Well that was a short year. It only seems like a month ago I was writing an intro to the 2016 schedule and here we are again for 2017.
As those who were at the AGM, back before the festive season, when we were all lighter and fitter!!, too much good food and drink have that effect, will remember we have had to increase the annual membership and monthly fees. This will enable us to maintain a programme of talks and events that we think are now working for everyone’s enjoyment. Hopefully it will not put anyone off and we can guarantee that there will be no increase for next year 2018!! The new fees payable in February will be £10 per year with £3 per month for members and £4 per meeting for visitors.
There are three planned trips in this schedule and we will be asking for names early so we can book appropriate transport for the required seats, this also will mean that I can get entry fees but not the exact travel costs until we have definitive numbers
The tea rota didn’t seem to work too well last year and we have decided that we need to fine tune it. We would like three people per month to do a turn with preparing the tea and coffee also for one person from each team, be prepared to buy a four pint milk and two or three packets of biscuits of their choice. Of course they will be reimbursed from club funds. The committee will continue to make sure there will be coffee, tea and sugar in stock. People are washing up during the meeting after the speaker and missing the notices, raffle and monthly show results, please can this be done at the end of the meeting while we are clearing away so that everyone can enjoy the whole evening. Let’s see if we can make this work more efficiently.
If your name appears on the list and you are opposed to doing it or unable to be there that day either swap and let one of the committee know so that we can rearrange it accordingly
I hope you enjoy your year with us at IRGC Dave Clark
ISTEAD RISE 2017 GARDEN PARTY
WILL AGAIN BE PROMOTED JOINTLY BY THE ISTEAD RISE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE AND THE GARDENERS CLUB
TO BE HELD IN THE MEMORIAL HALL GARDEN LEWIS ROAD ON
SATURDAY 15th JULY 2.30 - 5.00pm
ENTRANCE BY TICKETS IN ADVANCE
ADULTS £6.00 ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN £2.00
INCLUDES GLASS OF PIMMS AND A CREAM TEA
ALSO TEA, COFFEE, CAKE AND SOFT DRINKS
RAFFLE - BRING AND BUY - PRODUCE - BOTTLE STALL
entertainment from Dennis and Peter thanks guys
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON
Thanks to all those who supported us this year we raised £763.36
towards the refurbishment of the kitchen and utility facilities,
Here are two photographs to get you in the mood for 2018!!
2015 Garden Party at The Memorial Hall