5th April 2017

A very busy meeting as we had lots of new faces including two potential candidates for our Charity Representative position – Michelle Simpson from Chartwell Cancer Trust and Avril Hitman from Magpie Dance.
We’ll now invite formal applications for the position from the interested parties and then vote on who should become our 2017/18 Charity Representative at our AGM at the end of the month.  The successful charity will be awarded a free annual membership worth £425 and our commitment to organise a fundraising event on their behalf.  We’ll also support the charity’s events through the year through group and individual support.  For the past two years we’ve worked with Bromley Mencap and, during that time, raised £3766 for them.  So watch this space for our new charity partner.
Josie Foster from Furnishings Studio delivered this month’s extended presentation and gave us her top tips for making the most of the warmer, lighter days by bringing the outside in (and vice versa) in terms of colour and prints.  She also showed us a range of new fabrics and we all fell in love with the Zimmer and Rhode African ladies print!
And finally, it’s farewell to our photographer Emma Hare.  It’s been great to have her but the journey from North London has proved a stretch too far!  I’m sure we’ll keep in touch with her.
Quote of the Month?

“We absolutely love vans,”  Mary Godward on her enthusiasm for putting graphics on vehicles

On Wednesday 26th April we’ll be meeting up for our AGM.  This is when we elect our committee members, review our performance and determine our priorities for the coming year.  All members are welcome and it’s traditionally a very productive and upbeat session.

Lynda Hudson of Beckenham Clinical Hypnosis suggested that her CDs and downloads could make appropriate gifts for friends and family dealing with cancer treatment
Lindie Van As was tempted into some African print cushions on the back of Josie from Furnishings Studio’s presentation
Kate Thompson from Utility Warehouse is keen to meet people looking for an additional monthly income