Latest NewsUPDATED September 30th 2015
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VETTS Nationals Masters Tournament Report
A message from Kim Mudge
(National Masters Organiser)
We are pleased to announce that, with the help of Jan Johns, The Nationals will be held at Aldersley on the 14/15th May 2016.
News of the official hotel will follow.
A message from Susie Hughes (Acting Chairman)
Joan Beadle: I have been contacted by a firm of solicitors regarding the estate of the late Joan Florence Beadle. She has bequeathed a gift to the VETTS in her will. She was a County Champion in Kent and a long-time member of the VETTS until ac couple of year ago, when we think she moved into a nursing home. The solicitors tell me she also held a world doubles veterans title, of which she was very proud.
Having satisfied themselves that the VETTS is the rightful beneficiary, they have sent me a cheque for £25,000. Until it arrived through my letter box, I had no idea how much was involved. I am overwhelmed by the generousity of this kind gesture by a lady who obviously must have held the VETTS in high regard.
I said at the AGM we would try to be open and involve the membership in matters where practical, so this leads me to two points:
1. Sustainable legacy
2. Joan Beadle
This is a substantial donation for the VETTS. Although it comes with no conditions attached, I personally feel it should be used to create a legacy which recognises Joan Beadle; and is sustainable. It could be used to provide something which currently doesn't exist or which needs enhancing (rather than just going 'into the pot'.)
My idea so far: Given her enjoyment of the overseas part of the VETTS - according to her solicitors - An international tournament, possibly re-developing the Southern Masters to promote this aspect (we already have Ding Yi!); cash prizes?; tribute to Joan Beadle in programme?; a memorial event/trophy within it in her name; live streaming of finals; members of her family to present prizes....etc....
I think this could be sustainable if we seed-funded it, it could pay for itself.
I've informed the Gen Committee about this and other ideas are coming in, including:
1. Branding of Nationals;
3. Sponsoring/branding kit;
4. Sponsoring/contributing to overseas trips for representative teams;
5. Free entry to a tournament.
So now over to the membership to contribute ideas and suggestions, so we can use this wisely and for the long-term benefit of the Society.
If you have any ideas or thoughts, please email me email@example.com
I'll compile them for the Gen Com to consider at our next meeting and report back.
Joan Beadle: I understand that she died in 2014 and was well-known in and around Kent, as well as on the VETTS circuit. It would be fitting to pay a tribute to her on the VETTS site and in the newsletter. If anyone has any information or personal stories, can you please send them to me firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll compile a suitable tribute.
- (30-09-15) Latest VETTS Ranking List
(Updated from N-E Masters)
North-Eastern Masters Results
VETTS Eastern Masters Tournament
Entry Form now available
A message from Jan Johns (VETTS Social Secretary)
Social News - Update
We had a successful night at the Greyhound Racing in Sunderland, enhanced by Vetts presenting the prize for Gelder’s Bakery sponsored race, followed by a spontaneous Salsa lesson for Shirley.
We are planning a quiz night at the Eastern, hosted by Richie Venner, so watch this space.
For the Midland, we were unable to secure a function room at the hotel in sufficient time, so I have provisionally reserved 50 places at the Ming Moon restaurant on the Stafford Road Wolverhampton.
It’s a large Chinese Buffet restaurant with a lively atmosphere, so plenty to eat. The restaurant is 3.2 miles north of Wolverhampton, taking approximately 11 mins to get there by car/taxi.
The price is £13.99, and we require a committed deposit of £5 for anyone interested.
Check it out on http://www.mingmoon.co.uk/wolverhampton.
We need to know if anyone is interested, as I need to confirm the reservation before the tournament. Can you let me know by replying to the post on Facebook, or e mailing me on: email@example.com
An invite from Tony Shapps, for 3rd Age TT Coaching
Bristol 1 Star Veterans TT Ranking Tournament
Entry Form now available
(Sunday 25th October) (Closing Date - Saturday 10th October)
Final Season's (2014-15) Ranking List
As in previous seasons, the final season ranking lists are in the archive section.
A message from Susie Hughes
we have now agreed an expenses policy which will apply across the board to all our volunteers and is available for anyone to see. Guidance notes here, also claim forms, on the VETTS website under the VETTS Committee section (right hand side of home page)
- (21-08-15, updated)
World Vets TT Tournament
VETTS Entry Form now available (updated)
In Word form for editable purposes
Due to banking problems, cheques made out to "VETTS INTERNATIONAL", must be made out to "VETTS", otherwise the bank will refuse the cheque
TTE Ranking/Rating Lists
Click here for final and starting lists for Season 2015-16
- (15-08-15, Updated 23:30 hrs)
VETTS Midland Masters Tournament
Entry Form now available (minor amendment)
Letter from Susie Hughes (Acting Chairman)
- VETTS Midlands Masters - 17/18th October 2015 (Tipton)
- Bristol 1 Star Vets TT Tournament
Sunday 25th October (Closing Date - Saturday 10th October)
- VETTS Eastern Masters - 21/22nd November 2015 (Norwich, UEA)
- Draycott Vets Ranking Tournament Entry Form - 27th December 2015
- VETTS Southern Masters - 13/14th February 2016 (Crawley)
- VETTS Northern Masters - 19th/20th March 2016 (Blackpool)
- VETTS Western Masters - 16th/17th April 2016 (Thornbury)
- Draycott Vets Ranking Tournament Entry Form - 24th April 2016
- VETTS National Masters - Aldersley
14/15th May 2016
- World Vets - Alicante (Spain) - 23rd-29th May 2016
Click here for website
- World Vets - VETTS Entry Form now available
In Word form for editable purposes
- Vets Rating Tournament - TBA
- VETTS AGM - Hinckley - N/A
VETTS English Society
The VETTS Committee (2014-15)
VETTS Membership (Joining Details)