CHESTERFIELD: 40-year service badges to Joy Senior and Carole Sykes

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Evening Guild

Chesterfield Evening Townswomen’s Guild held their October meeting in the Winding Wheel.

Chairman Pauline Fawnsowrth opened the meeting and reported that the recent memorial for Joan Loebl had been very well attended.

Members were asked to bring contributions for a hamper at the forthcoming Christmas fair.

The minutes of the last meeting were read by Josie Walker.

Treasurer Stella Pitchford gave her report.

A visit to the Pomegranate Theatre has been arranged for November and the Christmas lunch for the following month needs to be paid for at the next meeting.

The next bowling session has been booked for November 4, the winner at the last game was Margaret Roddis.

The Social Studies next meeting will be on October 31 when the speaker will be Sue Sheppard from the Dunston Activity Centre.

Several members were presented with 10-year service badges and two members - Joy Senior and Carole Sykes - received their 40-year badges and certificates.

A delegate and observer will be needed at next year’s AGM in Cardiff with an overnight stay. Anyone wishing to take either of these posts should contact the chairman.

Birthday cards were distributed.

The raffle prize was won by Freda Parker.

After a break for tea, members were entertained by Tony Hallam who gave an interesting talk on ‘Not all Cavalrymen Ride Horses’. The vote of thanks was given by Chris Collins.

The next meeting is on November 14 and there will be a Christmas goodies stall.