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DateTopicNews
Jun 2022 Book Group - August 22 Please see revised Book Group topic.
5 Jun 2022 June Newsletter
THE June 2022 NEWSLETTER FOR THE NORFOLK and NORWICH ASSOCIATION of BRITISH FEDERATION of WOMEN GRADUATES
JUBILEE JUBILEE JUBILEE JUBILEE

I hope that you have all been able to enjoy Her Majesty’s celebration either with local events or watching on television. Her hard word and steadfastness throughout the years is a display of female achievement. A women well worth celebrating.

Monday June 6th 2p.m. at Gwenda’s.
BOOOK SALE AND TALK BY LIZ OLLIER -
Please join us to raise some more funds and to listen to Liz’s fascinating talk, ‘A Career in six artefacts'.

We are once again grateful to Gwenda for hosting this and to Kay who also offered . I hope we can meet at Kay’s in the autumn.

 Current Programme: For those of you still looking at our programme, both the discussion and the visit to the Plantation Garden have been cancelled. It was felt that June this year was too busy with the Jubilee and members would not have time to attend. They will added to the future programme.
 
Saturday July 16th 12.30 for 1p.m. SUMMER LUNCH - at Stokesby House, Stokesby
Once again we are delighted that Pamela Minett has agreed to host this important event. Many thanks Pamela. (As usual my husband, Ronald, will be assisting with the
wine.)

Please let Joan or myself know whether you will be going and what food you will be contributing, (and send £6 per head to Joan).

NEWS - I’m pleased to hear that Barrie is recovering and will be able to transport Kay to more meetings, and join us himself sometimes. If any of you have problems with transport please contact Liz or myself.
 
FINALLY, I’m pleased that we are continuing at least another year. We will be happy to see family and friends at any of our talks and events, especially when we have visiting speakers.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Carole Smith

President
5 Apr 2022 Social Programme - Apr 22 Once again we are lucky that Gwenda is hosting one of her famous quizzes with lunch on April 28th at 10.30 a.m. As I’m sure you all know, Gwenda’s quizzes are fiendish but very enjoyable. All welcome. (£6)
5 Apr 2022 Talk Programme - May 22 Next month, May 9th, we are lucky that Liz, once again, has come to our aid and organised another speaker. I understand that the speaker was an engineer in Bhutan and gives an interesting talk. Liz will give more details later. Once again we’d like you to bring along friends and family as a good audience makes for a more enjoyable and lively event.
5 Apr 2022 Talk Programme - Apr 22 The Talk Programme page has been updated with a report of the talk.
5 Apr 2022   We are saddened that Valerie and Val have decided to leave us and we wish them both well. Obviously, this created spaces on our programme which Liz has gone the extra mile by finding some excellent speakers on interesting subjects. Hazel’s unexpected and unhappy departure and Valerie’s resignation has left difficulties for the committee. We are extremely grateful for Liz’s help but she is unable to help over the summer and autumn months. However, Sonia has agreed to join the committee, for which we are also grateful. It still remains a difficult job for the few we are, so please think about how you may be able to help even if it’s just to do the refreshments occasionally or present a speaker. Suggestions for speakers and possible venues for lunches with a speaker would also be welcome. In the meantime my thanks to Joan, Gwenda and Christine for all their hard work with next year’s programme.
My best wishes to you all and a Happy Easter. Carole
22 Mar 2022 Book Programme - Mar 22  The Book Group page has been updated with the Notes prepared by Eileen.
21 Mar 2022 Talk Programme - Apr to Jun 22 The Talk Programme for Apr, May and Jun has been updated, along with the Current Programme.
3 Feb 2022 Social Programme - Mar 2022 Members are asked to let Liz Ollier know if they are attending the International Women's Lunch on 8th March at The Red Lion, Eaton.
1 Feb 2022 Social Programme - Feb 2022 The 21st Feb, Coffee Morning and Book Sale, will be at Christine Christopher's
30 Jan 22 Talk Programme - Feb 2022 The 7th Feb, talk, will now start at 6:50 for 7.00 pm, it is on Zoom
24 Jan 2022

