Friday, July 6, 2012
WESTON LADIES TANGENT CLUB: Members held their annual golf challenge against the men of 41 Club on July 2 at Weston Golf Club.
The golfers braved terrible weather conditions to complete the course and then joined other non-playing members of Tangent and 41 Club in the club house.
Following a delicious meal the results of the competition were announced by John Biggs 41 Club sports officer, and Tangent chairman Hilary Wyatt was delighted to present the prizes.
The overall winner was Tangent Club vice-chairman Jean Booth, second was John Biggs and third was Don Evans both of 41 Club. So it was a triumph for the ladies.
Hilary Wyatt (right) gives a bottle of wine to the winner Jean Booth (left).
WESTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Members had a great time on their three day coach trip to North Wales to visit Bodnant Gardens.
On our way back we visited The Hall at Abbey- Cwm-Hir in mid Wales that was amazing.
The garden competition this year is sponsored by Cheddar Garden Centre and will be judged week commencing July 16.
There will be prizes of £40 first, £20 second and £10 third for the front garden, large, medium and small gardens and new this year, the patio. There will also be a prize of £10 for the best hanging basket.
To enter visit the Trading Hut, Clarke’s Field Allotments, Rectors Way (off Drove Road) any weekend from 9.30am-12.30pm or telephone Cynthia Filer on 01934 514057.
The flower show will be on August 11 at St Paul’s Church Hall, Walliscote Road. Schedules are also available in the Trading Hut and from the show secretary Ted Gill on 628758.
WESTON FLOWER ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY: Members and visitors enjoyed an afternoon of ‘Floral Art’ presented by area demonstrator Muriel Stafford.
Her subject ‘Nature’s woven mantle’ was interpreted using a wide variety of flowers, foliage and mechanics, resulting in eight spectacular arrangements which, following tea and cakes, were raffled.
Weston in Bloom takes place today (Thurs).
In August members will be representing the club at the garden show at the Bath and West Showground.
This year we are celebrating the club’s diamond jubilee with a lunch party on August 20 at St Georges Hall at 12.30pm. Please ring Ann Manley on 01934 622152 by August 1 if you wish to come. Tickets are £7.50 and all are welcome.
The club will meet again on the July 23 at St Georges Hall at 2.30pm, when Beryl Griffiths will be our demonstrator.
RAFA CONCERT BAND - (BLAKEHAY RESIDENT BAND): Members travelled to Trowbridge on Sunday to participate in the Armed Forces event, three concerts and a short drumhead service on the bandstand in the civic park.
A small band is playing on the bandstand in Grove Park today (Thurs) as part of the South West in Bloom event starting at noon - weather permitting.
We have a few vacancies for competent players on brass and woodwind especially on oboe and trombone.
Please call or email if you are interested in playing. Visit our website www.rafaswconcertband.org.uk or ring 01934 820205 for details.
Future engagements include: today (Thurs) - part of the entertainment for the South West in Bloom judging, starts at noon; Saturday - two concerts during the Nailsea carnival; July 21 and 22 - two concerts each day at Bristol Harbour Festival by the M Shed.
RAF ASSOCIATION (RAFA): Weston branch/club members were involved in many aspects celebrating the Weston Armed Forces Day programme.
The club’s recent entertainment programme has included an Italian theme evening, a roast lunch, a quiz night and a cheese and wine evening.
This Saturday there is a fish and chip supper, a summer evening barbecue on the 14th and an afternoon strawberry tea on the 21st. More entertainment details are displayed on the club notice board and a programme of planned events is featured on our website www.rafa-weston-super-mare.co.uk
The association provides comradeship and where required, welfare and care for the whole RAF family from World War Two veterans, through to veterans of more recent conflicts and current serving personnel and their families.
RAFA branches and clubs are renowned for their friendly atmosphere – why not call in at Eagle House in Alexandra Parade?
NORTH SOMERSET MODELLERS’ SOCIETY: The society continues to attract new members at its meetings in The Woodspring, Worle High Street, from 8.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month.
The next meeting is this coming Tuesday .
The society also holds an all day ‘model-in’ at The Helicopter Museum one Sunday each month, which is proving increasingly popular.
All modellers are welcome to either meeting, regardless of age, experience or area of model-making interest.
For further information about the meetings or the model shows, please telephone Fred Tooke on 01934 416798, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WESTON AND WORLE BRIDGE CLUB: The Weston and Worle Bridge Club has recently moved and is now playing at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Camp Road, Weston.
We play on Wednesday night, starting at 7pm and Friday afternoon starting at 2pm and have recently added a third session which is held on Saturday afternoon at 2pm. At this session no partner is required as the club runs a ‘host’ system. All bridge players will be very welcome to attend any of these sessions. If you want any further information please ring Rae on 01934 510027 or Janice on 01934 417527.
WINSCOMBE WI: There will be a talk on ‘UFOs and crop circles’ at the Church Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday.
This is our free open meeting for the year, and we welcome everyone, female and male, and all ages to this talk, so please join us.
It should be a change from football and the Olympics.
The next coffee morning will be at the café at 11am on July 24. For more information about Winscombe WI telephone 842968.
ARTHRITIS CARE WESTON AND DISTRICT BRANCH: The next meeting will be at St Saviours Hall, Locking Road on Monday at 2pm.
The entertainers will be Lea Douglas. Our next day out will be on August 20 to West Somerset with lunch, why not join us? New members are always welcome, whether they have arthritis or not. For full details call Sandy Powell on 01934 622808 or 07803746323. Arthritis Care exists to help, advise and support all people with arthritis.
CONGRESBURY OVER-60’S CLUB: Members were delighted to welcome local plant specialist Don Everitt who gave a most interesting talk on ‘Herbs and fragrant plants’. The excellent selection of slides had something for everyone as he illustrated the many traditional plants from herbs such as the large varieties of thyme and various mints to plants such as clary and soapwort, valerian and evening primrose which were used as medicines by our forbears.
Camomile could also be used as a lawn because of its spreading habit and many old favourites such as sage, chives, lemon balm, parsley and bay are very popular and can still be found in the garden of today.
Afterwards members were able to take advantage of the very good selection of inexpensive plants for sale.
At the next meeting on Tuesday the very popular Shakin Mikey will provide the entertainment and the club year will end on July 24 with the annual meeting followed by a cream tea. The next outing will be on August 7 to Poole.
SSAFA FORCES HELP: Our caseworkers met and spoke to many members of the public at their stand for the Armed Services Days last month and it is hoped that such contacts will make the public more aware of what we do and how we can be contacted.
Anyone with at least one day’s service in the Armed Forces, including their dependants, is entitled to our assistance. We meet every Wednesday at the RAFA HQ, Eagle House, Alexandra Parade from 10.30am to noon. Outside of these hours our secretary Anne Kerruis will gladly take phone calls on 01934 811386.
Jenny Nottage, one of our caseworkers, carried out her sponsored parachute jump successfully and has raised £550 which will help us to continue our work of making grants to those in need. Our thanks to Jenny and the many sponsors.