Clubs and Societies,June 14, 2012

PUBLISHED: 10:29 15 June 2012




WEST WOODSPRING INNER WHEEL: For their last meeting of the current year, president Carol Schubert invited club members to dress in red, white and blue in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The ladies joined in the spirit of the occasion with Carol judging founder member Margaret Owen, pictured with other founder member Brenda Toogood and vice president Jill Hobbs, to be the most elegant.

Carol’s charity for the year had been Children’s Hospice South West and before the meeting started she presented their representative with a cheque for £2,000.

The AGM followed, with reports presented by all officers of the club.

Thanking everyone for their support during her time in office, Carol said she was pleased that she would be handing such a vibrant club over to Jill when she takes over the mantle next month.

WEST WOODSPRING ROTARY CLUB: Contrary to our previous report the doors of Weston Museum will now be open at 6pm on June 19 with the presentation of prizes for the junior art competition being made at 6.30pm due to the young age of some of the entrants.

It is hoped that members of the public will come to this event to enjoy and appreciate the high standard of the entries.

The next event involving young people will be the Kids for Kids Show at the Worle Campus and tickets will be £3 for anyone over the age of 12.

Forewarning was also given of the annual Music in the Meadow to be held at John and Angie Horne’s on August 12.

Anyone interested in helping us with these and many other events should come to one of our Tuesday evening meetings at Weston Golf Club, 7 for 7.30pm, or contact Dick Richards on 01934 844214

SSAFA FORCES HELP: As the oldest and largest national charity supporting service, ex-service personnel and their dependants, the Weston division will be represented at the Armed Forces days on June 23 and 24.

Currently we have almost two cases each week and we need the public’s continuing support.

Jenny Nottage, one of our caseworkers, has registered for a parachute jump at Netheravon on June 23 and in doing so hopes to raise funds for our charity.

We thank the local office of Chayley Systems who kindly supplied the registration fee for the jump.

Anyone interested in sponsoring Jenny should contact us any Wednesday between 10.30am and noon at RAFA HQ, Eagle House, 21/23 Alexandra Parade, telephone 01934 644024, or call our secretary Anne Kerruish on 01934 811386.

FRIENDS OF CHILDREN’S HOSPICE SOUTH WEST: Please note that the quiz night tomorrow (Fri) has had to be cancelled. We hope to organise another later in the year.

For further information please ring 01934 416432/632274.

On August 11 there will be a cream tea at Sylvia’s house at 26 Wellsea Grove, Weston.

WRINGTON FRIENDSHIP CLUB: Looking forward to our next few meetings - on July 13 we shall be entertained by Mike and his music.

This sounds quite exciting as Mike has a terrific volume of music from way back and up-to-date.

July 27 is our annual garden party. We used to have this out-doors but bearing in mind the unreliable nature of the weather we now hold this event in the Memorial Hall.

As usual we have no meetings in August.

If you are interested in our club, you are very welcome to join us and transport to and from is not a problem.

For more information please contact Gena on 01934 862911 or Fred on 863562.

WESTON HOMEMAKERS: The June meeting was a ‘Nibble and Natter’ evening.

Our jubilee theme was very apparent with members dressed in the traditional red, white and blue. We had a Royal quiz and bingo and plenty of time to discuss the weekend of events.

Notices were given of our Last Night of the Proms on July 14 at Victoria Methodist Church and our next meeting is on July 3 at Weston Social Club.

WESTON BRASS: Weston Brass recorded their third CD last weekend and were very pleased with the recording.

This weekend sees the band playing the first of their Grove Park concerts.

The band will be performing ‘Going the Distance’, a new composition especially written by Paul Lovatt Cooper as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The whole event is part of the ‘Brass the Baton’ project. A special display by Weston Spirals will mark the hand over of the baton to conductor Tony Osborne.

On July 8 the band will be playing for the ‘Songs of Praise’ to be held in Banwell House in Banwell and July 14 sees the band playing at Victoria Methodist Church. Playing for Weston Brass has never been better, and new players are always made welcome, instrument and uniform are supplied.

