It was open for walk in lunch service as I wrote, and will go on being so initially Tuesday - Friday only, from 12.
Of course, staff SCR members will remember, with no activities last year, we did not collect subscriptions, but we now need to resume these as we open up again - subscriptions are due by the end of October. Unfortunately, University Payroll is no longer able to collect these for us from salaries, so we must ask you to make new arrangements to pay for your membership. (This DOES NOT AFFECT Retired & Associate members who already pay by standing order each year - we are very grateful to the many of you who chose to let their payments be made as usual a year ago!)
Obviously to operate all our social events and the bar we do need subscriptions in again this year. As staff members will no longer renew automatically on the mandates you've given us, PLEASE sign up in one of the new ways as soon as possible! If you click the PayPal link below you will sign up for an automatically renewing annual subscription (unchanged at 20 Pounds) - and of course you can opt to pay that through a card if you wish. This will renew on the first anniversary of your re-joining this way.
Alternatively existing staff members can renew their subscription by completing the standing order mandate which can be downloaded here , either by returning to your bank or quoting the details to set up your subscription through online banking.
Remember if you don't renew your membership, the additional SCR discount you get when paying with your Keele Cards will no longer apply after the next few weeks.
Your action on this will be greatly appreciated and we look forward to restarting our activities and making the Keele SCR a great place to socialise with staff across the University. If you do have any questions, please email myself (Chris - email@example.com).
If you are joining as a NEW member, please email your Keelecard number to the Membership Secretary, so you can have it coded for the SCR discount: firstname.lastname@example.org .
What will you get this year for your subs?
Lunch service, initially 4 days a week, Tuesday - Friday, in the SCR Bar, from 5th October
Evening Lectures in the Common Room
We plan a wine tasting later this semester subject to agreement with the University, and another in the Spring
Burns Night Supper on Friday 28th January
Special theme Bar nights during the year
Summer Lawn Party
We have had to postpone the new starters buffet until January for now. However, we will be offering new staff a free drink at the bar and another free drink if they sign up, so not a bad deal! If you know any prospective members, please feel free to invite them to the bar or pass on my contact if they have any questions.
We are going to have to postpone the SCR Keele lawn party as it now is within current lockdown restrictions. We are looking at dates in late summer now (possibly early September).
We will keep you updated!
Note that SCR members receive a 10% discount on lunches served in in the SCR Bar & UCR (in collaboration with Keele Hall Catering) when using a Keelecard. This is in place of the standard staff card discount of 5%.
The draw can be downloaded here.
The draw and results of the 2013/14 Chess Championship of the SCR, concluded in early 2015, appears here.
Winner 2014: John Staniforth - congratulations to our new Champion. (This competition took until 2015 to complete, through no fault of the finalists.)
We are delighted that, as part of the agreement, existing SCR services and facilities were safeguarded with a 10% discount on all the meals for our members, on use of a Keele card to pay for the meal. Cards can currently be charged with money in Chancellor's Building, or online. A sample menu is attached, and under our Constitution temporary membership is available for others when buying from this range.
We hope you'll agree that this is an ideal location for staff and SCR members to meet for lunch with colleagues and friends, and that it is also a great opportunity to raise awareness of the SCR itself. Food is served in both the Bar and the Common Room.
Regards, Chris Adams, Chairman
As well as a written description and a map for each of the walks, John has also provided an introduction describing the area covered, and a handy section on the geological background and scenery to be experienced.
As he says, the descriptions were correct at the time of writing (2008), and small changes in availability of pubs and footpaths may subsequently occur. Users should of course take this into account.