October Newsletter

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Hello and welcome to the October newsletter

As you are aware it is the Annual Meeting on Wednesday November 1st.  This will take place in the Committee Room at 7 pm prior to the usual meeting which will follow in the Main Hall at 8pm.  Please let us know in advance whether you will be attending.

We have a very important matter to discuss at the AGM which involves changing a byelaw. At present the byelaw states that the president will not stand for more than three terms. We are looking to extend this period to five terms. You will be asked to vote on this on Wednesday.

Our speaker is Richard Adams from the Royal British Legion.  You may remember that Richard gave a very moving talk last year.  This year his talk will focus on four Tysoe residents who lost their lives in the Great War and who have no known graves.  I think this will be even more moving since it concerns our own.

We were very pleased that our donations to the Trussel Trust Food Bank actually produced 109 items of food and toiletries. The Trust were extremely happy to receive our donation as they say that at this time of year particularly the need is great.  Thank you to everybody who donated to the appeal.

There are two workshops coming up soon.  The first is on November 30th at 7pm in the Committee Room when we will making our alternative Christmas Tree for the festival. The cost will be £4 and include mulled wine and mince pies.  You do not have to belong to the Craft and Laugh group in order to attend what we hope will be a fun filled evening.

The second workshop will take place on December 12th at 7pm, again in the Committee Room.  We will be making a fabric Christmas Door Wreath. The cost is £15 and all mechanics and materials will be provided.  Again mulled wine and mince pies will be included in the cost.

Warwickshire Federation will be holding a Centenary Produce and Craft Show on August 18th 2018 in Napton Village Hall. Information will be available on the table at the back of the hall on Wednesday.

The only other flyer is for the Serious Science Lecture On Tuesday March 27th – “Poisons Kill or Cure”.  Information will be on the table at the back.

For our Christmas entertainment evening we would like everybody to bring a plate of food – no, we are not asking you to bring your own supper! The idea is to provide a buffet for everybody to enjoy.  We will also be having a Secret Santa this year and we will be asking everybody to provide a small gift costing no more than  £5 and then we will all have a little gift on the evening.

Have you ever needed to find accommodation locally for friends or relatives passing through or on holiday? Well here is your answer. Contact Bridget – telephone 07748 981995 or cbsnorton@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Wednesday evening. The competition is to produce a home made poppy.


Christine Harrop



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