AGM Boat Trip Saturday 19 April 2008 update

Well I know its a long way off, but I now have both the rooms and Tickets avaliable fro the AGM on the 19 April

The meet’n’greet event will start at 11am and run throughout the day with the AGM starting at 1pm and is open to all Full Members 2007/2008.

We are holding the AGM at the

100 Longwater Avenue,

[size=18]by road[/size]
From the M4 exit at Junction 11. Take the third exit off the roundabout signposted to Reading Town Centre. Continue over the next 3 roundabouts. After passing B&Q and McDonalds on your left, continue over the traffic lights and turn left signposted to Green Park. Continue over the set of traffic lights, 100 Longwater is the first building on the left hand side.

[size=18]by rail[/size]
High speed trains from London Paddington, Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford and Birmingham to Reading.

[size=18]by air[/size]
London Heathrow is approx 30 minutes and London Gatwick approx 1 hr 20 mins by car

I have reserved a limited number of rooms at the

Crowne Plaza Reading
Caversham Bridge,
Richfield Avenue.

You will need to book these direct telephone number 01189 259988 , and when booking the you will need to quote a booking reference “GTOUK” to get the special rates, Remember to get a booking confirmation number!

Guests will give credit card details as a form of guarantee only. Guests settle their accounts on departure. Only in the event of a non-arrival,
will these cards be charged.

A limited number of rooms have been reserved and ALL unsold rooms will be released by January 2008

The special rate is £80 per room for 2 people including breakfast.
these are avaliable in either Twin or Double rooms

As stated the numbers are limited, no more will be avaliable as the group Rate

Please, if you are going to drink, GET A ROOM!

[size=18]Directions From M4 Junction 11 [/size]
Take A33 to Reading. Drive for approximately 2 miles, over various
roundabouts, and join the inner distribution road (IDR), take the underpass signposted for Caversham and Henley. Continue for three quarters of a mile in left hand lane. At the next roundabout, bear left, continuing along Caversham Road to the next roundabout (you will now see the hotel). Turn left, then right after the pedestrian crossing to enter the hotel car park

The evening event will be a river boat cruise on the River Thames,
the boat will leave the Hotel at 19:00 and includes a buffet, It will have a Pirate theme and feel free to dress up.

On returning Residents of the Crowne Plaza can be served in the Residents bar

[size=12]Please do book ASAP overwise this event may be cancelled like last years[/size]
the cost of this will be £30 per person including the buffet and are valiable from the club post office box

Please write your name, address and forumname on the back of your Cheque so I know where to send the tickets

AGM 2008
PO Box 4951

and will be sent out in Febuary, again the boat has limited numbers and the tickets will be allocated on “money received” basis


If you did not attend last years AGM see what you missed

photos from last year
Look at this tablefull of loafers.

Ok, so who’s is the red one then? :wink:

Worlds best hairdresser… I didn’t know! :shock: Cost me a glass of port and a Pot Noodle. 8)

No interest or comments then ?


Looks good to me Simon. Had to come up to Birmingham today so will book hotel tomorrow when I’m back home.

OK - Im comming by myself - so if someone wants to “bunk” with me we can share a twin room?
£40 each is much better than £80 for single occupancy.

Looks a great venue Simon,
I have reserved my room with the hotel today at your special rate.
I will put a cheque in the post to you for 2 places on the boat cruise and buffet.


[quote]OK - Im comming by myself - so if someone wants to “bunk” with me we can share a twin room?
£40 each is much better than £80 for single occupancy.

I’ll share with you mate, I’ll even pick you up on the way if you want.


[quote]OK - Im comming by myself - so if someone wants to “bunk” with me we can share a twin room?
£40 each is much better than £80 for single occupancy.

I’ll share with you mate, I’ll even pick you up on the way if you want.[/quote]

Cool - Cheers Hu.


I’ll share with you mate, I’ll even pick you up on the way if you want.
Cool - Cheers Hu.[/quote]

Sorry Adam, I messed that one up, I pressed the wrong button !!!
I’ll be getting drunk too :wink: :twisted: :twisted:

Goes without saying we’ll be there.

Two for the boat trip


We will be going too, not sure how to get the boat trip money to you as we dont have a cheque book.


that looks a great venue, we may just come for the beer and dancing!! lol :lol:
can we fish off the boat? if so will bring my pike rod! lol

Can not belive it - Gill wants to go for once - the fancy dress is a great idea. But what about being dressed that way all day including the drive down? Could be a great laugh? Please keep 2 places for me on the boat. Last year I was out of the uk on hols so next year will book around this date. Will book the hotel sunday.


Just booked the room, getting there Friday evening. Cheque is in the post for the buufet cruise.

             regards Dave

Hotel room booked. :lol:

I will have the tickets at the xmas do


[quote]I will have the tickets at the xmas do


Hi Simon

I’ve booked the hotel :slight_smile:

I will collect 2 tickets for the boat trip from you at the Xmas do if thats okay.

Thanks for all the work you have put into organising this event, look forward to it :smiley:



Oh yeah, will pay for tickets for cruise at Xmas dinner too. :slight_smile:


I’m so pissed off with this… Rang the first time and got put thru to central reservations. No record of a GTO do. You will have to ring the hotel yourself sir and ask for “Inhouse reservations” It was obviously something that the club booked with that particular hotel and we can do nothing…

Anyways. Two weeks later and another 7 phone calls where I get xfered to “Inhouse booking” and then it diverts to some one else that tells me that I really need to get through to the hotel staff!!

Guys. We really want to attend, but this is trying my patience… Anyone else with these troubles?


I had this problem as well. The hotel reservations is only open Mon to Fri 9 to 5. If they are busy during these times you still get transfered to central reservations but they should transfer you to the hotel.