October 2016

SI Central Birmingham



CENTRAL MATTERS                                OCTOBER 2016




Dates For Your Diaries





Tues 1 Nov

Business meeting at QAC



Tues 15 Nov

Wine Tasting Evening and Buffet, at QAC, 6.30pm for 7pm. Tickets £20 per head. Email bookings via Jean Nutt.


Mon 28 Nov

Visit to Elmshurst School of Dance, 249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston: 10.30 – 12.30. Let Sarah know if you want to go.



Tues 6 Dec

Business meeting at QAC


13 Dec

The Christmas meal – 6.30pm, at the White Swan in Harborne. Jean Nutt taking bookings.






Sat 10 Dec

Regional meeting at QAC, hosted by SICB – volunteers needed to help.



Other Clubs



Tues 15 Nov

SI Coventry are having a coffee morning at 82 Probisher Road, Coventry, at 10 am.


Thurs 24 Nov

SI Solihull & District invite you to a Fashion Workshop at John Lewis, Touchwood, Solihull. Drinks and canapes 6pm. Workshop starts 6.30pm. Tickets £10 from Mrs Elaine Stephens, 33 Stapenhall Road, Solihull B90 4XX. In support of Look Good Feel Better (a charity helping ladies struggling with visible signs of cancer treatment).


Fri 25 Nov

SI Stourbridge & District are holding their Annual Literary Dinner, 7pm for 7.30pm, with guest authors Kerry Hadley-Pryce, Liam Brown and Barry Cade, at Hagley Golf & Country Club, Wassell Grove, Hagley DY9 9JW. Tickets £30. Black tie. Book by 10 Nov. Contact Ann Middleton on 01384 298814 or email annandcolin@hotmail.com.

Sat 26 Nov

SI Kenilworth & District invite you to a Christmas Fundraiser in aid of Friends of Sick Children in Malawi. Coffee, cakes, tombola, treasure hunt, and more. At 20 Fieldgate Lane, Kenilworth CV8 1BT. From 11am to 1pm – £3 entrance fee. RSVP anitahornbrook@gmail.com.


The Next Club Meeting


The next Club business meeting will be on Tuesday 1 November 2016 at QAC, 6.30 for 7pm start.





Yes, I know, but it is only round the corner!


If anyone would like to send their Christmas wishes to Club members via this newsletter, and make a donation to their favourite charity, let me know (ljc1049@gmail.com) and I shall add them to the list in Central Matters which comes out at the end of November.





A reminder about the collection for the Crisis Centre Christmas boxes. Packing will take place on Friday 9 December at Jenny Saxby’s. Please bring items to the November/December business meetings. If you are not coming to the business meetings, you can contact Jenny to arrange to drop them over to her.


We don’t include candles, sharp items such as scissors, metal nail files, or anything that might be hazardous.


Wanted are Hotter/Clarks (or similar) ladies standard size shoe boxes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, shower gels, deodorants, hand cream, combs, small hair brushes, tissues, sponge/facecloth/nylon scrunchies, etc. Any other items – surplus presents, scarves, blingy jewellery, hotel/cruise freebies – which you think that the ladies would like will be very welcome. If you do not have anything suitable, a small donation would enable us to buy suitable items.