The Strand Club Meeting Reports
The Strand Club held their annual Charity Coffee Morning/Tabletop Sale on Wednesday 10th August. Despite the blistering heat many people came to browse the tables in search of a bargain, of which there were plenty. The committee arrived at the Sports Pavilion, Overstrand on the Tuesday evening to sort out and set up, leaving little to do in the morning before the doors opened at 10.30am.
Each year the Strand Club choose a different local charity to support and this year is the turn of ‘Hedgehog Haven’, a small home run sanctuary for sick and injured hedgehogs, run by the lovely Marian from North Walsham. Marian set up her own table at the coffee morning, but because of the heat she had no prickly creatures with her. The Strand Club, which is a local get together club, meets on the second Wednesday afternoon of each month in the White Horse barn, Overstrand. They presented Marion with a cheque for £235, which had already been collected so far this year by passing round a collection tin at each meeting and by one of their members having a sale table outside their garden gate on fine days. After a count up after the Coffee morning another £522.44 was banked and a cheque for the same amount written.
There were 20 members and 3 guests at our June meeting which Josie chaired as Jackie was in hospital. Some of our member’s reminisced about their memories of the coronation of our Queen, and other events such as one member attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace. To everyone’s surprise, Jackie then came in to an arousing welcome, as she had been discharged from hospital that morning. While she was in hospital, she had put together a ‘Royal Quiz’ which she had sent to Josie. So, quiz sheets were passed around the room. The winners were Chris and Pauline, with Pauline winning the tie-break question, and therefore the prize of a commemorative teddy.
Tea and cake followed, then the raffle. Winners this month were, Anne Buxton, Maureen Allen, Josie Dennis and Jean Miller.
Next month we will have Tim Bennet coming to talk to us about his time teaching.
There is always a warm welcome for visitors and new members. We charge £2 on the door for members and £3 for visitors.
Further information from:
Josie 01263 579748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jackie 01263 720866 or email email@example.com
On the afternoon of 11th May we were enjoying a delicious ploughman’s lunch provided by the White Horse. There was plenty of time to chatter with 24 members and one lovely guest. We had cake and a cuppa at the end of the afternoon and our much-awaited AGM, (with three newly appointed committee members) slotted in between courses.
Our planned outing on 8th June has had to be cancelled, so we will be at home in the Barn at the White Horse celebrating her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, showing memorabilia from the coronation and swapping personal stories of the day and of the past 70 years.
On 13th July we will be having Tim Bennett telling us about his years spent teaching.
There’s a warm welcome for everyone at our meetings, whether visitors or new members, with a small charge on the door of £2 members and £3 visitors.