ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND SPRING GET-TOGETHER

Saturday 13th April 2019 – 10.00 to 16.30 (AGM commences at 15:30)

At the Hallmark Midland Hotel, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SQ  Tel: 0330 028 3405
(Directly opposite Derby Railway Station).

Members attending the weekend events can park free of charge at the hotel but should register their vehicle at the hotel reception

Guests and Friends are also welcome to the get-together, but a donation of £2 per person would be appreciated.

This event is organised by  the London and East Midland Branches of the Society with the support of the Management Committee

The Get-Together will be held in the “Garden Room” and the AGM will be held in the “Edale Room” .

Confirmed Traders:  Contikits, Gerald Savine Prints,  N-ScaleCH,  Platform 5, SRS Sales and Switzerland Travel Centre.
In addition there will be a “Bring and Buy” Stall and a Raffle.

Confirmed Layouts:  Bärental und Dorf (HOm),  Chlâtère (HO),  Cronenberg (HO Trolley Bus),  SGK – Bahn (Sm Rack),  Wolfsberg (HO),
Gordon Wiseman  RhB Layout (N)

Swiss Railway Films will be shown in the “Edale Room”during the day.

There will be a dinner after the AGM on the Saturday evening commencing at 18:30

The Menu will be:

Starters:
Seasonal Vegetable Soup with Double Cream and Fragrant Red Amaranth
Or
Pressed Ham Hocknand Honey Terrine

Main Course:
Pan Roasted Chicken with Fondant Potatoes and Mediterranean Vegetables
Or
Pork Tenderloin served on a Colcannon Mashed Potato and English Cider Jus

Deserts:
Profiteroles filled with Sweetened Cream topped with a Warm Chocolate Sauce and Fresh Fruit
Or
Apple and Rhubarb under an Oaty baked Crumble with a Traditional Custard Sauce

Coffee or Tea with Chocolate Mints

In addition there will be a Vegetarian option for each course.

The cost will £26.00 per person excluding wine.

Andreas Perren (Perren Cab Rides) will talk about his experiences filming the Cab Rides after the meal along with a Quiz.

Bookings can be made by sending a cheque for the appropriate amount to: Glyn Jones, 13 Welland Close, Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. DE15 0AG.
Please state your menu choices and include a stamped addressed envelope for the return of your tickets.

WHY NOT JOIN US FOR THE WEEKEND?

There will be a talk in the Hotel’s Edale Room on the Friday evening commencing at 20:00 by Paul Russenberger entitled: “Another look at Switzerland”.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Single Rooms will cost  £65.00 for one night or £124.00 for two nights.
Double Rooms will cost £112.00 for one night £210.00 for two nights.
Rates include VAT, free Wi-Fi, and full English breakfast.

A table d’hote dinner will be available in the hotel on the Friday evening – £22.00 for three courses. To be booked upon arrival at the hotel.

Room bookings should be made direct with the hotel quoting the “Swiss Railways Society”  or if booking on-line use the code “SWS18” to get these rates.
These rates may not be the cheapest available and there are plenty of other hotels in the area.
It is worthwhile to sign-up to the Hallmark Hotels promotional email service.

Please note that the Austrian Railway Group is holding their AGM at the Aston Court Hotel, Derby, (across the road from the Midland Hotel) on the same day. members can get free admission to the ARG Get-Together on production of their Swiss Railways Society Membership Card. The ARG AGM will be at different time to the SRS meeting.

Updated 2nd October 2018