A Coffee morning on October 20th raised 271.25 for the Presidents’ charity of the local refuge. The next event in November of a Christmas Food & Wine tasting raised another 207.00 for the charity.
A group of members accompanied the Presidents to the Remembrance Sunday event in Mirfield on November 13th.
Elaine and Jane from Wakefield Samaritans were the November speakers. They gave a brief history of the organisation and the formation of the Wakefield group and explained about the various types of help they give and outreach work in local prisons.
On November 29th 13 members enjoyed a Christmas Lunch at the Seed Room at Overton
The Friendship Café attended Mirfield Library on the first Friday of each month.
The annual Carol Service on December 4th was held at St Paul’s Hanging Heaton led by member Reverend Kate Currie, attended by members, friends and SI Yorkshire President Jane. The collection was to support the SI International President’s Charity, ‘Opening doors for a bright future’ and St Paul’s Church.
The December business meeting was a short session followed by a celebratory cake and drinks for member Carole’s big birthday.
On Monday 19th December members met for an evening Christmas Meal at Ego at Horbury.
The month ended and started with Zarach on the 22nd September as two speakers gave a presentation about the work of Zarach – ‘Zarach Eat Sleep Learn’. Presidents Debbie and Linda presented June (and Roy) with a rose tree and flowers for their recent Diamond Wedding. After the meeting everyone shared the Diamond wedding cake and drinks in the conservatory.
Members enjoyed an outing to the National Arboretum on September 15th. Some explored with a ride on the train around the site followed by lunch.
A good time was had by all. Presidents Debbie and Linda pictured with the Women’s Land Army and Lumber Jill’s sculpture.
Ladies Day at York Races – August 18th
The annual visit to York Races was the usual successful day, excellent food, good company and no fortunes made or lost!