Thursday, 22 November 2012

November Catch Up


It doesn’t seem like three weeks ago that we had our first social get together for volunteers. It was, and the second one is next Wednesday, 28th November, 7 30pm  at Kesgrave Social Club. We all buy our own drinks but here’s a great local venue where buying a round takes you back to the pub prices of yesteryear! It’s a great opportunity for all the volunteers to catch up with what’s going on and address any teething troubles, as well as getting to know their neighbours better!

The committee will be getting together again on 8th December to go through all the normal aspects of the scheme admin and we are also going to try and set out an outline calendar for 2013 – public meetings, volunteer get togethers, fund raising events, etc. As soon as possible after that we’ll be sending out a newsletter to volunteers and inviting their comments and ideas though, of course, those are welcome any time!

Scheme activity is picking up fast and, from a slow start, the calls are beginning to come in much more frequently which is very satisfying.

Today we had a very productive meeting with a number of volunteers from Kesgrave and District Help Centre (KDHC) to see how we can help each other as well as the Kesgrave community at large. KDHC has coffee mornings every Thursday at the Community Centre and, with a minibus equipped to carry wheelchairs, has been specialising in community transport for a number of years.

And…finally, please note that, with the encouragement of one of our very IT literate volunteers, we have added a widget to this blog which allows you to subscribe to it by email so, when a new posting goes up, you will automatically be sent it if you’ve signed up!

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