VISIT TO LIEDERBACH 1 -
5 DECEMBER 2005
45 Of our members spent a very enjoyable long weekend visiting
friends in Liederbach. Friday, we went for a boat trip on the
from Rüdesheim to Goarshausen. From
there the coach took us to the Lorelei View Point for a stunning view of the
way below. We then had lunch in Rüdesheim and
visited the Christmas Market. We met some twinners from Swanage who
were there with a Stall for 14 days.
Saturday we went to
to the splendid Romanesque Cathedral built in the 11th Century where we had a
guided tour. After lunch, we spent
time at the Christmas Market. In the evening we attended the Soirée
in the Liederbach Halle. We enjoyed good company, an excellent
meal and had a pleasant evening with our hosts. Sunday,
many of us helped on our own Stall at the Liederbach Christmas Market where we
sold Christmas goods. Free time was spent with the families. On
Monday evening we
arrived home tired but having had a wonderful time.
Your representatives are trying
to collect your annual membership fee.
Still only £4.00 per family per year.
You can also let me have the money and I will pass it on.
THURSDAY - 20 OCTOBER 2005
Our thanks goes to all leaving committee members
for their valued contributions to our Association over the
We welcome the following new members to the
Julie Blackwell-West, Terry Bright, Colin and
Sandra Hinvest and Rosemary and Malcolm Scott.
Alice Fergie, a
Verwood guide, talked about her trip to the Danish National Jamboree.
She did so with youthful
enthusiasm, good humour and fervour.
had photographs and badges and other paraphernalia on show.
gave us a very entertaining evening.
NOVEMBER EVENT -
SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2005
About 80 people attended our quiz evening. Thank you all members
of the Committee who helped with the event. This includes of
course those people who prepared the deserts.
The evening was very well organised and a good time
was had by all.
Please contact Brian on
822299 if you would like to know more about it. Weather permitting some of us will be on
the pitch on a Saturday afternoon round
during the autumn and winter period.
We have received the first mobile phones and some
empty ink cartridges for the Radio Solent Carers appeal. There
is room for many more. Radio
request empty ink cartridges from your computer; Hewlett Packard, Lexmark and
Canon BC01/02/05/06, BX2, BX3 ONLY. No
Epson or Laser Cartridges.
Look at www.recycle4charity.co.uk for a full list of wanted inkjets.
Your greetings cards are still being put to good use. We have sold many at the AGM and the
November Event. We have even taken some to
. The cards are still only 30 pence each. Please
let me have your Birthday, Thank You and Get Well cards.
have given £50.00 to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal for Age Concern - Verwood. They
do such good work for the lonely and the housebound, transporting their clients
to and from the Centre every Monday and Wednesday. The
money will go towards the minibus
which costs a lot to maintain and insure.
The report of this year’s
activities of our Association has been sent to the Council of Europe in
. This to see whether we have done enough
to receive the European Flag of Honour for Verwood.
I have been contacted by Jane
Mearns, Scout leader (Ararat) Verwood. As part of their International Award the
youngsters are trying to make contact with Scouts abroad.
I have given them details of contacts in Champtoceaux and Calcinato (
’s twin-town in
) and Liederbach and Saldus (
’s twin-town in
It would be great if this contact would result in
exchanges between the youngsters of these different towns.
If you know of a scout group elsewhere in the
world, please let me know and I will forward that
information to Jane Mearns.
Stuart Clifton has put information about the Twinning
Association on http://verwood.org/twinning/index.htm.
You will also find links to Champtoceaux and Liederbach.
NOTES FOR YOUR DIARY
Our March event will be on the 11th next year. We
have organised a Jazz evening.
The Roar Sextet from Fordingbridge will be playing for us. Their
fee goes to the Charity Mencap. Tickets are £5.00 each, bring your own
Order your tickets from Brian on 822299. All you Jazz fans book your seats early!
The Dog Show will be on
the 27th May 2006
. Though Audrey Palmer has left the
Committee she has offered to organise the Show for us again next year.
The AGM will be on
October 19th 2006
The November event will
be on the 11th next year.