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2757Tristan Association Annual Gathering is this weekend

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  • Bob Conrich
    Apr 24, 2014
      The Tristan da Cunha Association
      is returning to the Southampton Holiday Inn
      for the eighth year running for its
      Annual Gathering on Saturday 26th April 2014.

      We are now fully booked and have 90 members arriving on Saturday 26th April
      We would still want to fit in any Tristan Islanders who have not yet booked,
      but please email John Cooper to let him know you will be attending if possible on
      secretary@... by Thursday 24th

      The Reception Desk will be open at 10am and the first film shown at 10.30am,
      (1992 Tristan Film by Italians Guido Lombardi and Anna Lajaolo)
      followed at 11.15 by a Workshop for members to discuss their ideas for future Annual Gatherings,
      fund raising for the Tristan Education Trust Fund etc
      and a second film showing at 11.45 (1961 Film by Margaret Wheeler and 1967 Survival Tristan Film)

      Lunch will be at 12.30pm

      The AGM Starts at 2pm followed by a talk by Geologist Anna Hicks

      After tea will follow the draw and auction in aid of the Tristan Education Trust Fund

      We could accommodate a few more at the Dinner Dance at 7 for 7.30pm @ £25 each - apply at the
      Reception Desk on the day

      Day Tickets including refreshments and lunch @ £29; Dinner Dance Tickets @ £25 :
      Apply using our Order Form
      http://www.tristandc.com/assocorderform.php
      See details below
      Hotel rooms are also limited and you should book directly with the hotel - details below.

      2014 Annual Gathering
      will be held in the Holiday Inn, Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton, SO15 1HJ
      on Saturday 26th April 2014

      Featuring an all-day gathering from 10.30 am with coffee, buffet lunch in the restaurant
      and afternoon tea as part of a day ticket package @ £29 per adult

      Bookstall, Souvenirs and Association Products for sale

      Tristan films shown

      AGM and talk by Geologist Anna Hicks
      whose PhD is based on her Tristan da Cunha work including the island's Disaster Management Plan

      Auction of Tristan da Cunha Artefacts
      in aid of the Tristan Education Trust Fund

      We invite donations of items with a direct Tristan connection for this annual auction -
      100% of money received will be for the Trust Fund

      An evening Dinner Dance 7.00 for 7.30pm
      2 course buffet - style dinner followed by dancing until midnight @ £25 per adult

      Hotel Amenities

      (The Annual Gathering & Dinner Dance is in the separate Hampshire Suite)

      The hotel offers us :

      * Convenience, being 1 mile from Southampton Railway Station, 6 miles from Southampton International
      Airport, with good local road access via M27 and M271 and 180 hotel car parking spaces

      * A prime location on the re-developed Southampton Town Quay and overlooking the River Test

      * Spacious modern accommodation in line with the company's international standard

      * The Spirit Health Club which has a fully equipped gym, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi available
      to residents

      * Easy walking distance to local amenities including the new West Quay Shopping Centre, Mayflower
      Theatre and other City Centre attractions within one mile.

      The Tristan Association has secured a special package price for advanced booking
      for Bed and Full Buffet Breakfast accommodation

      These should be made quoting 'Tristan da Cunha' by telephone only to 0871 9429073
      (choosing Option 6 and quoting 'Tristan da Cunha)' and are :

      Double Rooms @ £90 per night
      Single Rooms @ £80 per night
      Family Rooms may be available at double room rates

      Please note that the Holiday Inn often make special offers with payment in advance with no
      cancellation facility.
      Our rates do not require a deposit and can be cancelled up to the date of arrival.
      Children may receive free accommodation and breakfast when sharing with parents - See hotel's terms
      and conditions for details.

      http://www.tristandc.com/2014AGM.php


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      Robert S. Conrich, ACIArb
      Box 666
      Anguilla bob@...
      British West Indies Tel: 1 264 497 2505
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