Venue and Meetings.
Black Country Che Guevara CSC are proud to be associated with St Patrick’s Club which has catered for the social needs of the local Irish community for many years. Our Club has been based at St Patrick’s Club since 2010 and along with supporting our Club generally they also kindly let us have a self-contained room to hold our Club meetings. We welcome anybody who would like to get more involved with our Club and pride ourselves on our inclusive, warm hospitality to all newcomers.
Our Club meetings take place on the FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH (apart from June) and commence at 12.30pm. We will also be found at St Pat’s for televised Celtic games if we haven’t actually travelled up. So if you would like to find out more about getting involved with the Club, or simply want to join like-minded people for the craic in a friendly atmosphere, feel free to come and meet us at:
St PATRICK’s CLUB
381 ROTTON PARK ROAD
Tel: 0121 558 4260
We travel as a Club to as many Celtic games as possible providing there is enough interest and, of course, we have a driver! Travel is usually by way of mini-bus and we usually travel up to Glasgow and back in the same day – with relevant comfort breaks! All those who travel are encouraged to bring their own sustenance which is usually predominantly of the liquid variety. Music is provided for your comfort and enjoyment, and of course, the sing-a-long!
On occasions when demand has makes mini-bus hire impractical our hosts at St Patrick’s Club kindly allow us to use their 8 seater people carrier for which we are always grateful. More often we will attempt to link up with our good friends at Wolverhampton Shamrock CSC to make up the numbers and share travel costs. It is certainly a case of the more the merrier!!
We are generally very flexible regarding pick-up points based on where people who are travelling are located. We can usually pick-up en-route from Smethwick through to Wolverhampton at a mutually agreed location.
Cost of travel (not including ticket price) is as follows:
- £30 Members/£35 Non-members
- 12-16 year olds/16-18 year olds in full time education/OAP’s travel for half price.
- Under 12’s travel free if not taking the place of a paying adult (half price if they are).
The Craic is actively encouraged on Black Country buses!
Our Club is governed by an agreed set of principles which we call our Club Constitution. Members agree to abide by this when they sign up as members.
- The club is run by Celtic fans for Celtic fans by an annually elected committee.
- The club will not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, creed, sex or sexual orientation. Behaviour deemed to be discriminatory (language, actions etc) will be sensitively challenged.
- No member should bring the club into disrepute.
- All grievances should be aired at club meetings.
- Membership will be renewed annually.
- Decisions will be reached through a simple majority. In the event of a tied vote the Club Secretary will have the casting vote.
- An elected treasurer who shall be accountable to Club members shall administer Club finances. A minimum of monthly finance reports presented at each meeting and full accounts submitted at the Club AGM shall be required.
- The committee’s decision is final.
- Members should attend club meetings.
- Members should participate in club events.