CHRISTMAS & A HEALTHY, HAPPY 2007 TO YOU ALL.
the last AGM we welcomed Lyn Newman to our Committee: That
night 29 people were present.
Clive Grove told us
about his trip of a lifetime to the
. We watched some fantastic pictures and Clive gave a very
interesting commentary. Clive, his son and daughter went on
the hike to raise funds for the charity of the Sarah
Rotary Social Event on the 24th October was
attended by Anjie, Terry, Hughie and I. It was the annual
distribution of money to clubs and societies.
SATURDAYNovember 4th we
organized a Race Night. The evening was well attended, about
70 people were present. The Race organisers presented us
with some great races and we found ourselves encouraging the
horses, the races having taken place eariier all over the
world. Brian sold tickets. Several punters did very well.
All in all everyone had a great time. The raffle was
organised by myself that night. Compliments to the
refurbishment of the British Legion Hall, a great
Our first members meeting took place Wednesday 11th
October. 15 People were present. Winifred Treasure
entertained us by recalling experiences during their stay in
in the 50ties and 60ties. Winifred brought articles to
show. Her talk was very interesting. Afterwards we had a
glass of the wine our German visitors brought over for us in
September. The Band Hall is a very pleasant hall, good for
small amounts of people
2nd members meeting took place Wednesday, 9 November. This
time 26 people were present. Speakers for the Don Me Math
Foundation talked to us about their work in
. The work they have done to build a school with, at the
moment, 6 classrooms for 180 children in total is
extraordinary. Starting from scratch, with the help of
parents armed with machetes, a field donated by the Gambian
government, was cleared of scrub. Bricks were made on site,
local material and workers were used. Cloth bought locally
was turned into uniforms, again giving work to Gambian
women. They are in the process of building 4 more
classrooms. Children are taught by local teachers.
Sponsorships and donations have paid and are continuing to
pay for this project.
NOTES FOR YOUR DIARY REGULAR
MEMBERS MEETINGS Also listed on the "Verwood Heritage
Website" and printed in the monthly
13 Dec Member's Christmas Party. The choir
Jubilate will be coming to sing to and be with us. It
will be our first Christmas event, so we hope to see
many of you in the Band Hall, at
Mulled wine and Mince Pies will be served.
10 Jan Pam Green, on treks for Mc Millan.
14 Feb Speaker to be arranged
14 March Bob Green, on liberation of Montebourg.
Bright is taking your booking for the visit to the Eden
on 21/22 April 2007. The one night stay in Newquay,
Esplanade Hotel, including coach, half board, entrance to
the Eden Project and Heligan gardens will cost £99.00 for
members, £109.00 for non members. Please contact Terry on
822959 or "terryandanjie.bright @ virgin.net".
Subject "Twinning weekends".
VISIT FROM CHAMPTOCEAUX
Our friends from Champtoceaux will be visiting us
from 17 to
20 May 2007
. Please contact Joyce on 824469 if you are willing to
host. Please put dates in your diaries.
ADVERTISING From October we have been putting some adverts in
the newsletter (Printed version only). The cost is £60.00
for the year. If any of you would like to advertise your
business please contact Janet Coates on 827096.
Hughie is still
collecting old phones for recycling for carers via Radio
Please call Catharina 813564 for information.
French conversation takes place Tuesday
mornings from 10.00 till
German conversation takes place Thursday
mornings from 9.30 till
We will be most grateful to receive any unwanted
and unused Christmas gifts, which we can use in our
3X - October 2006
RUSTIC FAYRE/CAFE RENE
This was very well attended. From this spot I
would like to thank those Committee Members who came to help
on the day for their hard work. A special thank you to Anjie,
Avril, Barbara, Carole Lucking, Jenny and Hughie. Even
though they are not on the committee they came and helped us
on the day. It was a busy, but lovely time. Thank you to
those members who visited our tent who came to support us.
L1EDERBACH SEPTEMBER 14-18
After a two hour delay, our visitors arrived
tired but pleased to see us. After a restful night and a
quiet morning with the host family, our guests were ready
for the trip to Southampton. First guests and some of the hosts ate
fish and chips and then set off on the Three Rivers Boat
Cruise. The weather was lovely and the trip was very much
enjoyed by all. On Saturday morning, we visited the Ancient
Technology Centre in Cranborne.
