A message from our Commodore regarding our winter programme

I trust that this message finds you and your family and friends safe and well.


Although Ards and North Down Borough Council has decided to re-open council Community Halls from Monday 5th October, the committee has decided to postpone the start of the club winter programme until January 2021 at the earliest. This means that there will be no Wednesday night meetings in October, November and December, and the Annual Church Service and Annual Dinner and Prize Giving have been cancelled. The reason for this is that the anticipated second wave of COVID-19 has started, and the age profile of the membership of CIBC means that most of the attendees at winter programme meetings would be in a high-risk group.


The committee appreciates that additional lost opportunities for social interaction between our members is far from ideal, but the health, safety and physical well-being of our members is our primary concern, and it is incumbent upon us to proceed with great caution. The committee will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and will publish and circulate a winter programme when it is safe to proceed. The committee will be recommending to the 2021 Annual Meeting that 2020 membership subscriptions paid before 1st December 2020 will include the subscription for 2021.


If you have any comments or queries you can contact the committee through the Honorary Secretary at honorary.secretarycibc@outlook.com, or 11 Pinehill Green, Bangor, BT19 6SQ. Stay safe.  


Kyle Colville