Chatter

3rd July 2019

Audrey would welcome visits at Footherley Nursing Home from any Tangent members. And include the attached photo please. Visits are allowed at any time of the day. 

July meeting –  17 members enjoyed a guided tour around some of Lichfield’s most historic places, with plenty of ghostly stories from our Guide.  We heard about ghostly happenings at Erasmus Darwin’s house, the King’s Head Inn and learned many fascinating facts about old Lichfield .  Supper was then enjoyed at 55 Wade Street.

Coffee morning fundraiser – It is hoped that members will support the Tangent Fund-Raising Coffee morning to be held at Jennie Tipper’s house on Friday July 12 from 10.30-1pm.  Monies raised will go to Cancer Research UK charity.

Love Jennie

12th May 2019

If anyone is able to visit our new Honorary Members, Mary Jones and Audrey Lunn, their visit would be most welcome.  Mary is out of hospital but is still in pain with severe sciatica. 

Audrey is on good form at Footherley Nursing Home where she is well looked after and is happy. 

Bulletin Chatter March 2019

Another very enjoyable meal at the Old Vicarage and a very interesting Speaker about the History of Alrewas.  Lynne was obviously conscious of the time guidance she had been given, but I for one, would have been very happy to hear more from her.  Thanks Liz for your arrangements. 

Jenny Hodgson was the lucky raffle winner.  Apparently Roe was one number out.  Never mind Roe, better luck next time.

We send best wishes to Cynthia and John Tipper as John’s recovery continues at home.

As we all know (or should) our next meeting is the AGM.  Roe has included this in her report asking for ALL members to give thought to taking up a position.  Please do so for the continued success of our Club.

If for any genuine reason you are unable to attend AGM but are willing to  stand,  please let Roe or Secretary Jennie Tipper know as soon as possible, (preferably before the Executive Meeting to be held next Friday 22 March) but prior to the AGM would be helpful.

Come on Ladies we do not want to experience a repeat of what is currently happening at Westminster with the “B” word!

Next Meeting:                         Tuesday 2 April 2019

                                                A.G.M. at The Old Vicarage

                             Pearl will be sending menu details as soon as these are available

Any member wishing to add Chatter to the Bulletin please let me know at tangent116@yahoo.co.uk and I will ensure it is sent to David Cole, 41 Club Webmaster, who continues to do all the clever stuff.

Bye for now

Jenny C

Bulletin Chatter February 2019

As I was unable to attend Afternoon Tea, I have no Chatter.

Just a reminder that we must book in with menu choice to Pearl for the March meeting at the Old Vicarage no later than Monday 25 February

Bulletin Chatter January 2019

Roe has written in detail about our January meeting at the Royal Oak, Kings Bromley and as I did not hear any gossip to pass on, there is nothing for me to add.

Once again, Pat Dimeloe was the lucky raffle winner.  Pat, just wondering, do you put something sticky on your ticket????

41 Club Chairman’s Drinks  Thanks to Chairman John for hosting this annual event on the 6 January.

As we all know, behind every successful man there has to be a woman!  Thanks too to Mary for preparing a wonderful buffet with help from their family.

Next Meeting:            

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Afternoon Tea at Mabel’s Curborough

Pearl has circulated the details 

Deadline for booking in with Pearl is  MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2019

Pearl thanks for struggling out last Tuesday and, as Roe says, do hope you are now feeling much better and brighter.

Any member wishing to add Chatter to the Bulletin please let me know at tangent116@yahoo.co.uk and I will ensure it is sent to David Cole, 41 Club Webmaster, who does all the clever stuff.

Bye for now

Jenny C

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Bulletin Chatter December 2018

Roe has covered the Christmas meeting details in her message – no business, great food, fellowship and plenty of laughter and chat. What more can a Tangent member ask for?

The lucky raffle winners were Margaret, Cynthia, Elaine and Bev (Brenda’s sister –  who joins us occasionally).

