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The Future of OUTdoors

9 Nov 2018 | Club News

After the AOG, the Club put the contract for printing the magazine out to tender. We were delighted to find that switching from the offset litho process that we use at present to a modern digital print process would offer us significant cost savings with no loss of quality. This means that unless there is a substantial further fall in circulation, the magazine will remain financially viable without the need for further price increases, which is very good news. The successful bid came from Oxuniprint, the printing arm of Oxford University Press, who will take over the printing of the magazine from the beginning of 2019....
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Rambling On at the Board Meeeting

9 Nov 2018 | Club News

In our November issue, we published an update on progress in developing the new website. However, following Richard’s resignation, we overlooked the fact that no report had been published on the rest of the board meeting. I apologise for the oversight. As you can imagine, we were rather preoccupied with other matters. I will now give a brief run-down of the other key items.

The board agreed to send gift vouchers to three members who had made a major contribution to testing the new website, in recognition of their invaluable service....
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Annual Outdoor Gathering 2019

7 Oct 2018 | Club News

The 2019 Annual Outdoor Gathering and AGM will be held from Friday 26th to Monday 29th July at Swansea University campus, Singleton Park Swansea. The campus is about a mile from Swansea City centre and directly opposite the sweep of the beautiful Swansea Bay.

Booking will open as usual on 1st February. The list of walks and cycle rides will appear online in due course. There will be a wide range of walks from easy to challenging, where we will be showing off the infamous Mumbles, and the glorious Gower beaches like Rhossili and Three Cliffs....
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An Unfortunate Occurrence

5 Sep 2018 | Club News

I am sorry to report that in early August I had a mini-stroke, resulting in me having to spend a few days in hospital. When I returned home, in consultation with my fellow board members, it was decided that I should step down from my post as AOG Organiser, by far the most demanding of my various roles, with immediate effect. The search to find a successor is now urgent. May I emphasise that whoever takes over will not have to do things as I did. Many of the clerical tasks can be delegated, and I will still be available to perform at least some of them if my successor wants me to....
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