Verwood and Three Legged Cross Twinning Association - UK

2006 Newsletters

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The Verwood & 3 Legged Cross 
Twinning Association. 

 

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 For the June 2006 newsletter then select here. 
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  Verwood & 3X - December 2006  

Produced by Catharina Green

HAPPY CHRISTMAS & A HEALTHY, HAPPY 2007 TO YOU ALL.

AGM

At the last AGM we welcomed Lyn Newman to our Committee: That night 29 people were present.

Clive Grove told us about his trip of a lifetime to the Himalayas . We watched some fantastic pictures and Clive gave a very interesting commentary. Clive, his son and daughter went on the hike to raise funds for the charity of the Sarah Matheson Trust.

The Rotary Social Event on the 24th October was attended by Anjie, Terry, Hughie and I. It was the annual distribution of money to clubs and societies.

.  Race Night

SATURDAY  November 4th we organized a Race Night. The evening was well attended, about 70 people were present. The Race organisers presented us with some great races and we found ourselves encouraging the horses, the races having taken place eariier all over the world. Brian sold tickets. Several punters did very well. All in all everyone had a great time. The raffle was organised by myself that night. Compliments to the refurbishment of the British Legion Hall, a great improvement.

Members Meetings

 Our first members meeting took place Wednesday 11th October. 15 People were present. Winifred Treasure entertained us by recalling experiences during their stay in Jamaica in the 50ties and 60ties. Winifred brought articles to show. Her talk was very interesting. Afterwards we had a glass of the wine our German visitors brought over for us in September. The Band Hall is a very pleasant hall, good for small amounts of people

Our 2nd members meeting took place Wednesday, 9 November. This time 26 people were present. Speakers for the Don Me Math Foundation talked to us about their work in Gambia . The work they have done to build a school with, at the moment, 6 classrooms for 180 children in total is extraordinary. Starting from scratch, with the help of parents armed with machetes, a field donated by the Gambian government, was cleared of scrub. Bricks were made on site, local material and workers were used. Cloth bought locally was turned into uniforms, again giving work to Gambian women. They are in the process of building 4 more classrooms. Children are taught by local teachers. Sponsorships and donations have paid and are continuing to pay for this project.

NOTES FOR YOUR DIARY REGULAR MEMBERS MEETINGS
 Also listed on the "Verwood Heritage Website"  and  printed in the monthly "Verwood Directory"

 

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13 Dec Member's Christmas Party. The choir Jubilate will be coming to sing to and be with us. It will be our first Christmas event, so we hope to see many of you in the Band Hall, at 7.30 pm. Mulled wine and Mince Pies will be served.

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10 Jan Pam Green, on treks for Mc Millan.

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14 Feb Speaker to be arranged

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14 March Bob Green, on liberation of Montebourg.

WEEKENDS AWAY

Terry Bright is taking your booking for the visit to the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens on 21/22 April 2007. The one night stay in Newquay, Esplanade Hotel, including coach, half board, entrance to the Eden Project and Heligan gardens will cost £99.00 for members, £109.00 for non members. Please contact Terry on 822959 or "terryandanjie.bright @ virgin.net". Subject "Twinning weekends".

VISIT FROM CHAMPTOCEAUX

Our friends from Champtoceaux will be visiting us from 17 to 20 May 2007 . Please contact Joyce on 824469 if you are willing to host. Please put dates in your diaries.

ADVERTISING From October we have been putting some adverts in the newsletter (Printed version only). The cost is £60.00 for the year. If any of you would like to advertise your business please contact Janet Coates on 827096.

Hughie is still collecting old phones for recycling for carers via Radio Solent.

'SOUTHBORNE COMPUTER CLUB.

Please call Catharina 813564 for information.

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French conversation takes place Tuesday mornings from 10.00 till 11.00am .

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German conversation takes place Thursday mornings from 9.30 till 10.30 am with U3A.

We will be most grateful to receive any unwanted and unused Christmas gifts, which we can use in our raffles.

 

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  Verwood & 3X - October 2006  

Produced by Catharina Green

RUSTIC FAYRE/CAFE RENE

This was very well attended. From this spot I would like to thank those Committee Members who came to help on the day for their hard work. A special thank you to Anjie, Avril, Barbara, Carole Lucking, Jenny and Hughie. Even though they are not on the committee they came and helped us on the day. It was a busy, but lovely time. Thank you to those members who visited our tent who came to support us.

VISIT FROM L1EDERBACH SEPTEMBER 14-18

After a two hour delay, our visitors arrived tired but pleased to see us. After a restful night and a quiet morning with the host family, our guests were ready for the trip to Southampton . First guests and some of the hosts ate fish and chips and then set off on the Three Rivers Boat Cruise. The weather was lovely and the trip was very much enjoyed by all. On Saturday morning, we visited the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne. Our guests were very much impressed and it seemed to be the highlight of the weekend. The guide, Luke, was very enthusiastic and that enthusiasm spilled over to us all. The afternoon was spent with the hosts. We met again that evening at the Seasons Restaurant at Moors Valley Country Park for the Soiree. In total 71 people enjoyed the evening. The meal was excellent. The Roar-Sextet Jazz Band played.

