Remembrance Sunday– Club members would normally attend a service at Holy Trinity Church in Llandudno followed by a walk to the Cenotaph on the promenade to lay a wreath. As this was not possible, we organised a virtual coffee morning with a one minute silence to remember those who died. Our clever ladies who crochet usually make poppies which are sold to the public and the funds are donated to the Women’s section of the Royal British Legion. This year, members gave a donation towards this charity. 16 days of Activism against gender based violence from 25th November– One of our members, Celia, is involved with the ‘Ask me’ project ran by our local Women’s refuge. She was asked to share a ‘Caring Calendar’ produced by Welsh Women’s Aid for the 16 days of Activism. These messages were posted onto our Facebook page each day.
It was intended that Janet Murfin was to be club President for 2020-2021. Janet had an interesting and exciting programme planned for the club but unfortunately due to the pandemic, our club meetings were cancelled after the end of February. It was agreed that Janet would postpone her President’s year until 2021-2022 as this will hopefully enable her to have the same programme and she will be an excellent President to lead us in the Centenary year and the planned October 2021 SIGBI Conference in Llandudno. Pat Kerfoot, one of last year’s joint Presidents offered to help Janet with this unusual interim year in which we’ve had no face to face meetings but have enjoyed several virtual chats and an outside coffee morning. Photo above from the AGM in 2019 shows Pat Kerfoot, Janet Murfin and Stephanie Edwards who was joint President with Pat.
Club activities have been severely limited by the Covid-19 pandemic. We cancelled our planned business meeting on March 12th and since then we have only been able to meet virtually and outdoors on occasions. We have continued with monthly Officers meetings on Zoom and we have also had socials and speaker meetings. We have kept up our support of local, national and international good causes with donations of money and goods. One of our members made scrub bags which were taken to the nurses at Llandudno hospital and we also donated treats for the hard-working staff. Food has been collected for Conwy Food Bank and taken to their storeroom. Another member knitted several ‘twiddle muffs’ for dementia patients which will be donated to a local facility. We have been able to make several donations due to money saved by not paying rent to the