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International Club of Estepona The ‘ICE’ Club A Social and Cultural Club for all English Speaking People

JULY - AUGUST 2021 Edition


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International Club of Estepona The ‘ICE’ Club Magazine Contents Page 5 7 8 9-13 14-15 17 18-21 22 23 26-27

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President's Letter Notices Puzzles Past Events Rambling Future Events Social Calendar Wilma's Salmon Filet Electricity Savings Reflection of Ice

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Reflections of ICE Joan Thompson History in Letters

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Solutions Safety Notices Committee Members Advertising Rates General Information Activity Organisers Essential Telephone Nos

Betty Fooks - Editor Email: editor@theiceclub.es

As we move into the ‘hot’ months of the year, there is a definite feeling of getting back to normal—as the wonderful Caribbean Evening proved. For me, as editor, it is so good to be able to see all the activity reports on past events. Lets hope for lots more. Ed. President: Sheila Fox Email: info@theiceclub.es Editor: Betty Fooks Email: editor@theicelub.es Advertising: Rachel Lucas Email: lucasrachel2020@gmail.com Disclaimer: - The committee wishes to declare that ICE does not accept responsibility for the contents of articles nor the claims made by advertisers. The magazine is published on the website on or before the first day of each month. www.theiceclub.es Email: info@theiceclub.es Tel: 952 802 549

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President’s Letter

We have had to say our final farewells to members Douglas Burrington and Gary Mytchell. Our thoughts are with their families and friends at this very sad time. I flew into the UK last week and experienced a very easy and pleasant trip. There were only 32 passengers, including 4 children, on the flight and, as all my paperwork was in order, I didn't have any problems. I am currently in self-isolation for 10 days but I'm in touch with what's going on at ICE. I believe the Caribbean Supper last week was a great success. The photos I've seen showed it to be a lovely evening for an outside event with everyone enjoying themselves. More than 50 people attended. Well done to Wilma and all her helpers. Of course, this summer at ICE will be different as many people have been unable to return to their home countries and others unable to return to Spain. With the usual expected high temperatures in Spain, I think the club will be quiet for the next couple of months and we are not running any special events. In July we have an away-day lunch at Mini India and another in August at Thapa Thai, so please give them your support. The catering team are having a few weeks off from the 2nd week in July until the beginning of September. The Quiz Night will run as usual in July and a few other activities, but most events and activities will be back in September, including the Film Night, which has not been held for a long time, due to Covid restrictions. Check the social calendars in the magazine and watch the ICE Facebook page and the website for up to date notices and information. Wherever you are over the next few months, enjoy your summer. We usually say don't forget your hats, water and sun-creams, but now we add also your masks! Sheila Fox, President 5


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NOTICES Lottery Winners— May

Welcome to new members -

1st Leonie Sturgess € 60 2nd Alan Lucas € 30 3rd Anne Hardwick € 15 Club € 45

Nora Bryan

DOUGLAS BURRINGTON

Douglas joined ICE as a member in 2006 and spent many happy hours with the 'ramblers’. He went on to join the Friday painting group when John Wright was in charge. When he started he had no previous experience at all but he worked cheerfully and with determination becoming a proficient, and very well liked member of the class and is now much missed. Douglas is pictured here standing at the back at one of the painting group Christmas gatherings. Submitted by The Painting Group

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PUZZLES

Like puzzles— There’s a new one every day on the ICE website! CODEWORDS (Answers Page 30) Codewords are like crossword puzzles - but have no clues! Instead, every letter of the alphabet has been replaced by a number, the same number representing the same letter throughout the puzzle. All you have to do is decide which letter is represented by which number! To start you off, we reveal the codes for two or three letters. With these letters filled in throughout the puzzle, you'll have enough clues to start guessing words and discovering other letters. SUDOKU (Answers Page 30) Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from 1 to 9. 8


