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Last Meeting
As always the January meeting is our AGM and there were important changes to the Officers of the branch. At the committee meeting a fortnight previously, Roger & Joyce had let it be known that they wished to stand down from their roles as Chairman and Secretary respectively, but had said they would be prepared to stand for one more year if replacements could not be found, albeit that they would not be in the island all of the time because of their changed circumstances and family commitments. This would not have been ideal, and fortunately we have been able to find a new treasurer in Pam Turner and a new secretary in Maureen Le Feuvre and we are delighted to welcome them on board.
Roger proposed Eileen Smith as chairlady and said that he felt confident that with Eileen at the helm, Jersey Branch would continue to move forward.
Marian Pitt remains as vice chairman with June Tredant, Peter Hobson, Valma Le Feuvre and Nancy Le Brun as your committee. In recognition of their fourteen and a half years work for the branch, Roger & Joyce were presented with a sum of Euros to purchase something for their new flat in Ireland and everyone wishes them well in this new phase of their lives.
To those of you who have paid your subs and sent donations, thank you very much Your receipt is enclosed. To those of you who have not, could you please do so by return please as sending reminders is costly.
Please make your cheque payable to The Parkinson’s Disease Society and send it to our new Treasurer Mrs. P. Turner, La Ronde, Rue de Maupertuis, St. Clement, Jersey C.I. JE2 6NG.
We have had a very successful start to the year, as the following monies raised show:-
16 Jan 2004 Bingo/Devils Hole
67 supporters raised £136.80
17 Jan 2004 Car Boot pitch/St. Mary's Community Centre Sale of goods amounted to £86.70
26 Jan 2004 Smartie Appeal
Donation received £14.40
27 Jan 2004 Raffle/Communicare
Tickets purchased totalled £21.00
Card Sales & Webb Ivory Catalogue orders for January 2004 totalled £51.98
6 Feb 2004 Bingo/Devils Hole
90 supporters raised £256.50
For Sale
A bath safety handle has been donated to the branch. Contact Eileen on 737128 for details.

 Diary Dates
Fri 20 Feb 2004 8 p.m Bingo night Devil's Hole, St. Mary. Everyone welcome.
Fri 5 Mar 2004 8 p.m Bingo night Devil's Hole, St. Mary. Everyone welcome.
Sat 13 Mar 2004 9.30 a.m. - 2 p.m Pitch St. Mary's Community Centre Car Boot sale.
Fri 19 Mar 2004 8 p.m Bingo night Devil's Hole, St. Mary. Everyone welcome.
Fri 26 Mar 2004 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat 27 Mar 2004 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Birthday card stall at the Living Legend Craft Workers Spring Fayre. This will be on a rota basis, Please phone Eileen on 737128 if you can help.
Social Get-Togethers
Beetle Drive
June Tredant is organising this gathering on Tuesday 9th March, 2004 at 7 p.m. at 2 St. Brelade's Park. Please phone June on 861744 by Saturday 6th March. Tickets are £2.00 each and everyone is welcome. We can assure you of a good fun night and there will be prizes.
Eileen is arranging a lunch on Tuesday 30th March, 2004 at 12.30 p.m at Les Creux Golf Club, Mont a La Brune. Please phone Eileen on 737128 by Saturday 27th March if you would like to go along. Sufferers and carers will be asked for a small donation towards running costs of the branch, and paying supporters are very welcome
We wish to encourage sufferers to enjoy the facilities of the Cheshire Homes heated pool. A group of us meet on Wednesday between 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. The use of the pool is paid for by the branch. If you wish to come along phone Jack Schofield on 738328 for further details.
Dao Yin
Our exercise class continues at Georgetown Methodist Church Hall at 3.15 p.m. on a Monday afternoon. Tina Borfiga is an excellent tutor and adapts exercises to our needs and capabilities. Please phone Eileen on 737128 if you would like to join in. Again these classes are paid for by the branch.
The branch offers a free taxi service to sufferers to and from hospital and doctors appointments. Please contact Eileen on 737128 for details.
Next meeting
Our next meeting as usual will be at Communicare, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday 24th February 2004 when our speaker will be Jill Fa from the Department of Metabolic Medicine and she will be talking to us about dietary matters. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.
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