March 2022 Newsletter

Our meeting on Monday 28th March was our long awaited AGM, Chairperson & Secretary remained the same as previous years, Bill Tottle as Chair and myself as secretary and Pat Wright was elected our new Treasurer.

Accounts were also shown for the past 3 years

Carol & Anna volunteered to continue organising our refreshments at the meeting, but it was decided to no longer have lunches, as number have dwindled at the meetings since starting back in January and a lot of food has been wasted.  For this months meeting we had hot pot from Quigleys which we all enjoyed.  In place of lunch, there will be biscuits and snacky bits, it was agreed for members to donate money in a dish for their refreshments.

Brenda Hayes volunteered to organise our raffle at the meetings and Maria volunteered to take money for social events and issue receipts.

I also asked for members to volunteer to go onto a steering committee to organise speakers for meetings and future social events, sadly only 2 members put their names down, thank you Maria & Lynne

It was also agreed that due to high postage costs, members who do not attend our meetings and have their newsletter posted to them will no longer receive our newsletter, this will not affect members who do NOT attend but receive our newsletters on line.

Fund Raising Events

Easter Bingo – Thursday 7th April – doors open 6.15, eyes down 7pm, 50p admission which includes a free raffle.  Looking for donations of Easter Eggs for prizes and raffle, plus also any other raffle prizes you could donate, If I could have these for Sunday evening at the latest, as Kerrie & Vera need to sort out prizes, PLEASE DO NOT BRING ON THE NIGHT

We are also looking for help on the night, on the door, selling of refreshments and selling raffle tickets.  Refreshments will be sold on the evening.  All money received go towards HALDS funds.  Thank you to Kerrie and Vera for organising the fund raising event for us.

Speakers for Meetings

It was felt we have exhausted a lot speakers to do with our caring role, if you would like me to invite any speakers we have had over the years, please let me know.   It was discussed to maybe have some speakers to do with local projects  i.e. Canal Project .  I am also going to ask Fire Safety to come along to a meeting.

Our next meeting on Monday 25th April at 11am – Jane is coming along to talk to us above alternate therapies

Social Events

Bowling at Widnes – Wed 4th May 6.30pm – I need to know numbers and payments of £7.50 per person is required to enable me to book.  Money will be refunded on the evening to purchase food and drink.  If you would like to come along, please let me have your money by 7th April.  If giving me the money at the bingo, please put in a sealed envelope with bowling and your name on the envelope.

Leigh Garden Centre & Lunch at the Barn Owl – Wed 27th April – Cost £10 – Leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus Station at 10am – Home 3.30/4pmish – I have menus for meal selection

Royal Court Variety Lunch Show – Wed 25th May – Cost £5 – This is now full

Walk and picnic by the river at Llanfair Talhaiarn abbreviated to Llanfair TH, Sat 28th May – Leave Runcorn Old Town Bus Station 10am – Home 5pmish

Ormskirk Market – Thurs 23rd June – Cost £10 – Leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus station at 10am, pick up Widnes Stobart Stadium 10.10am – Home 3.30/4pmish

West Midlands Safari Park – Sat 9th July – Cost £20 – Leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus station 9am – Home 7pmish

If you are interested in any of the above, please let me know, this will enable me to book the correct size coach required.

I am also looking at booking the following:

Liver Building Tour – September

Catton Hall – Archery etc

Liverpool Land Rover Experience tour

Magical Harry Potter Experience – Oct

REGULAR EVENTS

Walking Group – Due to bank holidays and other events, the next walking group meet will be Monday 16th May at Runcorn Heath Park, please meet outside the café at 10am

Bowling Group – Next bowling is Monday 11th April, meet at the bowling for 10am