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At the recent Committee Meeting the Membership Secretary reported that subscription payments are coming in. However, there are more still to come. If yours is outstanding, the Treasurer would be delighted if you were to pay it sooner rather than later. Yes, the rate remains at £3. The renewal slip attached to the last Newsletter (January) makes this easier for the Membership Secretary.

A reminder that the Guild's Mid-week (Vice-President's) Tours take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month, except in April, which will be on the 2nd Thursday (14th) to avoid Holy Week. A variety of areas are visited on these tours. is the General Contact and she can supply you with details.

NOTE: dates set for events in 2011 are:-

Guild Ringing TourSaturday 2nd July. See Notices for details.
Mini-Mouse Striking competition  Saturday 10th September. Location & details tba: book the date!
Guild Walking TourSaturday 1st October: See Notices.
Guild AGM & Striking CompsSaturday 15th October at Barford, Warks. Full details tba!
Intershires Striking CompetitionPossible event: early November. Details later

They are also in the calendar!

Next issue of the FSG Newsletter

The deadline for the next issue of the FSG Newsletter (July 2011) is June 13th 2011

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