STOKE FERRY & DISTRICT LADIES GROUP February Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on 1st Feb 2017
Mrs Armsby welcomed 19 members & 1 visitor.
APOLOGIES were received from Rosemary White, Gypsie Duncan, Audrey Hudson & Pam Cann.
Minutes of the last meeting were read & signed.
CORRESPONDENCE. Mrs Lankfer read a card from Mrs Thulbourne thanking everyone for the card & flowers she had received following her recent operation.
Mrs Armsby had been contacted by Margaret Knights from Wereham, who has lots of Good Quality material squares to give away if anyone would like some. Several members will contact her.
Jenny Elsey is collecting any outstanding subs due for 2017.
Birthday cards were presented to Jenny Elsey & Janet Burns by Mrs Horgen who agreed to be responsible for buying cards each month, and will reclaim costs from club funds.
ROTAS for March. There are no March birthdays.
TEAS Hazel Hearne & Anita Horgen.
DOOR & RAFFLE Jenny Elsey & Sheila Smith.
VOT Janet Cooper.
The speaker will be Tim green, who will give a floral demonstration.
Mrs Armsby then introduced Kelvin Smith, a local historian. He was a founder member of the Oxborough heritage group formed to investigate the history of the village. It was interesting to learn how the buildings of today were formerly used, for example, the Bedingfield Arms was the home of the resident Catholic priest, and was not leased to brewers until 1854. The beautiful church tower was struck by lightning & never rebuilt. The group received a grant from the Heritage lottery fund in 2014, to produce a book. This will be published in 2018.
Mr Smith was thanked by Mrs Horgen.
The raffle was won by Marjorie Stevens, Anita Horgen & Kelvin Smith.
The meeting ended at 9.15pm
Claire Lankfer ( secretary ).

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