Aalten 2013

Dear All

Your illustrious Chairman has asked me to co-ordinate arrangements for the visit to Aalten, to celebrate the 50thAnniversary of their Charter.  We had been given provisional dates of 29, 30 and 31 March 2013 but those have now changed to 5, 6 and 7 April 2013.  I suspect that the change may have something to do with the previous dates being the Easter weekend!

The Dutch Club are very keen to have a bumper turnout for their celebrations and they are particularly hoping to have with them those who were at the original Charter night all those years ago.  As I understand it, there are three surviving, Mick Thorpe, Denis Chapman and Tom Pindar.  I have been in touch with all them and know that they had pencilled it in their diary for the previous week, I only hope they are able to make the new date.

Of course, all Members and their partners are welcome and they are particularly hoping that those who have been in previous years will join them in their celebrations.

An early indication of numbers would be much appreciated so that I can pass that on. I will be contacting later to firm up on numbers and travel arrangements.

With best wishes.

Richard Grunwell