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 1 November 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 I have to report that it is rather out of date: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.
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.
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(Martinsmarkt), Neukirchen Vluyn.
We have accepted an invitation to run a "British" stall in this annual market. A group has been organised but, if
anyone else wishes to come, they should contact Sue Watkins.
Saturday 18 November - Beaujolais Race Night
In Mouvaux a special evening celebration is being organised on the Friday to greet the new vintage of Beaujolais, which is
always released at Midnight on the third Thursday of November each year. The Buckingham AED Project is planning an event
to greet the British arrival of this new vintage on the evening of Saturday 18 November at the Scout Hut to raise money
for a new defibrillator at this site. The entertainment will include races where some of us will pretend to be horses. Our
members are invited to come. Tickets from Geoff Shaw.
Tuesday 21 November - Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held in the Sunley Lecture Theatre in the Chandos Road Building
of the University of Buckingham on Tuesday 21 November at 7.30 pm. The meeting will be preceded with drinks and nibbles in a
nearby room from 7.00 pm. Any nominations for officers and members of the committee should be sent to Jane by 14 November.
After the meeting the film Frantz will be shown.
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. Volunteers to
Saturday 9 December - Buckingham Community Fair)
We will have a table in this Fair. The main purpose of the event is to promote local societies but it will include
some fund-raising. Volunteers and ideas to Jane.
Saturday 6 January - Not the Christmas Meal
Stephanie will run a dinner in her home on this evening. This is an invitation event.
Weekend of 31 March- 2 April 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.
It is hoped that on that weekend there will also be a cycling exchange.
We will definitely be holding a French style Race Night sometime in the Spring. The Coffee and Croissaants morning at the Old
Gaol will take place in February.
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 is now being planned.
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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