Clubs and Societies, August 23, 2012

PUBLISHED: 12:08 29 August 2012

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n WESTON YOUTH ORCHESTRA: The next concert is on September 23 in the Boulevard United Reformed Church, Waterloo Street, Weston, at 5pm.

The programme includes the popular Overture Poet and Peasant by Supp, Saint-Saens’ Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto and a selection from West Side Story.

The orchestra’s junior section will also perform and several young soloists will be giving their first performances.

Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children under 13. They are available from orchestra members, Coles Shoes in Orchard Place, on 01934 623787 or on the door.

New members aged from eight to 20 are always welcome for our two orchestras on any instrument. Rehearsals take place at the Boulevard church each Friday from 6-7pm and 7-9pm. Just turn up or call Dennis Cole on 07787 520230 for further information.

n WINSCOMBE AND DISTRICT RNLI: Come with us to Taunton on September 4. You can hit the shops or discover the delights of the (free) newly opened Museum of Somerset.

In the afternoon we’ll go to Cothay Manor, to see the gardens (no steep walks) and have a private tour of the house. Mary-Anne Robb, owner of this property, which was built in 1480, was chosen recently by Stephen Lacey of the Daily Telegraph as one of his top 20 British gardeners. Only open for group visits, the cost is £24 (coach, garden and house entrance and driver’s tip).

We leave the community centre in Sandford Road, Winscombe, at 9am, arriving back at between 6-6.30pm. To reserve a place or for more details call 01934 842304 or email tj.lfh@tiscali.co.uk

n WESTON ROTARY CLUB: Members were pleased to welcome local girl Sarah Clark as their speaker at their recent meeting. Sarah has been sponsored by the Rotary Club in her karate career and she came to talk about her year in the sport and to ‘show-off’ her Olympic torch.

She talked of her pride and the emotional journey she had experienced after being told she had been chosen as a torch bearer, up to the time she actually carried it on the national route.

Unfortunately karate is not an Olympic sport yet but Sarah talked of her wonderful year in karate as English Champion, Scottish International Open Champion and British Champion. On top of all this she has qualified as a nurse and starts work in September.

For more information about Rotary see www.westonrotaryclub.org.uk

n WORLE LIONS CLUB: Members held a money trail on Weston seafront recently.

Despite heavy rain and gusty winds they managed to keep the gazebo up and raise funds to be distributed to local causes as required. Thanks to everyone who made donations and helped make the event such a success.

n WORLEWIND BAND: We are not able to promise sunshine for the bank holiday weekend but we can promise superb music in Grove Park, Weston.

The programme suits all musical tastes, you are guaranteed to recognise some of the tunes and you’ll be tapping your feet if you’re not dancing round the flowerbeds. Please come and join us between 3-5pm on Sunday.

For more information on the band please visit our website, www.worlewindband.co.uk

n RAFA CONCERT BAND: We recently travelled to Falmouth for concerts outside on the harbourside as part of the Falmouth week and to help promote the RAF Association.

The band played on a mobile bandstand and once again the appreciative audience was treated to an entertaining programme of music.

The ensemble is playing at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol on September 6, followed by a concert in Solihull on the 8th and a lunchtime concert in Abbey Wood.

Don’t forget our second Oscar film music concert in the Blakehay on October 6. Tickets are on sale now.

Vacancies are available for competent players on brass/woodwind and percussion, especially on oboe and trombone. Please call or email if you are interested in playing. Visit our website www. rafaswconcertband.org.uk or call 01934 820205 for details.

n WEST WOODSPRING ROTARY CLUB: Club members were entertained by a very informative talk by the Weston Rotary Club president, David Ray. He told of his experiences as a lecturer at Rugby School and the history of that school.

A final reckoning of the proceeds from the Music in the Meadow event amounted to just over £1,500, of which £500 will go to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and the balance into the club’s charity account.

The club meets every Tuesday at Weston Golf Club at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and visitors are always welcome.

If you would like to attend or become a Friend of Rotary and help us with our activities, call Dick Richards on 01934 844214.

n CONSERVATIVE LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB: Members will hold their first meeting of the new season on September 14 st the Winter Gardens. Meet at 12.30pm.

The speaker will be Bruce Poole, speaking on the work of a parish clerk. Reservations to Christine Gamble on 01934 811709 by September 10.

n WORLE WI: The club held a red, white and blue party to celebrate the jubilee, the Olympics and all things British.

Tables were decorated with a Union Flag theme and the guests joined in by coming dressed in red, white and blue. They all tucked into sandwiches, jellies and cup cakes and the excellent entertainment was provided by the Backwell Trio.

The president, Lynda Craner, unveiled a wall hanging stitched by the members to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.

Many ideas were incorporated including national flowers, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, crowns, music and guardsmen. Even some corgis got a look in.

The next meeting will be at Castle Batch Community Centre on September 19 at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome.

n NATIONAL FEDERATION OF OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONERS – BRANCH 341: A coffee morning will be held at the Crossroads Carers Centre, behind Tesco, from 10.15am to noon on August 30.

