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CIC Aims

   Assist recent arrivals to settle into their newly adopted country.

   Produce a monthly newsletter as a resource guide, and forum.

   Promote local tourism, goods and services.

   Organise social activities.

   Support charitable and environmental organisations.

More on the proposed Athens trip below; a great price if we can get a party of 25 together!

 

Contact Peter Winterink if you want to be included.

 

For 25 passengers flight with Aegean airlines (suitcase include plus Handbag)

 and accommodation at Acropolis Select hotel 4* 

 

 

 

 4 Days the price per person will be 235 euro.

 

 

 

 3 Days the price per person will be 210 euro

 

 

 

There is no guide available so everyone goes his own way. 
 

 

The flights will be as follows 

 

 

 

1  A3 333        09 FEB       CHQ ATH  10:35  11:25

 

2  A3 336        12 FEB       ATH CHQ  17:30  18:20 

 

 

 

 

 

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FANCY A SHORT BREAK IN ATHENS WITH THE C.I.C. ?


The C.I.C. is proposing to organise a members & friends trip to Athens. If enough people are interested we can obtain a group rate which gives extremely attractive pricing.

Outline details are as follows:

  • Mon 02.02.2015-Thu 05.02.2015
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Flights from Chania Airport
  • Good quality hotel in central Athens
  • Organised via a travel agency

We will discuss this in more detail at the Rethymon coffee morning 1 December and we are hoping the Chania departure will be an attraction for members from that area to participate by not having to make the long journey to Heraklion.

In the first instance we would ask anyone who would like to participate to register their interest so we can then take steps forward to  obtain full pricing details & make confirmed bookings. Please e-mail Peter Winterink at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a short break in a wonderful city steeped in culture with lots to see.

 

Stuart Walsh

Secretary

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A short update happening in the C.I.C. in and around Rethymon over the coming few weeks:

SOCIAL AFTERNOON & EVENING

Wednesday 19 December at Taverna Klimataria in Misiria starting at 5.30 pm. Full details in the Forum under events and on our Facebook page. Just turn up on the day, optional meal afterwards on a pay as you go basis.

RETHYMON GROUP NOVEMBER SUNDAY MEAL

Sunday November 30 starting at our winter time of 2.30 pm at Taverna Kapilio in Rethymon Old Town. Details have been e-mailed to Rethymon members and also appear in the Forum and the Facebook page. Please confirm attendance to Peter Winterink no later than Wednesday 26 November.

WALK TO AGIA EIRINI

Wednesday 10 December, organised by Ralph Kruger, full details will be posted on this site soon and e-mailed to Rethymon members.

ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP

Janet Nuttall has taken over running this group from Anna and has arranged two visits to the museum in Heraklion with Don Everly in December & January. Both are fully booked at present. If you would like to be included in this group please send me your details and I will forward to Janet.

RETHYMON GROUP DECEMBER MEAL

Date and venue yet to be decided, watch this space for full details!

We are always on the look out for new venues so if you know of a suitable one please get in touch. The usual format is a fixed menu, this helps with service and pricing, simply pay for your own drinks on top. Target price for starters, main course, dessert & raki is €12.50 and usually there are about 20 dining. During the winter months we meet during the afternoon and evenings during the summer.

RETHYMON INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

Although not a CIC event we normally provide a number of helpers at the children's party which this year is on Sunday 28 December from 5-8 pm followed by an adults one with live dancing, music etc. Anna Capernaros is on the organising committee. Any enquiries either direct to Anna or via myself.

WALKS EARLY IN 2015

We are intending to organise some guided walks with our guide Ionna, well known to many of you in and around Rethymon, maybe farther afield to include the very memorable trip we did to Chania two years ago. Normally we need to restrict numbers to about 20 for these so everyone is able to benefit from the fascinating details she always tells us. Full details will be published nearer the time.

RETHYMON COFFEE MORNINGS

First Monday of every month 11.00 at Café Galero in Rethymon Old Town


We welcome members and non members to all our events. Full details appear on our web-site and look very soon for a new revamped web-site, coming to a screen near you !

