We had a very successful informal meeting attended by most of our members at Gel’s home to discuss issues concerning our membership. We had a good discussion, everyone contributed - we discussed whom we needed to target and how best to achieve this. It was agreed that local publicity was the key factor, so decided the way forward was to produce our own customised leaflet, to have as many articles as we could in local magazines and newspapers and to try to obtain a pop up shop for a day to show photos and give information about us. Watch this space for updates !
On 8th July we joined Rotary Members on their stand at the Astwood Bank Carnival to raise some funds by selling cakes. Thank you to everyone who baked, donated and helped. Rotary were promoting their organisation by holding some “strong man” games. They were very profitable and attracted men and boys and girls too! Having had to arrive and set up early, because the roads were closed for the float parade, we had an hour or two to while away our time with a lazy lunch and chat before the crowds arrived. We had a sell-out – a great way to boost the charity funds.
District Chairman Jill has selected Hearing Dogs for the Deaf as her Charity for the year.
The District 6 International Charity is the Chinthowa Trust.
The National President, Ann Acaster, has chosen Jessie's Fund (Music helping Children) for her charity.