At our last meeting the attendance was a little low, perhaps because
of the changed date. We were however well entertained by Mike Stentiford
with a selection of slides concerning his trip to the Falkland Islands.
Two of our number had previously seen and heard this presentation
at a W.I. meeting but still came along for a second viewing/hearing,
proof indeed of the excellent manner in which Mike entertains and
also educates his audience.
We currently have four books about Parkinsons, which members
may borrow by contacting Roger on 731145. These are:-
Living with Parkinson's by Lesley Cross
The Parkinson's Handbook by Dwight C. McGoon M.D.
Parkinson's Disease by Dr Harvey Sagar
Parkinson's at Your Fingertips by Marie Oxtoby & Adrian Williams
In the past Marian has lent out books which have not been returned,
so please consider if you have a book which has never been given back.
Choir Members Needed
Joyce is a member of Helvetia Ladies Choir and several members have
left recently so that the choir is now in need of new blood. If you
are interested or have a friend, daughter or perhaps daughter-in-law
who might be interested please give Joyce a call on 731145 or Liz
Bird on 731674. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings between 7.30 p.m.
and 9.15 p.m. at Hautlieu School. The choir incidentally is available
to sing at weddings and private functions etc.
Playful Pool Session
On 21st March the intended petanque session at L'Auberge du Nord was
rained off but instead members made the best of it and took over the
games room and almost everyone joined in with a game of pool. Nobody
knew the rules and it was amazing that the green baize remained intact,
together with the cue tips. The object was to pot the yellow and red
balls using the white ball, leaving the one black ball to last, but
in the event the white ball was potted with great regularity and even
the black ball sometimes early in each game! We had no budding Steve
Davis type players but as can be seen by the photographs below everyone
had a good time and the food was excellent.
14th 17th March 2002/Eisteddfod catering
Profit from sale of refreshments totalled £750.00
Eileen cannot find the words to express her deepest gratitude to everyone
involved at the RJA + HS venue. She was extremely touched by those
of you who rallied round in her hour of panic on the Saturday afternoon
as the sheer volume of customers sent us all into overdrive. "Thank
you" seems so insignificant but it comes from the bottom of her
heart! (And she's all heart and all bottom as well) Editor's note
||all owe a debt of gratitude
to Eileen for her considerable efforts in organising everything)
19th March 2002/Raffle PDS Meeting Tickets sold totalled £20.00
Card sales for March 2002 amounted to £57.32
Friday 5th April 2002 8 p.m Bingo at Devil's Hole
Friday 3rd May 2002 8 p.m Bingo at Devil's Hole
Friday 25th October (not 18th as planned) 7.30 p.m. Silent Auction/St.
Clements Parish Hall
Eileen asks that you all start collecting new items for this fundraiser
(6 months isn't long)
Eileen invites you once again to Bisley, Westbourne Avenue on Friday
19th April, 2002 at 2 p.m. for a whist drive. Phone her on 737128
by Saturday 6th April if you would like to go along.
Ten Pin Bowling
Peter Hobson is organising another session on Tuesday 22nd April,
2002 at 11.00 a.m. with lunch afterwards. Please phone Peter on 724660
if you would like to go along. This outing is free to sufferers and
Late Night Viewing
"Avenue" the ladies clothes shop at St. Ouen (sizes 6
26) will open specially for us from 5.30 p.m. 8 p.m. on Thursday
11th April 2002 as part of our Awareness Week activities. Please contact
Eileen on 737128 if you are interested as transport can be arranged.
How about a new outfit for spring ladies?
"50 club" tickets
Tickets still on sale. Please phone Eileen on 737128 for yours.
To mark Awareness Week we are producing a pamphlet about the activities
of Jersey Branch. It includes five photographs of our activities and
we are proud of this new publication and grateful for the help we
have received in the design from an anonymous supporter and for help
with the funding.
Good luck to Peter Hobson and his team of helpers with the supermarket
collections on Tuesday 9th April and Friday 12th April.
We have also launched a website which you can find at WWW.MNLG.COM.
Any suggestions on useful additions to it will be gratefully received.
Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m at Communicare, St. Brelade as usual,
but please note the early date of Tuesday 9th April. This is so that
it falls during Awareness Week and when our Area Representative, Sheila
Windsor, is in the island. We hope to get Sheila on Radio Jersey to
talk about the Society and our branch during Awareness Week and she
will also attend a branch committee meeting on Monday 8th April. There
will be the chance to ask questions about the Society and other P.D.
matters so do come along.