PAST EVENTS THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR – PART 2 So this was Geoff Fabron’s, again eagerly awaited, continued talk on the Spanish Civil War and was to cover the actual very nasty civil war of 1936 to 1939. Again the presentation time was scheduled for 2:00 after the weekly Thursday meeting and an excellent club lunch featuring ‘bangers and mash’ prepared this time by Diane and Brenda. Geoff gave a brief resume of the lead up to the outbreak of the war in 1936, namely: Attempts at forming an acceptable Constitution had failed miserably due to the main factions being totally opposed to each other’s views with Authoritarian Rule v Liberal democracy, central Madrid rule v Regional rule, the wealthy Aristocratic v the Middle Class and a strict Catholic State v a Secular State, indeed a very complex state of affairs. The Spanish national psyche was shattered and growing unrest, polarisation and violence had lead to a Right (Nationalists) versus Left (Republicans) situation. The population was totally split with total distrust on both sides, and the stage was set for civil war. The military declared a revolt and on 18/19 July 1936 took control. The army of Africa was transported (by German and Italian aircraft) to the mainland. However in Madrid the uprising failed and effectively there were two rebellions, a military uprising and a left wing/separatist revolution. Franco flew in from the Canary Islands. Police and soldiers sided with who was in control. Mayhem presided. Both sides were fairly well balanced but very disorganised. Terror and revenge ruled on both sides, with political opponents rounded up then imprisoned or executed. Gradually from August 1936 to March 1937, Franco and the Nationalists advanced towards Madrid but suffered heavy losses. They joined up with the Nationalists in the north (Pamplona under General Mola). Then a change of tactic saw the north of the country fall to the Nationalists (April 1937 to October 1937). With the Soviets/Stalin supplying arms to the Republicans, in the winter of 9


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1937/1938 they tried to strike back at Teruel, but suffered heavily with around 80,000 casualties. The writing was on the wall for the Republicans. From March 1938 to Feb 1939, Franco made advances with Barcelona and Catalonia eventually falling to him. 27th March 1939 the Republican’s cause collapsed, and on 1st April 1939 Franco declared that the civil war was over. Severe reprisals ensued, with no mercy being shown with 10,000 being killed. Strict authoritarian rule existed with a one party state that showed no tolerance. The human cost of the war had been around 765,000. Franco remained in power until 1976. Simply a very fascinating period in not too far away history! Submitted by Alan Lucas

QUIZ NIGHT - Friday 4 June Thank you to all who attended this event, when we reverted back to a start time of 8.30pm to try and get us back to some sort of normality after the last very unsettling year. There were 22 players between four tables, which meant all tables took home a bottle of wine. We had four rounds namely Countries, Food and Drink, Lovers and General Knowledge, with a short break after the first two to recharge our glasses and eat a chocolate snack! The final scores were very close with Sheila Defries and colleagues winning by only half a point to bag the winning four bottles of wine. We finished with a game of Sticky Thirteens (a card game with a bingo theme) being won by Ian Horwood. We were very pleased to welcome four new prospective Club members who said they had enjoyed themselves - fingers crossed they do indeed join us. If you enjoy quizzing, come and join our next one which will be on Friday 2 July with Ron Pegrum. We can always find you someone to play with if you don’t have your own team of up to six people - only 2 euros for members and 3 euros for guests. Submitted by Maggie Whittley 11


PAST EVENTS CARIBBEAN NIGHT

What would you expect from a night in the Caribbean? Balmy temperatures, reggae music, delicious spicy food served under palm trees and a velvet blue sky, delightful , exotically attired companions, and afterwards the chance to go skinny-dipping on a moon-kissed beach.

