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NEWSLETTER December 2009

Dear Members,
I should be concentrating more on writing this newsletter instead of looking out of the window. The sky is clear and blue, there’s no wind and it’s quite mild. A perfect morning for an early December session perhaps ?. My thoughts are turning to Healey Dell, then Syke, maybe the Ribble or the Dane. But no, I’ve a letter to write, self discipline and commitment is what’s needed here .... mmm !! .... beggar that .... I’ll be back shortly ....                             

.... Phew!!,  just got back from the Dell, well, a mans’ gotta do and all that, it might be raining tomorrow, strike while the irons hot is what I say. And talking about striking, how many bites have I just missed?  Must have been a guilty conscience !!.  But not a bad little session, mainly ide, some to a pound, lots of small roach, a couple of small skimmers, some perch and a gudgeon thrown in, I’m happy with that at this time of year, now, .... back to the newsletter.
A reminder that Subscriptions for 2010  are due on 1st January 2010   Please note we have a  * new venue for the subs meeting.*  see below.  Payment details are as follows :-
 Full Senior .... £36.         OAP,  Junior and Disabled .... £18.     and can be paid either,
1).  By Post          Please send your membership card, your cheque and a stamped addressed envelope, to Barry Watkins, 26 Somerset Grove, Rochdale. OL11 5YS. Cheques made payable to Rochdale Walton Angling Society. Strictly no callers to Barrys’  please, (at the request of his missus !!)
2).  By attending       Members Subscription Meeting,    Monday 22nd February 2010 at * THE ALPINE GASTHOFF *  Whitworth Road, Rochdale.  7.15pm subs,  8.00pm meeting. Please don’t forget to bring your membership card with you, together with your payment, cheque or cash on the night.
Subscriptions will not be accepted after the date of the February meeting without having to pay the initial entrance fee again. Please remember your membership card when renewing so that it can be signed by Barry as being valid for the new season. If you have lost your membership card, a new one will be issued at a cost of £5, one passport size photograph will also be required.                                                
To keep our admin costs down, it has been suggested that we could save on the cost of postage by emailing newsletters. If you would like to have future newsletters sent by email, please send me your email address via :- (secretary@rochdalewalton.co.uk).  
Our President, Mr Kevin Shore has a Brilo seat box for sale. Large compartment for reels, 2 small front drawers, 1 cross drawer and storage under pole seat. Comes with footplate, 2 side trays, spraybar, long legs with mud feet, wheel kit and feeder arm. (all Octoplus except footplate). Good condition, bargain at £130. Please contact :- 07971 995110. (your bill for this advert is in the post Mr Shore).
Finally, The President, and The Committee, send their sincere Best Wishes to you and your families for a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

Jim(secretary).