From :- 30 October 2006
Dear LXers and Prospective Members
LX Christmas Gathering at Tilsley Park, Abingdon
Sunday 3rd December 2006
Once again our Christmas gathering is nearly upon us and it is important for us to know who will be attending this major event in the LX calendar. In an attempt to keep costs under control this will be the only notification of the details for the day so please ensure that you keep it for future reference.
For those who have not attended before, the day starts with coffee and biscuits on arrival. At 11.00 a.m. prompt we commence with the Round Robin hockey tournament which usually comprises of four or five pre-selected teams. After the tournament we retire to a local hotel for the Christmas festivities and the meal usually starts approximately 2.30 to 3.00 p.m.
To assist us with the organisation of this event we need to know as soon as possible who will be attending, i.e. members plus partners as the case may be, so that we can order meals, etc. For this purpose we have attached a form for completion which we ask you to return at your earliest convenience. Due to the popularity of this event we are now restricted to a total of 130 people so we must operate on a first come first served basis. [ Open Form, complete and either print and send by post or save and send as an email attachment]
If some of you from the more remote parts of the country find that you experience difficulties nearer to the day, please let me know on 01869 331352 so that I can adjust the meal numbers. Any member who registers attendance and doesn’t turn up will be required to pay for their meal.
Enclosed is a map ( Abingdon Map) showing the location of the pitches plus the location of the hotel for the meal after the hockey. We have been asked by the Hotel Management to use the bar within the function suite and not the main bar, you will be directed to the function suite on arrival.
Team lists including playing times, captains and umpires will be available on the day. Please make sure you arrive for an 11.00 a.m. start and are on time for each match as we need to be punctual to ensure that all the matches are played in full.
Please bring with you red, white and dark blue shirts.
Coffee and biscuits will be served in the Tilsley Park clubhouse on arrival.