That is exactly what we were treated to on June 12th, courtesy of Wilma and her team of helpers. (The skinny-dipping was optional – I didn’t see too many of you on the beach, you should have come!) About 60 ICE members and guests enjoyed 3 courses with choices, all elaborate and delicious, as we have come to expect from Wilma’s kitchen, served on the upper terrace by suitably extravagantly dressed waiters and waitresses. We were entertained by a quiz (‘How many Caribbean islands can you name?’ There are over 7,000! The winning table found 27!) and prizes for the best dressed diners, which went to the utterly resplendent Maggie and Dan. Wasn’t it great to enjoy an evening out together? Our thanks go to Wilma, and hers go to her helpers: Rachel and Alan, Renee and Dan, Di, Maureen, Ian, Fran and Nigel, and the many more who pitched in. Submitted by Sally Holloway

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RAMBLING Rambling for this season has now come to an end but here are a few of our May walks which, due to the easing of restrictions, was a nice change and allowed us to ‘stray’ further from home and explore less well known areas. Castellar de la Frontera The terrain, overlooked by the old fortress at Castellar, was very varied, from brushing through tall prickly undergrowth (scratched legs for those of us in shorts!) to striding across glorious flower-filled meadows , then scrambling a short sandstone hill to reach a lovely high ridge, with fantastic 360 degree views, where we were very happy to sit and have our picnics in the shade. A lovely stroll skirting the lake (reservoir?) in the afternoon just about finished us off (literally as it was pretty hot ) but again, the terrain changed dramatically with a “ tree graveyard” and a boulder strewn landscape to negotiate until we climbed up back to the roadway to return to our cars (total distance almost 12k). Flora and fauna were abundant and much appreciated - we were constantly surrounded by hundreds of beautiful butterflies (Monarchs I think, mostly) Eagles circling over the lake looking for fish, a lovely friendly donkey who came running to his fence to greet us (sadly we had no fruit to give him) and a particularly evil - looking red-striped oil beetle all grabbed our attention. We later found out that the beetle is highly dangerous, thankfully none of us wanted to stroke him!

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Los Reales Eleven of us assembled for our Saturday ramble in the heights of Los Reales. Nice to see more people joining us, including old friends returned to Spain after being away for ages! Again led by Brian, who told us it was ‘a nice flat walk’ - those of us who are old hands always take Brian’s descriptions with a pinch of salt - he is well known for his undulations! However, the real highlight of this route was the fantastic views east and west along the Costa, across to Gibraltar and beyond to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Benahavis Our final ramble of the season was a comparatively short one, in order to rendezvous in the centre of the Pueblo by lunchtime for celebratory food and drinks with our non-walking friends. However, what the ramble lacked in distance was more than compensated for in its beauty and relatively easy strolling on a hot day. This 11th century Moorish village set at 500 feet above sea level offers stunning views of the Costa and surrounding countryside. Our 90 minute " stroll " took us up across the Guadalmina river and through lovely shady paths bordering a series of very attractive acequias threading along the side of the valley. Once again we were treated to a variety of wildlife - mainly waterborne- including frogs and toads, terrapins, colourful dragonflies, numerous butterflies and tiny darting fish.

Having reached the entrance to the Golf Course at the halfway point we crossed the river again and meandered back along the other side of the valley, stopping to admire the natural dam and deep inviting pool along the way (fancy a dip anyone?). Finally, hot but happy we made our way to the centre of the village for lunch in the main square. Looking forward to the start of another fabulous rambling season in September - come and join us! Submitted by Rachel Lucas 15


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EVENTS DUE TO CURRENT RESTRICTIONS EVENTS MAY CHANGE AT VERY SHORT NOTICE - ALWAYS CHECK CLUB HOUSE NOTICE BOARD STOP PRESS ON THE WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK ‘The ICE Club’

July Friday, 2nd July - Quiz—Quizmaster Ron Pegrum 8.00 for 8.30 Thursday, 22nd July—Away Day Lunch at Mini India—Orgniser Maggie

