I would like to say a big thank you to Barbara for all of her hard work over the past years. Barbara is going to be a very difficult act to follow. I think you will agree Barbara has been an outstanding Chairman for many years. She will be missed by us all.
As your new Chairman I will do my best for all of you, and as you know I have a strong team round me who will help me perform the role and am sure will let me know if I am doing anything wrong.
A couple of things about me, I am now in my 7th year on the committee, and have run numerous trips. However I am still seen by some members as ‘the new boy’. I have been retired for over 13 years and despite my aged looks, I am still in my mid-sixties. I worked for IBM for 29 years, both in Havant (Respond), North Harbour, Hursley and for a short time in the US on assignment.
As you are aware this is a very large club with approximately 1,700 members. I am usually good with faces, but I am sorry I am pretty bad at names, so please bear with me.
I think I am reasonably approachable and I am always willing to listen to what you have to say, if you have any ideas how we can make improvement or have ideas for future trips please let me know.
I am looking forward to meeting you all in the future at various events.
Message from Barbara Clark
I would like to thank most sincerely all those people who sent cards and gifts on my retirement as chairman of the South Hants Club.
Suggestions for future trips
Your committee welcomes ideas and suggestions for events, so if you have any that you would like us to consider, please contact us either via firstname.lastname@example.org or email another committee member. Contact email addresses are under the the tab 'Committee'.
New Events now available for Booking
Swanage and the Railway, Marlbourgh and the Kennet, Avon canal, Fontwell Races
Adams Farm has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
If you have access to 'Word' then you can download the booking form [here]
(this download is only available for New Events).
Booking Form Downloads
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you have to cancel for any reason please contact the organiser of the
event. (You will find this information on the booking form). If you are
unable to speak to the organiser then please contact another member of
the committee. (Do not leave a message on an answer phone!!)
We have recently had
a number of cheques returned to us as the drawer is in the process of
switching banks. I don’t know what the new bank is telling you but
the result is that a cheque drawn on your old bank will be rejected and
represented by our bank to your new bank. On it’s own this would
not be a problem, however, each time this happens we are charged £4
by our own bank. I am therefore making you aware that you are fully responsible
for any charges we receive from this process.
2 places available for Million Dollar Quartet
For further info please click on the event
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