7th May 2014

A big welcome this month to our two newest members – Yasmin Eddlestone from Beauty Bug and Rachel Molina from Rachel Molina Photography.  Also welcome back to Stacy Codling from Dela Property Management, who was subbing for Sue Singer, Clare Chapman subbing for Karen from Grugeon Reynolds and Elaine Whiddon from HSBC visiting for the second time.
We wouldn’t want it said that we’re a shallow bunch but we were delighted to receive presents from a couple of members today and would very much like to encourage this behaviour going forward!  Thank you to Yasmin for our free Dermalogica samples and to Frances for giving us each a stylus to use with our tablets/phones etc.
A really interesting guest speaker in the form of Celia Walker, who started an International House School in Argentina in the mid 1970s and has run it since.  Excellent advice about operating in a difficult economic climate – dig in, keep at it and remember that everything changes eventually!
And finally, we are pleased to announce that St Christopher’s Hospice will be our nominated charity for 2014/5.  Christine is a fantastic member and we look forward to continuing to support this wonderful local charity.
Quote of the Month?

“I know a beekeeper” again virtually everyone in response to Belinda’s very specific 60 seconds.  It pays to ask for exactly what you want!

Laptops & Lipstick AGM
23rd April 2014

Great turn out for our AGM in April.  Good discussions around how we see the Group developing over the coming year and also about possible training and development topics.  And there was cake!

Belinda from SE20 Magazine thanked Emma and Lindie for each introducing her to a social media client this month.
Christine from St Christopher’s Hospice asked the Group to help promote Open Garden Festival by putting up literature in as many places as possible
Adjoa from Pishon Gold would like to speak to people who are separated but not divorced – they may be in a slightly precarious situation legally.

Denise from DamsonBelle is looking for financial support, celebrity endorsement and sales help for a calendar she is working on to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.  Details here.