Book Group - Jan 22

 The Book Group page has been updated with the meeting report.
19 Jan 2022

Talk Programme -  Jan 22

 The Talk Programme page has been updated with report of the talk.
18 Jan 22 Talk Programme - Mar 2022 The 3 Mar talk, will now happen on 1 March, at the Costessy Centre
18 Jan 22 Visit Programme - Feb 2022 The Wildlife Trust talk, 17 Feb, is 'postponed', until further notice.
18 Jan 22 Social Programme - Jan 22 The Coffee Morning [Jan 24] will be held at Gwenda's and not Hazel's
Jan 2022 Book Group - 4th Jan - Christmas meeting report Nine members of the NNA of BFWG Book Group met on 4th Jan, for a belated Christmas meeting and lunch at Joan Wheatley's. We recounted past Christmases, mostly from our childhood, which lead to a fascinating discussion about how different life was then to now. Joan provided us with an excellent lunch, which was followed by a series of challenging quizzes. We all enjoyed a most stimulating start to 2022! Thankyou Joan.
Jan 2022   A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to ONE AND ALL and heres hoping that 2022, will be less challenging.
13 Dec 21 Book Group The 15th Dec Book Group meeting, has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled, date to be advised.
3 Dec Book Group - Nov 21  The Book Group page has been updated with the meeting report.
15 Nov 70th Anniversary Lunch - 13 Nov 21

This year, 2021, marked the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the the Norfolk and Norwich Association and on Saturday, November 13th, members, family and friends met together at the George Hotel, Norwich for an Anniversary Lunch to celebrate the 70 years young Local Association of BFWG. They were joined by the National President, Jasmit Phull, and her husband, Jaswant. The tables were beautifully dressed and the room suitably festive. After the meal the Past President, Carole Smith, talked about the founding of the Association, particularly the work which started then and still continues, that is to support the education of girls. Jasmit paid tribute to the Norfolk and Norwich President, Hazel Harrison, who was unable to join us due to illness and praised the work and friendship of the Association. The afternoon finished with a table quiz and drawing of the raffle, which raised £100 for the Betty Robinson Education Fund. Cakes for the event then followed after photos.

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5 Oct Talk Programme - Oct 21

 The Talks Programme page has been updated with a report of the talk.  

3 Oct Book Group - Sep 6 - meeting report  The Book Group page has been updated with the meeting report.
1 Oct Current Programme and Talks pages - Update Updated Anniversary Lunch (13 Nov) location and 4 Oct and 1 Nov Talk details
21 Sep Visit to Museum of the Broads Members enjoyed a successful visit to the Museum of the Broads. A most interesting guide told us about the different types of boats made in Norfolk and used on the Broads. He explained the history of various boats, including a World War 2 RAF rescue boat, which was dropped from an aeroplane to survivors of downed aircraft in the Channel. We learnt about the commercial Wherry and how it travelled along rivers and under low bridges.
Although it was September, we enjoyed a warm, sunny day and ate our picnics in the museum garden. After lunch some of the group took a boat ride from Stalham Staithe along the Broad.

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Aug 21 Website The website is operational again
Jul 21 Summer Lunch 2021

After months of meeting on Zoom or at socially distanced, mask wearing talks, members of Norfolk and Norwich Association were able to meet for a Summer Lunch. Twenty four members and friends met for a delicious meal provided the members themselves. The weather was kind so some people ate outside whilst others stayed in.

After the meal everyone gathered together in a lounge and Hazel Harrison, our Interim President, thanked our host, Pamela Minett and presented her with some lavender plants.

A collection was made for the Norfolk and Norwich Association Education Fund. This provides an award for a local sixth form girl going to university.

 

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