DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
18-20 October 2013
Northern Branch, Joint with Eastern Branch, AGM
Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
Contact: Bill Gillman Tel: 01525 378694
GTOA Annual Showcase Exhibition & AGM Weekend
17-19 January 2014
Northern Branch Familiarisation Weekend
28 February - 2 March 2014
Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton
FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN
I must apologise for not producing a winter edition of the Northern Lights but I was snowed under with the production of the new extended edition of the GTOA News. Also I had not been sent any copy to put in. This should be a publication of your news—please let me have your contributions with pictures so that I can pass on your recommendations for trips and holidays.
At a recent Travel Trade Show held at Wakefield, I was very pleased to see Barry Harthill on his first outing since his serious heart operation. He looked remarkably well and I am sure you will join with me in wishing him all the best for the future and trust we can keep in touch with the new Social Membership. Barry and his wife Margaret are the first social members of the Northern Branch.
We have just had a very enjoyable and productive weekend at the Shrigley Hall Hotel in Cheshire with 24 members and friends attending. Download the Northern Lights for a full report.
Arrangements for our Joint AGM and Fam Weekend with Eastern Branch are now in full swing and a provisional itinerary can be found on page 10 of the newsletter. A Booking Form has been enclosed but further copies can be obtained from me by e-mail on email@example.com. This should be returned to Bill Gillman who is taking all the bookings. Bill is not on e-mail so if you need any further information please call him on 01525 378694.
Cheques should be made out to GTOA Eastern Branch
As many of you will know a Working Group has been set us to examine the governance and structure of the GTOA. This Working Group will hopefully submit its recommendations to the April meeting of the National Committee. It is then likely than an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held in the summer at which the proposals will be put to the Members. Postal voting will be in force and it is very important that you exercise that vote if you are unable to attend on the day.
I look forward to seeing you at Nottingham. Meanwhile, I hope you have a successful season of ‘trip-making’.
Pauline M Hutchinson, Chairman Northern Branch
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