Local Projects: The Club’s next major project is the annual Tree of Light and popular mulled wine stall at the Christmas Fair on Saturday afternoon December 2. The lights, which have been donated in memory of loved ones, will be switched on at 6 p.m. Last year the Tree of Light and mulled wine stall at the Christmas Fair together raised well over £2000.

During November we shall be distributing leaflets in the town and villages, by which people can make a donation (c. £5 or more) in memory of departed loved ones. The names will be displayed on the tree and on a list in the Post Office. The proceeds will as usual be shared between local charities. This is a continuing part of our programme of service within the community. As there are no administration costs or wages to pay, every penny you help us raise goes directly to where it is needed.

Once again we will have a stall selling mulled wine and mince pies to raise money for local good causes. Come and help us if you can spare the time.

New Members: Drew Lacey was inducted as a member of the Club on September 28 by Les Southam, President. (Pictured). He is the sixth new member of the Club admitted since the summer. The Club is now hoping to plan to extend its work as a result of these increased resources.

Student Reports: On September 28 Isabel Sketchley-Murray reported on her project in Nepal (pictured) and on October 12 Ed Sanders will talk about his sponsored climb of Mt Kilimanjaro (supporting Meningitis Research Foundation to which the Club has already made a donation).

These are part of a series of reports from local students, whom the Club helps to raise funds to go on worthwhile projects overseas in which they help with local building and educational projects or undertake sponsored activities for various charities.

New members and enquirers are always welcome at our meetings at the Cotswold House Hotel on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6.45pm for 7pm. Please note revised meeting time. Membership is open to women and men.