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Last Meetings
Last month, the Annual General Meeting took place, and all the officers and committee were re-elected, unopposed. Eileen D'Ulivo was proposed as a new committee member and was duly elected, and we welcome her on board.
A buffet supper followed with our usual raffle. It was a very informal and enjoyable evening, with plenty of time afterwards for a chat.
Subscriptions 2008
Your Annual Subscription is now due, a renewal form was sent out with last month's newsletter. For those of you who have sent your cheque, many thanks, a receipt is enclosed. It is costly to send reminders, so we would ask those of you who have not yet paid your sub to please do so as soon as possible. If there is a problem, please contact our Treasurer, Mrs Pamela Turner on 732710.
We have had a steady start to the year with the following monies being raised:-
19.1.08 Bingo Night/St. Mary's Community Centre
72 supporters raised £256.50
21.1.08 Sale of Foreign/Obsolete Coins £10.10
Card sales and Webb Ivory catalogue orders for January 2008 totalled £73.30
Donations via collecting boxes for January 2008 amounted to £167.06
1.2.08 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
74 supporters raised £285.50
_______ Total £792.46
Collecting Boxes
Three boxes were placed last month, our thanks go to Mary Le Vesconte, Eileen D'Ulivo and Eileen Palmer. Well done girls, keep up the good work.
Used Stamps/Foreign + Obsolete Coins
Our thanks go to Roger Marriott who raised £398.98 during 2007 from the sale of stamps and coins. Please do keep saving these for us. Roger can be contacted on 731145 and Eileen can be contacted on 737128 if you would like us to collect them or please bring them along to our next meeting.
Free Medication
As from the 1st February 2008, the States of Jersey decided to fund all drugs you collect from the Hospital pharmacy or your local chemist. You many have to pay your doctor for the prescription but your medication is now free of charge.
Exercise Bike
Yvonne Morgan has an exercise bike she would like to pass on to a new home as she is moving into a cottage and will not be able to accommodate it in her new home. Yvonne can be contacted by phone on 483055 for details.
Books for Sale
A complete set of 21 books entitled "The Third Reich/Time Life Books" has been donated to the branch to raise funds. These are new books and if anyone would like to make an offer for them, Eileen would be pleased to hear from you on 737128. No reasonable offer will be refused, but Eileen will sell to the highest bidder.
Spring Crafts Fayre
The Jersey Craft Workers are organising their Spring Fayre at the Living Legend on Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th April 2008 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Parkinson's will be having its usual card stall and Eileen Smith is organising a rota. If you can spare a couple of hours on either day, please phone Eileen on 737128 to put your name down, thank you.
 Parkinson's Awareness Week 2008
Awareness Week this year is from 6th - 13th April. Pam Turner is organising a can shake at Checkers, Plat Douet Road to cover the whole week (Monday 7th - Saturday 12th). The rota is already mapped out and Pam would love to hear from any of you who could spare a couple of hours to help. Pam's telephone number is 732710. A further week long collection will take place at the Co-op, St. Peter from the 19th - 24th May.
South Pacific
No, this year's group holiday is not to the South Pacific!! The Jersey Green Room Club's Easter production is the much loved musical set on two tropical islands in the Pacific, during World War II.
Eileen is planning an outing to the Opera House on Monday, 31st March, 2008 at 8 p.m.
To take advantage of good seats and concessions Eileen would like to book as early as possible, and would like to hear from you no later than Saturday 1st March if you would like to join our party. This is a free outing for sufferers and carers and paying supporters are welcome. As with previous bookings, if you cancel, for whatever reason, the branch will expect to be re-imbursed for the cost of your ticket.
Diary Dates
Friday February 29th 2008 8 p.m. Bingo Night/Devil's Hole.
Friday March 14th 2008 8 p.m. Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
Social Get-togethers
Valma Le Feuvre is organising a lunch on Friday 7th March, 2008 at Haute Tombette cafe, St. Mary time 12.45 p.m. for 1 p.m. Please phone Valma on 734044 no later than Monday 3rd March if you would like to join us. This is a free outing for sufferers and carers and paying supporters are welcome. Transport can be arranged. If you haven't been to one of our gatherings before, maybe now is the time to be thinking why not? Eating and chatting together is an easy way to break the ice, and you never know you might enjoy the company.
Next meeting
We next meet at Communicare, St. Brelade, on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 at 8 p.m. Our speakers will be from the Jersey Cheshire Home and Anne-Marie Webb, Senior Physiotherapist and Debbie McColgan, Operations Manager will talk about the work of the Cheshire Home and about the facilities available there also. This will be a good introduction for those of you who have put your names down for the gym sessions due to start there on the first Thursday in March. There is an open morning at JCH on Tuesday 26th February 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and an open evening on Tuesday 4th March 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. if you would like to see the gym and /or swimming pool. Refreshments and a raffle will round off the evening.
Transport can be arranged if you would like to come along. Please contact Eileen Smith on 737128 or Ken Le Quesne on 854769.
The committee would love to welcome some of our newer members.
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