 

Stuart Walsh

Secretary

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Tel: 6978048307

 



 

 

Last Month we mailed members asking for suggestions how the CIC can distribute and put to good use the considerable funds we currently have sitting idle. This was also put on our web-site and  published on the Facebook page, which, although not an official organ of the C.I.C. is a very useful communication tool.

 

The number of nominations back is in single figures!

 

As an organisation one of our principal aims is to support local charities and on behalf of the Board I can only say the return is extremely disappointing. As a body we feel such a major distribution of funds should be the decision shared with members and not just the Board’s own decision. Especially as we currently have no Board members outside Rethymon!

 

Our goal is to be in a position where a proper structured proposal can be presented for verification at the next Annual General Assembly and we need your nominations are vital to help us do this. We would like to be in a position to discuss in full at our meeting 03.11.2014 and draw up a firm proposal for the A.G.A., likely to be in January, and finalised in December.

 

At our last meeting it was agreed the deadline for nominations be extended.

 

Will you kindly give this matter your consideration.

 

To recap all paid up members as of 01.09.2014 have either 1 nomination (single members) or 2 (joint members). Please send via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be received no later than Sunday 09.11.2014.

 

To recap charities or organisations must be Cretan based or registered, the end user of funds or any other support given and finally animal charities will not be considered.

 

Finally, we would like to thank those members who have already submitted nominations and the two members who contacted us with queries.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

 

 

CIC – MEMBER BALLOT FOR ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO CHARITY

 

This e-mail is being sent to all paid up members of the C.I.C. as at 01.09.2014. If you have not received one and believe you should have please contact me direct.

 

From the published minutes and accounts of recent Board meetings you will have seen the C.I.C. has a considerable amount of money sitting in the accounts. This has accumulated mainly from membership fees and the cost savings in there no longer being a monthly newsletter.  The Board has decided these funds should be put to good use rather than sit idly in the bank.

 

Funds will be split between the Rethymon & Chania Groups on the basis of %age membership on 01.09.2014. Postal addresses of members will be used as the deciding factor. Votes from overseas members will be included but not for the purposes of calculating the %age split.The exact amounts for distribution will be confirmed at the December 2014 C.I.C. Board meeting and any final decision will be ratified at the next Annual general Meeting, (A.G.A.), early in 2015.

 

Just a quick reminder about the revised membership structure:

 

  • From 01.01.2015 all membership will be single tier (i.e. there will be no single or joint categories) at a cost of €10 each and will run from 01.01.2015-31.12.2015

  • Memberships falling due for the remainder of 2014 will be at a flat rate of €5 each to expire 31.12 2014

  • The A.G.A. is open only to paid up members on the date held.

 

We are asking for each member to nominate one (1) charity of their choice to receive funds from the C.C.C. Charities nominated must comply with the following:

 

  • Be Cretan based and/or registered

  • Be the end user of funds received

  • Animal charities will not be included

 

Members who are joint members as of 01.09.2014 are entitled to one vote each, i.e. two in total. Single and members who renewed until 31.12.2014 are entitled to one vote each.

 

As has been C.I.C. practice for some time funds will be used to purchase goods and services on behalf of charities rather than handed over as a cash amount wherever possible.

 

(N.B. All the above was included in the minutes of the September Board meeting)

 

Votes will be counted at the next C.I.C. Board meeting Monday 06.10.2014 and should be received no later than midnight 05.10.2014. Votes received after this time will not be included.

 

Copies of all minutes are available to paid up members at www.thecic.eu copies by e-mail as Word documents are available on request to The Secretary.

 

Please direct any queries to Peter Winterink, President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Stuart Walsh, Secretary,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Votes should be submitted by returning this e-mail to the sender and including the following details:

 

  • Name of voter(s)

  • Charity nominated

 

Peter Winterink                                                                                Stuart Walsh

 

President                                                                            Secretary

 

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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