August Thursday, 12th August –Away Day Lunch at Thapa Thai—Organiser

Brenda

Please note there will be no bar lunches in July or August

Anglican Church of Costa del Sol West SAN PEDRO at 10-00am

Every Sunday we hold an Anglican Service of Holy Communion in the Hall adjoining the Parroquia Virgen del Rocio (near McDonalds). SOTOGRANDE at 12-00pm Every 2nd and 4th Sunday we hold an Anglican Service of Holy Communion in La Iglesia Sra.de la Merced, the ‘Big Church’. 1st and 3rd Sundays are Methodist Worship services. You will receive a very warm welcome at our Churches, and children are particularly encouraged to join in the Sunday school fun activities. We hold a Messy Church at Marlow’s Fish and Chip restaurant at the Eroski roundabout in Duquesa on the first Saturday of each month, between 11-00am and 1-00pm. This is well attended by children, who enjoy the various activities, and also parents and adults who come along to give their support. We conduct Wedding Blessings, Baptisms, Funeral services, and undertake pastoral care visits to the sick or needy. Coffee Morning each Tuesday in Sabinillas from 11-00am, at the Café American Bistro at the eastern end of the Paseo near the children’s play area. Our Chaplain is Adrian Low, so do come and meet him together with his wife Joanna at any of these events. For further details about us, please contact Adrian on 952 808 605 or Church Wardens: San Pedro Church – Andria Bennett 2021andreabc@gmail.com Sotogrande Church - Geoff Fabron (an ICE Member) +44 7786244607 geoff.fabron@hotmail.co.uk Visit our website for even more information: www.costachurch.com

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FUTURE EVENTS September 6th

Return of Film Night

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Day Trip to The Lakes – TBA

September 19th Songs of Praise September 21th Ladies´ Lunch September 25th Party Night – TBA

THE ART OF READING INSTEAD OF DOING WHATEVER ELSE IT IS YOU SHOULD BE DOING!

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WILMA’S SALMON FILET WITH SPINACH Serves 2 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped A handful of ready cubed bacon, optional Bag of fresh spinach 4 tbsp of creme fraiche or philadelphia 2 slices of Salmon filets Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled or cubed

Fry onion, garlic and bacon, (if used) lightly in very little sunflower oil Add some butter and top with the spinach. Combine until Spinach has reduced 3-4 mins. Add Creme fraiche or philadelphia to melt into serving dish Top with the Salmon and sprinkle over some Gorgonzola cubes. Bake at 180 deg.C for about 20 minutes. Delicious with creamy pasta, rice or potatoes. Submitted by Wilma Keeley

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ELECTRICITY SAVINGS HOW TO USE APPLIANCES ON A TIMER DURING THE NEW CHEAPER ELECTRICITY HOURS Appliances that need to be ‘triggered’, i.e. physically switched on before they function, cannot be used with a conventional timer (unless a ‘delay’ timer is built into the appliance itself). You will need to consider using a Digital Timer (DT) to operate your appliance during the cheaper hours.

The following is how to use a Digital Timer (DT) with an electrical appliance that requires it to be manually triggered (turned on manually) before it will work: e.g. dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer etc. This will only work if you have your appliance plugged into a DT that has an ‘OFF’, ‘ON’ and ‘AUTO’ function (€8.99 from Amazon.es or any electrical store). When the DT is in the 'ON' setting you can switch the appliance on regardless of set times. 'OFF' is self-explanatory - no power, and 'AUTO' sets it to turn on automatically when it hits the time/s you set on the DT. So, set the DT to the time you want the appliance to come on (say 2am) and an arbitrary time for the DT to switch off, but longer than the functioning time of the appliance. The actual appliance still needs to be turned on for it to work (manually triggered) so change the DT function to 'ON', then press the start button on the appliance (or whatever it takes to turn the appliance on); the appliance will then start to work. Then change the DT function to 'AUTO' and the appliance will switch off, but – the magic bit - will come back on during the delayed time set earlier. Basically you are telling the chip in the appliance to start but then cutting power to it temporarily using the ‘AUTO’ function on the timer. As stated above, it works on appliances that need to be manually triggered. You may not need it for your washing machine as some models have a delay timer built in. Submitted by Doug Proctor 23