Mr Graham Watson MEP, the Mayor Councillor Russell and escort Councillor Redpath were also present.

Sunday was spent with the hosts. People waiting for the early coach on Monday morning were full of praise, saying they ail had a fantastic time. We are all looking forward to the visit to Liederbach in 2008.

NOTES FOR YOUR DIARY REGULAR MEMBERS MEETINGS

You read about these planned meetings, every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Verwood Concert Brass Band Hall commencing 7.30pm , in the last Newsletter. Hope you have marked the dates in your diaries. Entrance fee will be £2.00 to include refreshments.

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11 October       speaker will be Winifred Treasure on Jamaica .

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8 November     Don Me Math Foundation,

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13 December   Member's Christmas Party.

2007

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10 January        Steve Grove on the Dakar Rally.

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4 February        Maria Gonzales on leaving Spain during the Civil war there

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14 March          speaker to be arranged

AGM. Thursday, 19 October 2006 in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm .

Clive Grove will be speaking about an expedition to Mount Everest in 2005. We do look forward to seeing many of you there. From October 2006 membership fee will be £5,00 per household.

The NOVEMBER EVENT will take place on Saturday, 4 November 2006 at 7.30pm in the British Legion Hall. We will be taking you to the Races. Tickets from Brian on 822299, £3.00 pp, no food included.

2007. WEEKENDS AWAY

Terry Bright will now be taking your booking for the visit to the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens on 21/22 April 2007. The one night stay in Newquay, Esplanade Hotel, including coach, half board, entrance to the Eden Project and Heligan gardens wil! cost £99.00 for members, £109.00 for non members. Several of you have already booked, thank you. Please contact Terry on 822959 or 'terryandanjie.bright@virgin.net". Subject "Twinning weekends"

French will visit us in 2007. Please put the 17 to 20 May 2007 dates in your diaries.

 

PETANQUE

Thank you Brian for all your hard work of finding players, not to mention the maintenance of the Pitch. Thank you very much. Also to those of you who helped Brian.

TWINNING ROUNDABOUT

Brian, Hughie, and myself will soon have another go at tidying up the Roundabout.

SOUTHBORNE COMPUTER CLUB. Some of our members already attend this informal, friendly computer club every other Wednesday morning from 10.00 to 11.30. Computer tips and worksheets are given out. Cost is £1.00 per session, coffee/tea and biscuits included. Please call Catharina 813564 for information.

MEMORIAL HALL FUNDRAIS1NG

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Sat 14 Oct:      Fun Dance (line dancing, barn dancing, social dancing), tickets £5 inc. gateau.

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Mon 6 Nov :    Quiz Night (teams of 6 or book individually and be put in a team) - £5 includes hot supper- Phone Angela Daymond on 822549

ADVERTISING From October we will be putting some adverts in the newsletter. The cost will be £60.00 for the year. If any of you would like to advertise your business please contact Janet Coates on 827096.

(Note:- that this will not appear on the website as it is non commercial site. - Webmaster)

4 tall blue plastic beakers left on the boat trip. Please collect.

 

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  Verwood & 3X - August 2006  

Produced by Catharina Green

SUMMER OUTING

This year's outing took place on 22July. We left Verwood at 5pm to goto Poole Quay. At 6pm we boarded the ship for the river trip to Wareham .  The weather was brilliant, even though we were worried during the day as it rained hard around lunchtime. After a  stroll through Wareham , fish and chips were ready for us on our return.   We were with about 60 members and friends.
Welcome to our new members Mrs Atkinson, Mrs Crowe, Mr & Mrs Hodgen and Mrs Howlett.
 
-Someone left 4 blue beakers on the boat, I have them at home. Please can you collect.

RUSTIC FAYRE / CAFE RENE will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August. If you can help on the day, please can you let me know. Do come along and support us. Take the weight of your legs, enjoy one of our rolls with Brie or Cheddar and taste a glass of French wine. As usual, we will be having our tombola where you can win a bottle of French red, white or rose wine.

VISIT FROM LIEDERBACH SEPTEMBER 14-18

Visitors will be arriving Thursday evening between 6pm and 7pm , when host families will take them home. On Friday, their coach will be leaving at 12.00pm from Morrison's   car park to go to Southampton . We are taking our guests on the boat trip we did for our summer outing last year. If any of you who are hosting would like to partake in the outing, please contact Brian on 822299, there are places available.

