Some of you have asked for plenty of notice for our First Meeting, I hope 3 weeks is enough for you all. What I can do is propose that we meet on the 20th of November (that's the day after the Fiji game) where there is an area reserved for us at Tiger Tiger on Greyfriars road in Cardiff. So that we can all tend to our "domestic needs" and not clash with too much traffic, a start of around 5pm would probably be best. This way the traffic will be mostly going out of town and the opposite way to us. There are trains from all abouts into town and some late ones back for those who would like to stay on for a night out......sounds like a very reasonable excuse to me.... If anyone wants accommodation PM me and I'll see what can be sorted out for you.
The purpose of the meeting is just to find out what everybody would like to get out of this and how best to go about it. Also to set up a database of contacts. I will be collating a list of questions for discussion that have been given to me already, but this will be an open forum and no doubt will raise more questions to begin with than answers.
There are a number of options available from the purchase and set up of stalking rights closer to and far from home, to an introduction programme at a suitable 'local' area for long term development. What I personally can see happening is that these could feasibly run in tandem so long as there is commitment from those who are genuinely interested. Possibly dividing the club into different categories, even down to rabbiting and foxing or fishing interests. I will state now that I HAVE NO INTEREST IN THIS BEING ANYTHING MORE THAN A GROUP OF LIKE MINDED BOYS GETTING TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT ONLY OF THOSE TAKING PART. There are no commercial aspects to this endeavour whatsoever, transparency at all levels boys please.
Would you all think about your expectations and list a few points to bring with you please. It would be nice to end the meeting on a positive with some homework having been done with a direction and format found. Don't forget, we have to do it anyway so there's no shortcuts.
Please PM me with confirmation that you are attending. I'll need these numbers because there'll be grub for all and the Chef is a 22 stone brute, you would not want to upset him would you ?
Look forward to hearing from you all .