Reporter: Phil Jones
It was the first committee meeting since the AGM in October. Committee feedback on the AGM was very positive, matching that of the membership attendees.
Committee discussed the transition of Chill Factore sessions to Wednesdays from Thursdays to maximise the slope space available — the change appears to have been welcomed by the attendees without issue. Chill factore sessions continue to be popular with expectation that additional Friday mogul sessions will prove popular. The committee will continue to monitor and, if popular, will consider extending the number of Friday sessions into next year.
Holiday planning was a hot topic for discussion with a few places on the 2022/23 holidays becoming available due to members needing to drop out. David Shepherd continues to contact members on the wait list as places come available. An issue has arisen in relation to new charges being levied by TUI when amending bookings for our Gatwick flyers. The committee has agreed to fund the cost of these amendments for the 2022/23 holidays with options for future bookings under review.
The committee has started to review option for 2023/24 holidays — these are at an early stage, but initial feedback is that availability of accommodation (for large groups) remains tight and, in general, next season’s holidays are seeing a 10%+ increase in price compared to this season’s.
Chris talked through the social diary for the coming year with additional events including a cycling event and ten pin bowling evening being planned — Please keep a watchful eye on the newsletters for news on these.
Ruth and Val continue to work to finalise a supplier for club merchandise with an expectation that an online ordering portal will be available ahead of Christmas — we are looking at making hoodies, tee-shirts and hats etc, available through the site.