Changes and Corrections up to 3rd December 2017
No Changes Reported
At the White Cliffs Ramblers AGM, Richard Frith was appointed to serve as the Group Footpaths Officer.
Also at the AGM, John Polden stood down as Sponsorship / Adverts Officer and as Social Secretary. There were no nominations to fill either of these posts during the meeting. Although all the advertising income is now in place for the coming year it is crucial that a replacement is found for John as soon as possible. During the meeting we heard that out of your Ramblers subscription the White Cliffs Group receives approximately £1.40 per member, this is barely enough to cover the cost of posting the Newsletter to all members, let alone meeting the cost of printing. Without the income from adverts, it is unlikely that we will be able to produce the Newsletter in its current format. So, which one of you is willing to take on this important role?
Dates for your diary:
25th November 2017: Barn Dance,7.15 for 7.30pm, £7 per head,tickets from Jill & Ted, 01304 364856
9th December 2017: Christmas Cruise around Calais, see listing in the walks programme for further details.
4th March 2018: Club’s Annual Dinner, the Rose & Crown, Stelling Minnis. Menus / tickets from John Polden or Walk Leaders AFTER 1st Jan 2018.
25th March 2018: Start of British Summer Time, don’t forget to put your clocks forward 1 hour or you could miss the start of a walk!
19th May 2018.Our annual Map Reading course: Book the date in your diaries now. Further details will come out on our web site and by email shortly.
30th July–5th August 2018, Cotswold Holiday, led by Margaret Milsted-Williamson. Fully booked, waiting list for possible cancellations.
23rd–29th August 2018 White Cliffs Walking Festival.
1st November 2018: “Tina”, the musical, about Tina Turner’s amazing life story, Thursday, matinee. Tickets £35 for good seats, contact John P, 01304 823705 or email@example.com
Elham Valley Walking Festival:
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2018
This year we will be working even more closely with White Cliffs Ramblers in the hope of offering an even better (is this possible?) menu of walks with something for everyone. Please pencil the above dates in your diaries and tell all your friends and relations so that they don't miss out on this great little walking festival. Peter Corkhill
Ever fancied trying the Olympic Sport of CURLING? Nigel Cussans is trying to gauge your interest in another trip to Fenton’s Curling Rink 16 of us went on 15-Mar-17: please see the pictures & review on our WCR Events page: (http://www.whitecliffsramblers.org.uk/events.php). It is the only such facility in the UK outside Scotland. Fenton’s is part of Dundale Farm, near Tunbridge Wells in Kent, and they have a tremendous indoor curling rink with 3 lanes. Play includes provision of all equipment & shoes, training & tuition from dedicated coaches, a bar and extensive group catering options during the sessions: see http://www.fentonsrink.co.uk/ for more information. The curling rink is open during the period 6-October to 24-April, and I’m suggesting a Group event (with max 24 places – at 8 per lane) next year 2018, probably during March-18. The cost (not including car-sharing transport) would be about £32 per person, to include a light meal. We would need to book several months in advance due to its popularity, so please consider if you would like to take part, and let me know by 10-Dec-17. Nigel Cussans : eMail firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 01304-611834 / 07447936074
Cinque Ports 100:
The Cinque Ports 100 In the last Newsletter (August to November 2017) there was a short article about the LDWA's Cinque Ports 100-mile challenge walk. Help is still required for this event, which takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend of May 26th-28th, 2018. Help will be required at Northbourne Village Hall, where members of the White Cliffs Ramblers are manning a checkpoint, and at the Duke of York's Royal Military School - event HQ - helping with catering, car parking, transport, and IT and other jobs. Anyone happy to help is asked to contact Graham on 01304 367853 or email him on email@example.com Ramblers are, of course, welcome to enter the Cinque Ports 100, but they will need to complete a 50-mile qualifier. Details of the Cinque Ports 100, and qualifiers, are on the Kent LDWA website www.ldwa.org.uk/kent