Ladies` Friendship Club

Friendship Club continues to thrive with 25 paid up members. We meet at 7.30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month (excluding August and early September).

Pam Meeks, our Programme Secretary, arranged a very varied programme – at our two meetings in April, we learned about “Life in Papua New Guinea” and “101 ways to tie a scarf”.

In May we listened to “Part 2 from The Bard of Barnwood” followed by a Quiz at our second meeting. We had a Games Evening and our AGM at our June meetings and at our Coffee Evening in July we had a Bring and Buy Table, the proceeds of which have been distributed to two charities, Mission Aviation Fellowship and CRP Bangladesh (Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed).

Autumn 2016 began in September when we had a talk and demonstration entitled “Roses and Castles, art of the Canals”. In October we played Bingo and the following meeting “Verse and Worse” was poetry interspersed with exercise. In November we had another Craft Evening to make decorations for our tree at the Christmas Tree Festival and a talk and slides on our speaker’s Kenyan Safari. In December we had another very enjoyable Christmas lunch at the Toby Carvery, Brockworth which was once again subsidised with some of the money left to us by the late Thelma Jones (a long term member).

2017 began with a Social Evening and Buffet Supper and at our second meeting in January we had a Beetle Drive. In February our speaker showed slides and talked about “Hidden Gloucester” and at our following meeting we had a Quiz Evening. At our two March meetings we were told how people had to “Make Do and Mend” during and after the war (items relating to the subject were on display and we sampled two steamed puddings made with potatoes) and had a very interesting talk about “Nursing Then and Now”.

Throughout the year we have continued to support various charities, Church finance and Women’s Network.

New members are always welcome. We do try to live up to our title, Friendship Club.

Religion never was designed to make our pleasures less. Isaac Watts