Please find attached agenda and other documentation relating to the upcoming Branch AGM Monday 5th March.
When: Saturday 2nd September 2017 Bicester Branch social – BBQ with striking competition.
Details: Informal striking competition: 6pm BBQ immediately afterwards.
Ringing friends, partners and children all welcome to party at: Waverley House, Lower Street, Islip whilst ringing in progress (5 mins from garden to tower).
Sausages, burgers and salads freshly prepared.
Tickets only £3 (children under 16 free) – please bring your own drinks. Please get your ticket by Wednesday 30th August from: Sally Wale (01865 841926)/ Teresa Carter (01865 374909)/ Kathryn Grant (01865 373972)
Striking competition pieces may be call changes, plain hunt – anything you feel you can make sound nice!
Winners of Striking Competition will NOT be required to go forward to the Guild competition unless they wish to!
If you’re not part of a tower team still come along and perhaps join a “harlequin” team so you can experience what these competitions are like. Prize for winning team: A bottle of champagne! Poster attached: BBQ2017
It is with sadness that I heard today of the death of Bicester ringer Bill Knapton, aged 92.
His funeral is to be held at Oxford Crematorium on Friday 1st May at 12pm. Please note this is a change to previously advised location at Banbury Crematorium.
We held our AGM on 19 February at Stratton Audley with Teresa Carter taking the chair for the first time with our President, Willie Haynes, deciding to take a less onerous role following a bout of ill health. Seventeen members were present which was encouraging (it was especially good to have the support of the Guild Secretary again) and five new members in total were elected from Middleton Stoney and Launton towers. The only change of officers was the election of Anthony Cole as joint Ringing Master (alongside Jeremy Adams who had made the arrangements for the AGM and an enjoyable lunch afterwards at the Red Lion).
The website is still Anthony’s responsibility but he has introduced new features which make it more lively and interesting and will, we hope, increase communication amongst members whilst not neglecting those who rely on postal or telephone communication!
Anthony also organised the Branch Outing on 9th April when eleven ringers (and friends, both canine and human) rang in the Banbury area, starting at All Saints, Middleton Cheney and finishing at Mollington with Chacombe and Copredy in between. At Cropredy our audience included two well-known actors – more details in our report!