Dear HMC Members
We have lots of good stuff coming up over the next few weeks including the culmination of 2014 with our annual Christmas trip.
Come and join us at our annual slide show and see some of the varied trips and activities club members have undertaken in the last year. If you would like to contribute some images to the slide show and talk about your experiences please contact Paul Hearn. email@example.com
Held at the St. Albans branch of Cotswold Outdoors where you can use your 15% discount by showing your membership card. Show starts at 7.30pm. Optional beverages in nearby pub afterwards.
Chris Frost is running another of his spendid Sunday walks, this time from Essendon. Starting at 10 am from the Rose and Crown Pub in Essendon (TL275085), its a 10 mile circular walk. Bring packed lunch, but we will have a drink at one of the pubs on route and/or at the Rose and Crown at the end of the walk. Book your place to let Chris know you’ll be attending.
Details can be seen at: http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk a/1024/
Its our regular monthly get together at the Three Horseshoes for a good ol’ chin wag. Come and join for a catch up and a drink and see what other members are getting up to.
For our annual Christmas meal in December, the HMC have booked a weekend at the historic, medieval inspired YHA in the village of Eyam. This captivating Victorian folly resembles a tiny turreted castle perched on the hillside overlooking historic Eyam.
Eyam itself is famous for being the village of self sacrifice during the ‘Plague’ which decimated England in the mid 1600s which it quarantined itself from neighbouring villages and selflessly stopped the disease spreading to other communities.
On Saturday night, the YHA will be hosting a four course Christmas meal with cheese which is all included in the price of the trip. Please see the menu below for meal options.
The YHA would like us to confirm the meal options by the end of November if possible. If you are booked onto the event please could you email the event organiser with your preferred options or post a message on the event message board.
If you are not yet booked and wish to attend please ensure that you book your place quickly to avoid dissapointment at this popular annual event.
The accommodation is a fully licensed hostel. There is plenty to do in including climbing, walking & biking in the area. The Price includes 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts and Saturday nights Xmas Dinner- which is always a jolly affair not to be missed so book now to guarantee your place!
If you have any questions feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best
With all the repeating weekly events it can sometimes be hard to find the club event you want to book onto. Now previous advice has been to use the search facility to find the event you want. Great as the search functionality is; I wondered if I could make it a bit easier for you and I to book.
I’ve just made it easier to find a club event and book onto it. There is now a new menu item under Events called “Book onto Events” !
This will take you to a page that only shows you events that you can book onto. Note it does not show all events, you will still need to go to upcoming events to see those.
Hope this helps make things easier and quicker for all.
I noticed today that a club member commented they couldn’t book a guest on an event.
It is possible when you place your booking to include a space for a guest. This is limited to one guest as primarily spaces are for club members. To do this you need to visit the actual event page. (Booking via book now on the events page is quick but only books you a single space.).
Where it says spaces on the event page, you can change default of 1 spaces to 2 spaces via the dropdown. Include details of your guest in the comments box. Only the committee will see what you put in the comment box.
This is a private comment for your booking, and not a comment for other club members to see. Once you have paid (2 x £90 or £180 in this example) and been confirmed; 2 spaces will have been reserved for you and your guest.
On the event page only you will show as an attendee, but don’t worry you’ll have 2 spaces reserved once you’ve paid. Your confirmation emails should also show that you have 2 spaces.