When and where we meet:

Every 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Leigh on Mendip

Visitors welcome!

For more details contact Mary Mears

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Leigh on Mendip Community Coffee Mornings.

1st Monday of the month in the Memorial Hall from 9.45 to 10.45am.

Come along for a coffee and a chat! Everyone welcome.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

68 Years Young!!

Scrummy Tea and Cakes for Leigh on Mendip's 68th Birthday Party.

A lovely way to spend a wet Sunday afternoon in
January.  A chance to catch up on everyone's news.

Special thanks to our Cake makers:-
Ann Orpwood, Christine, Marguerite and Shelagh.

And to Caroline & Mary for making cups of tea!

And some of the husband's came too!

A special "Thank you" to Shelagh for hosting our Birthday party in her house.

Barbara presented Shelagh with a bouquet
of flowers.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

January Breakfast

Looking scrummy - croissants, toast and coffee still to come
Looking scrummy - croissants, toast and coffee & tea still to come!

11 members (and one husband!) came out on a very cold morning and we were made to feel so welcome sitting in Shelagh's sunny kitchen.

£55.50 was raised for us to send to Denman for their Fundraising.  
 People were asking:

"When's the next breakfast"??!!

Thank you to Barbara for doing all the hardwork providing us with such a lovely breakfast.

If anyone has another good idea for a Denman Fundraiser please let the Committee know and we will see if members can make it happen!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Monthly Meeting January 2017

Since the magazine last came out Christmas has been and gone of course. Before that at our December meeting we made some of our own cards from the wide variety of materials that had been assembled for us with varying but overall very good results.

In January subs of £39 were due and Mary had once again produced some attractive programmes with our plans for the meetings in the year ahead. In addition to these we had several events to look forward to. There was the Denman fundraiser breakfast arranged by Barbara on Friday 13th January and later in the month the Birthday Party tea on the 29th.  Looking ahead to March there was the Roadshow on the 13th at Beckington, final numbers for this to be taken at the February meeting and Barbara encouraged us to attend this if possible as it was in our area for once. We were also thinking about the fete in June as we no longer have a representative for that committee. Barbara emphasized how much we rely on the fete for fundraising and urged members to consider volunteering to take this job on. We also need someone to take charge of the raffle prizes.

Our speaker, Jane Norris, had worked as a nurse/midwife for many years. She had come from a family of midwives and always knew it was the career she wanted. However she preferred not to stay in one job or place for too long and had spent time in various areas of the UK, the Navy and, definitely the most interesting location for us, in the Labrador region of Canada. This was extremely remote with thick snow in winter, generally difficult and unpleasant living conditions and populated by very poor underprivileged people in small villages, so Jane and her colleagues were performing a vital service.

Our February meeting at 7.30 on Monday 13th will include a talk on Frome FM radio.