Cynthia – Jennie took your raffle prize home so if you have not received it yet, please give Jennie a gentle nudge!

Our thanks to Chairman Roe for the chocolates on the table – much appreciated (and my favourite!).

We send our good wishes to Helen who is currently recovering from surgery.

Best wishes also to Pat and Roy Burbridge as they both have health problems and of course to Cynthia, John and Family as John’s recovery continues.

The Wednesday Coffee Morning Meeting dates list has been updated so please check the Calendar on the website.  If you want further information on the coffee mornings please speak to Pam Bolton.

Dates to Remember:                  

Tuesday 8 January 2019 next meeting at The Royal Oak, Kings Bromley.  

Pearl has circulated the detail.

Deadline for menu choice and booking in with Pearl is 1 JANUARY 2019 

Christmas Greetings: Both Peter and I wish you and your families a Very Happy Christmas and every good wish for the New Year.

Guess What?? There is still a vacancy for Vice Chairman – please give the matter thought!

Any member wishing to add Chatter to the Bulletin please let me know at tangent116@yahoo.co.uk and I will ensure it is sent to David Cole, 41 Club Webmaster, who does all the clever stuff.

Bye for now and Happy Christmas

Jenny C

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Bulletin Chatter November 2018

Only thirteen members and four guests attended our meeting, including yours truly, so I have not had to rely on another member to tell me what happened! It was lovely to see Rosemary Briggs and the other three guests I think may have (or had), connections with Sutton Coldfield Tangent, as they came with Deidre and Pat D.

Roe has covered the meeting and I have to admit that I was not enthused about the idea of a Craft Evening before going along but I thoroughly enjoyed myself and my decoration efforts are not destined for the dustbin, much to my surprise and delight. Thanks to Mandy and Val for their patience and once again, to Ruth for arranging the evening.

Best wishes to Pat Burbridge as she continues with health problems and of course to Cynthia, John and Family as John continues to make a slow recovery. Also we send our best wishes to Helen who is to undergo further surgery
later this month.

Dates to Remember:

Christmas meeting on 4 December at the Old Vicarage.

Do hope you remembered that 10 November was the deadline for booking in!

Guess What?? There is still a vacancy for Vice Chairman – please give the matter thought!

Any member wishing to add Chatter to the Bulletin please let me know at tangent116@yahoo.co.uk and I will ensure it is sent to David Cole, 41 Club Webmaster, who does all the clever stuff.

Bye for now
Jenny C

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Postscript: The Remembrance Service at the Arboretum took place earlier today (11.11.2018) followed by a shorter service and gathering at the Round Table Family Garden where our Chairman Roe laid a wreath on behalf of Lichfield Tangent.

After the service eighty plus members from the RT Family enjoyed lunch at Alrewas Village Hall which had been organised by members of Lichfield 41 Club. Many thanks to all those involved!


Bulletin Chatter October 2018

My grateful thanks, this month, to Ruth who has supplied chatter following the Afternoon Tea at the Barn, which I was unable to attend due to holiday.  I am hoping to be at the November meeting so I can make up my own stuff.

We had a jolly good time at Afternoon Tea, much laughter, chatter and tasty sandwiches, cakes and scones in relaxing ambient surroundings.  Unfortunately, Pat Dimeloe couldn’t make it as she was at the mercy of BT.  It was good to see Pauline out and about after her hip op. and also Helen, after her latest surgery.

Two raffle prizes (there’s posh!), thanks to a kind donation from Betty.  Members either side of Ruth were the lucky winners (see photo).  Roe managed to interrupt the chat and say a few words which are covered in her piece

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We have received the following, self-explanatory e-mail from Cynthia :-

On Friday, 5 October 2018, 20:51, Cynthia Tipper <cyntipps@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Hello All,

Jo has asked me to forward her email to friends. Please don’t be offended, but I know she wanted to do something to support John. If just one or two of you could make a donation, I know it would be very much appreciated. This link explains it all. https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/joannakelly1

John is still at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and awaiting a place at a rehab centre, with a view to eventually coming home.