Our guests were very much impressed and it seemed to
be the highlight of the weekend. The guide, Luke, was very
enthusiastic and that enthusiasm spilled over to us all.
The afternoon was spent with the hosts. We met again that
evening at the Seasons Restaurant at MoorsValleyCountryParkfor the Soiree. In total 71 people
enjoyed the evening. The meal was excellent. The
Roar-Sextet Jazz Band played.
Mr Graham Watson MEP, the Mayor
Councillor Russell and escort Councillor Redpath were also
Sunday was spent with the hosts.
People waiting for the early coach on Monday morning were
full of praise, saying they ail had a fantastic time. We are
all looking forward to the visit to Liederbach in 2008.
NOTES FOR YOUR DIARY
REGULAR MEMBERS MEETINGS
You read about these planned meetings, every 2nd
Wednesday of the month at the Verwood
Concert Brass Band Hall commencing , in the last Newsletter. Hope you have
marked the dates in your diaries. Entrance fee will be £2.00 to include
speaker will be Winifred Treasure on
8 November Don Me
13 December Member's
Steve Grove on the
Maria Gonzales on leaving
during the Civil war there
speaker to be arranged
Thursday, 19 October 2006
in the Memorial Hall at
Clive Grove will be speaking about an
expedition to Mount Everestin 2005. We do look forward to seeing
many of you there. From October 2006 membership fee will be
£5,00 per household.
The NOVEMBER EVENT will
take place on Saturday, 4 November 2006at in the British Legion Hall. We will be
taking you to the Races. Tickets from Brian on 822299,
£3.00 pp, no food included.
2007. WEEKENDS AWAY
Terry Bright will now be taking
your booking for the visit to the Eden Project and Heligan
Gardens on 21/22 April 2007. The one night stay in Newquay,
Esplanade Hotel, including coach, half board, entrance to
the Eden Project and Heligan gardens wil! cost £99.00 for
members, £109.00 for non members. Several of you have
already booked, thank you. Please contact Terry on 822959 or
French will visit us in 2007. Please put the
17 to 20 May 2007 dates in your diaries.
Thank you Brian for all your hard work of finding
players, not to mention the maintenance of the Pitch. Thank
you very much. Also to those of you who helped Brian.
Brian, Hughie, and myself will soon
have another go at tidying up the Roundabout.
SOUTHBORNE COMPUTER CLUB. Some of our members already
attend this informal, friendly computer club every other
Wednesday morning from 10.00 to 11.30. Computer tips and
worksheets are given out. Cost is £1.00 per session,
coffee/tea and biscuits included. Please call Catharina
813564 for information.
MEMORIAL HALL FUNDRAIS1NG
Sat 14 Oct:
Fun Dance (line dancing, barn dancing, social dancing),
tickets £5 inc. gateau.
Mon 6 Nov :
Quiz Night (teams of 6 or book individually and be put
in a team) - £5 includes hot supper- Phone Angela
Daymond on 822549
October we will be putting some adverts in the newsletter.
The cost will be £60.00 for the year. If any of you would
like to advertise your business please contact Janet Coates on 827096.
(Note:- that this will not appear on the
website as it is non commercial site. - Webmaster)
4 tall blue plastic beakers left on the boat
trip. Please collect.
3X - August 2006
This year's outing took place on 22July. We left
Verwood at to goto Poole Quay. At we boarded the ship for the river trip
weather was brilliant, even though we were worried during
the day as it rained hard around lunchtime. After a stroll through Wareham, fish and chips were ready for us on
were with about 60 members and friends.
Welcome to our new members Mrs Atkinson, Mrs Crowe, Mr
& Mrs Hodgen and Mrs Howlett.
-Someone left 4 blue beakers on the boat, I
have them at home. Please can you collect.
RUSTIC FAYRE / CAFE RENE will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 28
August. If you can help on the day, please can you let me
know. Do come along and support us. Take the weight of your
legs, enjoy one of our rolls with Brie or Cheddar and taste
a glass of French wine. As usual, we will be having our
tombola where you can win a bottle of French red, white or
VISIT FROM LIEDERBACH SEPTEMBER 14-18
Visitors will be arriving Thursday evening between and , when host families will take them
home. On Friday, their coach will be leaving at from Morrison'scar park to go
to Southampton. We are taking our guests on the boat
trip we did for our summer outing last year. If any of you
who are hosting would like to partake in the outing, please
contact Brian on 822299, there are places available.
