Events Diary – Cleethorpes

Current Situation

I am happy to be able to say that the Cleethorpes Club has just had its first meeting post Covid restrictions.  This happened in a safe environment, and members were so pleased to see each other.  At this meeting, we had the handover of the chain of office from outgoing presidents Pat and Isobel to incoming president Linda.  We also had the presentation of a cheque for the local Women’s’ Aid charity.

Prior to the Christmas lockdown, we managed to participate in the Poppy Collection at Tesco’s, although this activity was cut short due to the resurgence of the Covid virus.  We also contributed to the Cleethorpes St Francis church food bank appeal.  We did this via a reverse Advent Calendar activity – instead of opening doors on a shop bought calendar, each day in December we put an item of food aside to be donated to the appeal.   We also managed to continue with our annual Shoe Box Appeal, albeit in a more solitary manner than usual.  We, along with the Rotary club of Cleethorpes, managed to send 56 boxes.

Forthcoming events

Our club has arranged to have Afternoon Tea at a local cricket club for our August meeting.  This is highly anticipated as the club has an excellent reputation.

Also in August, we will be helping the Rotary club by selling hot and cold drinks, while they sell burgers, at the 1940,s weekend.  This is an annual event which is very popular, with stalls and games, as well as entertainment. The community in general take advantage of the opportunity to dress in 40’s style.

We have several members who are looking forward to attending the 36th District Rally being held at Woodhall Spa.  This will be a welcome opportunity to not only socialise with other club members, but also to dress up for the occasion – opportunities sadly lacking for the past 18 months!

We are looking forward to welcoming Jo Smith, a local florist who runs Blooms at Borrowdale, as our speaker for October. She will be demonstrating her artistic creation skills whilst also giving tips on how we can improve our own flower arranging skills. 

For our December meeting, we have a special festive treat in store.  This is going to be a musical evening, with the Back to Brass Band. 

Going into the New Year, we have been fortunate enough to secure a local author, Joy Wood, as a speaker for our March meeting.  Joy, a former nurse, lives in Cleethorpes and has had five novels published.