The Friendly Club – Events 2009
Tuesday 8th December 2009 – Christmas Lunch
Our Christmas Lunch was held in the Carriers Arms. Didier and his staff prepared and served us a tasty carvery lunch, thanks to all. After our lunch we were entertained by UKEBOXJURY in the Village hall, which rounded off the day nicely.
Tuesday 15th December – School Concert
The children of South Marston C of E Primary School entertained us in the school. We had a good representation of Friendly Club members who all agreed how well the children had performed. We thank Alison and staff and especially the children for all the hard work they did to produce the programme
The winning ticket numbers for the lucky number board were 25, 2 26 56 45 76 and 46 the name of the doll bride was Cinderella.
Tuesday 10th November
A talk on British cheeses was given by Bridget Partridge who explained the processes of cheese making and how aging times creates different levels of maturity. We all had samples of the nine cheeses to taste as the making of each one was talked about. The tale of how the first blue cheese was created, being by accident of leaving one of the processes out overnight through tiredness allowing mould to grow in the air gaps before the pressing stage.
Tuesday 13th October 2009
We were entertained by a group of Belly Dancers led by Chris Clements. Some of us had the courage to take part in the entertainment, but I do not think it will be taken up as an additional hobby by members- stick to line dancing instead. We also heard about the various types of belly dancing and how generally movement interpretation of the music is to the individual’s choice. Therefore a dance routine by a group would not be entirely the same by each member.
Tuesday 8th September 2009
This afternoon meeting was the start of our Autumn/Winter programme. We were entertained by Lynda Warren who told us humorous tales on making shows and films with the many unusual props that were required for them. Lynda had lots of photographs of the props and show shots for us to view after the talk.
Tuesday 14th July 2009
A talk was given by the Samaritans on the work they do. It surprised us the diversity of the work they do and how careful they have to be with people, ensuring that they listen intently to what is being said. The idea is to guide people into solving their problem themselves and not telling them what they should do. A most difficult process for the volunteers. An organisation we are proud to support.
Tuesday 9th June 2009 – AGM
At the Annual General Meeting all the existing committee members were re-elected. The meeting agreed the proposed change to the annual subscriptions as prescribed in the letter sent to all members in April. The change takes effect from 1st June 2009. Annual Reports were given by the Chair- Josie Manners, Treasurer- Sheila Jinks and Secretary – Brian McGlone. A copy of last years minutes of AGM and the audited accounts for 1st June 2008 – 31st May 2009 were given to members attending the meeting.
Following the meeting we were entertained by Ken and Steve who sang many favourite songs which members could also join in with. It was a fine performance by them and was much appreciated by the members.
Tuesday 12th May
A talk was given by Barbara Nixon on the subject “Dreams and their meanings to you”. She explained that the left side of our brain is the area that dreams are associated with. The brain, whilst we are asleep, by use of dreams helps to de-clutter information and stores meaningful memories. Her theory was that dreams have a significant meaning to us and relate to things that have happened in our daily life, though it may not be obvious to us. She explained by analysing the theme of our dreams we can sometimes solve problems that have eluded us. Hence the old expression “sleep on it” to find an answer to something. Other items that were covered included nightmares.
Tuesday 14th April
A well presented talk and slide show was given by Lynda Thompson on the brigantine “Eye of the Wind” which is the world renowned Tall Ship and the only one registered inFaversham. Lynda gave a clear vision of what it was like crewing the ship having been a crew member. Sailing the ship is demanding and not for the feint hearted, you also require a good head for heights when up on the mast and spars to set and haul the sails