Annual Conference and Reunion 2017
2017 Fully Integrated Reunion and NCC Venue
The annual Reunion including the conference for 2017 will be held at the Holiday Inn Leicester over the weekend of 24th to 26th March.
The conference itself will be on Saturday 25th March.
The address of the hotel is Holiday Inn, 129 St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, LE1 5LX.
The hotel is located 5 minutes’ walk from the city centre and has various ale houses to suite all.
Car Parking is right next to the hotel and is run by NCP, a deal has been negotiated with the hotel so make sure you inform them when booking in that you are using the NCP.
There is a Health and Leisure Club, which offers a range of options to burn off some energy or to simply relax and unwind. The health club features an indoor 13m swimming pool, fitness suite, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi all will help to get rid of that fuzzy feeling in the morning. Use of the gym is free to hotel residents.
I have reserved a total of 80 Doubles, Twins, and 45 Singles. I cannot stress the point to much to BOOK EARLY! All bedrooms are accessed by lifts that are well maintained. Although there are fully disabled rooms there is a number of what are called easy accessible rooms. The showers are of the over the bath type.
We viewed a selection of rooms and found them all to be clean, spacious and all had TV, with Tea and Coffee making facilities.
The Friday evening meal will be a Carvery with a choice of Lamb and Turkey, also a Chicken Curry and a Vegetarian dish. Variance sweets will be on offer.
Saturday afternoon there will be complementary sandwiches and French fries (sorry I’m getting above myself) Buttes and Chips supplied at 13:00. If you require choices of sandwiches that will be at your own expense.
The Saturday evening Reunion Dinner will be a 3 course dinner with a 3 choice starter, a 4 choice main course plus a vegetarian option and a 3 choice desert with ½ bottle of Wine per person and Port for the toast.
The Most Important Room - Bar
The bar tariff negotiated is 25% a reduction to their normal prices, this includes all drinks bought across any bar or waitress service.
Note all rates are per person
Friday & Saturday night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (Sharing Double/Twin) £124.00
Friday & Saturday night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (Single) £144.00
Friday Night Only Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (Sharing Double/Twin) £ 70.00
Friday Night Only Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (Single) £ 95.00
Saturday Night Only Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (Sharing Double/Twin) £ 79.00
Saturday Night Only Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (Single) £104.00
Additional night Thursday or Sunday Bed & Breakfast (Sharing Double/Twin) £ 35.00
Additional night Thursday or Sunday Bed & Breakfast (Single) £ 60.00
Non Resident Saturday Reunion Dinner £ 38.00
Non Resident Friday Carvery Dinner £ 22.00
Non Resident Tot Only £ 3.00
The Friday & Saturday rate, the Saturday only rate and the Non Resident Saturday Dinner includes your Tot, ½ bottle of wine and Port for the toast.
Enclosed with this letter are two applications, one for your accommodation requirement(s) and the other for the Saturday Reunion Dinner meal choices. Whilst applications via your secretary are welcome I am happy to accept an application from individual members, indeed that is the preferred method so that I can quickly ascertain the room requirements.
I would prefer full payment up front, but a £50 deposit per person for packages greater than that will be accepted but I do need the FULL BALANCE by Friday 16th March 2017. I have to declare the room requirements at that time and pass back any not sold.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Stuart Brown (NMC) for donating a substantial amount for the Entertainment on the Friday night, Wine and Port.
This is the second year running Stuart has done this. ‘Thank you Stuart’
Please remember to include your contact details including your postal address so that I can send your tickets or contact you if there is a query. Although this circular and application form will be sent to all those members on email I would ask all branch secretaries to get it out to your members as quickly as you can.Please send your applications and cheques to Iain Mackenzie at 46 Almora Drive, Dumbarton, G82 1AE. Tel 07403 433 178. Email Please make your cheques payable to the “Submariners Association Reunion” and NOT me. This causes a delay while I clear the cheques through my own bank before I pay the treasurer. You may pay by BACS/Electronic transfer but if you do please let me know via email. The reunion account is Nat West. Sort Code: 60-13-15 A/c Number: 52930645. Please include your membership number & surname as a reference.
You will be aware that if there is a very low take up by the time I have to declare the room take up to the hotel I will be forced to cancel room to avoid payment for those rooms. This may mean late bookers will find no rooms available at our discounted rate.
Full information and the Booking Forms are available from this Link