PLACES TO VISIT RONDA Many of us have visited the historic town of Ronda, with its dramatic gorge and magnificent scenery but there is always more to see. At Christmas I found the ideal hotel to stay in to explore the whole area. Hotel Molino del Puente – a converted mill with English owners and wonderful food. Only 10 minutes outside Ronda—Mr Henderson’s railway nearby– and don’t miss a visit to the ///bodega. Ed. Did this story make you think of a place special to you? Now we can start to travel why not share it with other readers. Just email me. Ed.

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REFLECTIONS OF ‘ICE’ Joan Thompson Joan was a founding member of ICE, president from 1996—2003 and is still an active Member. Here is her story …. Ed. Back in the early 80’s, I was living in Jersey and I came to Spain for the first time with my husband Bill and stayed at the Palma Sol in Benalmadena. Sadly my husband died in 1985 and as I had always wanted to live in London, I applied for a job as Mail Room Supervisor with Granada Management in Golden Square. I was successful and started within a week, but after two great years I wanted to spread my wings and remembered how much I had enjoyed holidays on the Costa, so I got in touch with a girlfriend who had an apartment in Benavista. She invited me to stay and that’s when I sold my London flat and came to the Costa. By then it was 1988 and there was a Club in Fuengirola which had been started by residents. I joined, and together with three others from this area we decided we needed a Club of our own! At the start, we met in various restaurants but they soon got fed up with us meeting every Thursday and just buying coffee. We had several meetings but by then we had 30 or 40 people interested in the Club continuing so we started our search for permanent premises and rented, then bought premises in the Port. Paul Seward was our first President, Ray Oldfield our Treasurer, I was Secretary and Tony Winship was a committee member. We spent hours working on the Statutes for the Club as everything had to be legal. Paul Seward had just started his own business so he left after a few years and I was voted as President which post I held for the next 14 years. Ray Oldfield was a great Treasurer and he worked out the first bond issue which gave a very good return and especially when we sold the Clubhouse in the Port and bought the present Clubhouse in Bahia Dorada. 26


We had no experience of coach trips but one of the first was to Portugal. This was before the bridge was built to Spain, so the coach went over on the ferry but then coming back the tide was low so we had to drive up the road near the river to the nearest bridge. It was a very enjoyable trip and I still remember the Brandy stops! We have had so many enjoyable trips since I wish I had listed them. One special memory was our visit to Expo in Seville in 1992 when our membership reached 600 because people joined especially to go on our back-toback trips. So many Members have worked so hard back in early days, Jean Galloway was an excellent Secretary with backup from her husband Peter who is a loyal member and our Librarian today. Before Covid we averaged 400 members a year, luckily not all in the Clubhouse at the same time! Some lovely memories of ICE events and friends

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HISTORY IN ‘LETTERS’ The Town Hall of Benahavis are currently running an exhibition of ‘letters’. Along the main road into the village are reproductions of letters that changed the course of history, or that never reached their destination; love letters, war letters, correspondence between celebrities, letters from thieves, from murders, interesting scientific legacies, or emotional stories from ordinary people… Here are a few…. WASTING INKS OF PASSION 1930 Frida Khalo to Diego Rivera Here is an example of Frida’s many passionate love letters during the 27 stormy years that her relationship with the painter Diego Ribera lasted. Diego, my love Do not forget that as soon as you finish the fresco we will get together forever, without lawsuits or anything, just to love each other very much. Do not misbehave and do whatever Emmy Lou tells you. I adore you more than ever. Your girl, Frida (write me) 50 YEARS LATER The End of a Legend 2013 John Anglin to Richmond Police Station Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and their partner Frank Morris were the executors of the escape from the most popular and impassable prison in the world: Alcatraz in San Francisco. The event occurred on June 11th, l962 and the three disappeared in the waters that link the island to the mainland. Investigators left them for dead, and Alcatraz maintained its legend that no one ever escaped alive. However, this letter, delivered anonymously 50 years later at the Richmond Police Station, would open the case. In his letter, John Anglin shed light on the mystery that surrounded the old prison, and debunked the legend that no one ever managed to escape. ‘My name is John Anglin. I escaped from Alcatraz in June 1962 with my brother Clarence and Frank Morris. I am 83 years old and in bad shape. I have cancer. Yes, we all made it that night! If they announce on TV that I will be promised to go to jail for a maximum of one year and have medical attention, I will write again to let you know where I am. It is not a joke ..’ 28


