The Gentlemen's Ale Sampling Society
1982-2017 35 YEARS OF BEERS
BENIDORM - SPAIN
Following some two years of
non-stop promotion by Hew Edilodoloodaloo during which he bad-mouthed Las Vegas,
New York, Shanghai, St Tropez
A decision that proved to be much to the chagrin
of several of our more senior (and may I say - wealthier) members.
To be precise we are off to a venue our travel agents describe thus:-
"If it was me, I would stay in the
4* Melia Benidorm every time, as good as a 5*, probably the best hotel in
Which is a result as there was a
suggestion that we stayed in the Hotel Solana, where the TV series Benidorm was
Our organiser for 2015 is Mr Keith
Evans. Keith is from the Mike Saffery school of organisation.
THE 2015 PLAN
Depart SAT 5th September. Return SAT 12th September.
HOTEL MELIA BENIDORM - ALL INCLUSIVE
SINGLE ROOMs x 9 - £695
JENKINS, FARRER, BRUNNING, COCKERTON, EASDOWN, EDELEANU, EVANS, WESTLAKE, RODRIGUEZ
TWIN ROOMS X 3 - £550pp
HENSLOW/BELL - BRICE/MANKELOW - SMITH A/RALPH
SHORT STAY GROUP
Depart SAT 5th September – return THU 10th September
HOTEL MELIA BENIDORM - ALL INCLUSIVE
SINGLE ROOM X 2 – £495
PILCHER, SMITH L
TWIN ROOM X 1 -£395pp
NOT ALLOWED AWAY WITH THE BOYS GROUP
RICHES, SPREE, GUTTRIDGE, GILBERT
ROOMS - NONE COST - ZERO
But guys, you will all
be dead soon, is work really that important?
Making a total of 23.
WEEK STAY GROUP
GARY is flying out Sunday
SHORT STAY GROUP
COST PER PERSON
JENKINS - £963 (extra £63 because he changed his flight dates)
HENSLOW - BELL - BRICE - MANKELOW - SMITH A - RALPH
PRICE - BRIDGEWATER
METHOD OF PAYMENT
Payment of a £50 per head deposit has been made by GASS
(Keith) to hold the hotel.
A payment of £35 per head deposit has been made by GASS
(Keith) to hold the flights.
May I suggest that GASS members fund their AGM as follows:-
Pay the full amount at the JUNE meeting.
Pay your bill less £200 at the JUNE
meeting and the £200 balance at the AUGUST meeting.
Hope that gives everyone the information they require and
thanks to Keith for the organisation.
And just for the record to save people asking me about last year.....
AGM 2014 - LOS CRISTIANOS, TENERIFE
Sat 6th - Sat 13th Sept 2014
SINGLES: BRUNNING, COCKERTON, EASDOWN,EDELEANU,EVANS,FARRER,JENKINS,WESTLAKE (8) = £500
TWINS: BELL/HENSLOW, BRICE/MANKELOW, SMITH A/RALPH (6) = £310
SHORT STAY SINGLE: SMITH L = £220
SHORT STAY TWIN: BRIDGEWATER/PRICE (3) = £140
At the recent Annual Ball generously thrown by a local plant hire company, the name we are not allowed to mention in this website, lest creditors of said company get wind of what the Chairman gets up to in his spare time, there was a discussion about one option for fun on the AGM, the hiring and riding of some Harley Davidson Motor Bikes for a day. Owen kindly researched the idea and found a company that would hire us six bikes for the day.
The potential riders are Owen, Gary, Steve, Phil C, Graham, and Andy (plus Chris and Stuart may even fly out for the event). Plus pillions Brian, Nick and anyone else up for it.
The idea has since been developed into the following suggestion:-
THE AGM DAY OUT - MONDAY 8th
As a great day out for all (before the short term group fly back) we hire six Harley's and four or five 2 seat Buggies and go out for a days cruising.
This means that everyone gets to drive something fun.
Drive up the spectacular route to the top of Mount Tiede, the active Volcano, then back down to the coast for lunch, then home to cruise and pose round town.
AGM 2014 THEME - GASS BIKERS
Dress - Biker gear, with hand made GASS ANGELS jackets, plus bandanas, beards, wigs, hats boots, the works.
Everyone buys a sleeveless denim/leather jacket and decorates it in Hells Angels fashion, plus individual choice of biker hats, bandanas etc.
Prize for the best decorated jacket with the most piss stains.
MONDAY - MAIN CRUISE AND AGM DINNER
In the morning pick up the vehicles, group photos, drive up to the Volcano (a spectacular drive and well worth it), light lunch, drive back a different route,
The onto the main drag to cruise up and down posing the hell out of it for a laugh, then drop the vehicles,
and immediately on for drinks in GASS ANGELS gear, and straight into the AGM dinner.
Out on the town to smash it up, in a nice way.
TUESDAY - SECOND CRUISE
This time we hire mobility scooters or little scooters or kids bikes, and repeat the cruise in town.
Nick did request that Brian buy 17 jackets but this was voted down.
Everyone buy their own and decorate them in your own style as part of the fun.
Follow these simple steps:-
1. BUY A DENIM BLUE OR BLACK JACKET - Google Mens Denim Jackets, there are loads for £25.
Might be best long sleeved for riding protection and warmth, it gets cold at the top of the Volcano.
2. DECIDE WHAT NICKNAME YOU WANT ON THE LOWER HALF CIRCLE
Brian will print what you want and mail you out the half circles as iron-on transfers, you just iron them on!
He will also send you the GASS logo and a GASS TENERIFE logo, both iron on.
3. DECIDE ON YOUR CENTRAL LOGO
The choice there is buy a large woven patch from one of the websites suggested below - gives the best quality.
OR - find a JPEG (picture) of a logo you like on the web and email it to Brian for printing as an iron-on.
4. BUY ADD-ONS FOR YOUR TOTAL LOOK
Pick and mix from these suggestions:-
Helmet, horns, leather caps, baseball hats, wigs, bandanas, pony tails.
Cool Shades, ear rings, stick on scars, ZZ Top beards
Arm tattoo sleeves, big rings, big belts, big boots, chaps, T shirts,
Loads of chains and patches.
THIS IS WHAT THEY WILL LOOK LIKE
The Sol Princesa Dacil Hotel
Located very near the centre of Los
Cristianos and just 200 metres from Los Cristianos beach,
After the issues caused by the cancellation
of our booking at the H10 Big Sur,
The new hotel is nearer the centre of
town, but just back from the beach, and is ALL INCLUSIVE.
There was a 100% vote for upgrading to
Superior rooms which are larger, have air-con and a sea view from their terrace.
SEVEN NIGHT GROUP
Gatwick to Tenerife
Single rooms £750 pp Twin share £560 pp
SINGLES: BRUNNING, COCKERTON, EASDOWN,EDELEANU,EVANS,FARRER,JENKINS,WESTLAKE (8)
TWINS: BELL/HENSLOW, BRICE/MANKELOW, SMITH A/RALPH (6)
THREE NIGHT GROUP
Single rooms £470 pp Twin room £390 pp
SINGLE: SMITH L TWIN: BRIDGEWATER/PRICE (3)
TOTAL ATTENDING - 17 MEMBERS
Brian Flipping Henslow