Xmas Do 2016 – Update

Following the success of the weekends BBQ and while we’re all in pretty good spirits I though i’d take this opportunity to remind you of the current situation regarding the MKLR Christmas Party.

Last week we paid deposits for 49 people. As we didn’t fill enough places straight away to get the venue exclusively ours they will now allow any other interested parties to apply for the remaining places. There are plenty of places currently still up for grabs so as you decide you wish to attend then we can keep paying for places until such time we are told that the venue is full.

    The club Early Bird discount has finished

But until the end of the month the venue have their own 10% discount making the cost of a ticket £35.55 per person. After this discount ends the price then goes up to the full amount of £39.50 per person.
Get in early to avoid any disappointment. We will be posting regularly throughout the month with updates.

All details can be found on the Members only page LINK

Members member of the year award…

This time of year we reflect on the year gone by and look forward to the Summer BBQ and awards ceremony.

The committee decide on some awards, the Chairperson on one, and the main one is the Members vote. The reason can be anything from a huge PB, a race win, commitment to the club, supporting other runners, development across the year. You name it…

Please mail me with your choices, or message me via Facebook. The deadline is 24th July.

Tickets are still on sale for the BBQ too. £5 per adult, £2.50 per child, Under 5’s are free.

Christmas Do – 2016 – Earlybird special….

Sorry for mentioning it SO early but the Xmas do is being planned at the moment by Simon and we have an early bookers discount. Message below from Simon – Social Committee member

This year’s MKLR Christmas Party will again be held at The Jury’s Inn, Central Milton Keynes on Saturday 17th December from 1900 hrs to 0100 hrs.

Last year’s party was a fabulous evening and hopefully this one will be just as good.

I have again secured the restaurant section and we can have up to 100 places and if we fill them the venue will be exclusive to us………we had 83 attend last year!!
The usual price of the evening is £39.50 but for any bookings done before the end of August there is a 10% discount that the hotel give (making the cost £35.55). Last year the Committee offered an “Early Bird” price and it has been agreed to do the same again this year.

THE “EARLY BIRD” PRICE FOR EACH CLUB MEMBER AND THEIR GUESTS WILL BE £30.00

We have to give the venue an idea of numbers and pay the deposit at the start of August so this “Early Bird” offer is open until the end of Sunday 31st of July where the cost will then revert to the normal price of £39.50 per person.
For your money you get a 3 course meal, pay bar and disco. The menu is available to view (see below) but choices are not needed until later in the year so i will deal with that one as and when!
The 2016 Christmas Brochure should be available on the Jury’s Inn website for you to have a look at. This also includes details of how to book accomodation at the hotel, if required. A single room with bed and Breakfast is £65 and a double is £75.
Please pay directly into the club account Sort Code 23-05-80 Account Number 19230015 putting your NAME and XMAS PARTY as the reference please.

You can also visit any Metro Bank and pay cash or cheque into the club account that way. Money will not be accepted by any of the Committee – sorry!
Any questions then please feel free to ask.
Thanking you in advance for your support :)

AGM Constitution changes – 2 weeks notice

Hi All – apologies for the length of the post but we (the committee) are proposing some changes to the club constitution and you all (club members) have the right to read, review and decide on whether you approve at the AGM.

The following amendments to the constitution are proposed so that it aligns to the new processes which we have put in place and also to the new EA regulations.

(1) The constitution states that;

Members shall pay their annual subscriptions (for the year 1st April to 31st March) by cash or cheque to the Treasurer or Membership Secretary or by bank transfer to the Club account by 30th April.

We propose that this be changed to

Members shall pay their annual subscriptions (for the year 1st April to 31st March) by bank transfer or by depositing cash or a cheque in to the Club account by 31st March.

(2) The constitution states that;

Members having arrears of subscriptions greater than 6 weeks will have their membership automatically terminated and will not be eligible to participate in the affairs or activities of the Club, including voting at a General Meeting. Payment of the full subscription at a later date will enable the individual’s full membership to be reinstated.

We propose that his be changed to

Members having arrears of subscriptions greater than 4 weeks will have their membership automatically terminated and will not be eligible to participate in the affairs or activities of the Club, including voting at a General Meeting, and access to the club website and social media members only pages. Payment of the full subscription at a later date will enable the individual’s full membership to be reinstated though the club will not register them with England Athletics.