Clubs and Societies, August 16, 2012

PUBLISHED: 09:18 17 August 2012

Rotary Club of Wrington Vale

Rotary Club of Wrington Vale

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ROTARY CLUB OF WRINGTON VALE: Last week members welcomed their new president, Peter Roswell.

The handover ceremony was, however, six weeks late since Peter, who lives in Sandford, had suffered a heart attack and had to undergo heart surgery just two weeks before he was due to take over as president of the club.

The picture shows Peter receiving his badge of office from Ivor Metherell, the outgoing president

The club meets weekly at the Burrington Inn, Burrington, and is involved in charitable projects locally, nationally and internationally.

If you are interested in learning more about Rotary and what we do please contact Peter Roswell on 01934 822280.

WESTON SCRABBLE CLUB: The club’s annual meeting will be held on September 4 at 7 pm.

It will be at St Saviour’s Church Hall, Locking Road, Weston and refreshments will be provided.

Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy a fun evening with a game of Scrabble included.

Prizes are being awarded to members for successes throughout the year and they will be presented by Sheila Kennedy, a former member of the club.

NORTH SOMERSET MODELLERS’ SOCIETY: The society continues to attract new members at its meetings at The Woodspring, Worle High Street, from 8.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

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, please telephone Fred Tooke on 01934 416798 or email fredtooke@ freenetname.co.uk

CHEW VALLEY PROBUS CLUB: We meet monthly for fellowship, lunch and a speaker at the Mooseheart, Winscombe.

If you are a retired professional or businessman and would like to join us please ring our membership secretary Barry Mather, on 01934 822462, for further information. Twice yearly we hold a ladies luncheon – the next is on November 2.

In August we enjoyed a talk by Barry Mather on ‘The waterways of Russia’ and at our next meeting the subject will be the ‘Human genome’.

WESTON WOODTURNING CIRCLE: The group will be meeting at 7pm today (Thurs) at Weston Football Club, Winterstoke Road.

Club members will be making fruit shapes from wood.

Demonstrations of various wood holding techniques along with texturing and finishing will form the basis of the hands-on meeting.

Anyone who may want to join us at our meeting should turn up on the night.

For further information contact John on 01934 510862.

RAFA CONCERT BAND - (BLAKEHAY RESIDENT BAND): On Grove Park bandstand last Sunday the audience who had travelled from all over the Midlands, Wales and the South West were treated to an entertaining programme of music in brilliant sunshine.

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: September 8 - Annual concert Solihull and on October 6 - Film Oscars music concert, Blakehay Theatre.

PROBUS MILTON: The club meets on the second and fourth Thursday mornings at Hornets Rugby Club each month.

Recently Mike Harding, who researches tales of Weston and its history and also conducts guided walks, gave a most entertaining presentation.

Members had to decide ‘guilty or not guilty’ in relation to 18/19th century crimes occurring in the town.

For further information telephone David Arnold on 01934 626270 or visit www.probusmilton.org.uk or email secretary@probusmilton.org.uk

WEST OF ENGLAND THEATRE ORGAN SOCIETY: The tickets for the Christmas Spectacular at Thursford, Norfolk, on November 23, which is the largest production show of its kind in the country with an organ spot featuring Phil Kelsall, are selling fast.

Please book direct with Bakers Dolphin.

All are welcome. Three days with hotel, show and meals plus a tour.

The next concert at the Odeon, Weston, is on September 9 with international organist Richard Hills. Tickets available from the cinema box office and on line.

This is also the day of the annual meeting for society members. All are urged to attend and make their views known to the committee. A small buffet will be available.

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION (WESTON): A branch meeting will be held on August 22, 7.30pm at the RAFA Club, Alexandra Parade, Weston. All members are welcome.

WEST WOODSPRING ROTARY CLUB: The Music in the Meadow event, held at Sycamore Farm last Sunday, was attended by nearly 200 people, who greatly enjoyed the music and the pig roast. Fortunately the weather was kind.

Proceeds from this event are to be used to mainly support the national charity Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, as well as local charities.

Full details of the proceeds will be announced later and in the meantime the club thanks all those who attended and Angie and John Horne for the use of their farm.

At our meeting on Tuesday our speaker will be Adele Sutton who will tell us about her experiences as a member of the Rotary Group Study Exchange Team visiting Malawi.

Visitors are welcome to Weston Golf Club, 7 for 7.30pm. Please contact Dick Richards on 01934 844214 beforehand.

CHAT CUSTODY CHAPLAINS: The group meets offenders at a crucial point in their life – a time of regret, remorse, shame, and a time of longing to make life-changing decisions.

By good listening the person is empowered, signposted to the help needed, and lives can be transformed, new beginnings made.

