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Branch Christmas Dinner

Our Christmas Dinner was held on 8 December 2023 at the Old Fourpenny Shop Pub in Warwick, where a great time was had by all. A few photos are shown below (click on the image for a larger version).


John Griffiths

It is with great sadness we announce that Heart of Warwickshire Committee Member, John Griffiths, passed away last October after a short, but aggressive illness.

A friendly smile and a beer in his hand is how many people will remember John. He was an active member of the branch for many years, becoming Social Secretary in 2011, organising weekly socials and other events which he loved to attend and welcome members and non-members along to.

His other branch roles included Webmaster, for which he won an award for most improved website, Pub News and Pubs Officer, making sure our pub details were up to date and current, tirelessly visiting them for a pint to check out the quality of the beer!

John was also a key member of the Harbury Beer Festival held each year in August/September, and a major contributor to planning beer lists, organising, running and of course enjoying the festival. He was greatly missed in Harbury last year due to his illness and sadly will not be with us as we celebrate our 30th festival this year.

He has left a huge hole in our branch and is a presence we all miss.


Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 13 June at The Wild Boar, 27 Lakin Road, Warwick, CV34 5BU. All branch members are encouraged to attend. Guests and prospective members are also welcome but are not eligible to vote.

We are voting for branch committee members at this meeting and after many years’ service John Crossling, our current Chair, is standing down. We already have one nomination for the position and if you would like to nominate anyone (with their agreement) or volunteer yourself for that or any other position, please let us know by emailing events@how.camra.org.uk or call/text 07734 947036, including your membership number. Deadline for nominations is 27 May 2023. Note that to date we have no nominations for Public Affairs Officer and Cider Officer.

The full list of committee positions is below:

RoleCurrentNominated to date
ChairJohn CrosslingJulie Griffiths
TreasurerIan ChapmanIan Chapman
SecretarySally-Jane DownesSally-Jane Downes
Membership SecretaryJulie GriffithsJulie Griffiths
Magazine EditorJulie GriffithsJulie Griffiths
Public Affairs OfficerJohn CrosslingVacancy
Pubs Officer and Pub NewsPete WebbPete Webb
WebmasterIan ChapmanIan Chapman
Cider OfficerVacancyVacancy
Social SecretaryJulie GriffithsJulie Griffiths
Committee member without portfolioAdrian Lee
Tony Cragg
Adrian Lee
Tony Cragg

Detailed descriptions of the roles can be found in the members area of the CAMRA website – https://camra.org.uk/volunteers-area/branch-resources/branch-information/ (you will need to logon first).

After the AGM you are welcome to stay for an update on the Harbury Beer Festival.

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