The committee usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm
in The Mayor's Parlour in the old Town Council offices. Anyone is welcome to attend
but it is helpful to know beforehand so that at the very least we can get
you to the right room. Please enter by the entrance at the car park end of the building.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 6 September 2017 at 7.30 pm.
If you wish to raise a specific matter contact Jane Mordue
Officers for the Association
The following appointments were confirmed at the last AGM on Tuesday 22 November 2016:
All other committee members remain as before.
- Chairman - Stéphanie Scrase
- Secretary - Jane Mordue
- Membership Secretary - Terry Bloomfield
- German link - Sue Watkins
- Newsletter - Ron Gleeson
- Website Manager - Geoff Shaw
We now have a FACEBOOK page. The link is on our links page. I have to report that it is rather out of date:
I have referred this matter to the Committee of the Association.
9-10 September - Mouvaux Craft Fair
A craft fair will take place over the weekend of 9-10 September in Mouvaux. It has not yet been decided as
to whether we will take part.
15-17 September - Mouvaux Heritage Open Weekend
The Lille - Mouvaux area are holding a special heritage weekend where monuments and other places not normally
available to visitors will be open. A small group is travelling by Eurostar on Friday 15 September returning
to Buckingham on Monday 18th. We will be hosted by French families in Mouvaux. Organisation is in the hands of
Valerie Shaw and is now well advanced so if you want to join this group please contact her immediately.
Weekend of 30 Sept-2 Oct - Square dance visit to Buckingham
A keen group of German square-dancers from Neukirchen Vluyn will be visiting Buckingham on this weekend. They
will be dancing with local square-dancers. The centre-piece of the visit will be a show at Gawcott Village Hall
on Saturday the 30th.
Saturday 11 November - St Martins Market, Neukirchen Vluyn.
We have accepted an invitation to run a "British" stall in this annual market. Any volunteers should contact Sue Watkins.
17 November - Beaujolais Day
In Mouvaux a special evening celebration is being organised to greet the new vintage of Beaujolais. We are thinking
of doing the same in Buckingham. Watch this space!
1-3 December - Mouvaux Christmas Market (Marche Noel)
We will be attending this as usual and we will be running a stall in it selling British Christmas Fayre.
Weekend of 31 March-2April 2018 - Karati Exchange
A large group of 16 adults and 10 youngsters have already signed up to take part in some joint karati with
our Club next Spring. The sessions will probably take place at the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre.
The Cycling Clubs are organising another get-together. Cultural exchanges are being planned involving art, design and fashion.
Visits to Jazz festivals are being
considered (Tourcoing has an annual one in October each year). We are looking at some ideas involving exchanges on
rural crafts. Small group visits (involving one or two cars) from and to Neukirchen-Vluyn and Mouvaux
will continue: one involving our respective walkers is being considered. We are looking into the possibility of a
French visit to Silverstone Race Circuit. An idea about book exchanges between libraries has been muted.
Winslow Lions are seriously looking at a link with Lions in Neukirchen-Vluyn. Links between Rotary Clubs in each town
are being considered.
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