CARISMA Annual BBQ 2012

I would like to personally thank the over 30 people that attended the celebration of the 13th anniversary of CARISMA on Sat 16 June.

As usual it was great seeing a mix of people of all ages and levels of seniority within the club ranging from beginners from the latest beginners’ course all the way to instructors as well as several people that moved on and no longer train at CARISMA but still come back to Cambridge to join our parties.

Starting at 3PM the party went on till the early hours of Sunday morning.  Special thanks to Penka, Andrea, Samir and Theo that kindly helped with setup and catering.

Join the CARISMA Annual BBQ 2012

To celebrate the social as well as martial aspects of our club we are going to have the annual BBQ on 16 June 2012.  Please contact us to book your place before Tuesday 12 June.

Every year CARISMA is celebrating its anniversary (13th this year) with a BBQ extended to all members (and family/partners) and we hope many people will be able to make it.

As usual we ask a small contribution of £10 (£5 for people that just drink soft drinks) to all members to cover for their food and drinks that will all be provided. The club matches all monies collected so effectively all guests get a treat of food and drinks worth twice the money they pay. Partners and Family members are welcome and will be asked to pay an extra £5 to the standard contribution (e.g. £10 for people that just consume soft drinks and £15 for the others). As usual we consider members those who are currently training and paying monthly fees to the club. People that no longer train with the club is welcome but will be charged the partner/family fees.

All bookings must be done in advance and paid for; payments are non refundable. Please RSVP a.s.a.p.!

There is also a Facebook event to help with RSVP and giving us an idea of people coming along.

Christmas Dinner 2011

Another year is about to finish and again many of us thought it was a good idea to go out and celebrate.  Here are some of the pictures that Duncan (who has full copyright on these pictures and let us kindly using them) took on the night; more are available on his site:

Xmas Dinner 2011

Last year’s Xmas Dinner seems like yesterday: it may come as a surprise that not only is the next grading on Sunday, December 4th, but it is to be followed by the time-honoured tradition of the Carisma Xmas Dinner.

This year we selected an exclusive venue for our traditional Xmas Party. The Box Café is usually closed on Sunday night so we are the only booking for the evening; the place is run by Ozi a Turkish chef and restaurant owner that will provide the full Turkish and mediterranean cuisine experience, in a rich three courses meal.

The starters made of a rich Meze platter will include:

  • Dolma
  • Mercimek Kofte (Red Lentils crushed mixed with weath paste and herbs)
  • Borek (Filo/puff pastry with various fillings)
  • Mozzarella, tomato and olive skewers
  • Pitta, humus, taramasalata and cacik

Mains made on the BBQ including:

  •  Sish kebab (lamb and veggies Skewers)
  • Kofte Kebab (minced lamb skewers)
  • Taruk (marinated chicken breast)
  • Vegetarian / Fish kebabs (please notify on order)

All the above served with Rice with vermicelli and sesame seeds

Dessert made of Fresh Fruit platters and home made Baklava

All of the above for £20 per person with a BYO (bring your own) alcohol policy and no extra charge for corkage 🙂

Downpayments for booking will be collected at classes.

Please RSVP a.s.a.p.!!! you can express your interest on our Facebook event.

After Training Drinks October 2011

Let’s celebrate the success of two consecutive busy beginners’ courses and go for a drink.  It’s a great opportunity of meeting the numerous new members and as well as socialising with those you already know.Join us for a drink this Thurs 27 October 2011 at 8:30pm till late, some of us may also have a bite to eat.Please tell other members of CARISMA that might have seen this post.

RSVP at this Facebook event.  While you are on Facebook, please ‘like’ our page and join the CARISMA group!