We will be visiting
the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne on the Saturday
morning at . Coach leaves at . If you have never visited there, may
be this will be a good opportunity. There is ample parking.
That evening at for we'll be going to the Seasons RestaurantatMoorsValley Country
Park for the Soiree. Sunday visitors will be spending the
day with their hosts. Departure on Monday morning. If
anyone would like to host even at this late stage, please
contact me, Catharinaon 813564.
NOTES FOR YOUR DIARY
REGULAR MEMBERS MEETINGS
We have now put a programme together for every
2nd Wednesday of the month at Verwood Concert Brass Band
Hall commencing 7.30pm. Entrance fee will be £2.00 to
11 October 2005,speaker will be Winifred Treasure on Jamaica.
2005 Don McMath Foundation,
13 December 2005 Member's
2006, Steve Grove on
14 February 2006, Maria Gonzales on leaving Spainduring the Civil war there.
speaker to be arranged.
If any of you could give a talk, or know
someone who can do so, please contact me.
AGM will be on Thursday, 19October 2006
in the Memorial Hall at . Clive Grove went on an expedition to Mount Everestlast year for Charity. He will come and
tell us all about it and show some slides. We do look
forward to as many of you as possible to attend.
will take place onSaturday, 4 November 2006at in the British Legion Hall. We will be
taking you to the Races. Tickets £3.00 pp, no food from
Brian Bowey on 822299.
Terry Bright has had a quote to visit the
Eden Project and HeliganGardens. A one night stay at the EsplanadeHotel,Newquay,
including coach and half board, entrance to the Eden
Project and Heligan gardens will cost £99.00 for members,
£109.00 for non members.Proposed date 21/22 April 2007. We would need at
least 40 people. If you are interested, please contact
Terry on 822959 or "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Please give your
email the subject "Twinning weekends". If
successful we would look at a Christmas Market trip in 2007.
The season is now
over. We still come together on a Wednesday evening from onwards to practice. Feel free to come
and have a game with us. If you would like to help us next
year to win matches in the Dorset League, please contact
Brian on 822299
EUROPEAN FLAG OF HONOUR
this time. The only town in Britainwho gained the European Flag of Honour
Brian, Hughie, and
myself spent twoeveningsweedingand trimming
the roundabout. It looks much better now. In the Autumn we
will have another go.
Rosemarie Scott, a Committee Member, sadly
passed away last Wednesday, August 9th, We send our
condolences to the family.
From October we will
be putting some adverts in the newsletter. The cost will be
£60.00 for the year. If any of you would like to advertise
your business or know of someone who would be interested,
please contact Janet Coates on 827096.
October 2006 membership fee will be £5.00 per household.
Enjoy the rest of the Summer, and we look
forward to seeing you all at the Rustic Fayre on 28 August.
3X - June 2006
The DOG SHOW on Saturday 27th
May went very well. Audrey and David Palmer, the Judges,
some members of the committee and Joyce Stainer did a
tremendous job. Through very efficient
advertising the event attracted 112 dogs and their owners.
We have had excellent
support from Verwood
traders and many have sponsored the event again this year.
For those few members who came and supported us by having
refreshments, which of course included
now famous BLT's,
Thanks also to those members who
sponsored the event and donated tombola prizes.
Olivia and Charlotte thank you
for doing an excellent job at washing up.
We had a very successful day and
Audrey offered to hold the event again next year.The Hall is booked!!!
Thank you Audrey for all the organizing and your and David's
Cannot give any dates for further matches at
the moment. But we arenow
every Wednesday evening from
to practice. Feel free to come and have a game with us. If
you would like to help us win matches in the Dorset League,
please contact Brian on 822299
VISIT FROM LIEDERBACH SEPTEMBER 14
have been working on a programme for our visitors in
September. We are frying to make it an interesting time for
our friends. Those of you who went to Germanyin December could you please contact
Peter on 828313 to let him know that you can host your 'old' or newly made friends over
that period. If you could not make it to Liederbachlast year and are willing to host anyway, please
also contact Peter.
information will be coming to you in further newsletters
It has been suggested that weekend trips could
be organised under the auspicesoftheTwinning Association. These would provide long
weekends away at bargain prices, typically around £100 -
£120 per member depending on the destination. Initial
ideas include The Eden Project and
staying 2 nights in Newquay.
various European Christmas markets. If you are interested in
joining in with these weekends, could you please let Terry
Bright know of your interest and any preference you may have
for destinations. He is on 822959 or you can email him at
Please give your email the
NOTES FOR YOUR DIARY
Our summer outing will take
place on 22 Juty
this year. We will
car park at
to go to Poole
we board for the river trip to Wareham.