Please drop in for a cup of coffee and a chat. All our members are welcome. Enquiries to Tony Apperey on 01934 625973.

n MARK FRIENDSHIP CLUB: Attendance was low, and apologies for absence were high at the meeting on August 16. On reflection, the decision to meet in August instead of January was perhaps a mistake, as traditionally it is a holiday period.

However, it didn’t affect the quality of the meeting as the chairman welcomed everyone.

The usual business went ahead until it was time for the auction, but with the absence of the regular auctioneers, it was Jan Smith, a willing volunteer, who filled the gap. She was thanked by the chairman who then introduced Becky Fry, from Somerset Insight, an organisation based in Taunton helping visually impaired people in all parts of the county.

Becky was accompanied by Martin, a disabled friend, and his guide dog, Harry. Martin also spoke about his disability, and afterwards a collection was made for which they were very grateful.

At our next meeting on September 6, we welcome Jean Routley, and her subject will be ‘Why collect postcards?’

n WESTON HOMEMAKERS: The August meeting was a talk by Sue Champion about the company Oakhouse Foods.

This is a company which supplies homes, nursing homes or anyone needing interim help with provision of ready to cook foods. She brought samples for us to try, which were delicious. This is a service very well used which enables people to stay independent.

Notices were given about future events. Our next meeting is on September 4 at Weston Social Club, Devonshire Road.

n WESTON BRASS: With the summer season now well under way, Weston Brass completed a very enjoyable concert at the Blake Gardens, Bridgwater.

The band is very grateful to the many supporters who travel to wherever the band is playing, and who contribute so much the atmosphere of the day.

The remaining summer concerts are now all prepared, and the band is looking ahead to the Torquay Annual Contest on November 3, and to the much anticipated Last Night of the Proms concert on September 2 in conjunction with the Hutton Flower Show.

If you feel you would like to join this friendly local band, please contact us, as you would be made very welcome. The band is currently looking to recruit an eb bass player and would appreciate any enquires regarding this position.

Please visit our website www.westonbrass.com or contact Gill on 01934 824461.

n WESTON FILM SOCIETY: The next movie presentation is on Tuesday at The Playhouse, Weston.

Warhorse (12A) is showing at 2.30 and 7.30pm with free entry to film society members and the usual entry fees for non-members.

The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis and is directed by Steven Spielberg.

n WESTON BAY YACHT CLUB: Members held a fundraising day for the RNLI with a day of social activities including a pig roast.

The Mayor and Mayoress David and Carol Hitchens kindly attended the event and spent time with club members and their guests. The weather was fine and a good time was had by all.

n WESTON YOUTH ORCHESTRA: The next concert is on September 23 in the Boulevard United Reformed Church, Waterloo Street, Weston, at 5pm.

The programme includes the popular Overture Poet and Peasant by Supp, Saint-Saens’ Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto and a selection from West Side Story.

The orchestra’s junior section will also perform and several young soloists will be giving their first performances.

Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children under 13. They are available from orchestra members, Coles Shoes in Orchard Place, on 01934 623787 or on the door.

New members aged from eight to 20 are always welcome for our two orchestras on any instrument. Rehearsals take place at the Boulevard church each Friday from 6-7pm and 7-9pm. Just turn up or call Dennis Cole on 07787 520230 for further information.

n WINSCOMBE AND DISTRICT RNLI: Come with us to Taunton on September 4. You can hit the shops or discover the delights of the (free) newly opened Museum of Somerset.

In the afternoon we’ll go to Cothay Manor, to see the gardens (no steep walks) and have a private tour of the house. Mary-Anne Robb, owner of this property, which was built in 1480, was chosen recently by Stephen Lacey of the Daily Telegraph as one of his top 20 British gardeners. Only open for group visits, the cost is £24 (coach, garden and house entrance and driver’s tip).

We leave the community centre in Sandford Road, Winscombe, at 9am, arriving back at between 6-6.30pm. To reserve a place or for more details call 01934 842304 or email tj.lfh@tiscali.co.uk

n WESTON ROTARY CLUB: Members were pleased to welcome local girl Sarah Clark as their speaker at their recent meeting. Sarah has been sponsored by the Rotary Club in her karate career and she came to talk about her year in the sport and to ‘show-off’ her Olympic torch.

She talked of her pride and the emotional journey she had experienced after being told she had been chosen as a torch bearer, up to the time she actually carried it on the national route.

Unfortunately karate is not an Olympic sport yet but Sarah talked of her wonderful year in karate as English Champion, Scottish International Open Champion and British Champion. On top of all this she has qualified as a nurse and starts work in September.

For more information about Rotary see www.westonrotaryclub.org.uk

n WORLE LIONS CLUB: Members held a money trail on Weston seafront recently.

Despite heavy rain and gusty winds they managed to keep the gazebo up and raise funds to be distributed to local causes as required. Thanks to everyone who made donations and helped make the event such a success.

n WORLEWIND BAND: We are not able to promise sunshine for the bank holiday weekend but we can promise superb music in Grove Park, Weston.

