London Hibs January 2000 Newsletter

 

Our monthly newsletters are a bit like London buses.  You donít get one for over 5 weeks then two come along within 7 days!  The main reason for getting this out to you so soon after the meeting is to give you some further details about the Burns Night next Saturday.

At the moment we have over 110 members with families and friends confirmed as coming along to the event, but as we would expect to sell quite a few more, the evening is on track to be the record attendance at any of our functions in London, so many thanks to all of you who have purchased tickets.  

Hopefully, everyone who has ordered and paid for their tickets will have received them by now but if you havenít, then please give me a call.  A reminder that the evening will start at 7.30pm in Kavanaghs Public House, which is at 92b Old Brompton Road in South Kensington.  The nearest tube station is South Kensington which is on the Piccadilly, Circle and District lines and the pub is about 300 metres along the Old Brompton Road on the right hand side.

If you have not yet ordered your tickets, but are planning to come along, then can you please let me know by Tuesday 18 January at the latest as I must give final numbers to the pub the following day.  The pub can accommodate up to 180 people so there is plenty of room for additional guests if required.

Please ensure that you bring your tickets with you as they will be exchanged for a drink at the bar on your arrival - although you will of course still be given access to the pub, I must stress that if you forget your ticket, then you will not receive a free drink as this is our only means of controlling our bar spend.

I mentioned in the December newsletter that we would be holding a raffle during the evening with a weekend in Edinburgh with tickets to the Hearts match on 18th March as the first prize.   At the January meeting I was asked if this prize was flexible and I confirmed that it was.   So, if you win the prize and would like to go up for another game or if you prefer to drive instead of flying then you can of course change it.  The winner of the main prize will be contacted on the Sunday morning when they can decide what they want to do..

If you have not done so already, then I have enclosed some more raffle tickets for you to fill in and send off to Andrew Murray.  Can you please ensure that these are returned to Andrew before Friday 21st at the address shown on the ticket.

And finally, as this is very much a Scottish and Hibby evening, can you please encourage your guests to wear Tartan or Green to give the pub a bit of colour.  You never know, you may even win the prize for the best turned out man or lady!

Click here to see the standard of dress from last year's event.

Membership List

A copy of the latest list of members, which includes telephone numbers, postal address and e-mail address, is attached to the hard copy of this newsletter sent out to members.  Can you please check your personal details and let me know by telephone or e-mail of any changes to your information.

You can also use the list to contact those members who live in your area to find out where they are planning to watch the Rangers game on Sunday 6th February. 

Travel Update

If anyone is interested in going to Aberdeen for the game on Saturday 26 February then contact Alex Lindsay for details.  A number of members are planning to fly up in the morning from (I believe) Stansted to Aberdeen, take in the game and fly back in the evening.  The cost is very reasonable if you purchase your flight tickets early enough, but if the last trip is anything to go by, any money saved by taking a cheap flight will be spent on alcohol Ė so you have been warned!

Alex Lindsay is talking to Easter Road about the club having 10 hospitality tickets for the Hearts game on Saturday 18th March.  Iím afraid that I donít have the details at the moment, but if you are planning to go up for the game and would like to watch it in comfort, with some food and beverages before and after, then contact Alex for details.

Newsletters

If you have an item of news that you would like to be included in our monthly newsletters then please give me a call or send me the details.  Whilst the Internet is a good means of promoting the club and communicating with some of our members, these newsletters are the only way to pass on useful information about the clubís activities to those who do not have access to the internet, which is about 50% of our membership.

February Meeting

Our next meeting will take place in the William Wallace on Tuesday 8 February starting at 8pm. As our club funds are running a bit low at the moment, Iím afraid there will be no free drink at this meeting, but Andrew did say he would ensure that there is a free bar at the first meeting of the new millennium!

Trip to Ireland

Although Andy Bell has had lots of members telling him that they will be participating on the trip to Ireland at the beginning of August, he has only received a couple of  £50 deposits which are required to reserve accommodation and flights.  If you are planning to go on the trip which leaves is from 4 Ė 7 August then can you please give Andy a call. 

Mike McSherry

Club Secretary

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