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CHAOS AGM 2018 - Reminder - All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The agenda will be circulated prior to the meeting and if you have any items or issues please email the club with details in plenty of time.
The police club has been booked for Wednesday 31st October at 7pm so please make the effort to come and get involved in the election of the new committee as well as planning and ideas for future events.
A buffet will be provided and drinks are cheap as always!
** Please confirm attendance in advance so numbers are known for catering **
Walking Day Trips to the Lake District
Sunday 28th of October 2018
Sunday 9th of December 2018
If you want to attend either of the walks or the AGM please email Chaosclub2018@gmail.com
CLICK HERE to watch a short video of the 2018 Trip to Avimore.
The Northumbria Police CHAOS (Climbing Hills and Other Sports!) Club is probably the oldest of the sports sections having been formed in 1974. It is definitely the most appropriately named! Some History; (thanks to ex-Inspector Dave Peart).
The club was formed in the bar of the County Hotel on Gosforth High Street by Dave, Gordon Mew, Larry Trotter & Gavin Aarvold – all names that will be familiar to ex-police cadets of that era.
The spiritual home of the club became the Isle of Skye as it took six attempts to finally complete the traverse of the Cuillin ridge which was nearly as dangerous as being a passenger in the van at the time of the infamous ‘roof rack’ and ‘flying helmet’ incident which was synonymous with the ethos of the club at that time! While the main club activity was climbing and walking the CHAOS club organised a series of biannual ‘madcap’ events to raise money for children with special needs. These events raised the profile of the club, the force and considerable sums of money.