NEWS

        Membership Renewal

Your membership subscription for this year 2017-18 was due in September 2017 !

You can pay on the coach or get in touch with Ian Eckersley (01704 808635) (07854 156543)

Remember that after the AGM Stuart cannot take your coach booking unless you pay your subscription.


AGM October 2017

Nearly forty members attended the AGM held on 25th October at Holy Trinity Church Hall on Houghton Street. Gerry opened the meeting and asked  the Members to respectfully remember those whom we had lost during the year. Each of the Committee gave a short report on their particular responsibility. Mike briefly spoke about the controlled reduction of the bank balance by the use of two coaches when numbers dictated. The Audited Statement of Accounts were accepted and duly signed. Stuart asked that the members would continue to follow the simple routines ensuring comfortable and pleasant coach journeys and thanked them for their cheerful assistance in the collection of fares etc. He reassured members that the waiting list which gave priority to those who had been unable to get on the previous walk worked well. As membership Secretary Ian informed the members that numbers had happily stayed the same - we won some and lost some. Ele as Secretary hoped that she had now collected the next of kin details from most members. The information is confidential and only to be used in a serious accident situation. Gerry felt that in spite of a few minor injuries the year's walking had been successful and enjoyable. He briefly referred to the Life Membership issue of the previous year and confirmed that Life Members who expressed the wish to retain that status have done so and all were invited to make a voluntary contribution. He was sorry that for family reasons Pam had decided to resign as Weekend Secretary but her thanked for the many successful and enjoyable holidays she had organised. He concluded the meeting with a customary light hearted tale.

Edwina and Alan kindly offered the usual light refreshments.

Alan then gave a most enjoyable and informative illustrated talk on his recent walking and climbing travels in Madagascar and on the Appalachians.As usual there was a good response from the members, 52 in total.. 

A full copy of the Minutes is available on request.

The Ramblers Walking Partnership

The club continues to belong to this organisation which is supported by Ramblers World Wide Holidays. The Partnership provides direct financial aid to local walking groups to help organising walks, improving the rambling facilities of the area and generally encouraging walking. 

Check out the details on their website:

http://www.southportfellwalkingclub.org.uk/home/news/ramblers-walkinwwwramblersholidayscoukg-partnership

There are a number of Club Members who occasionally use this organisation and are very happy with the service. If you are interested you could ask them for further details.


History of the Club – ‘High Fells and High Hopes’ by Harold Brough

The Club will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2019.     Celebrations are already being mentioned.

Why not find out a bit more about the Club by reading Harold Brough’s entertaining and informative history ‘High Fells and High Hopes’. Harold has been a regular and popular walker with the club for many years. He is a knowledgeable writer who frequently contributes articles to many north western publications covering a wide range of local issues. His delightful whimsical style and keen sense of humour make this book an entertaining read.

The book It is a limited edition and there are very few copies left – you can even get them dedicated and signed by Harold himself.

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