The programme suits all musical tastes, you are guaranteed to recognise some of the tunes and you’ll be tapping your feet if you’re not dancing round the flowerbeds. Please come and join us between 3-5pm on Sunday.

For more information on the band please visit our website, www.worlewindband.co.uk

n RAFA CONCERT BAND: We recently travelled to Falmouth for concerts outside on the harbourside as part of the Falmouth week and to help promote the RAF Association.

The band played on a mobile bandstand and once again the appreciative audience was treated to an entertaining programme of music.

The ensemble is playing at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol on September 6, followed by a concert in Solihull on the 8th and a lunchtime concert in Abbey Wood.

Don’t forget our second Oscar film music concert in the Blakehay on October 6. Tickets are on sale now.

Vacancies are available for competent players on brass/woodwind and percussion, especially on oboe and trombone. Please call or email if you are interested in playing. Visit our website www. rafaswconcertband.org.uk or call 01934 820205 for details.

n WEST WOODSPRING ROTARY CLUB: Club members were entertained by a very informative talk by the Weston Rotary Club president, David Ray. He told of his experiences as a lecturer at Rugby School and the history of that school.

A final reckoning of the proceeds from the Music in the Meadow event amounted to just over £1,500, of which £500 will go to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and the balance into the club’s charity account.

The club meets every Tuesday at Weston Golf Club at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and visitors are always welcome.

If you would like to attend or become a Friend of Rotary and help us with our activities, call Dick Richards on 01934 844214.

n CONSERVATIVE LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB: Members will hold their first meeting of the new season on September 14 st the Winter Gardens. Meet at 12.30pm.

The speaker will be Bruce Poole, speaking on the work of a parish clerk. Reservations to Christine Gamble on 01934 811709 by September 10.

n WORLE WI: The club held a red, white and blue party to celebrate the jubilee, the Olympics and all things British.

Tables were decorated with a Union Flag theme and the guests joined in by coming dressed in red, white and blue. They all tucked into sandwiches, jellies and cup cakes and the excellent entertainment was provided by the Backwell Trio.

The president, Lynda Craner, unveiled a wall hanging stitched by the members to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.

Many ideas were incorporated including national flowers, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, crowns, music and guardsmen. Even some corgis got a look in.

The next meeting will be at Castle Batch Community Centre on September 19 at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome.

n NATIONAL FEDERATION OF OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONERS – BRANCH 341: A coffee morning will be held at the Crossroads Carers Centre, behind Tesco, from 10.15am to noon on August 30.

Please drop in for a cup of coffee and a chat. All our members are welcome. Enquiries to Tony Apperey on 01934 625973.

n MARK FRIENDSHIP CLUB: Attendance was low, and apologies for absence were high at the meeting on August 16. On reflection, the decision to meet in August instead of January was perhaps a mistake, as traditionally it is a holiday period.

However, it didn’t affect the quality of the meeting as the chairman welcomed everyone.

The usual business went ahead until it was time for the auction, but with the absence of the regular auctioneers, it was Jan Smith, a willing volunteer, who filled the gap. She was thanked by the chairman who then introduced Becky Fry, from Somerset Insight, an organisation based in Taunton helping visually impaired people in all parts of the county.

Becky was accompanied by Martin, a disabled friend, and his guide dog, Harry. Martin also spoke about his disability, and afterwards a collection was made for which they were very grateful.

At our next meeting on September 6, we welcome Jean Routley, and her subject will be ‘Why collect postcards?’

n WESTON HOMEMAKERS: The August meeting was a talk by Sue Champion about the company Oakhouse Foods.

This is a company which supplies homes, nursing homes or anyone needing interim help with provision of ready to cook foods. She brought samples for us to try, which were delicious. This is a service very well used which enables people to stay independent.

Notices were given about future events. Our next meeting is on September 4 at Weston Social Club, Devonshire Road.

n WESTON BRASS: With the summer season now well under way, Weston Brass completed a very enjoyable concert at the Blake Gardens, Bridgwater.

The band is very grateful to the many supporters who travel to wherever the band is playing, and who contribute so much the atmosphere of the day.

The remaining summer concerts are now all prepared, and the band is looking ahead to the Torquay Annual Contest on November 3, and to the much anticipated Last Night of the Proms concert on September 2 in conjunction with the Hutton Flower Show.

If you feel you would like to join this friendly local band, please contact us, as you would be made very welcome. The band is currently looking to recruit an eb bass player and would appreciate any enquires regarding this position.

Please visit our website www.westonbrass.com or contact Gill on 01934 824461.

n WESTON FILM SOCIETY: The next movie presentation is on Tuesday at The Playhouse, Weston.

Warhorse (12A) is showing at 2.30 and 7.30pm with free entry to film society members and the usual entry fees for non-members.

The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis and is directed by Steven Spielberg.

n WESTON BAY YACHT CLUB: Members held a fundraising day for the RNLI with a day of social activities including a pig roast.

The Mayor and Mayoress David and Carol Hitchens kindly attended the event and spent time with club members and their guests. The weather was fine and a good time was had by all.


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