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Visitors from Gauting - Volunteers to Host are always welcomed by the Association

We have arranged an exchange with our twin town of Gauting, near Munich, over the weekend of July 30th until August 2nd. A full program of events has been organised by the Committee over this period.

If anyone feels that they could host a visitor or two for this event we would like to hear from them.

You do not have to be an existing member of the Twinning Association and you will be welcome to attend all the events organised for that week end.

Annual Dinner Arrangements

This year Win W has arranged for us to go to Thornbury Golf Club on Friday 30th of April.
You will all have had an updated newsletter to this effect.
Can you phone your menu choices to the Chairman on the telephone number in your news letter or use the email contact form on this website.
If no reply on telephone number leave a quick message and I will get back to you.

Invitation from Clermont L'Herault to Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Twinning

The Council and Twinning Association of Clermont L'Herault have extended an invitation to the Mayor of Patchway and the members of the Patchway Twinning Association to go to Clermont to celebrate the 15th anniversary of our Association.
The date of the exchange is the weekend of the 25th - 28th June. We intend to fly from Bristol to Beziers with the Ryanair scheduled flight.

Patchway Twinning Association Annual Dinner

Last year, as an experiment, we had our annual dinner with a French Theme.
We used the City of Bristol College Restaurant and the staff and lecturers worked very hard to ensure we had a very unique and pleasurable evening.
Most of the feedback that came back was very positive but there was a view expressed that perhaps we should revert back to a more typical English menu.
As it is now Springtime I would value your comments on whether the members would like a pub, club or restaurant dinner this year.

Perhaps you could use the "Contact form" to let me know.

Yate Twinning Quiz

This time Patchway Twinning entered just 1 team and we came a lowly 13th out of the 18 teams entered.
We were doing well, becoming complacent, when we were hit with with some questions that threw the whole thing up in the air.
However our attendance at the Quiz was noted and if we decide to run an event of our own we were assured that the towns of Yate and Chipping Sodbury would try to attend.
As usual it was a good natured event, "Twinners" are generally a "good bunch" anyway!

Next meeting of the Association Committee

The next meeting of the Twinning Association Committee is on February 25th at 19:30. The meeting will be held at Patchway Town Hall

Yate Twinning Association Quiz

The Yate Twinning Association will be holding a quiz at Dodington Parish Hall on Saturday the 20th February. All teams from the area are welcome to attend.

Date for the next meeting of the committee

Dear Committee,
Just a reminder that the next meeting of Patchway Twinning Association management committee will be held on Wednesday 27th January at 7.30 p.m.
Minutes and agenda to follow shortly.
Best wishes,

Christmas Greetings to all our Members and Friends in Clermont l'Herault and Gauting

The last committee meeting of the year was held in Patchway Town Hall on the 9th of December.

The agenda was followed in the normal manner and the items below were of note

(These notes do not reflect the official minutes of the meeting taken by our Secretary, Lucy Hamid)

1 - The Treasurer delivered a favourable report

2 - The Membership Secretary reports 36 paid up full membership and 1 school, to date

3 - An invitation to Starnberg Youth Camp has been forwarded to the local youth group

Invitation to Gauting to come to Patchway in July/August 2010

The committee of the Patchway Twinning Association has invited members of its twin town in Germany, Gauting, to come to Patchway for the last weekend of July 2010 for a formal cultural exchange.

We plan to arrange visits to Wales and the Bristol Harbour Festival in order to show our cultural heritage to our visitors.

Thre will be informal evenings, with a barbeque, to compliment our more formal Twinning Evening.