STOKE FERRY & DISTRICT LADIES GROUP

Minutes of the meeting held on October 2nd.
14 members were present.
Mrs Armsby began by announcing that Janet Burns had sadly passed away a few days earlier.
Janet had been a popular longstanding member who had served on the committee as secretary for many years. She will be sadly missed by all. Her funeral will take place at 10.45am on Wed Oct 9th at Mintlyn crematorium. Several members will be attending. A short silence was held in her memory.
The business will be conducted after a break for supper.
Members had all contributed items for the meal, which consisted of ham, porkpie, cheese & a selection of salads, with baked potatoes & French bread. This was followed by apple pie & cream, & thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The business was then resumed, and apologies were received from Audrey Hudson & Gillian Smith.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read & signed.
Janet Cooper said that she had raised £1100 at her Macmillan coffee morning, and thanked everyone for their support.
Anita Horgen presented Doris Armsby with her birthday card. There will be one needed in Nov.
Mrs Armsby reminded members of the task of compiling a programme for 2020, & hoped that they would be full of ideas next month.
Venues for the Christmas meal were discussed, & Mrs Armsby showed menus for the Foldgate, & Baytree at Hilgay. The Heron at Stowbridge was also recommended. The final decision will be made in Nov.
November meeting is the AGM.
ROTAS
Door/raffle Sheila Smith & Anita Horgen
Teas Carol Thulbourne & Claire Lankfer
Members had brought several items for the raffle, so everyone won a prize.
The meeting ended at 9.30pm.
Claire Lankfer
(secretary)

STOKE FERRY & DISTRICT LADIES GROUP

Minutes of the meeting held on Sept 4th
Mrs Armsby welcomed 15 members.
Apologies were received from Audrey Hudson & Janet Burns.
Minutes of the previous two meetings were read & signed.
Mrs Armsby thanked Gillian Smith for once again organising the August outing, which everyone had enjoyed.
Birthday cards were given to Janet Cooper & Wendy Quadling. There will be 1 in Oct.
The food list for the harvest supper was circulated for members to put down the items that they would be providing.
Members were asked to suggest venues for the Christmas meal, & to bring a sample menu.
The Oct meeting is the harvest supper. Everyone is to bring their own drinks, crockery, cutlery and a raffle prize if possible.
DOOR/RAFFLE. Valerie kirchen & Heather Durrance.
Jenny Elsey said that anyone who has expenses to claim, should submit them to her in Oct, in order for the accounts to be ready for the Nov AGM. Any ideas for the 2020 programme will also be needed then.
Janet Cooper said that her coffee morning for Macmillan cancer care will be on Sept 27th from10.30am-3pm, & she has raffle tickets available for those who cannot come on the day.
Mrs Armsby then introduced Liz Murfitt, who makes a range of her own jewellery. She told us that she suffers from Arthritis, & 4 years ago she decided to find a hobby that would help to keep her hands supple. On e.bay she saw people selling their home made jewellery, & decided to give it a go. She ordered a selection of beads & wires, & the necessary tools, which only amounted to a pair of cutters & 2 pairs of pliers. A piece can take a few minutes or up to 4 hours to complete. She displayed an extensive range of her work, which was available for people to purchase. Several members did so.
Liz then demonstrated how to make little angels, which can be used as earrings or as ornaments for the Christmas tree. She provided us all with trays of the pieces required, & we all had a go. Wendy Quadling thanked Liz for an enjoyable evening.
The raffle was won by Doris Armsby & Jenny Elsey. The meeting ended at 9.30pm.
Claire Lankfer (secretary)

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