Take care and love to everyone

Cynthia

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 Dates to Remember:    

Deadline Tuesday 30 October to book in direct with Ruth, with payment, for our meeting on 6 November “Christmas Crafts for the Tree”.

Help is needed to set up the hall at 7.00pm prior to meeting at 7.30pm and also to clear up at the end!  Please volunteer and let Ruth know.

Deadline Saturday 10 November to book in with Pearl together with payment for our Christmas meeting on 4 December.

Guess What??   There is still a vacancy for Vice Chairman – please give the matter thought!

Any member wishing to add Chatter to the Bulletin please let me know at tangent116@yahoo.co.uk and I will ensure it is sent to David Cole, 41 Club Webmaster, who does all the clever stuff.

Bye for now

Jenny C


Tangent Meeting 4 September 2018

First and foremost, my grateful thanks to Jean Cummings who kindly provides the Chatter for this month’s update.

25 ladies saw Ruth Robinson light the friendship candle and Mary Ward say grace. An excellent meal followed finished off with coffee/tea and chocolates, these were from Tangles 5th Birthday “Do” attended by Roe.

The Speaker was introduced by Liz, who is Liz’s friend June.  The talk title was “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, accompanied by slides of buildings in Lichfield.

I love all the old buildings in the City, but I have to say architects, planners and the Council allow these modern buildings to be built!

The motto from June was “whilst walking around look up”.

Viv gave the vote of thanks.

Business

  1. If you would like to go to Wintertons visit, Sept. 17th, please contact Rob Horton.
  2. 41 Club are organising a Remembrance Sunday lunch, 11th November.  Book in with Andrew Stanton, ASAP, as it is first come, first served.
  3. A note of thanks had been received from Pauline Hopkins.
  4. Next meeting 2 October at The Barn, Heart of the Country for Afternoon Tea – details to follow.

Meeting closed at 9.30pm

There is still a vacancy for Vice Chairman – please give the matter thought!

Any member wishing to add Chatter to the Bulletin please let me know at tangent116@yahoo.co.uk and I will ensure it is sent to David Cole, 41 Club Webmaster, who does all the clever stuff.

Bye for now

Jenny C


Meeting 8 August 2018

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR TREASURER

Mary wishes to remind those members who have not yet paid their subs of £10 to let her have payment as soon as possible, if not yesterday! 

Big thanks to Ruth for arranging a great evening of archery.  Only seven attended – quality not quantity – and we had excellent tuition from the

Lichfield Archers Club members who were there to help us.  We had several rounds of shooting at the target – some being better than others.  Scoring took place on the final round and our Champion is Jane Hartley.  Photo evidence provided.

Pat Dimeloe reminds members about the fundraising Ladies Lunch  to be held on 3 September at Moxhull Hall. Details can still be found on the website.

Roe mentions several dates in her report for forthcoming meetings and events, please make a note in your diaries.

There is still a vacancy for Vice Chairman – please give the matter thought! (This message will not go away until a member steps up to the plate!).

Any member wishing to add Chatter to the Bulletin please let me know at tangent116@yahoo.co.uk and I will ensure it is sent to David Cole, 41 Club Webmaster, who does all the clever stuff.

Bye for now

Jenny C


Meeting 3 July 2018

Big thanks to Roe (and David) for hosting and looking after us all so well for our Commonwealth Evening meeting including the Commonwealth Quiz (courtesy of Roe)  which proved both entertaining and informative.  Also thanks to Pearl for co-ordinating food and numbers.

Pat Dimeloe has asked me to remind members about the fundraising Ladies Lunch  to be held on 3 September at Moxhull Hall, again for the Cancer Support Centre.  Details are attached to this bulletin.

Jean says thanks to those members who contributed books and/or attended the Open Garden event.  Her second hand book stall raised £120 with the event raising a total of £8,500.