After a stroll through Wareham,
fish and chips will be served on board.Return to Verwood approximately
. The cost is £16 per person.
Brian on 822299 or Bill on 824066 to let
them know how many tickets you require.This summer outing is always very popular, so make
your booking as soon as possible to be sure of a
We want to put ourselves on the
Verwood map with regular meetings every 2nd Wednesday of
each month starting in October. If any of our members would
like to give a talk, or
know someone who can do so, please contact me.
you Peter Alsthorpe-Buckley and Lesley Nicholls for
continuing to be our representatives on the Town Council.
3X - February 2006
Happy New Year
Belated Healthy and Peaceful
2006. Thank you all for your support during 2005 and
together we will try and make 2006 another successful year.
Most of you have now renewed
your membership for 2005-2006. Thank you for helping your
representatives sorting this out. If you have friends who
might be interested in joining our Association please
contact Bill Eggleston, 824066.
Please contact Brian on 822299
if you would like to have a go with us. Brian will be
organizing improvements to our pitch in March, weather
permitting. I mentioned in the last newsletter that we might
play on a Saturday afternoon around
during the afternoon. Contact Brian for a game if there is
a fine Saturday afternoon.
FLAG OF HONOUR
As I told you in the last
newsletter, the report of last year's activities has been
sent to the Council of Europe in
. We have heard from the Commission that there were another
300 towns and communities applying for the awards,
Your greetings cards are being
put to good use. Please let me have your Birthday. Thank You
and Get Well cards. Cards will be on sale at the March
event, so please have a look and buy a few. They are still
30p each or 10 for £2.50.
FROM LIEDERBACH SEPTEMBER 14-18
We are working on a programme
for our visitors in September. We are trying to make it an
interesting time for our friends. Those of you who went to
in December, please could you contact Peter on 824313 to
Let him know that you can host your 'old' or newly made
friends over that period. If you could not make it to
Liederbach last year and are nonetheless willing to host,
please also contact Peter. More information will be coming
to you in further newsletters
I have sent a letter to the
working committee, who are deciding on names for the two
smaller rooms in the building. We have put in a request for
the rooms to be named after Champtoceaux and Liederbach.
Those of you who visited Liederbach in December no doubt saw
the Verwood Room and the “Villebon sur Yvette” Room. I
received an acknowledgment from Mr Farmer, Head of Community
NOTES FOR YOUR
Our March event will be on
the 11th this 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 drinks Order your tickets
from Brian on 822299 Several of you have done so
already, thank you. Do bring some friends along. There
will of course be the usual raffle.
The Dog Show - will be on
27th May this year. Although Audrey Palmer has left the
Committee, she has offered to organise the Show for us
once again. Thank you Audrey.
I will be going around the different shops in Verwood
again to ask for Sponsorship. Anyone willing to do so in
Three Legged Cross, please contact Audrey on 822160.
The AGM will be on
Thursday the 19th of October 2006
The November event will be
on Saturday, 11th this year.
Should you have any old. Unused Mobile
Phones, Hughie has received a box from Radio Solent for
their- Carers appeal.
They like empty ink carnages
from your computer; Hewlett Packard, Lexmark and Canon
BC01/02/05/06, BX2, BX3 ONLY. - No Epson or Laser
Cartridges. For a full list of wanted inkjets visit:
You can also recycle rinsed
out cardboard drinks containers. Flatten, then put them in
a cardboard box and send them to: -
Smith Anderson & Co
Please put on box, - Beverage Carton Recycling.
French conversation is taking
place Tuesday mornings between
139 Manor Road
. Small fee involved.
German conversation through the U3A takes place
once a fortnight between
on a Thursday morning. Should you be interested in
joining, please contact Catharina on 813564
INFORMATION ON WEBS1TE
Stuart Clifton has put information about the
Twinning Association on www.verwoodheritage.org
You will also find links to Champtoceaux and
Death of Joyce Taylor
It is with sadness that we heard of the death of
Joyce Taylor, living in Three Legged Cross. Joyce was a
staunch supporter of the Twinning Association and one of
the founder members. Her Cremation took place at Poole
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