Crawley Conservative Association Newsletter - May 2015

Crawley Conservative Association
               News Letter

      
                 May 2015

      Message from the Chairman
             Cllr Bob Burgess
 
It has been a busy few months following my election as Chairman of the CCA back in February. Thank you to everyone for support I have received.

 
We held a very successful Campaign Dinner on the 27th February. It would be good to hold a similar event every year -  with a Campaign Dinner during election year.  
A campaign manager was brought in to whip us all into shape. We have never worked so hard so thank you to Tom and thank you to all those who worked so hard to ensure our success as a Party.

We are all thrilled that Henry was returned to Parliament as Crawley's MP and also thrilled that thanks to everyone's hard work, we re-took Southgate, held our other seats, nearly took Bewbush and ended up one seat short of Labour. One more seat we would have re-taken the Council.

It is really important that we build on this hard work and keep up the momentum whilst retaining the camaraderie that was built up.
With this is mind Post-election In Touches have been printed for most wards in the town. Please help to deliver. We can only succeed if more people get involved.  
  
Also we must keep the membership growing so we are looking to increase the number of social and fundraising events we hold this year.  For this we need to grow the local branches and for them to become more active.We need money so fundraising is a priority.  

Fundraising:
We want to hold a monthly Dining Club starting on Thursday 25th June. Meet at the Taj Mahal at 7:00pm. £20 for a 2x course  meal. Drinks extra. This will be a monthly event meeting on the last Thursday in the month so for the following month, someone can organise the next event probably at a different restaurant on the High Street. Maybe even a different nationality i.e Chinese or Portuguese.   

In the pipe line at the moment:

* Croquet tournament at Worth Park Gardens. Bring a picnic. Tea/coffee provide £7

* Blue Ball at the Sandeman - March 2016. Details to follow. Tickets around £40.

The two events are being organised by the Women's group who also meet once a month for coffee. So come on CCA - let's join in and help.

Brenda will be chasing the Branches with ideas from which the Branch can choose. This includes CF too.

A Choice of ideas could include:
A Race Night
A Murder Mystery Evening
FILM night - Sing-along-a-Sound-of-Music
Perhaps another Quiz Night
Barn Dance
Tea Dance
Candle Party
CWO Lunch
Picnic in the Park-challenging CWO,CF,CCA to a Rounders Game.
Christmas Drinks
BBQ in someone's garden
 
Finally
I would like to close this first News Letter by saying a huge thank you to our previous Chairman Sue Bloom who worked so hard under difficult circumstances. 
Thank you.

And again thank you to everyone for your help and support.

Bob Burgess