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    The North-West Esperanto Federation meets on Saturday 14 September in Chester. Participants gather outside the city's railway station at noon before going to the Mill Hotel for lunch. Thereafter the formal meeting is held at St John's Church. All are welcome, from beginners to fluent speakers.
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    La aŭtuna kunveno okazos je sabato la 3a de novembro 2018, je 13 30 ĉe la klubo Guppy's Enterprise Club, 17 Nunnery Lane, York. Manĝetoj kaj trinkaĵoj estas aĉeteblaj, aŭ kunportu varman trinkaĵon.
  3. Viv

    Viv O'Dunne

    A description of Viv, which she'll write later. We can add more stuff down the line too.
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  5. The shower panels were fitted yesterday - it looks great.
  6. From the T&C's: This is a formality though. The manager (Nigel) has asked if they can promote the event on their website/via social media once we have our branding in place. As an aside, Nigel says that it's likely we'll be the only group using the venue on those dates, so we'd be welcome to use other suites as breakout space for no extra charge.
  7. Super, I'll get the ball rolling. Thanks, Clare.
  8. It's a Windows Live Mail email. PDF attached. Zamenhof Letters.pdf
  9. No one seems keen to give a quote for what is a relatively small job (herein lies the problem; tradesmen like big jobs). The general opinion of people we've spoken too is that we need a plumber to remove the fittings, a tiler to tile/put the sheets up and plumber to put the fittings back again. I put the job onto a website that tradesman locally can see and send a price if they're interested in doing the job. That initiative returned zero results. I'm sure the handyman could do it, but I feel that we need to employ a professional. If the job isn't done properly we could have further damage to the ceiling, stock and new screen! @Clare Are you happy for me to ask Dave from Plumbing Solutions to go ahead and get it done?
  10. I suggested Marjorie, a long shot maybe, but she could possibly have seen them during her time researching for her biography. I've attached Geoffrey's email to this message. Zamenhof letters June 2015.eml
  11. Seeing them both together - I like them both, but I prefer the hint of green one. What do you think?
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  13. I was in there looking for an article for Mia H so I had a quick scan for the book whist I was in there. I found it straight away (!) That's a job less for you when you're here now, Paul :-)
  14. I meant black and grey, sorry My initial thoughts were that black and grey might look quite striking with coloured flags.
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    Room on the Broom -- in Esperanto!

    Haha - I agree with you, Clare! It does look a bit like a bomb. I do like it though, I think it's very clever. What next? Bill will need the logo for the website - I'll send him the usual sign-up details. What shall we do re a leaflet? Should I scrap mine and put one together using the logo? Or, because we need to get promoting asap we could use the logo for online/facebook/twitter promotion and I'll just use the updated leaflet to post to people who don't appear to have/use the web.
  16. My first thought is that it's very green ;-) We were lucky early this year, Brighton Pavilion is such a distinctive building and combined with the rainbow colours I think we had a really good logo. My suggestions: Jazz up the colour a bit, I find that particular shade of green a little dull. If we go with green, I'd prefer a more vibrant shade. I know I'll be in the minority, but one of the first things I think of when I think of Liverpool is the Beatles (I know that a Beatles theme won't appeal to many/any Esperantists though!) so I wondered what it would look like in monochrome, with just the flags in green. You did ask ;-)
  17. I haven't forgotten this. I'll send them through soon.
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    Room on the Broom -- in Esperanto!

    ​That too I've asked Ava to think over some branding for the event. No response yet. I'll remind her. I have two potential students interested. Did Ava get back to you re branding? I'd really like to have something to hand over to people (one student is a delivery driver who pops in now and again to browse the books; he's teaching himself). I've adapted what I did for the March course and made a couple of changes - it's attached. I've priced the weekend at £17 - this covers the two lunches, with VAT. (Taxi, accommodation and evening meal not included). If you approve of the leaflet I'll send to WGT and get promoting to new students. If Ava hasn't prepared anything then perhaps we can use her next time? Time is flying and we need bums in seats :-) Page 1 is date change only. Page 2 is unchanged. Page 3 some text amended and two quotes from the March students included. Page 4 prices, dates and events altered in the last paragraph. Frances at the 'Secret Kitchen' can do our catering, but I'll need to commit to the minimum booking of ten as it's busy wedding season. Unless you shout I'll book us in and make the menu choices. ​ flyer-lernu-lernu-plu-2015.pdf
  19. The quote is in: "To remove the old tiles shower and shower door. Fit multipanels which come in a variety of colours and refit the shower and shower door would be £820. To do the same thing replacing the multipanels with nice white tiles would be £635. Both these prices include all labour and materials." I will get a second opinion and second quote, unless you're happy to go with this one. It's good practice to get at least two.
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  21. All done :-)
  22. Viv

    Kaptitaj voĉoj en SoundCloud

    I've booked both venues - I'll drop Bill a line to add the dates to the events page on the website. Pricing: I presume you'd like to keep to the same as last year? £10 including VAT. If we attract 14 paying punters @£10 we will break even at the YMCA. If we charge £10 (£8.33 + VAT) for Sheffield and attract the maximum number of 15 paying people we will only recoup £125 of the £150 charge. As refreshments will be included at the Circle a charge of £12 (£10 + VAT) would see us cover costs and be justifiable? Have a think :-)
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    Kaptitaj voĉoj en SoundCloud

    Availability and prices as follows: YMCA Club Saturday 3rd Oct (Study Room 1 - capacity 15) 11:00 - 17:00. £90 Saturday 10th October (The Boardroom - capacity 18) 11:00 - 17:00. £150 Saturday 24th October (Study Room 1) 11:00 - 17:00. £90 Prices include the use of an LED screen. The Circle, Sheffield The Circle has availability on all the Saturdays in October (3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st). We would use room 5 or room 7 (capacity 16). Saturday rate (11:00 - 17:00) £150 plus VAT. Access to tea, coffee and water throughout the day is included. The price includes the use of a fitted projection screen.
  24. Viv

    Room on the Broom -- in Esperanto!

    ->- Rather than add £17 each for the evening meal on to the main cost ("but doesn't include drinks"), we should say "You get your own food and drink on the Saturday PM", which means we're only charging them for the Sat and Sun lunches plus a contribution towards the taxi fare. What's that? £10-ish? £15? The selling point becomes "You get yourselves there and we'll provide the tuition free of charge." Last time we included a meal from the lower cost end of the Duke menu (up to £11.00). The lunches cost £5.95 x 2 (11.90) plus a share of the delivery charge £2 = £13.90 + VAT = £16.68 If we get 7 people requiring a taxi we would use the reliable man from Stone with his large taxi at £15 per journey (x3). If we only get say 4 people requiring taxi's then it will be about £7 per journey using a local minicab firm (x3). I'd suggest that we charge for lunches only and get people to let us know if they will need a taxi (only 5 of the 8 last time used the taxi service) we'd then tell them they would be charged for that at a later date. A little bit of feedback from last time that may help in the planning, someone wrote to me: "it did occur to me that for the Lernu Plu group, that the chance to send the tutor, particular areas/topics you'd like to see covered might be an idea?" Another next step will be to revise the flyer and then I'll ask Emma to send them out to promote the weekend to postal students too.
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    Dominique bought his from Amazon - it requires a memory card.
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