The Friendly Club – Recent Events
Tuesday 17th May
Our outing to Madame Tussauds went well as expected with many opportunities for photographs with the exhibits. You are allowed to get close and personal with them. The 4D show was very enjoyable with some special effects being generated from your seat.
Tuesday 14th June
This meeting was our Annual General Meeting. All existing committee members were re-elected and maintain their same duties. No new nominations had been received. Following the AGM business we heard how the Friends of Angel’s Orphanage was started and the work they and the founder Angel Shahi do. Whilst in Nepal on a Medical Mission in Spring 2009 Ian & Rosa Matheson met Angel Shahi, who had rescued from all overNepal 22 abandoned, orphaned or ‘given-up children. Given-up children are from widowed mothers who have not means to keep them. The Nepalese culture due to an archaic belief which is still prevalent today does not wish to help widows of any age. It was a very interesting, moving and informative talk. A collection at the meeting raised £98.35 from members to help support the work at the orphanage. For further information visit http://www.angelsorphanage.com.
Tuesday 21st June
Our outing to the Hawk Conservancy Trust was an excellent day out. The time table of displays worked well with plenty of time for lunch. The commentaries given were very informative and the displays by the birds were a sight to behold. The various displays included heron and vulture feeding, hawks and red kite flights to catch food on the hand and in the air and finally a display by owls. We were also able to feed owls and hawks from a gloved hand. Photographs of some of the birds and club members .
The Friendly Club – Future Events.
Tuesday 12th July – in the Village Hall at 2.00pm
We will be entertained by Gillian Monk, an optician, on the topic ‘A room with a view’ which is a comical talk on exploring the eye.
Tuesday 19th July – Outing
We will be taking a trip to Kew Gardens. Pick up time outside the school is 9.00 am and our return to South Marston will be approximately 6.30 pm.
Tuesday 23rd August – Outing
We will be taking a trip to Abergavenny and theWyeValley. Pick up time outside the school is 9.00 am and our return to South Marston will be approximately 6.30 pm.