Clubs and Societies, July 28, 2016

PUBLISHED: 11:49 29 July 2016




Soroptimist International of Weston

A group of Soroptimists enjoyed the evening sunshine on Knightstone Island before joining others for a cheese and wine (and summer pudding) supper at the seafront home of an honorary member of the club.

Weston Friends of Children’s Hospice South West

There will be an open garden event in aid of Children’s Hospice South West at 8 Quantock Road on August 6, 10.30am-3pm.

Admission is £3.50, including tea and cake. There will be a tombola stall so come along to celebrate our silver anniversary.

The group will hold a casino night at Worlebury Golf Course on September 17, call 01934 632274 or 418998 for details.

Hewish and District WI

The WI enjoyed a talk by long-distance swimmer Steve Price, who amazed us with his achievements, making us laugh at his many stories.

He has a life-long love of swimming in the open sea and is one of the few people to have swum from Weston to Penarth and also Ireland to Scotland. He still swims long distances regularly, including off the coast of his home town of Clevedon.

We are a small group with many and varied activities, including craft sessions, walks, talks and outings. Next month we look forward to an afternoon cream tea and an evening at Michelangelo’s Italian restaurant.

The meeting on September 15, featuring a talk by writer Michael Malaghan, is an open meeting in aid of Macmillan and costs £3. For further details call 01934 417907.

Weston Quilters

The project evening on Monday at 7.30pm at the Boulevard United Reformed Church, will be making a little owl. Please bring 2 x 6ins pieces of contrasting fabric and a hand-sewing kit. Anything extra will be provided. Non-members are welcome for £4.

Weston Family History Society

The society will be at the following North Somerset libraries to give free advice to people wishing to research their family history: Portishead Library on August 10, 2-4pm; The Healthy Living Centre, Weston, August 16, 10am to noon and Worle Library on August 25, 2-4pm.

In addition, sessions are held in Weston Library every Saturday, 2-3.30pm. All are welcome whether a beginner or seasoned researcher.

RAFA Concert Band

The band will perform a concert sponsored by Grove Park Café on Sunday at 2.30pm and it will be an afternoon of traditional bandstand music.

The band is very much in demand and our diary has bookings into 2018. If you want to be a part of this well respected, much in demand, entertaining band visit or call 01934 820205.

North Somerset Modellers Society

The society holds meetings at The Windsor Castle from 8.30pm on the second Tuesday of the month.

The society also holds an all day model-in at The Helicopter Museum one Sunday each month. All modellers are welcome to either meeting, regardless of age, experience or area of model-making interest.

For more details about meetings or model shows, call Fred Tooke on 01934 416798, email

West Woodspring Inner Wheel

The first meeting of the new inner wheel year, the changeover, was a family affair for THE new president.

Daughters, Suzanne and Julie were at Weston Golf Club to see Rose Gilbert handed the jewel of office and her husband, Terry, presented flowers to the immediate past president.

Rose advised club members that her chosen charities for the year are Dementia UK and the Alzheimer’s Society. They are close to her heart as she works with those living with dementia.

There are lots of activities planned for the year starting with her daughters presenting her with a survival kit, containing lots of funny things to help Rose in her year as president.

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