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Secretaries’ Report (Yes, the apostrophe is in the right place... there are two secretaries ! - Ed.) Hello and a Happy New Year to you all. It is now 2016 and with it, unfortunately, we have to dig in to our pockets to find this year’s membership renewal fee. If you haven’t already renewed it is simple to do so, just log on to the BOF website and follow the prompts. All your details are already on the website, so there is no starting from scratch. Alternatively you can get in touch with either Vicky or I and we will find a way that suits you.
This year we have a variety of new members. Some have re-joined after a break, some are new members and one has transferred to our club. We have even had an engagement to one of our club members just so they could join.
Can we welcome the following people:
Christine Acklam from Fulwood, Jon Green from Ashton on Ribble, Rebecca Harding from Caton, Jane Lusardi and family; Danny, Marnie and Joseph from Lancaster, James Turton from Aughton in Ormskirk, Benedict Wilson from Chorley, Katy Jonas from Storth, Some of you may already of met Iain Embrey who transferred from Octavian Droobers, Enrada Cepele from Preston, Sheena, Sophie and Michael Cottam from Great Eccleston and Richard Davies from Kirkham.
So if you see any of them looking lost at an event don’t be afraid to approach them and offer some help.
All of you members who have just joined are of various standards for orienteering. Remember one thing, if you need any help whether it is with tactics, fitness, understanding the various different events or just want a lift to an event, do not be afraid. Come forward, have a chat and we would be glad to help in any way we can.
Can I also take this opportunity to remind you to log on to the BOF site and have a look at the “discount for member’s “ page. Cotswold have 15% discount along with various other discounts for the AA and Peter Bland.
You will find other names are on there too.
Best Regards, Vicky and Jeff.
Club Handicap and Social The Handicap was at Low Park Wood and the Social and Prizegiving at Levens Institute. This was the first Handicap that I have missed for over 30 years, so I can’t tell you much about it. Apparently the snow held off until after the event and 33 runners had a thrash around the wood. Iain Embrey won with Luigi Lerose second and Quentin Harding third. There was also a Short course on which Rebecca Rooke came first (and last, being the only competitor).
Spring Series Orange/technical Starts 12.30-1.30 £5/£2 Sat 20 Feb Elnup and Birley (Martyn Roome is organising an hour of coaching, starting at 11.15 before this event. Please contact Martyn on 01995603885 if you would like to take part in this.) Sat 19 March Duxbury Sat 23 April Worden Park
Club picnic Sat 14 May Whitewell