The committee usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm
at the Old Latin House, Market Hill (Stephanie's home). Anyone is welcome to attend
but it is helpful to know beforehand so that we can welcome you. There is very limited parking:
it might be easier to park in Cornwalls Meadow and to walk up from there.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 7.30 pm.
If you wish to raise a specific matter contact Jane Mordue
Officers for the Association
The following appointments are current as of today's date:
- President - Christine Strain-Clark
- Chairman - Stéphanie Scrase
- Secretary - Jane Mordue
- Membership Secretary - Geoff Shaw
- German link - Sue Watkins
- Newsletter - Geoff Shaw
- Advertiser Club Voice - Ruth Newell
- Website Manager - Geoff Shaw
Saturday 3 February - Coffee and Croissants
We will be holding our annual get-together in the Small (Mouvaux) Hall of the Community Centre on Saturday 3 February
from 10.00 - 12.00 noon. Coffee and croissants will be available together with samples of German cake. There will be
an exhibition of photographs of previous twinning occasions and there will be facilities for members to renew their susbcriptions.
Hopefully it will be a happy gathering to cheer up a dreary February day.
Friday 16 March - Chantilly Race Night
Once again the Chantilly racecourse in Buckingham will be holding some special races. Venue has still to be found. Volunteers
will act as the horses - there will not/U> be those dreadful films. A tote will be
available with modest stakes. Tickets £10 (£7 for paid-up members) will include a first glass of wine on entry and food in
the interval. We are planning a hot meal supplemented by biscuits and cheese. Past occasions have proved to be great fun.
Please contact Geoff for tickets or for more information (01280 812547).
Weekend of 31 March- 2 April - Karate Exchange
A large group of adults and youngsters in Mouvaux have already signed up to take part in some joint karate between
our club in Buckingham and the one in Mouvaux next Spring. I had thought this was to take place in Buckingham but
I now report that this is planned to take place in Mouvaux. Arrangements are in hand. There was to be a linked
cyclists exchange at the same time but this is now not going to take place.
Date to be confirmed in June - Garden Barbecue
John Murray has offered a barbecue in his garden on a warm evening in June. Details to be arranged.
Saturday 14 July - Annual Bastille Day Boules competition
This annual event will take place in the Old Cattle Pens area in the Centre of Buckingham. Registration is from 6.30 pm
for a prompt start at 7.00 pm. A knock-out format of two ends per match will be used for the main competition. As it
has been apparent over the last two years that some quite expert players have come to take part, after the first round
one of the rinks will be used for a plate competition for first-round losers. There will be a barbecue and wine /soft
Date to be confirmed in September - Cheese and Wine Tasting Evening
Ron Gleeson will be sharing his expertise on a range of cheeses with wines to match on an evening in
September in Maids Moreton Hall. A suitable date is being sought.
The Cycling Clubs are organising another get-together. Cultural exchanges are being planned involving art, design and fashion.
Nordic walking with a German group from Neukirchen-Vluyn is being investigated. 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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