June 2022

President Julie Andrews welcomed thirty-two members to the June meeting which started at 1pm because we were celebrating our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with an afternoon tea. The Lads’ Club looked very festive with a red, white, and blue garland made by Mary Wheatley , our red gingham tablecloths, and Union Jack flags. Apologies were accepted and Valerie Humphries was thanked for the beautiful red, white, and blue flower arrangement on the President’s table.

The minutes of the May meeting were read, approved, and signed. The East Kent Federation Top Team Quiz will be held in Canterbury on September 21st . If we can raise a team of 6 members then Castle Green will be taking part. Several members had been on a walk at Samphire Hoe and Daphne Gazeley’s photo of a seascape was in the East Kent News.

The Knit and Natter and Patchwork groups continue to meet monthly. The next walk will be on Monday July 11th meeting in Waitrose carpark at 10.30am for a walk along the seafront. During the meeting, a list of proposed sub-groups was available for members to tick their preferences.
The last date for payments for the outing to Godinton Park on July 28th will be at the next meeting on July 8th.

Our speaker this month was Clive Nuttman whose talk was entitled “from Grange Road to Antananarivo – Madagascar- Enchanted Island.” Clive lived in Grange Road and went to Saltwood School. Clive told us about the geography, climate and politics of Madagascar and showed some excellent photographs of the terrain, flora, and fauna and, of course, the lemurs. Clive’s talk was informative and entertaining. Romany Cowans gave the vote of thanks.
We then settled down to our Jubilee tea with the added extra of prosecco to toast Her Majesty. No marmalade sandwiches!