Start of Season Meal and thank you to Mike & Yvonne - 27th June 2020 (CANCELLED)

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Event date: Saturday 2020-06-27
Registration ends: Saturday 2020-06-27
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Teresa Teresa 1  
Darren C Darren C 2 All being well.
Special edition Special edition 2 Thanks T..looking forward to it.
a2sumo a2sumo 1 oooh nice
Vonnie Vonnie 1  
Proghound Proghound 1 Just me, Travelodge booked :)
SheilaJohn SheilaJohn 2 Sheila and Ron
2work 2work 1 Attending in my new A2
murdo murdo 1  

Teresa

Social Secretary
We would love invite you to our first social of the year - the start of season evening popular evening meal. With consistently great feed back from the membership we will be returning to the Duet Cuisine in Birmingham http://duetcuisine.com/ Always a lovely meal, Duet offers the option of having Indian, or Italian food (or mix and match, with an Indian starter and Italian main!)

This year, our start of season meal is extra special as it gives us an opportunity to say a massive thank you to Mike and Yvonne as they step down from their Social Secretary roles. Please do come along and join us on what is always a great night

The date for your diaries is Saturday 27th June. We usually book the table for 7pm and meet near the cars for a natter between 6 and 6.30 weather depending

The Fort Dunlop location is easy to find and offers plenty of secure parking - on the same site is a Travelodge with good priced rooms
https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/304/Birmingham-Fort-Dunlop-hotel?WT.tsrc=GHA_Organic&utm_campaign=GHA_Birmingham Fort Dunlop&utm_medium=GHA_Organic&utm_source=google

For anyone staying in the hotel there are normally a couple of us in the hotel cafe for a drink to catch happy hour before 6
If you haven't been before, there is a large free car park in front of hotel – drive past the hotel entrance and turn right into the car park. Take a token on entry and keep with you. We meet in the middle of the car park if weather is nice, or under cover on the left hand side if rainy)

Before leaving the car park, get your token validated by either the restaurant (if not staying over), or the hotel on checkout.

PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE RSVP ABOVE AND POST HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU WISH TO BRING..
 
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Proghound

Admin Team
Sadly, in the light of the latest Government advice on social gatherings, and expecting restrictions on non-essential travel in the days to come, we have had to take the decision to call off the planned start-of-season meal on April 4th.

On behalf of the team I would like to extend our apologies to anyone who had made hotel bookings - you're not alone - but unfortunately events look extremely likely to overtake us. We hope you understand the need for this action.

We still hope to organise a gathering later in the year, where we can thank Mike and Yvonne for all their hard work behind the (until now!) thriving A2OC social scene. Further announcements will be made in due course.
 

Proghound

Admin Team
For anyone else with a Travelodge booking, I just cancelled mine online and they are refunding all except the £3 for the wi-fi. Although included in the original order for the stay, this is a separate contract with a 3rd-party provider. I think I can live with that :)
 

a2sumo

A2OC Donor
For anyone else with a Travelodge booking, I just cancelled mine online and they are refunding all except the £3 for the wi-fi. Although included in the original order for the stay, this is a separate contract with a 3rd-party provider. I think I can live with that :)
Was it a saver booking Ian ?
 

Vonnie

A2OC donor
Yes it was, looks like they're allowing cancellations on those too.
Hi Ian,
Can you share the link that you used to get the refund, as I've just gone to the 'My bookings' online, and it's still telling me that for Saver you can only move and not get a refund - gives me the option of cancelling - but without a refund.

Saver Rate
If you have booked a non-refundable Saver Rate and wish to change your arrival date, you are able to amend your booking online. To amend your booking, subject to availability and rates, please visit the Manage Booking section of our website. If your amended date costs more, all you will have to pay is the difference in price. Unfortunately, you will be unable to change your booking to a different hotel.

We are waiving our usual amend fees for Saver Rates until 31st December 2020, giving you the flexibility to re-arrange your trip for a future date.

If you no longer wish to travel and wish to be reimbursed for your booking, you should consult your travel insurance provider, as we regret we are unable to refund non-refundable rates.

We will continue to keep in touch and update you on the situation and any additional measures we take on this page.

If you have an existing booking with us, please keep an eye on your emails for any important updates.
 

Proghound

Admin Team
Sorry Mike & Vonnie, it appears I may have got your hopes up incorrectly. I was convinced I had selected the Saver rate but checking back on my original confirmation it was actually the Flexible rate :(
 

Vonnie

A2OC donor
Hi Ian,
Thanks for confirming. Oh well maybe we can move it to June if that date looks good
 
Don't want to put the dampners on any socials but i personally doubt we will be able to do anything for many months ahead. This Corona virus pandemic will be here all year, or at at least until they can find a vaccine. Scary times we are living in, stay safe everyone.
 

Teresa

Social Secretary
Hi everyone. We have changed the date of this tentatively to the end of June, in the hope that things may be improved by then. Mike and Yvonne are available and Travelodge are allowing non refundable bookings to be moved, so no real harm in moving them if you have booked that type of room.

It is a constantly evolving situation, so we will continue to monitor and make a firm decision nearer the time (it is a very difficult time for restaurants, so it is possible that Duet may struggle - will send them our best wishes as we have had some lovely evenings there).

I hope everyone is able to stay safe in the meantime. Hugs
 

Teresa

Social Secretary
Hi everyone, hope you are keeping well.

Given the Government announcement last night, sadly we have to cancel the start of season meal. We will try and find a suitable date in late Oct/Nov to move our table booking too for the end of season meal and thank you to Mike and Vonnie.
I understand that Travelodge are now issuing refund vouchers that can be used for any future booking, even if the original booking was non refundable.
Miss you all 😭
 

SheilaJohn

Member
Hi everyone, hope you are keeping well.

Given the Government announcement last night, sadly we have to cancel the start of season meal. We will try and find a suitable date in late Oct/Nov to move our table booking too for the end of season meal and thank you to Mike and Vonnie.
I understand that Travelodge are now issuing refund vouchers that can be used for any future booking, even if the original booking was non refundable.
Miss you all
Thanks for everything T.
I will cancel my Travelodge booking and get a credit note.
Such a shame were not seeing each other but we must keep safe.
Love to everyone.
Virtual hugs
Sheila XXX

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Teresa

Social Secretary
Hi folks - for anyone who had a Travelodge booking, I have been jn touch with them and as it is before the end of June- they are proactively contacting people to cancel their booking and offer refund/alternative booking/credit.
They are working through them in date order so it may be a while before you hear from them, but you don't need to do anything.

Take care
Teresa x
 

SheilaJohn

Member
Hi folks - for anyone who had a Travelodge booking, I have been jn touch with them and as it is before the end of June- they are proactively contacting people to cancel their booking and offer refund/alternative booking/credit.
They are working through them in date order so it may be a while before you hear from them, but you don't need to do anything.

Take care
Teresa x
Thanks T.
That's saved me a job!
Looking forward to seeing everyone in the Autumn...
Keep safe.
XXX

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SheilaJohn

Member
Thanks T.
That's saved me a job!
Looking forward to seeing everyone in the Autumn...
Keep safe.
XXX

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I now have a voucher for future use with added bonus!
Won't it be great when we can get together again...
Barry misses his friends!
So do I!!
XXX

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