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On this site you will be entertained with all the up to date news, forth coming social events and all the games Derby County are playing.  You will find the bus times to take you to see the games when they play at Pride Park and when they play away games, (Fixtures page). See this page for all the arrangements and contact numbers. There is a brief summing up of the game and comments about every game (Features).  Our Chairman has his own page to tell his message to all members and visitors (Chairman’s Chatter) and a special page giving all the persons who work on the committee, their contact telephone numbers and a summary of all monthly committee meetings (About Us). Extra pages are here for members to contact the site and have their thoughts displayed on (Comments). Past games reports are saved on Past Games for you to catch up. If you want anything in pictures to be published send them to the given E mail address and they will appear on our Portraits Page.To open this new season we publish our annual news letter outlining our envisaged intentions for 2018 /19 season.

          DCFC SUPPORTERS CLUB – HEANOR BRANCH
                                      

                        NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2018

Dear Supporters,

With the new season now underway, just a few notes to keep you informed of Branch matters.

Bus Fares
The cost for home games will be £5 return for all passengers from the start of the season. Discounted travel of £3 return is available for children under the age of 12 (proof required).
One way travel is available at £3 per person.
As usual, we will be monitoring the situation carefully and in the event of sufficient profits, we will provide free transport as and when appropriate as it is not our intention to make money.
Last season the increased bus fare helped pay for 3 free buses.
We will start the season with two double deckers and monitor numbers carefully.
Away games are costed individually, please see Transport Secretary for details (see contact below).

Away Travel
Transport Secretary is Ian Buxton, please contact him for bookings for away travel, with as much notice as possible to enable us to secure tickets and confirm coach size etc.
Due to the new GDPR data protection laws, we require you to fill in a new away membership form if you want us to order match tickets. Please see a committee member for a copy of this form.
This season we will be trialing reduced fares for Under 12’s to away games.
Please be aware that once booked, unless reasonable notice of cancellation is given, you will be required to pay for tickets booked by the Branch on your behalf.
IAN BUXTON – 07514 040736

Membership
We will be taking membership renewals on the first few games, price is £1.00 for adults and free for under 16’s. Please fill in the membership form and return to a committee member.
Please carry your membership card when travelling with the branch, as we will be carrying out checks during the season.

Annual Quiz
All members and their friends are invited to the Heanor Branch quiz at Heanor Miners Welfare on Thursday 8th November 2018, 7.30 for 8pm start. Teams of up to four people can enter on the night for a fee of ₤1 per person.
The quiz will be based on general knowledge and sport. A free buffet will be provided and gift vouchers awarded to winners and runners-up. A raffle will also take place. All proceeds from the night will be donated to this seasons chosen charity.

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Weekend trip
This season we are organizing a weekend trip to Blackpool for the Wigan game in December. The trip departs Friday and returns Sunday, cost will include transport, accommodation and bar en route. Anyone interested should contact Diane Looms or any Committee member, contact details are on the membership cards.

We are also looking into the possibility of organizing a weekend trip to the Swansea game in March. Again, please contact a committee member if you are interested.

Christmas Dinner
We will again be organizing a Branch Christmas dinner in December. We will be going to the Royal Oak in Ockbrook on Friday 21st December 2018, with entertainment provided by The Herron Brothers. There will be transport available for this dinner. Please register your interest with a committee member.

Email
Anyone wishing to receive information from the branch by email, please email to: heanor.rams@googlemail.com so that we have your email address on record.

Committee
Contact details for the current committee members are on your membership card, please feel free to contact us with any queries or suggestions you may have.
All members are entitled to attend any committee meeting should they wish, please ask a committee member for the date of next monthly meeting if you would like to come along.

Weekly Number Draw
The Branch has run a weekly number draw for many years and numbers are available for anyone who wants to join. Cost is 50p per number per week and prizes of £12, £8 and £5 are currently paid out every week though this can increase if additional people take part. Steve Housley now runs the draw, see any committee member if you are interested in joining.

Website
Our branch website is Heanor Rams Supporters Club http://www.heanor-rams.co.uk
The latest news, bus times, views and opinions are all here. Please feel free to provide feedback and content to the website. Send your comments to Heanorrams2017@gmail.com

Social Media
You can follow Heanor Rams on Facebook. Any branch related photos or stories can be submitted via the website for inclusion (subject to censorship )

Charity
Every season we select a charity to be the recipient of any funds raised during the season. Over the years we have supported various cancer charities, Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal, Rainbows Hospice, Alzheimer’s Society, Charlotte Blackman Fund to name but a few. Last season we raised £580 for the Jeff Stelling Prostate Cancer charity. If any member has a suggestion for this years charity please let us know and we will give it our consideration.

Have a great season from all of us on the Heanor branch committee.

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