Category Archives: The Newsletter

This is the new venue where members and potential members of the Ipswich Outdoor Group can read about recent events, share news that is relevant to group interests but not appropriate for group emails, write about group initiatives – anything from charity fund-raising to activism aimed at keeping our footpaths open – present opinion editorials on issues close to their hearts, post classified ads, cartoons, pictures or anything else that occurs. Unlike the old Newsletter, it will be updated as and when new material comes to hand and, as this is a work in progress, it will be formatted as we go along and get an idea of what is required. Feel free to offer suggestions if any occur to you.

For the moment, content is divided into three categories: reports of past doings; announcements about upcoming events or issues of note, whether IOG instigated or particularly related to IOG interests; and classifieds, where you can advertise items for sale, for rent, or wanted. Follow the links to the right to filter.

Please send all contributions to Marie-Louise Karttunen for prompt posting.

March Social Meeting

The March social meeting will take place on Monday 14th March. We’ll be looking at the programme of events for the coming month and forthcoming trips. There’ll also be time to ask questions and socialise over a few pints.

Potential members are very welcome to come along and find out more about the IOG by asking any questions and meeting some of the members.

It’ll start at 8.00pm in the upstairs lounge of The Thomas Wolsey pub. See the monthly social meeting page for more details and a map.

Hope to see you there!

February social meeting

The February social meeting will take place tonight, 8th February. It’ll start at 8.00pm in the upstairs lounge of The Thomas Wolsey pub. See the monthly social meeting page for more details and a map.

We will have a change to the normal format and will be having an evening to get new ideas and to encourage people to come forward to lead events.

Members of the committee will be discussing various topics relating to events, new ideas and safety. Experienced members can sign up to a  “buddy” system to help new volunteers. Even if you would rather not lead an event, still come along. Please come and ask questions, as you don’t have to commit yourself to leading anything. However, it should hopefully make leading events much less of a scary idea and it should be an interesting evening.

Printed copies of the new programme for January, February and March will also be available for you to take away.

Hope to see you there!

Happy New Year!

The January social meeting will take place on Monday 11th January. It’ll start at 8.00pm in the upstairs lounge of The Thomas Wolsey pub. See the monthly social meeting page for more details and a map.

Potential members are very welcome to come along and find out more about us.

We’ll be going through the programme for the next month. There’ll be plenty of time for socialising and for asking any questions about the IOG or the activities too.

Hope to see you there!

DECEMBER SOCIAL MEETING

The December social meeting will take place on Monday 14th December. The remaining programme for December will be discussed. There’ll also be time to ask questions and socialise over a drink or two.

Potential members are very welcome to come along and find out more about the IOG and meet some of the members.

It’ll start at 8.00pm in the upstairs lounge of The Thomas Wolsey pub. See the monthly social meeting page for more details and a map.

Hope to see you there!

November Social Meeting

This month’s social meeting is tonight, Monday 9th November. (Sorry for the short-notice reminder- this one crept up on me!)

We’ll be going through the programme for the next month and there’ll be plenty of time to socialise too. This is also an ideal opportunity to ask any questions you may have about next week’s AGM and the committee posts that will be up for grabs then.

The social meeting will start at 8.00pm in the upstairs lounge of The Thomas Wolsey pub. See the monthly social meeting page for more details and a map.

Prospective new members are always very welcome to come along, ask questions and find out more about the IOG.

Hope to see you there!

IOG AGM – Your Chance to Get Involved

The IOG AGM will start promptly at 8pm on Monday 16th November at Isaacs on the Quay, 7 Wherry Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1AS. This is a different venue to the normal social meetings. Signs will show you where to go once you’re in the building.

Map for Isaacs on the Quay

Please note that this meeting is only open to full members who have paid their subscription for the current membership year.

For those of you who have not attended the AGM before, it is usually a fairly relaxed meeting but there are some important business matters to cover (like the election of the committee, membership fees, the IOG accounts, etc). Most importantly, this is your chance to have your say about the running of the IOG and to get involved.

If there is something about the group that you would like discussed at the meeting, please speak to Matthew or Charles so they can add it to the agenda.

All posts on the committee are up for election and are open to any member so this is an ideal opportunity to get involved with the running of the group. Descriptions of the committee roles will be sent to members shortly but feel free to ask questions as well.

Members, come along and get involved!

October Social Meeting

The IOG monthly social meeting will be on Monday 12th October at 8.00pm. The meeting will be in the upstairs lounge of The Thomas Wolsey pub. See the monthly social meeting page for more details and a map.

We’ll be talking about the upcoming events and there’ll be plenty of time to socialise. Prospective new members are welcome to come along, ask questions and find out more about the IOG.

Printed copies of the shiny new programme for the next quarter will be available for you to take away.

Hope to see you there!

September Social Meeting

The September social meeting will take place on Monday 14th September. Andy will be in charge as we take a look at the programme of events for the coming month and forthcoming trips. There’ll also be time to ask questions and socialise over a drink or two.

Potential members are very welcome to come along and find out more about the IOG by asking any questions and meeting some of the members.

It’ll start at 8.00pm in the upstairs lounge of The Thomas Wolsey pub. See the monthly social meeting page for more details and a map.

Hope to see you there!

July Social Meeting

The IOG monthly social meeting will be on Monday 13th July at 8.00pm. The meeting will be in the upstairs lounge of The Thomas Wolsey pub. See the monthly social meeting page for more details and a map.

We’ll be talking about the upcoming events and there’ll be plenty of time to socialise. Prospective new members are welcome to come along, ask questions and find out more about the IOG.

Printed copies of the lovely new programme for July, August and September will be available for you to take away.

If you haven’t yet joined the group or renewed your membership  (due at the end of last month), you’ll be able to do that too if you print out and complete the appropriate form (and remember to bring the subs money!):

Renewal Form 2015/16 (pdf, 102KB)
New Member Form 2015/16 (pdf, 103KB)

Hope to see you there!