We will be visiting the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne on the Saturday morning at 10.00am . Coach leaves at 9.30am . If you have never visited there, may be this will be a good opportunity. There is ample parking. That evening at 7pm for 7.30pm we'll be going to the Seasons Restaurant   at   Moors   Valley Country Park for the Soiree. Sunday visitors will be spending the day with their hosts. Departure on Monday morning. If anyone would like to host even at this late stage, please contact me, Catharinaon 813564.

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REGULAR MEMBERS MEETINGS

We have now put a programme together for every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Verwood Concert Brass Band Hall commencing 7.30pm.  Entrance fee will be £2.00 to include refreshments.

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11 October 2005,      speaker will be Winifred Treasure on Jamaica .

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8 November 2005      Don McMath Foundation,

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13 December 2005   Member's Christmas Party.

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10 January 2006,       Steve Grove on the Dakar Rally.

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14 February 2006,    Maria Gonzales on leaving Spain during the Civil war there.

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14 March                     speaker to be arranged.

If any of you could give a talk, or know someone who can do so, please contact me.

AGM will be on Thursday, 19 October 2006 in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm . Clive Grove went on an expedition to Mount Everest last year for Charity. He will come and tell us all about it and show some slides. We do look forward to as many of you as possible to attend.

NOVEMBER EVENT will take place on Saturday, 4 November 2006 at 7.30pm in the British Legion Hall. We will be taking you to the Races. Tickets £3.00 pp, no food from Brian Bowey on 822299.

WEEKENDS AWAY

Terry Bright has had a quote to visit the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens . A one night stay at the Esplanade  Hotel,     Newquay, including coach and half board, entrance to the Eden Project and Heligan gardens will cost £99.00 for members, £109.00 for non members.  Proposed date 21/22 April 2007. We would need at least 40 people. If you are interested, please contact Terry on 822959 or "terryandanjie.bright@virgin.net".

Please give your email the subject "Twinning weekends". If successful we would look at a Christmas Market trip in 2007.

PETANQUE

The season is now over. We still come together on a Wednesday evening from 6pm onwards to practice. Feel free to come and have a game with us. If you would like to help us next year to win matches in the Dorset League, please contact Brian on 822299

EUROPEAN FLAG OF HONOUR

Unfortunately,   we   were   not successful this time. The only town in Britain who gained the European Flag of Honour was Bracknell .

TWINNING ROUNDABOUT

Brian, Hughie, and myself spent two   evenings   weeding   and trimming the roundabout. It looks much better now. In the Autumn we will have another go.

Rosemarie Scott, a Committee Member, sadly passed away last Wednesday, August 9th, We send our condolences to the family.

ADVERTISING

From October we will be putting some adverts in the newsletter. The cost will be £60.00 for the year. If any of you would like to advertise your business or know of someone who would be interested, please contact Janet Coates on 827096.

From October 2006 membership fee will be £5.00 per household.

Enjoy the rest of the Summer, and we look forward to seeing you all at the Rustic Fayre on 28 August.

 

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  Verwood & 3X - June 2006  

Produced by Catharina Green

The DOG SHOW on Saturday 27th May went very well. Audrey and David Palmer, the Judges, some members of the committee and Joyce Stainer did a tremendous job.  Through very efficient  advertising the event attracted 112 dogs and their owners.

We have had excellent support from Verwood traders and many have sponsored the event again this year. For those few members who came and supported us by having refreshments, which of course included Hughie's now famous BLT's, thank you.

Thanks also to those members who sponsored the event and donated tombola prizes.

Olivia and Charlotte thank you for doing an excellent job at washing up.

We had a very successful day and Audrey offered to hold the event again next year.   The Hall is booked!!! Thank you Audrey for all the organizing and your and David's hard work.

PETANQUE

Cannot give any dates for further matches at the moment. But we are  now  'in  trainingevery Wednesday evening from 6 pm onwards to practice. Feel free to come and have a game with us. If you would like to help us win matches in the Dorset League, please contact Brian on 822299

VISIT FROM LIEDERBACH SEPTEMBER 14 -18

We have been working on a programme for our visitors in September. We are frying to make it an interesting time for our friends. Those of you who went to Germany in December could you please contact Peter on 828313 to let him know that you can host your 'old' or newly made friends over that period. If you could not make it to Liederbach last year and are willing to host anyway, please also contact Peter.

More information will be coming to you in further newsletters

LONG WEEKENDS

It has been suggested that weekend trips could be organised under the auspices of  the   Twinning Association. These would provide long weekends away at bargain prices, typically around £100 - £120 per member depending on the destination. Initial ideas include The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan,  staying 2 nights in Newquay. Various Belgian towns; and various European Christmas markets. If you are interested in joining in with these weekends, could you please let Terry Bright know of your interest and any preference you may have for destinations. He is on 822959 or you can email him at "terryandanjie.bright@virgin.net".

