Thursday, 18 November 2010

Wirral Ramblers Celebrate (18/11/10)

It was great to be at tonight's surprise celebration in the Wirral for
two long-standing committee volunteers, Bill Nock and Mike Kendrick,
who are stepping down after a combined 40 years on the Group
committee. Mike has been Treasurer for the past twenty years and Bill
has held various positions, including walk bookings officer. They've
clearly made a huge contribution to the group, and are held in great
affection - about 100 people came to the surprise do. One of the
Wirral members is an artist, and he is painting special pictures from
their favourite walks for them both.

The Wirral Group is one of the biggest in the Ramblers, and it's
friendliness shone through tonight. Unusually for a Group, it
organises a weekly 'social night' each Thursday, which usually
includes a presentation on recent walks. They are well situated in the
Wirral - within easy reach of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales,
the Peaks, the south Pennines, and North and Mid Wales; and they have
a very active walks programme covering these areas. The group also
puts on lots of non-walk social activities too.

It does strike me that many of the Groups doing well in terms on
membership tend to also be the ones which have a strong social side to
their activities too.

Tom Franklin

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