When newsletters are published, there is always lots of interest in forthcoming social events, which is very encouraging. To ensure that we operate as fair a system as possible, places are not allocated to events until both the relevant application and cheque has been received by the organiser. Please do not send requests by email or phone asking the organiser the “reserve” places with a cheque to follow.
This prevents anyone without access to email being disadvantaged, i.e. everyone has to rely on either the Royal Mail or delivering the application & cheque personally (e.g. at a coffee morning).
If you think you might be away when the newsletter is due then you can make arrangements with another member to apply on your behalf at the appropriate time.