Deborah is to stand down from the Secretary’s position at the AGM in November. She has put a lot of work into the running of the club over the last 4 years in her role, and has our heartfelt thanks. So we are seeking nominations for the position of secretary and hope that someone will feel that they could fill this position, Deborah has an efficient system in place which you could continue to use but would be free to adapt to your own style
The position of secretary is vital to run a club and we cannot run without one.
It may be possible to break the role into two with us reverting to a Membership Secretary as well.
Remember nobody is born a committee member we have to learn and muddle through, so please think about giving it a try.
10th May sees the opening of the footpath in Ashcombe. Details of the walk and opening ceremony was sent by email on the 17th April by the secretary inviting members and one guest to attend.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank John Cousens for his hard work and organisational skills in achieving this, He has had help from club members and the National Trust and I would also like to thank those unnamed helpers who held make this possible. Well done and enjoy the day
Coach Trip to Bude on 10th June. There will a long and short walk and non-walkers will be able to enjoy a day in Bude, Our thanks to Mike St and Mary for organising, Details of timings to follow when coach booking finalised.
We are planning a day out in Exmouth on Wednesday 23rd May
Details - Meet for car sharing at usual place at 9.30 am. We will park at Starcross and take the 10.10 ferry to Exmouth. Return trip is £6. Well behaved dogs are free
When we arrive at Exmouth we will have a coffee stop in a nearby restaurant before taking a fairly leisurely walk along the sea front to Orcombe Point and back. You are welcome to do some retail therapy or stride out for a longer walk if you prefer. Lunch can be taken on the harbour side (or packed lunch if you prefer). The ferry returns hourly. No need to book.
We are fully booked on the Group holidays to the Lake District in June, and Chamonix in September but we are looking into the possibility of a week in either Malta or Jersey in October.
The Malta holiday is likely to cost £600+ for B&B for two sharing
The Jersey holiday is a flight from Exeter with coach trips included (organised through Majestic) Cost is £595 half board
** Further day trips out are planned - let Anne know if you might be interested so she can keep you informed
Chairman (Ron Weaver)