WLHG Sept-Dec 21 letter to members
It was very encouraging to have an attendance of thirty-two at our first meeting back. Sue Jakeman, the “bee lady,” gave us an excellent, detailed talk with plenty of humour. She suggested we ask questions as they came to us rather than at the end and we learnt a lot, even if we’d heard her speak before. Some went away with their purchase of a jar of honey.
It was decided that wearing a mask would be optional; however we would encourage members to wear masks at least while moving around the building.
Windows will be open for ventilation. We will try to achieve a balance between the need for fresh air and keeping warm. We suggest you bring a jumper/coat for when the evening chills down.
The chairs were socially distanced and we will continue to do this when possible. We would welcome more volunteers to help set the room up for meetings and help pack away. Your committee comprises of only four members and not all of us are fit enough to be able to do some of the more physical jobs.
Raffle. This will be reinstated thanks to Mary & Bill.
Refreshments. We will only be able to offer refreshments if volunteers come forward on a rota basis.
Everything you need will be in the kitchen. You just need to make the drinks, wash up and tidy up. We will contact those who kindly offered re our October meeting, but you may find that sometimes there are and sometimes there aren’t refreshments. We would welcome a volunteer/s to co-ordinate a rota as well as more volunteers.
We hope our meetings for the rest of this year will be as follows, however the programme may need to change last minute or a meeting cancelled. Please visit this blog for the latest details.
Thursday 7th October. “Being a Pantomime Dame.” John Lillyman.
An interactive talk, “Oh yes it is!” John will take us through different stories about life as a dame and anecdotes from local performances. There will be a chance to interact.
Thursday 4th November. The Gunpowder Plot. Stuart Orme.
“Remember, remember, the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot…” Why do we celebrate the demise of Guy Fawkes every November 5th? Who were the plotters and what were their aims? Could the plot ever have succeeded? This talk looks at the myth and reality of the Gunpowder Plot – and some of the local connections.
Thursday 2nd December. Father Christmas. Myths and Mistletoe. Mike Wabe.
Mike will talk about how Father Christmas is known by different names around the world and how some of our Christmas “traditions” came to be. The evening will finish with the reading of the poem “T’was the night before Christmas”.
If you could help us contact speakers to give directions to the hall, find out their requirements e.g. projector, screen, table/s etc, remind them/check they are still available about a week before the meeting, send an email after the meeting thanking them for their talk, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at future meetings.