Hello one and all

Steve Snip here for this month’s article as John is in warmer climes! Welcome to February’s article (where did January go?). Christmas seems a distant memory now.

Well! What a brilliant Christmas we had with the Welcome Group’s Christmas Trip to Benidorm. Nobody had to leave the hotel, as there was entertainment in abundance in the Titanic Bar, which was part of the hotel. We even had sandwiches and shots for free on Christmas Eve!  Food was good and the Gala Christmas Dinner was exceptional; turkey, stuffing, sprouts, chipolatas, roast potatoes and more and the function room where we had it was superb. Now we have to make a choice for this coming year’s Christmas trip.

New Year’s Eve was another first class night. We had Christine starting the night off and getting folk up out of their chairs and dancing. A cold buffet from Country Kitchen didn’t disappoint.  Well done guys. We had Mr Rob Sweeney wowing us with a great selection of songs. We also had The Roadrunner Duo who also had us up rocking on the dance floor. Thank you to you all.

Our first Petanca Day of 2019 with Carole & Peter was on Wednesday 2nd January, with a good turnout; great fun. On the first Wednesday of the month at the back of Mariano’s we have our Petanca Competition. Be there for 1.45pm to register for a 2pm start. No membership required.  Everyone is welcome.

Book Swap

February’s Book Swaps are on 5th and 19th and every 2 weeks after, from 10am-12pm at Calle Barcelona 10, Camposol A. Bring along your Books, Magazines, Jigsaws, DVD’S, CD’s and even Video cassettes.  You can take away as many as you like for just a €1 donation (that is per person and not per item), purely to help pay the rent. Any money left over at the end of the year will be added to various charity donations.

Games Night

The evening of 9th January was another brilliant night with a really good turnout. We were missing a few due to the dreaded cold/flu bug doing the rounds. We had bingo with copious amounts of wine for the winners (bottles that is and not glasses!), a fun quiz and a Beatle Drive. Dice were going everywhere. Congratulations to Heather the winner of the Beatle Drive (see photo).

The February Welcome Group Meetingis on 2ndat 2pm at Mariano’s. Come along to reserve, purchase and collect tickets for any of the forthcoming Welcome Dances, Trips and Events

The next meeting is on Saturday 2nd March

At Welcome’s First Dance of the year at Mariano’s on 23rd January, we welcomed the return of the witty Mr Cameron James, the big Geordie with the even bigger voice, plus Little Miss dynamite, Miss Debbie’s H; two fantastic acts in one night. I will let you know about this night in our next issue.

February 13thUnfortunately due to a lack of interest we have no choice but to cancel this special night!

We were so looking forward to a night of laughter and merriment! A Special Drag Show with Will Sparkle and Steve Glimmer, plus the very funny comedian Mickey Lewis. Perhaps later in the year may be more popular! 

February 20th Welcome Group Dance welcomes the brilliant voice of Tony Vincent (as seen on Mrs Brown’s Boys), plus a welcome return of a Welcome Group favourite, Sandy Fitz; a truly great night’s entertainment. 

Ladies’ Night on 6th March with the lovely Woody

Welcome Group Dance on 20th March with the superb voice of Angie Lang plus the very talented Sean Mac.

Forthcoming Trips and Events 

Day Trip to Cabo Roig on St Patricks’ Day (17th March). Join us for this trip to the largest Irish community outside of Ireland. Soak up the atmosphere with the floats, street performers, fancy dress parade etc, as well as entertainment in most of the bars. Tickets are still available.  Only €13 pp. Local pickup points. 

Trip to Portugal – 20th– 26th May
We have a few places left for our coach trip to Portugal in May on a half board basis, stopping off at Avia, El Porto, Lisbon, and Cadiz. A great trip with excursions included; even a boat trip and a visit to a bodega. Includes insurance.

Annual Treasure Hunt in April

Fun for all the family. Who needs a Sat Nav! Let your partner guide you through the clues to your destination!! Prizes (and the prestige) for winning and coming in 2nd.
Tickets €10

Day trip to El Campello between Benidorm & Alicante in June
Shops, beach, bars and restaurants; even a Roman Ecological Site to visit.
Just €16 pp. Local pickup points.

Venetian Cruise 

Only 3 Fantastica Balcony cabins left for ourcruise this coming October.Contact us for more details. 

Facebook The Welcome Group Spain

Email welcomegroupspain@yahoo.com

Phone Steve on 697 960 590 for further information and ticket availability.