Cricklade Twinning January 2017 Newsletter

AGM January 2017

The AGM will be on Monday 30th January 2017 January at 7.30pm at the Bowls Club.

The AGM will be followed by Chilli supper and skittles. Attendance at the AGM is free, but if you wish to stay for the après ski, the cost is £5.00.

At the AGM we have to tell you how we did last year and we have to elect the committee for 2017. No changes are currently slated for the committee, but of course if you have ideas for change or just want to participate more, get yourself nominated or come to the committee meeting on the 9th (see below). The proposed committee is listed below, but members are welcome to nominate new members or volunteer. Please feel free to bring any issues to the AGM.

The proposed agenda is:

  1. Agree minutes of 2016 AGM
  2. The Chair’s Report
  3. The Treasurer’s Report
  4. Election of the Officers & Committee Members – proposed are:
  • Chairperson: Chris Faulkner
  • Honorary Treasurer & Membership: Debbie Dawson
  • Honorary Secretary: Linda Malcolm-Stewart
  • Hospitality: Cathy Atkins
  • Publicity: Jane Whinfrey
  • Events: Terry Dawson
  1. Appointment of Honorary Auditor.

The committee will also be establishing the calendar of events shortly after the AGM, some events being considered are:

  • March – Murder Mystery Evening
  • April - Quiz Night with Ploughman’s supper
  • End of May Twinning Visit
  • June – Cricklade Festival - Bottle Stall
  • Summer BBQ
  • Safari Supper
  • Wine tasting
  • Beetle Drive
  • November – Barn Dance

Next Year’s Twinning Visit - May 2017

We will be going by plane. We will fly Bristol to Nantes. You need to book your own tickets with EasyJet. For best price and availability, it is best done now. The price is £181 for flights, one hold bag and reserved seat, but that can only go up.

The flights are 25th May 16.30 EZY6023 outbound and 29th May 19.15 EZY6024. Please let us know that you have booked.

There will be a charge to cover coach to Bristol, coach hire in France and other expenses, we haven’t worked this out yet but will not be more than £40 for adults with children going free.

You are free to travel independently, but the coach charge will still be payable. Again, if you plan to travel independently (i.e. by car or with dates extending your stay) please let us know soonest.

Please let Chris Faulkner know if you intend to join the trip on 07710075406 or email


Committee Meetings

The next Committee meeting is Monday 9th January at Chris’s house – 6 Home Ground.