If you would like to know more about this ministry and how you can join the team of trained listeners who help detainees and the police by ‘being there’, come along to the next ChAt Coffee Morning on September 1 at the United Reformed Church in Waterloo Street between 10am and 2pm.

ChAt Custody Chaplains and representatives of the police custody team will be there to answer your questions and give you more information.

Or you can contact Sgt Dave Holtby at Weston Police Station or Rev Gill Putnam at ChAt, 67 Meadow Street, Weston, BS23 1QL, 01934-643533, or 416917), or by email gillian.putnam@westonchat.org.uk

WESTON CONSERVATIVE CLUB: The bank holiday draw is up and running, 25p per number for a chance of winning £200 and Jodie Payne will be singing on the day and a free buffet to all members is being laid on.

There is Bingo from 3-4pm on Tuesdays and Saturday evenings from 10pm.

The Chairman’s Joker Draw currently stands at £60 snowball - you must be in the club on a Saturday to buy a ticket and a chance to win the snowball.

Entertainment on Saturday is Andrea, vocalist, on 25th is Three Blind Mice, a three piece band, and on 27th – Jodie Payne, free buffet and prize draw. Members and guests are welcome. IA card holders always welcome.

Please contact the secretary on 01934 621231 for further details.

WORLE LIONS CLUB: Members continue to demonstrate and hand out plugsters to various groups.

It helps people who have difficulty pulling plugs from sockets to do so more easily.

If you know of a local group who would like a demonstration please ring 08458 339 862.

We have also been working with a local school to provide essential equipment for their new soft play room and are also involved in the organisation of a new Leo’s Club at Priory School, which had its inauguration in July.

Socially we had a handover meal recently and in September we are planning a day out at West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead for a cider and cheese lunch.

If you are interested in finding more about Worle Lions take a look at our website – www.worlelions.co.uk or ring 0845 833 9862.

RAF ASSOCIATION (RAFA): The Weston branch celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of our club with a slap-up dinner last Saturday.

Following a meal for over 50 members and guests, we were entertained by Chantel who has the voice of an angel. On Saturday there is a French bistro theme evening, on August 24 one of our popular roast lunches and on the 25th a fun quiz night.

More entertainment details are displayed on the noticeboard and a programme of planned events over the next three months is featured on our website www.rafa-weston-super-mare.co.uk

Our association is the largest single service membership organisation of current and past members of the RAF, their families, friends and those who wish to support its aims. Call in at Eagle House in Alexandra Parade for details.

ROTARY CLUB OF WRINGTON VALE: Last week members welcomed their new president, Peter Roswell.

The handover ceremony was, however, six weeks late since Peter, who lives in Sandford, had suffered a heart attack and had to undergo heart surgery just two weeks before he was due to take over as president of the club.

The picture shows Peter receiving his badge of office from Ivor Metherell, the outgoing president

The club meets weekly at the Burrington Inn, Burrington, and is involved in charitable projects locally, nationally and internationally.

If you are interested in learning more about Rotary and what we do please contact Peter Roswell on 01934 822280.

WESTON SCRABBLE CLUB: The club’s annual meeting will be held on September 4 at 7 pm.

It will be at St Saviour’s Church Hall, Locking Road, Weston and refreshments will be provided.

Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy a fun evening with a game of Scrabble included.

Prizes are being awarded to members for successes throughout the year and they will be presented by Sheila Kennedy, a former member of the club.

NORTH SOMERSET MODELLERS’ SOCIETY: The society continues to attract new members at its meetings at The Woodspring, Worle High Street, from 8.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

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, please telephone Fred Tooke on 01934 416798 or email fredtooke@ freenetname.co.uk

CHEW VALLEY PROBUS CLUB: We meet monthly for fellowship, lunch and a speaker at the Mooseheart, Winscombe.

If you are a retired professional or businessman and would like to join us please ring our membership secretary Barry Mather, on 01934 822462, for further information. Twice yearly we hold a ladies luncheon – the next is on November 2.

In August we enjoyed a talk by Barry Mather on ‘The waterways of Russia’ and at our next meeting the subject will be the ‘Human genome’.

WESTON WOODTURNING CIRCLE: The group will be meeting at 7pm today (Thurs) at Weston Football Club, Winterstoke Road.

Club members will be making fruit shapes from wood.

Demonstrations of various wood holding techniques along with texturing and finishing will form the basis of the hands-on meeting.

Anyone who may want to join us at our meeting should turn up on the night.

For further information contact John on 01934 510862.

RAFA CONCERT BAND - (BLAKEHAY RESIDENT BAND): On Grove Park bandstand last Sunday the audience who had travelled from all over the Midlands, Wales and the South West were treated to an entertaining programme of music in brilliant sunshine.

