It’s been a chilly time since the New Year and we have struggled to keep warm enough at times on a Monday, so it has been heartening that so many members have been prepared to leave their cosy houses and comfy armchairs to join us each week. We have a substantial membership now – thirty when everyone is there – and probably for the first time in the club’s history we have five nonagenarians.
In early February we held our Annual General Meeting and in reviewing the 25th year of the Club it was interesting to note how attendance had fluctuated over the years, but with the ratio of ladies to gentlemen staying fairly consistent. After the various reports came the elections, and Brian Amor was re elected as Chairman, Moya Wallis as Vice Chairman, James Ladd as Treasurer and Margaret Beater as Secretary. The committee members were also re elected – Nina Ricketts, Margaret German, June Reeves, Margaret Bray and Maureen Buttle. Much gratitude and appreciation were extended to our wonderfully supportive helpers and drivers.
As reported at the end of last year Wiltshire Council awarded us a grant to purchase Wiisport. This is now up and running and we are working on developing the necessary skills to enjoy some games on it. Probably most of us had heard of it and many had been introduced to it by our grandchildren – so watch this space for our progress!
We were delighted this week to receive a £50 donation from David and Chris at the Post Office. We were the first recipients of their “notice board fund” and now they have been around all the groups in the village and back to the Monday Club.
March 8th found us sitting ready and waiting for our speaker by 1:45pm. We’d cleared the bingo and the raffle in the morning, we’d had our lovely fish and chip lunch and got all that cleared away so we were set fair to indulge for a full hour with Susan Marshfield going “Barefoot to Buckingham Palace.” She didn’t disappoint us, and the hour flew by as we chuckled to hear her anecdotes and watch her antics - even those who had heard it before said it bore repetition!
If you would like to join us each week at the Social Centre do give me a ring. We can provide transport if you live in Bromham or Rowde.
Claire Ladd [Organiser] on 01380859166
THE MONDAY CLUB IS A COMMUNITY DAY CENTRE AND LUNCHEON CLUB FOR THE ELDERLY AND HOUSEBOUND RESIDENTS OF BROMHAM & ROWDE. IT IS GRANT AIDED THROUGH WILTSHIRE COUNCIL, AND SUPPORTED BY AGE CONCERN.