also be able to watch them on one of theESPN channels. But how will you keep upwith the real fun, the real action . . . whatwe are doing . . . get over to Facebookand Twitter because we will be active andsharing what’s happening. So follow,follow and stay in touch. We will do all wecan to post words, photos and video. Iknow for some it was a heartbreak thatyou couldn’t come, but don’t despair, and join us any way you can. And we will bethinking of you and SINGING FOR YOU.And please if you are on tour, DON’T BESHY - introduce yourself. If you want tohelp, there will be things to volunteer for.If you don’t know the words to the songs, just ask. That is what is the best thingabout CIA, we are all one big family, justreach out and grab someone and ask.
Now the other thing, from now andthroughout the tour, the best way to stayup-to-date with all the latest news and allof that, PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE! Weare still working on transport for thedifferent venues, and if we are renting abus, you need to buy a ticket, and youwill need to do that before arriving at thevenue, so please just make it a point tocheck the website and the summer tourcity you are attending often.
And all of this in preparation for theseason to kick off. Make sure you haveyour CIA membership, that if you decideto get a True Blue membership to let usknow, check out the website, check outthe different Facebook groups and Twitterfeeds for your local or regional group, sothat you know where we are for eachmatch day. And participate! This is yourclub, it is what you make of it. It onlygrows and gets better because of thetireless and endless volunteer work of somany people, so if you see them on tour,if you see them through the season, if you see them on the board, on Facebook,on Twitter, thank them, they do all of thisfor you and for all of us.
These are the people I know have reallyworked on the summer tour and onhelping with membership packets (yes,they are nearly done and in the mailsoon), so in no particular order, please join me in thanking . . . Andy B (MidwestBlues), Paul P (Southeast Blues), Nick D(Georgia Blues), Ben H (Boston Blues),Dennis F (Motor City Blues), Raciel D (LACounty Chelsea Blues), Cary E (NorthTexas Blues), Terri E (LA County ChelseaBlues), Starla Rose (Bay Area Blues), ChrisB (Midwest Blues), Tim H (Desert Blues),Rich J (Desert Blues), Ian McNally (ChicagoBlues), Andy W (OC Blues), Danny C(Pacific Coast Blues), Mike P (BluegrassBlues), John B (Beltway Blues), Simon F(Bayou Blues), JR L (Motor City Blues),Lauri and Noah B (Boston Blues), Jamie E(NE Tri State Blues), Allison K (BeltwayBlues), Jesus M (Bayou City Blues), Jen A(Beltway Blues), Vigi W (Boston Blues), JoeF (Boston Blues), Neal H (Beltway Blues),Parker S (Charm City Blues), Abdullahi A(NW Blues), Jon S (Florida Blues), Nadine H(NW Blues), Garrett B (Boston Blues), BJ B(North Texas), Brandon H (North Texas),Steve (North Texas Blues), Sriram P (NorthTexas Blues), Tucker and Tracy B (NorthTexas Blues). If I forgot anyone, it is onlybecause it takes an army and I am old andforget some things, so if and when yousee a volunteer, thank them, buy them abeer, for without them this all doesn’thappen. And to all that have helped aHUGE THANK YOU! What an amazinggroup we have, and what an amazing yearwe have to look forward to. (Do yourealize I just named more people that arevolunteering than the full roster of members the first year of the TexasBlues? AMAZING!)
CAREFREECHAMPIONS OF EUROPE!Blue is the colour, football is the gameWe're all together and winning is ouraimSo cheer us on through the sun andrainCos Chelsea, Chelsea is our name.Here at the Bridge, whether rain or fineWe can shine all the timeHome or away, come and see us playYou're welcome any dayBlue is the colour, football is the gameWe're all together and winning is ouraimSo cheer us on through the sun andrainCos Chelsea, Chelsea is our nameCome to the Shed and we'll welcomeyouWear your blue and see us throughSing loud and clear until the game isdoneSing Chelsea everyoneBlue is the colour, football is the gameWe're all together and winning is ouraimSo cheer us on through the sun andrainCos Chelsea, Chelsea is our name.Blue is the colour, football is the gameWe're all together and winning is ouraimSo cheer us on through the sun andrainCos Chelsea, Chelsea is our name.
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