Wednesday, 26 March 2008


Following this months meeting Members tackled a general knowledge quiz that had been devised and presented by Julia Richdale Ellis. Doug Ashmore presented the prizes to Group Four whose the team members were: - Barbara Ashmore, Penny Goodacre, Diane Dallimore, and Barrie Kinsella.
August saw the Oddfellows annual Charity walk at Elvaston Castle and due to the efforts of our Noble Grand she was able to hand over a cheque for £130. WELL DONE to Julia and sponsoring members.
At the end of the month eight of us will be joining with Nottingham District for a visit to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. This will be a magic lantern show by the resident ghost. who will also show us around back stage. Afterwards we are having lunch at a local bistro.
Our next meeting is on 8th October when we will be hearing about “Santa and Me – Long Eaton to Lapland” from Ken Godfrey. Our meetings follow a simple format with news from the Derby District and Oddfellow events and outings that are taking place throughout the country. We cover a welfare section for our members but usually the biggest discussion is on up and coming social events. So why not come and join us at the Coach and Horses, Village Street, Draycott at 7.30 on the 8th October. Come for the whole evening or just for the social side at about 8.30pm, enjoy the friendly atmosphere, and make new friends or renew old aquaitances. We hold meetings at the above venue on the second Monday of each month.

The Long Eaton Ladies Probus Club members met for their monthly meeting at the Risley Park Inn on Thursday 6th September. Forty two members attended. Due to the non appearance of our speaker due to illness, we decided to organise a quiz, which took place after we had caught up with all the news and gossip of the previous month (we dont meet in August). Our meal was most delicious, roast pork with all the trimmings! 
The quiz, which followed, was an ideal opportunity to pit our wits against some of our more intellectual members, there was much hilarity when the real answers were revealed, and I might add a few blushes! The meeting closed with the members agreeing that the meeting had been a great success and most enjoyable. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday October 6th 2012.

Nights are closing in – ‘bored’ not us
On October 27th we will be playing host to International Artist Vic Bearcroft, who will be taking a workshop using pastels on velour paper. The subject will be a Masai Warrior. Costs for the workshop will be £20 for members and £30 for non-members with all materials included. All you need to bring will be an 18x24 board the lean on and a pre-packed lunch, although there is a Coop next door where you can get something to eat. Refreshments are provided during the day at no extra cost. The venue is Petersham Hall, Briar Gate/Grasmere Road time is 10-4 inclusive. Oh and don’t forget to bring yourself! During this month (September) we are having workshops in Sanguine (a red clay stick – so I’m told) and we are drawing a North American Indian man (no shouts of ‘Geronimo’ please).
As my heading states the nights are getting longer and so are the evenings, which may mean that some of you will be getting bored and looking for something new to try your hand at. Have you thought of try a new hobby? painting or crafting? Have a look at our website (below) and see what we have to offer. Prices are reasonable only £2 per session at either of our centres and now Annual Membership is only £5 which is half price. If you fancy a change then either visit our site or if you are not ‘connected’ then give us a call on the number below.
Our website is or telephone 0115 8490048