MONDAY CLUB NEWS
When we came back after Easter we had a very happy occasion to celebrate. On April 11th Vic and Doreen Reed had reached their 65th Wedding Anniversary, and so on the next Monday they brought in the most beautiful iced and decorated cake for us all to share. Sixty five years of marriage is represented by Blue Sapphire, and following the theme Vic and Doreen were dressed in blue, and the Club gave them a flowering plant in a blue pot, and we had blue wrapped chocolates with our lunch time coffee. Everyone toasted the smiling couple and we sang “Happy Anniversary to You” and wished them both continuing health and happiness. Following this Vic and Doreen went head to head as captains for the kurling teams, and sad to say chivalry went out the window as Vic’s team steamed to a mighty win!
Earlier this year at the AGM we had discussed whether we should continue to hire a coach and go out and about for lunch, or use our cars to have a lunch out locally. As the lift coach costs us around £250, it was agreed that this is perhaps not the best use of our limited funds, and we would try the local option, and subsidise the extra cost of the meals from club funds. So this was why on April 23rd we abandoned Kevin and his lovely meals (or perhaps gave him a welcome day off from us?) and went to the Oliver Cromwell for lunch. Karen and Les looked after us well with their usual delicious food. We had a limited choice menu, which was served up piping hot and enjoyed by all. Then it was back to the Social Centre to finish our day with bingo.
The following week Caroline Culley gave us a short presentation in the morning on her work as Good Neighbour Coordinator for Bromham and Rowde. Caroline is well known to us as our Club Secretary, and has also popped in to chat to members from time to time, so this was an interesting update on the ways she is able to help people in the community. In the afternoon of the same day we had a visit from Louise Hull who is an Osteopath from Melksham. She explained how she approaches her work from a holistic perspective, and offered sound advice on how to keep as mobile as possible. We were able to handle and study up close a spine and a skull that she brought with her.
Our first Club day in May after another Bank Holiday found us enjoying a new entertainer,
Martin Smith, who proved to be just what was needed on a grey Monday afternoon. He provided a very appealing mix of music and comedy, and before long we were singing along with him and relishing his volley of jokes.
A good uplifting afternoon’s entertainment!
We still have room for more members if you could do with a bit of company each week. If you would like to come on a Monday 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 UK.