AN ELEGANT LETTER 1993 George Bush to Bill Clinton This is the elegant letter that the newly appointed US president Bill Clinton found when he arrived in the Oval Office of the White House. It was written by the outgoing president George Bush (father) Dear Bill, When I walked into this office just now, I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that too. I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described. There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I am not a very good one to give advice; but jut don’t let the critics discourage you or push you off course. You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well. Your success now is our country’s success. I am routing hard for you. Good luck, George The exhibition, with around 25 letters, is on for the next couple of months and well worth a visit on your way up to sample the delights of the local restaurants. Ed.

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SAFETY NOTICES These are the new rules that the Committee have put into place to keep you all safe, it is everybody's responsibility to adhere to them, anybody refusing to keep to the rules will unfortunately be asked to leave: Capacity allowed is 75% using 25% of the tables indoors, 100% in toldos area but a distance of 1.5 metres to be kept between tables. Anti bacterial gel to be used when you enter the Club which is provided at every entrance. People must wear masks at all times apart from when sitting at a table. Tables and chairs to be cleaned after every occupancy by the people vacating chair or table, cleaning materials provided at cleaning stations. Only 1 person at a time in all of the toilets, locks have been fitted on the outer doors. Toilets, door handles and light switches to be cleaned by anyone using the toilets. Cleaning materials provided or if you feel safer clean them before use as well. No cushions to be used and when required, single use tablecloths only. Lunches will now be served at your table. Bar to be used for ordering & collecting of drinks only, no standing or sitting at the bar. If you use the Computer, wipe everything down with wipes provided. Books & puzzles may be taken but on return or touched must be put into the box provided to quarantine for 14 days. Lift to be used by 1 person at a time unless of the same household.

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CLUB COMMITTEE PRESIDENT

Sheila Fox

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SECRETARY

Margaret Whittley

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TREASURER

Ted Lunniss

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CATERING MANAGER

Wilma Keeley

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BAR MANAGER

Ian Horwood

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Diane Hackett

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Julie Wood

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Brenda Taylor

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Alan Lucas

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Betty Fooks

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Doug Mitchell

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Alan Lucas

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Sally Holloway

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HOSTESS Introduce new members Maureen Winckle

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Vic Loughran

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MAGAZINE ADVERTISING RATES Adverts presented in desired layout, will be included on our web site with links to your site. Classified Ads: Members Only Free. Quarter page Black & White 7€ per edition Colour 8€ per edition Half page 13€ per edition 15€ per edition Full page 26€ per edition 30€ per edition Discounts:- 6 editions 10% 10 editions 20%. There will be 10 editions per calendar year August & September combined - December & January Combined. Advertising fees to be prepaid before the 15th of the month. Copy to be emailed to editor@theiceclub.es before 15th of any month, for inclusion in the following issue INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF ESTEPONA (Siberme) accepts no responsibility for contents of any advertisement appearing. I.C.E. Clubhouse, Urbanisation Bahia Dorada, Entrada 5, at Km. 149, A7, Estepona 29693 Málaga Telephone 952 802 549 www.theiceclub.es Email: info@theiceclub.es PLEASE TELL ADVERTISERS YOU SAW THEIR ADVERT IN ICE MAGAZINE 32


