STOKE FERRY & DISTRICT LADIES GROUP

Minutes of the meeting held on April 5th
Mrs Armsby welcomed 18 members.
APOLOGIES were received from Sheila Smith, Mavis Smith, Marjorie Stevens, Alice ball & Jean Carter.
Minutes of the last meeting were read & signed.
Mrs Elsey informed members of the limits of our insurance with Jack high, which only apply to our meetings in the hall. For outings we will be reliant on our Public liability.
Mrs Horgen presented a birthday card to Pam Cann. Mrs Hearne offered to deliver one to Marjorie Stevens. There will be 4 birthdays in May.
The May meeting will be Gypsie’s quiz night.
ROTAS for May
TEAS Jean Carter & Yvonne Self.
DOOR & RAFFLE Hazel Hearne & Anita Horgen
VOT Doris Armsby
Mrs Gillian Smith said that following the low attendance at the June BBQ last year, it would not be viable to have a caterer in. Members decided to have a fish & chip supper, which will be ordered in advance, & collected from the shop in Stoke Ferry.
Mrs Armsby then introduced Wendy Hodson & her husband Philip. One day in May 2015 Wendy decided that it was time that she did something meaningful & outside her comfort zone, so she registered for a charity cycle ride in Vietnam & Cambodia , and she didn’t even own a bike! This was soon remedied & she began training. In Feb 2017 she flew to join her fellow cyclists in Vietnam. Over 6 days they cycled 429 km, finishing in Angkor Wat. As she spoke, Philip showed slides of the beautiful scenery, poor villages & elaborate temples. Wendy raised £4055 for womenvcancer, & the whole event raised £1,314000.00p. They were thanked by Carol Thulbourne.
The raffle was won by Gillian Smith, Gypsie Duncan & Ann Prodromou.
The meeting ended at 9.15
Claire Lankfer
(secretary)

STOKE FERRY & DISTRICT LADIES GROUP

Minutes of the meeting held on March 1st.
Mrs Armsby welcomed 19 members & 1 visitor.
APOLOGIES for absence were received from Claire Lankfer, Audrey Hudson, Pam Cann, & Wendy Quadling.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read & signed.
Arising. Mrs Armsby had picked up a box of unwanted wool from Mrs knights of Wereham.
Several members took some to use at craft groups & knitting items for charity.
ROTAS for April
TEAS. Hazel Hearne &Wendy Quadling
DOOR & RAFFLE. Valerie Kirchen &Heather Durrance.
VOT. Carol Thulbourne.
Anita Horgen will get 2 cards for members with April birthdays.
Mrs Armsby then introduced Tim green, a London trained florist who now lives & works in Stoke ferry. His first arrangement was a lovely basket using cream roses, mixed red flowers & ivy. Secondly he did a beautiful double display suitable for corporate events. It consisted of a tall glass cylinder vase containing an orange rose, spray carnations & twisted willow, and sitting in the top was an arrangement of roses & fatsia leaves.
Mr Green was warmly thanked for his beautiful artistic display by Janet Cooper. All the flowers were donated to the raffle.
Raffle prizes were won by our visitor (Valerie’s daughter), Hazel Hearne, Gillian Smith, Marjorie Stevens & Gypsie Duncan.
The meeting ended at 8.55pm.