Jennie T was the lucky raffle prize winner – a colourful pashmina – which was much appreciated when the temperature dropped.

As Roe has reminded us, our next meeting is WEDNESDAY 8 August for Archery.  Details will be circulated as soon as they are finalised and remember NO PERMANENT LIST, so all attending must book in.

There is still a vacancy for Vice Chairman – please give the matter thought!

(This message will not go away until a member steps up to the plate!)

Any member wishing to add Chatter to the Bulletin please let me know at tangent116@yahoo.co.uk and I will ensure it is sent to David Cole, 41 Club Webmaster, who does all the clever stuff.

Bye for now

Jenny C

Medical Matters:

Pauline’s hip operation was on 4 July and she is now back home. Best wishes for a good recovery.  Pauline would love to see or hear from members any time after next weekend and suggests a phone call or message

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before a visit would be much appreciated.

Our best wishes also to Hon. Member Pat Burbridge, who we hope is enjoying better health this week.

A Ladies Lunch is to be held on 3 September at Moxhull Hall, again for the Cancer Support Centre.

Meeting 5 June 2018

Thanks again to Ruth and Pearl for organising our June meeting.

Pearl has already circulated details of our next meeting on 3 July at Chairman Roe’s home – Commonwealth Evening is the theme. Please remember to let Pearl know whether you will be attending and what dish you will be taking no later than Tuesday 26 June and don’t forget the PERMANENT LIST HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED, so we must all book in.

Should any member have any second hand books for Jean Cummings stall on 23/24 June, please contact Jean direct to arrange delivery. Thank you to those members who remembered and brought books to the meeting.

Belinda has sent us the following message :-

Many of you will remember Peter and Lyn Evans who were in 1200 and 1104.  They are coming up for the weekend 14th July and we are planning a reunion.  If you would like to join us to catch up with Lyn and Pete over a drink, we shall be at the Etching Hill Tennis Club, East Butts Road, Rugeley WS15 2LU on Sunday 15th July from 4 pm onwards.  In addition the club happens to be putting on a simple BBQ (charge per item consumed burger or sausage bap). Please let Belinda know whether you wish to partake in the BBQ. Text or call before 7th July so we can give BBQ numbers to the tennis club

Thank you Belinda

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Pat Dimeloe has asked me to advise members she is holding a fundraising Coffee and Cake event for The Cancer Support Centre on Thursday 5 July 10.30am – 1.00pm at her home 9 Knighton Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 4NY. Tickets £5.00 – take a garden chair and enjoy the sunshine.

There is still a vacancy for Vice Chairman – please give the matter thought!

Any member wishing to add Chatter to the Bulletin please let me know at tangent116@yahoo.co.uk and I will ensure it is sent to David Cole, 41 Club Webmaster, who does all the clever stuff.

Bye for now

Jenny C

Meeting 1 May 2018

Roe has covered details of our walk around Longdon and the meal meeting at
the Swan with Two Necks. Thanks to the organisers.

Jennie T. has sent me a copy of our Programme for the next twelve months and this is included on the website.

Pearl will be circulating details of our next meeting on 5 June – visiting the
cellars at Darwin House followed by a meal at ASK.

Roe advised us at the meeting that the PERMANENT LIST FOR ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS IS BEING DISCONTINUED. No doubt Pearl will mention this in her e-mail but will ALL members please remember to take notice of the new
arrangement and help make Pearl’s life easier!

A request was made on Jean Cummings behalf for second hand paperback
books. Jean will be in charge of the book stall at Lullington Open Gardens in
June and will be grateful for any contributions. Please bring books along to the
June meeting or contact Jean direct if you are unable to attend the meeting.

Joan was the lucky raffle prize winner.

There is still a vacancy for Vice Chairman – please give the matter thought!

Any member wishing to add Chatter to the Bulletin please let me know at
tangent116@yahoo.co.uk and I will ensure it is sent to David Cole, 41 Club
Webmaster, who does all the clever stuff.

Bye for now
Jenny C