For more information and news of the band please visit the website or contact Gill on 01934 824461.

WESTON GROUP OF FRIENDS: On June 7 the group and guests held a jubilee dinner and party to celebrate the Queen’s 60th year of her reign.

We began with a meal which was followed by games and the singing of traditional songs. A raffle was held which raised over £100 which went to the chairman’s charity fund.

The chairman Rod Still thanked Norman Wyatt and Mike Platts for their efforts in organising the evening.

BLEADON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The society will be hosting a ‘Gardener’s Question Time’ evening with Peter Burks of Sanders Garden World on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Coronation Hall. This is open to anyone at £1 admission.

EAST HUNTSPILL ART CLUB: Please note our next meeting is on Wednesday in the East Huntspill Village Hall.

We met on June 6 with 16 members, two new members were welcomed.

Our next exhibition is on July 6, 7 and 8 at the West Huntspill Methodist Church. For more details contact Kay on 01278 789678.

RAFA CONCERT BAND - BLAKEHAY RESIDENT BAND: The band played during the Help for Heroes dinner held at the Webbington Hotel and a substantial amount of money was raised for this charity.

A duo from the band also provided music at the RAFA Flowerdown House street party. We have a few vacancies for competent players on brass and woodwind with no contests, no subscriptions and a uniform provided.

All that is asked of the musicians is that they give a commitment of their time and talents to rehearsals and engagements.

Please call or email if you are interested in playing. Visit our website or ring 01934 820205 for details.

Future engagements include: Friday - National Memorial Arboretum – Arlewas; June 23 - Armed Forces Event - lunchtime concert, Italian Gardens, Weston; June 24 – Armed Forces Drumhead Service, Royal Hotel, Weston; July 1 - Armed Forces Day Concert and Drumhead Service, Trowbridge.

MARK FRIENDSHIP CLUB: After another day of wind and rain, it’s hard to believe that it’s June, which no doubt had a bearing on the numbers attending the meeting last week.

However, for those who were able to come it was a very enjoyable afternoon.

Seats are still available for the trip to Lynton and Lynmouth.

To book, please contact Audrey Cox. A letter of thanks has been received from the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance for our recent donation.

After the business had been completed, our speaker and member, Eileen Goundry, took us on a visit to New Zealand’s South Island. It was good to see the sun, if only on the screen, as she recalled a visit she made in 1992.

Don’t forget to attend the annual meeting and free strawberry tea on June 21.

SANDFORD WI: We enjoyed an amusing and interesting talk by Mr Saunders about his life and experience in Theatre, showing a collection of props used in The Playhouse Theatre.

The WI Olympic torch was received at the Railway Inn where a vintage coach decorated appropriately took several members dressed in sporty attire to pass the torch on at Congresbury.

Our village benefited after a team of members carried out a concentrated litter pick up.

Beryl Jenkins reported that a successful skittles team were winners of the group matches.

A Country and Western themed evening is an open meeting on July 9 with a cowboy supper.

Guest numbers should be given to Beryl Jenkins.

CHEDDAR MALE CHOIR: Following the very successful joint concert with the Great Britain Rhythmic Gymnastic Team at Bath University, the choir are now looking forward to a joint concert on June 21 at Shipham Village Hall when they will be joined by the Joyful Spirit Community Gospel Choir.

This should prove to be a most enjoyable evening as the audience listen to two contrasting choirs, each under the directorship of two outstanding and accomplished young ladies.

The concert commences at 7.30pm, tickets cost £8 with concessions at £4. Refreshments will be available during the interval.

Tickets can be obtained from Hansfords Village Store in Shipham, Farrons estate agents in Winscombe, Deanes Sports Shop in Cheddar and Amors in Wrington, or, pay on the door.

WESTON RADIO SOCIETY: Members enjoyed manning their Field Day Station near Loxton and during the 24 hour contest period members made contact with over 750 stations using only Morse Code.

This popular worldwide event enabled the operators to exchange details with fellow ‘hams’ in countries as far away as South America and New Zealand.

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