October: Chairman’s message

Sharing and Supper Evening at Jennie’s

Despite the rain and floods eighteen of us enjoyed our Sharing and Supper Evening. An enormous thank you to Jennie and Andrew for all their preparation and hosting us all. Special thanks to all our cooks, Jennie, Deidre, Helen, Ruth, Jean and Sue for a delicious supper of quiche and salads, followed by apple cake and crumble.

Lots of us took a wide variety of contributions to share with the group, which ranged from nostalgic and humorous poetry to photos, samplers and books. Much to everyone’s surprise we have two very talented members amongst us, a poet and an author.

After supper and plenty of chat we were treated to a wonderful film show which Andrew had compiled from his and Jennie’s recent safari holiday to Botswana. His superb photography certainly rivalled David Attenborough.

Pam organised the raffle in Roe’s absence which was won by Ruth, and we welcomed Beverley, one of our Honoraries this year who has moved into Lichfield over the summer.

Our next meeting on Nov 5th is an evening of Floral demonstrations with the topical theme of Bonfire Night, and Pat’s friend Pat Brighton will be making the arrangements.  The venue is Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane, Lichfield, and Pearl will be sending details shortly. There will be drinks and mince pies at a cost of £5 per person. The meeting is open to friends and family as the arrangements will be raffled off for a donation to the Cancer Support Centre, where both Pats are part of the fund raising team. So please I do hope that as many of you as possible will be able to support the evening.

Diary Dates

Remembrance Sunday

I hope that you all received  my e-mail about this last month. Lunch will be held in Alrewas Village Hall around 1.00pm after the Service at the Arboretum. The cost of the two course meal and drinks will be £17.50. Please contact Mac at mac.cummings@btinternet.com if you would like to go.

December Meeting

Our December meeting will be at The Old Vicarage as usual. Pearl will be sending out details shortly as numbers are required in advance as December is a busy time for the Restaurant.


Mary       October 6th 2019