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: September 8 - Annual concert Solihull and on October 6 - Film Oscars music concert, Blakehay Theatre.

PROBUS MILTON: The club meets on the second and fourth Thursday mornings at Hornets Rugby Club each month.

Recently Mike Harding, who researches tales of Weston and its history and also conducts guided walks, gave a most entertaining presentation.

Members had to decide ‘guilty or not guilty’ in relation to 18/19th century crimes occurring in the town.

For further information telephone David Arnold on 01934 626270 or visit www.probusmilton.org.uk or email secretary@probusmilton.org.uk

WEST OF ENGLAND THEATRE ORGAN SOCIETY: The tickets for the Christmas Spectacular at Thursford, Norfolk, on November 23, which is the largest production show of its kind in the country with an organ spot featuring Phil Kelsall, are selling fast.

Please book direct with Bakers Dolphin.

All are welcome. Three days with hotel, show and meals plus a tour.

The next concert at the Odeon, Weston, is on September 9 with international organist Richard Hills. Tickets available from the cinema box office and on line.

This is also the day of the annual meeting for society members. All are urged to attend and make their views known to the committee. A small buffet will be available.

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION (WESTON): A branch meeting will be held on August 22, 7.30pm at the RAFA Club, Alexandra Parade, Weston. All members are welcome.

WEST WOODSPRING ROTARY CLUB: The Music in the Meadow event, held at Sycamore Farm last Sunday, was attended by nearly 200 people, who greatly enjoyed the music and the pig roast. Fortunately the weather was kind.

Proceeds from this event are to be used to mainly support the national charity Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, as well as local charities.

Full details of the proceeds will be announced later and in the meantime the club thanks all those who attended and Angie and John Horne for the use of their farm.

At our meeting on Tuesday our speaker will be Adele Sutton who will tell us about her experiences as a member of the Rotary Group Study Exchange Team visiting Malawi.

Visitors are welcome to Weston Golf Club, 7 for 7.30pm. Please contact Dick Richards on 01934 844214 beforehand.

CHAT CUSTODY CHAPLAINS: The group meets offenders at a crucial point in their life – a time of regret, remorse, shame, and a time of longing to make life-changing decisions.

By good listening the person is empowered, signposted to the help needed, and lives can be transformed, new beginnings made.

If you would like to know more about this ministry and how you can join the team of trained listeners who help detainees and the police by ‘being there’, come along to the next ChAt Coffee Morning on September 1 at the United Reformed Church in Waterloo Street between 10am and 2pm.

ChAt Custody Chaplains and representatives of the police custody team will be there to answer your questions and give you more information.

Or you can contact Sgt Dave Holtby at Weston Police Station or Rev Gill Putnam at ChAt, 67 Meadow Street, Weston, BS23 1QL, 01934-643533, or 416917), or by email gillian.putnam@westonchat.org.uk

WESTON CONSERVATIVE CLUB: The bank holiday draw is up and running, 25p per number for a chance of winning £200 and Jodie Payne will be singing on the day and a free buffet to all members is being laid on.

There is Bingo from 3-4pm on Tuesdays and Saturday evenings from 10pm.

The Chairman’s Joker Draw currently stands at £60 snowball - you must be in the club on a Saturday to buy a ticket and a chance to win the snowball.

Entertainment on Saturday is Andrea, vocalist, on 25th is Three Blind Mice, a three piece band, and on 27th – Jodie Payne, free buffet and prize draw. Members and guests are welcome. IA card holders always welcome.

Please contact the secretary on 01934 621231 for further details.

WORLE LIONS CLUB: Members continue to demonstrate and hand out plugsters to various groups.

It helps people who have difficulty pulling plugs from sockets to do so more easily.

If you know of a local group who would like a demonstration please ring 08458 339 862.

We have also been working with a local school to provide essential equipment for their new soft play room and are also involved in the organisation of a new Leo’s Club at Priory School, which had its inauguration in July.

Socially we had a handover meal recently and in September we are planning a day out at West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead for a cider and cheese lunch.

If you are interested in finding more about Worle Lions take a look at our website – www.worlelions.co.uk or ring 0845 833 9862.

RAF ASSOCIATION (RAFA): The Weston branch celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of our club with a slap-up dinner last Saturday.

Following a meal for over 50 members and guests, we were entertained by Chantel who has the voice of an angel. On Saturday there is a French bistro theme evening, on August 24 one of our popular roast lunches and on the 25th a fun quiz night.

More entertainment details are displayed on the noticeboard and a programme of planned events over the next three months is featured on our website www.rafa-weston-super-mare.co.uk

Our association is the largest single service membership organisation of current and past members of the RAF, their families, friends and those who wish to support its aims. Call in at Eagle House in Alexandra Parade for details.


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