Please give your email the subject "Twinning weekends".

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SUMMER OUTING

Our summer outing will take place on 22 Juty this year. We will be leaving  Verwood Momson's car park at 5pm to go to Poole Quay. fid. 6pm we board for the river trip to Wareham . After a stroll through Wareham , fish and chips will be served on board.     Return to Verwood approximately 11pm . The cost is £16 per person.

Please contact Brian on 822299 or Bill on 824066 to let them know how many tickets you require.   This summer outing is always very popular, so make your booking as soon as possible to be sure of a

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INNOVATION???

We want to put ourselves on the Verwood map with regular meetings every 2nd Wednesday of each month starting in October. If any of our members would like to give a talk, or know someone who can do so, please contact me.

TOWN COUNCIL

Thank you Peter Alsthorpe-Buckley and Lesley Nicholls for continuing to be our representatives on the Town Council.

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  Verwood & 3X - February 2006  

Produced by Catharina Green

Happy New Year

Belated Healthy and Peaceful 2006. Thank you all for your support during 2005 and together we will try and make 2006 another successful year.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

Most of you have now renewed your membership for 2005-2006. Thank you for helping your representatives sorting this out. If you have friends who might be interested in joining our Association please contact Bill Eggleston, 824066.

PETANQUE

Please contact Brian on 822299 if you would like to have a go with us. Brian will be organizing improvements to our pitch in March, weather permitting. I mentioned in the last newsletter that we might play on a Saturday afternoon around 2 o'clock during the afternoon. Contact Brian for a game if there is a fine Saturday afternoon.

EUROPEAN FLAG OF HONOUR

As I told you in the last newsletter, the report of last year's activities has been sent to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg . We have heard from the Commission that there were another 300 towns and communities applying for the awards,

CARDS

Your greetings cards are being put to good use. Please let me have your Birthday. Thank You and Get Well cards. Cards will be on sale at the March event, so please have a look and buy a few. They are still 30p each or 10 for £2.50.

VISIT FROM LIEDERBACH SEPTEMBER 14-18

We are working on a programme for our visitors in September. We are trying to make it an interesting time for our friends. Those of you who went to Germany in December, please could you contact Peter on 824313 to Let him know that you can host your 'old' or newly made friends over that period. If you could not make it to Liederbach last year and are nonetheless willing to host, please also contact Peter. More information will be coming to you in further newsletters

NEW COMMUNITY HALL

I have sent a letter to the working committee, who are deciding on names for the two smaller rooms in the building. We have put in a request for the rooms to be named after Champtoceaux and Liederbach. Those of you who visited Liederbach in December no doubt saw the Verwood Room and the “Villebon sur Yvette” Room. I received an acknowledgment from Mr Farmer, Head of Community Services.

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Our March event will be on the 11th this year. We have organised a Jazz evening. The Roar Sextet from Fordingbridge will be playing for us- Their fee goes to the Charity Mencap. Tickets are £5.00 each, bring your own drinks Order your tickets from Brian on 822299 Several of you have done so already, thank you. Do bring some friends along. There will of course be the usual raffle.

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The Dog Show - will be on 27th May this year. Although Audrey Palmer has left the Committee, she has offered to organise the Show for us once again. Thank you Audrey.
I will be going around the different shops in Verwood again to ask for Sponsorship. Anyone willing to do so in Three Legged Cross, please contact Audrey on 822160.

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The AGM will be on Thursday the 19th of October 2006

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The November event will be on Saturday, 11th this year.

 

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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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RECYCLING

Should you have any old. Unused Mobile Phones, Hughie has received a box from Radio Solent for their- Carers appeal.

They like empty ink carnages from your computer; Hewlett Packard, Lexmark and Canon BC01/02/05/06, BX2, BX3 ONLY. - No Epson or Laser Cartridges. For a full list of wanted inkjets visit:  www.recycle4chanty.co.uk

You can also recycle rinsed out cardboard drinks containers. Flatten, then put them in a cardboard box and send them to: -

Smith Anderson & Co Ltd.
Please put on box, - Beverage Carton Recycling.

Thank you.

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LANGUAGES

French conversation is taking place Tuesday mornings between 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. at 139 Manor Road . Small fee involved.

German conversation through the U3A takes place once a fortnight between 9.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. on a Thursday morning. Should you be interested in joining, please contact Catharina on 813564

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INFORMATION ON WEBS1TE

Stuart Clifton has put information about the Twinning Association on www.verwoodheritage.org

You will also find links to Champtoceaux and Liederbach

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Death of Joyce Taylor

It is with sadness that we heard of the death of Joyce Taylor, living in Three Legged Cross. Joyce was a staunch supporter of the Twinning Association and one of the founder members. Her Cremation took place at Poole Crematorium at 12.00 noon 17th February.

 
 

 

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