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A happy new year to all our members and supporters. Let us hope it sees the beginning of peace and justice in a world sorely in need of both.

The club itself has had another good year with further improvements to the building, including disabled access and toilet facilities. Many thanks to everyone for your support which enables this unique and invaluable building to continue as a resource centre for radical groups and campaigns of all kinds.

Membership subs are now due and can be renewed via the secretary or in the club itself.

8pm Monday 21 February - Clubs AGM
Paid up members only will be admitted. Membership can be renewed on the night between 7.30 and 8.00. The Financial Report will be displayed on the Club notice board between 7 Feb and 2.30pm 19 Feb. Between those same times a form will be displayed on the notice board for nominations for officers and committee members. Nominees must have been members for at least a year and have current membership. Proposers and seconders must also be up to date members.
Any resolutions must be handed to the secretary, Paul Maurins, by 2.30pm on the 19 Feb.

The Play Group was one of the major successes of last year. It is open to anyone and meets fortnightly on Friday evenings. We read plays, discuss their content, and sometimes even act them out!
Great fun and a great way to exchange ideas.
After a Christmas break it resumes again in the new year. Next five meetings nights are:
Fri 14 Jan, Fri 28 Jan, Fri 11 Feb, Fri 25 Feb Fri 11 Mar. All at 8pm

8pm Friday 21st Jan ‘A LIFE IN THE TRADE UNIONS’
BRIAN NORTHEY devoted virtually his entire working life to trade unionism - initially as
a shop steward and then for many years as a local official. Unlike many others he never
abandoned his roots, never ‘sold out’. Recently retired, he remains a fighter on the side of
the under-dog. In this talk he looks back over his years as an activist and the many campaigns
he has been involved in.

8 pm Friday 18th Feb ‘WORKING WITH REFUGEES IN BOLTON’
JOHN LORD is employed by Bolton Council to work with refugees from many parts of the
world who arrive in Bolton seeking a safe haven. He talks about his first-hand experience,
the problems that arise, and some of the stories of the people themselves.

8pm Friday 18th March ‘THE POLITICS OF FOOD’
ALAN BROWN has extensive experience of all aspects of food production - from the personal
to the global. There can be no more fundamental issue - one that affects us all on
many levels. A discussion not to be missed.

CLUB RAMBLERS
Please contact Brian Lever on 653390 or the Club secretary for details of rambles