Wetherby Newsletter September 2015

CHAIRMAN’S UPDATE

I hope that you have all managed to find some sunshine in spite of the lengthy periods of rain over the past couple of months.  Our friends in Privas have certainly fared a good deal better than we have as temperatures there in July were 40+ for many days.  They seem to have had far better weather over the summer than even the Mediterranean coastal towns.

As autumn approaches – perhaps rather faster than we would like – it’s time to think about our major fund-raising event of the year – our annual Call My Wine Bluff.  This year, it will once again form part of the Wetherby Festival and will take place on Friday, October 16th, starting at 7.30 pm in St. Joseph’s Church Hall on Westgate (our usual venue for this event).  The event will be compered in his usual inimitable style by our President, Bernard Atha and will feature our 3 regular ‘experts’, Alan Lamb, Victor Hawkins and Eric Ovenden.  You will have the opportunity to taste 6 wines and there will be the usual French bread and cheese to cleanse your palate in between wines.  We have maintained the ticket price at £12 per person.  Tickets will be on sale at the Festival Box Office in the Garden of Rest from early October, but if you want to be sure of getting yours, please fill in the slip below and return to me with your cheque.  As always, do encourage family and friends to come along and make up a team.  With the 2016 visit coming up, we need to maximise our available funds.

Committee members are already starting to think about plans for next year’s visit.  I have already contacted Francois Briffotaux and asked him to discuss possible dates with his committee and as soon as we hear from him, I will let you know what the dates are.  This process usually takes months, so I’m not anticipating hearing anything until the New Year, but I have found from experience that the sooner we start the process, the better!

Many of you will be aware of the very sad news about David and Christine Cham, who moved back to David’s beloved Isle of Wight in the summer to be near his family.  A couple of weeks after they got there, Christine died very suddenly.  We sent David our condolences on behalf of the Association – he had been a stalwart member for many years and served on the committee as Vice-Chairman.  Unice has his address if any of you would like to write to him.


I do hope that you will all support our Call My Wine Bluff evening and enable us to entertain our French guests in true Yorkshire style.

WETHERBY TWINNING ASSOCIATION
CALL MY WINE BLUFF – Friday, October 16
I/We would like ………..tickets at £12 each and enclose a cheque for £…….., payable to Wetherby Twinning Association
Name:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Email/Telephone:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Please return with your cheque to Cindy Bentley, 24 Langdale Close, Wetherby LS22 6YE as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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