The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Monday 10th December 2019

Our next Sunday event will take place on 22nd December and will see us returning to the Royal Oak in Cogenhoe. Please note as reviously advised this is shown on your walk cards as "TBC". As always the walk will start around 10.00 and the walk desk will not open before 09.30 so please do not arrive before then as neither the walk organiser nor the venue will be ready for you. Give yourself an extra half hour in bed instead - you know it makes sense.

The 2020 Sunday schedule is now complete except for a few dates which still need the venue to be finalised, but the schedule can now be found on the Sunday Walks 2020 page on this website from which a printable schedule can also be downloaded.

Further to the above we are looking for a walk leader who would be prepared to man the desk at the event on 24th May 2020 at the Cock at Roade. The routes will have been planned and walked it just needs soneone on the desk. Please contact Pete or Steve if you would be willing to take this task on.

Message to all members of our club - unless you have pre-paid for multiple years your membership renewal subs are due at the end of December. With all the other things going on for the rest of the year perhaps you may like to pay your 2020 subscriptions (remember it's still only £4 per member) and send a cheque payable to the Waendel Walkers Club to Peter Rickwood at the address elsewhere in this website, or you could pay at any walk desk. We are investigaing ways of letting you renew on line or by standing order/direct debit and will keep you informed of progress here and in future Waendeller newsletters.

We will be running a Christmas social event on Friday 13th December at the Wellingborough Old Grammarians headquarters in Oxford Street and will take the form of a quiz, buffet and raffle along with the chance to chat to fellow walkers in a social environment. Bookings can be made at any walk desk or via this website or our Facebook page as usual and we ask for payment at the time of booking. Costs are £6 per member, £7 per non-member and will include a buffet. The event will commence at 19.30 and we hope to see many of you there.

As usual we will be organising our annual Valley and Views event in 2020 and this will be a bit special as it wil be our twentieth run of this event. The date is set for 26th April and more details and a downloadable pre registration form is available in the Special Club Events page of this website.

The 2020 dates for your committee meetings have now been agreed and are available on the Committee page of this site. A reminder that while these are not public meetings you can submit any issues you wish to be raised by email and we will respond to you after the meeting. Alternatively you could consider joining us on the committee and raise the issue at the meeting in person!! New committee mebers are always welcome!!

Along with the above, the date for the 2020 AGM has been set as Thursday 21 May and this now appears in the Events secion of the website.

If you would like to get more involved in your club, we are always looking for additional walk co-ordinators - there are just seven of us on the committee and almost 40 walking events every year - and whilst most committee members will organise and run up to three events each year we still need non-committee members to organise the occasional event. If you have never organised a walk before and would like to, one of us will "buddy up" with you to help plan and run the event and we have a comprehensive "beginners guide" covering everything from choosing your venue through to details of the administration and what makes a good walk description. Why not give it a go - I promise you'll enjoy it. We are already starting to plan our 2020 summer walk schedules so if you would like a no obligation chat about what is involved please contact me through the website and I will call you back.

Lapel Badges. Club lapel badges are now available from Andrew Whitehead or through this website or the Facebook page. They will also be available at walk desks and will cost £3. Please buy one and wear it on your lapel to support your club.  Of course Andrew can provide other club merchandise including polo shirts, sweat shirts, fleeces and baseball caps. See the Club Merchandise section of this site for prices and availability.