Monthly Archives: January 2015



There are two art sessions both held at The Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge. One is on Tuesday afternoons between 2:30 and 4:30pm and one is on Thursday mornings between 10:30am and 12:30pm. There is currently a vacancy at the Thursday morning session. Absolute beginners and experienced artists are welcome. If you are interested pop along to Haling Dene and talk to Doug Cresswell.



Clarification of Terms Membership.

A member is a person who has joined by filling in his or her form and on payment of the club fee. Once this fee is accepted and banked they become a member. Only at this point can they have voting rights and can participate in club events or activities.


These are classified as items that are organised by the committee or have been accepted by the committee. ( eg Speakers corner ) or any special function, all must have been agreed by the committee. Each event is open to all members. Booking system: Currently names are taken at coffee mornings, or members can telephone the event organiser direct. These lists are to show the members interest in the particular event. The lists do not constitute acceptance or indeed reserve a place. Members are only booked on the event once payment in full is received and banked. Part deposits are no longer accepted. Full payment must be made no later than the next coffee morning following booking on the event or before direct to event organiser. Failure to make your payment within this time frame means that the place could be offered to others. Booking on another persons behalf must be with full payment at that point. If the club incurs any costs (e.g. paying coach companies prior to the event) then monies cannot be refunded.


These are classified as items that are organised by members generally of a sporting nature or educational, whereby other members attend on a weekly or monthly basis. Separate fees are paid collectively by the respective groups to suit their activity. These run on a self financing basis by each group and are not subsidised by the full membership. Activity Start up Ideas. Such activities can be financially assisted to start up if a member has an idea for an activity that may benefit other like minded members. It is the committee final decision to offer start up assistance and terms for self sufficiency later. Obviously it is not in the interests of the committee or the membership to penalise any member if they incur costs personally. All reasonable expenses will be paid by the club. Likewise each member must be mindful of expenditure. The committee should be consulted prior to any purchases and voted upon. Purchases within activities are to be agreed within each activity and do not form any cost back to the committee or indeed the full membership.

By Committee.


Latest News

Please help us, if someone would like to assist in running our website please contact the Chairman, we need another person to help us continue this website.

Well I guess by reaching this page you have had a good look round our new website. We would very much appreciate your feedback, good, bad or indifferent. Can you find what you wanted? Are the pages clear and easy to understand? Do you like the new features, like the calendar, the ability to print a page or create a pdf file for your own computer, the links to other websites, the ability to email us directly from the websites, etc, etc?

We are  looking for someone to learn how to maintain this website and act as a backup. At the moment just one person maintains it and when he’s away or on holiday the site will quickly become out of date. The web software we use is called WordPress. Its fairly easy to learn and our site is not too difficult to maintain. If you are interested please contact the chairman.

Do you know of a member who is ill or in hospital?

 We like to contact members who may be ill &/or in hospital to wish them well, so if you do know of anyone who is sick or in hospital for any reason please let Linda Savage know so that a card may be sent from us all.



Coffee Morning and Tea & Coffee Rota

We hold a coffee Morning every second Thursday of the month. The committee meet first between 9:30 and 10:30 to discuss the way forward for the club. See the page ‘Next Meeting Agenda’. Club members then arrive for a 10:30 start to find out what is happening within the club, planned events, ideas, etc. But most importantly its a chance to catch up with friends and have a good laugh.


Paying for trips
Paying for trips
A coffee and chat
A coffee and chat
Paying for trips
Paying for trips
Vice Chair having a sneaky biscuit
Vice Chair having a sneaky biscuit
Committee members in deep discussion
Committee members in deep discussion
Erecting the sound equipment
Erecting the sound equipment
Preparing tea, coffee and biscuits
Preparing tea, coffee and biscuits


As part of our coffee morning meetings we all enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits. We have a rota of volunteers who provide us with these refreshments and we are very grateful for all their efforts. If you would like to help with this, please contact Linda Savage.


September 10th

 Pauline Lowe, Alan Lowe, Sheila Taylor, Lionel Turner

October 8th

Kath Sedgley, Tot Brown, Ann Kirby, Margaret Phillips

November 12th 

Chris Bates, Janet Palmer, Pam Gilkes, Kath Mills

December 10th

Meryl George, Fred George, Mary Owen, Ivan Owen






Committee Agenda for Thursday 12th November 2015

1. Present :

2. Apologies :

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting by Mrs L.Savage :

4. Matters Arising:

5. Financial Report – Mr. A. Chivers:

1) 10th Oct Variety night Umpah Band Cost £ 9

       2) 29th Oct War Museum/Lowery gallery Trip Manchester £ 13

6. Correspondence

7.  Social Programme:

1) 13th Nov Quiz night £ 4

    2) 19th Nov Speakers Corner Murder Mystery Lunch at Peace Memorial Hall.

            3) 7th Monday Dec Xmas lunch £ 18

4) Fri 11th Dec Federation Christmas celebration St Michaels Church £3

5) 9th and 23rd January 2016 Curling 2 events £7

6 ? February 2016 Bridge breakfast

7) 23rd March 2016 Moat House Afternoon tea, Table magic £ ?

8) ? April Towcester Races £ ?

     9) 8th /11th April 2016 France/Belgium war graves tour 3 nights/4 days 2016yr £320?

            10) ? May 2016 Jodrell Bank Cream Tea £ 24/22 ?

     11) ? May Llandudno

     12) ? June NT ?

     13) ? July Strawberry tea

     14) ? Aug

     15)   ? Sept Ludlow Food festival

     15) 17th Sat Sept 2016 Golf Club booked, Tribute night Beatles £ ?

     16)   ? Oct Liverpool docks ?

     17)   ? Nov Skittles ?

     18)   ? Nov Quiz night ?

      19)   ? Dec Xmas Lunch ?


Suggestions for future events: see separate sheet

1) Oct Westons cider ?

2)  Aug Trip from Liverpool to Manchester up canal ?

Yr 2017

1) Trip/ Hotel midweek ? for yr 2017


8. Speaker’s Corner


9. Any other Business:

Update on Fund raising

Indoor Bowling on mates

Penkridge website update/photos etc

Federation situation


10. Date and Time of Next Meeting.


Speakers Corner

speakers  Speakers Corner takes place about every two months and usually the meetings are held at Haling Dene on a Tuesday afternoon. These events will only cost £2.50 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. They are always interesting, often funny and sometimes include demonstrations.


Thursday. 19th November. A lunch-time Murder Mystery at the Peace Memorial Hall.

For further information on any of the above events, contact Meryl George (01785 713180) or Anne Smith (01785 715120)




Games Afternoon

Val and Harold Spink run a games afternoon from 2:00 till 4:00 on the 2nd Monday of every month at the New Firestation, Penkridge. You can choose from scrabble for definite and possibly, dominoes, Rummicub, cribbage, chess, canasta, etc and any other games that members want to play. You don’t have to be skilled in any of them, so you can learn as you go along. If this interests you, contact Val on . Please bring your favourite game with you. There will be a small charge to pay for the hire of the room (approx £2/session).

There is always lots of laughter and banter. Approximately 15-20 turn up but we would welcome lots more. Come along and give it a try. Its much better than sitting at home!!!

The next sessions are:-

The New Firestation, Boscomoor Lane,Penkridge – 2pm to 4pm

8th February                                                     11th July

14th March                                                       8th August

11th April                                                       12th September

9th May                                                         10th October

13th June                                                       14th November

                                                                        12th December

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