Friday 10th October, saw 80 guests and members attend, for the celebration of 57 years since the Mansfield & District Club of S.I. was Chartered. The venue was the popular Hostess Suite, Sookholme, and a delicious 3 course meal was served, by efficient and skilled young staff. Entertainment, which followed the customary speeches, was provided by Brunts Academy Swing Band, with a couple of talented young female vocalists providing solo spots. Tributes for the success of the evening were paid by President Sue Mosley, to Charter Dinner secretary, Ms. Eileen Stewart, and Mrs Ann Sale, Floral arrangements by, Mrs Anne Bull, Toast Master, Mrs Rita Hallsworth, Guest Speakers, Mr Peter Allan and Mr Peter Challis, to all the Management and Staff at the Hostess, and not least to the Brunts Swing Band. Regional President for Midlands East S.I., Mrs Elaine Macdonald, told guests that this
Soroptimist International club Mansfield & District, were very pleased to present a cheque for £2,407.55p. to Lindsay Graham a representative of the Charity, Mary’s Meals. President Sue Mosley gave the cheque to Lindsay following her first year in Office, 2013-2014, as this was her chosen Charity. Funds were raised by the Club members, during that year, with a Quiz night with supper, Fashion show, Summer Tea party, Coffee mornings etc. Lindsay gave us some background information regarding Mary’s Meals, which was started by a young man named Magnus, from the village of Dalmally in Argyle. Magnus perceived that the huge loss of life in the ‘early years’, in the world’s poorest countries, was due mainly to starvation. His idea was relatively simple, in that, all children who managed to attend their nearest school, (in some cases many miles away), with rudimentary requirements for learning, i.e.
SI Mansfield and District club held a Friendship evening on November 4th, ( Mischievous night , the silver surfers will know what this is). A hot buffet was followed by a game of Beetle drive . Books jams and jigsaws were on sale to boost funds for community projects. An enjoyable evening was had by all. The winner received a large box of Thornton’s and the longest sitter received a 12 eggs.
Soroptimist International Club Mansfield and District have great pleasure in presenting The Carlton Male Voice Choir in Concert. This will take place at The Queen Elizabeth Academy, Chesterfield Rd, Mansfield on Saturday 22nd November 2014, at 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 including wine. There is free car parking on site. All proceeds to The Teenage Cancer Trust Nottingham. Interested contact Pam or go to our website www.sigbi.org .
A selection of the Flower arrangements at Hardwick Hall, summer 2014
The East Midland national Flower Arranging Society held their competition at Hardwick Hall this year and Mansfield & District SI help sponsor this event, we therefore decided that our annual Summer outing would coincide with this spectacular. The skill and the artistic arrangements blended in exquisitely with the Elizabethan Hall and I’m sure ‘Bess’ would have been impressed. In the grounds and inside the hall flowers were displayed. Competition was fierce and the judges must have had a difficult job deciding on the winners. The Hall and grounds were explored by members and their guests. The sun shone throughout the visit and to round off the day we had tea at The Hardwick Inn which is situated in the grounds. If you are interested in joining us please access our website at www.sigbi.org
It was a perfect summer’s day for our annual Summer Tea which was hosted this year by Dr and Mrs Lynn Dale. Mansfield and Districts SI own Social and Hospitality team prepared and provided the delicious tea with home made bakes and favourites. Over 60 people supported the day and spent generously at our homemade cake stall which is always very popular. A new fundraiser this year was provided by Phoenix Cards representative Margaret Dean. Every year our gardening friend Colin Etches provides a colourful plant stall and this years was exceptional and also in memory of a dearly loved member, Nancy Beecroft, who passed away earlier this year. Pam sold over 20 jigsaws and once again we had a generous raffle, prizes provided by members. A total of £863.00 was raised and this money will be divided between our international project ” Birthing in the Gambia” and Programme Action which supports local and national good causes. We
A fashion show was held in the Sherwood Welfare Hall on March 14th at 7.30 An evening of fashion with members acting as models, outfits from major high street stores as well as fashions from Italy and France were on offer. For £3.50p the audience was invited to admire the clothes show and purchase on the night, or online. Tea coffee and biscuits was included in the price. A good night was had by all those who attended, and… watch this space for our next Fashion Show.
A coffee morning at Lynn Dales home proved a success. A choice of tasty home made cakes, mince pies and scones accompanied the coffee. A winter raffle and a Christmas cake draw help to swell the funds. Monies raised will go towards a Soroptimist appeal ‘See Solar Cook Solar’ The See Solar, Cook Solar Appeal will support Soroptimist projects all over the world that educate women about renewable energy and empower and enable opportunities for them, by providing solar lanterns and cookers. For more information about S.I Mansfield and District see our web-site. www.sigbi.org
Sunday the 10th of November Past president Eileen Stewart OBE and Kam Britland and other members of SI Mansfield and District attended the wreath laying ceremony at the Civic centre in Mansfield. The ceremony was led by Nottinghamshire’s Deputy Lord Lieutenant, followed by the current Mayor and MP. It is the 2nd year we have joined in with the service. After the wreath laying the Dignitaries and attendees paraded to The St Peter’s Church for a service of remembrance and the 2 minute silence at 11am. We will remember them.