CLUB INFORMATION MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Renewing your annual club membership can be done by bank transfer: Banco Sabadell IBAN ES98 0081 0535 8800 0131 1734 BIC CODE BSASESBB Please advise TED LUNNISS, the club Treasurer by email if you have sent a payment by bank transfer, stating your name and membership number if possible.Ted_lunniss@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 691 392 156 IMPORTANT Transfers from UK banks are now charged at 18€ by our Spanish bank. Please include this extra amount if you need to send money to us from any UK bank. COACH TRIPS See trip information for times. Please ensure that you sit in the seat numbered on your ticket. We regret that we cannot stop at any other point unless agreed with the organiser, to pick up or put down. The organiser reserves the right to refuse to include any member they feel is not sufficiently ablebodied to follow the itinerary. Members are responsible for their own travel insurance. BUYING YOUR TICKET Please produce your membership card together with the correct money. Have prepared your choice of the menu if applicable. Final ticket booking: All tickets must be booked and paid for on or before the last Thursday coffee morning before the event. Late phone bookings cannot be accepted. Members are advised to attend the last Thursday before a trip in case there are any last-minute alterations. REFUNDS Cannot be given for tickets, unless the organiser is notified in time, and providing the trip is full and a replacement can be found from the waiting list. Tickets are not transferable to other members without the authorisation of the organiser. TIPS Are included in the cost of coach travel and restaurants, but not for hotels. DRINKS POLICY All drinks, whether alcoholic or otherwise, to be consumed on the Club premises shall be purchased from the Club bar. WELFARE Members are requested to notify welfare officer,OF Diane Hackett, if they know of any member IMPORTANT: TELL THEourBAR STAFF ANY BROKEN GLASS who is ill. Tel 626 080 829/ 952 893 965 Email: dianehackett22@gmail.com AND THEY WILL DISPOSE OF IT. ALL ORGANISERS PLEASE NOTE – BEFORE LEAVING THE CLUB The clubhouse furniture must be sanitized and left as set for a Thursday meeting, switch off lights, fans and air conditioners, set building alarm and lock doors. When using the general fob for the alarm it is imperative to return it to the correct place.

DOGS Are not allowed inside the clubhouse. They are permitted on the lower terrace but only when they are under the owner’s control by being attached to a lead which is held by the owner or attached to one of the hooks on the wall which are provided for that purpose. SMOKING The smoking of tobacco, electronic cigarettes or any other substance is not permitted anywhere in or on the Club premises. PARKING When visiting the club please park considerately between white lines and never on yellow lines. Please DO NOT PARK in the car parking space in front of next door’s apartment. Although it is not officially for their sole use it is better for peaceful relations not to park there. 33


ACTIVITY ORGANISERS Art Group Art Class Bowls Bridge Bums & Tums Canasta Drama Group Film Night Garden Club Golf History Krafty Club Ladies Lunch Mahjong Petanca Quiz Night Rambling Songs of Praise Spanish Lessons Scrabble

Steve Carter Ronnie Lilley Terry Smith Tim & Nine Taminiau Rachel Lucas Nigel Nevshehir Margaret Hall Sue Potter Alan Lucas Peter Henry Stephen McMurtry Geoff Fabron Julie Wood Julie Wood Lin Ingram Wilma Keeley Sheila Fox Sue Potter Martin Holmes Martin Holmes Wilma Keeley

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CLUB ORGANISERS

Club Calendar Facebook Library Lift Controller Lottery Posters & tickets Security Keys Ticket Sales

Videos Wake Organiser

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Sheila Fox Sue Potter Peter Galloway Terry Smith Dave Hackett Vic Loughran Rob Potter Maggie Whittley Jackie Simmonds Fran Horwood Cindy Holmes Julie Wood

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Alcoholics Anonymous 600 379 110

Sabinillas

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Citizens Advice Spain

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San Roque

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Diabetics Support Narcotics Support

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Marbella Gibraltar

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