NEWS

        Membership Renewal

Your membership subscription for this year 2020-21was due in September 2020 !

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.


50th Anniversary

On Saturday the 5th October members came togather to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Club.

It was a splendid and happy cccasion when 90 present members and their partners were piped in to the restaurant at the Bold Hotael by Mr Frank McNally to enjoy the celebration dinner. Congratulations and thenks must go to Eleanor who so successfully organised the occasion, to Gerry who Chaired the evening and to Frank who surprised us all!

All the photographs are on the Blog

https://southportfellwalkingclubnew.blogspot.com/2019/10/sfwc-50th-anniversary-celebration.html


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


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.


AGM October 2019

Nearly forty members attended the AGM held on 25th October at Holy Trinity Church Hall on Houghton Street. 

Gerry welcomed the Members and after a short introduction he asked them to stand for a minute's silence to remember those whom we had lost during the year. With a few humerous anecdotal comments he thanked the leaders of the walks throughout the year. He gave thanks to Ele for her efficient management of the very successful 50th Anniversary Dinner held in The Bold Hotel Southport and all the preparations it involved. 

Each of the Committee then gave a short report on their particular responsibility. Mike briefly spoke about the controlled reduction of the bank balance by restricting the coach bookings to one coach. Bookings are carefully and fairly managed so that members on a waiting list are never miss more than one walk. The Audited Statement of Accounts were accepted and duly signed. 

Stuart asked that the members would continue to follow the simple routines to ensure that journesys are as comfortable and pleasant as possible. He 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. He expressed our appreciation of the skill of Mark, our regular coach driver and reminded us of a particular incident at Malham when he demonstated that expertise. 

As membership Secretary Ian informed the members that numbers had happily stayed almost the same - some had joined and some left. 

Gerry felt that in spite of a few minor injuries the year's walking had been successful and enjoyable. Finally he thanked the Life Members for their donations in lieu of the subscriptions.

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 Angola and Alaska. As usual there was an appreciative response from the members.  

A 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.


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