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JANUARY 2004

Welcome to 2004
Jersey Branch wishes all members a Happy New Year and we hope to see as many of you as possible at our meetings and social events. Roger is putting together a programme for our monthly meetings in 2004 and would be pleased to hear from anyone who can suggest speakers suitable for our gatherings. Tel:- 731145.
Last Meeting
To round off the year, Eileen organised a horse racing night for the November meeting and this brought out much banter and rivalry amongst members. It was a good fun night with a lot of laughing. Mince pies and mulled wine added to a very enjoyable evening.
Local Fundraising
Our fundraising has continued over the last couple of months at a steady pace, the following monies being raised:-
21/22 Nov 2003 Xmas Craft Fair/Living Legend
Christmas Card sales totalled £390.65
27 Nov 2003 Quennevais School Xmas Fayre Christmas Card sales totalled £93.67
29 Nov 2003 Smartie Appeal
Donation received £14.60
Card Sales and Webb Ivory catalogue orders for November 2003
totalled £243.40
Dec 2003 Smartie Appeal
Donation received £25.80
5 Dec 2003 Xmas Bingo/Devils Hole
81 supporters raised £669.70
7 Dec 2003 Xmas cake raffle/Christmas lunch
Raffle tickets sold amounted to £119.00
Thank you to June Tredant for making and donating the cake.
13 Dec 2003 St. Mary's Community Centre Xmas Fayre
Christmas Card sales totalled £86.00
Sale of goods for December 2003 totalled £17.00
Card Sales and Webb Ivory catalogue orders for December 2003
totalled £169.85
Card Sales and catalogue orders for November & December 2003
June Tredant and Linda Roberts £166.49
Cindy Le Feuvre/Eclipse Hair Design £206.27
Matisse Hair Salon £139.00
Betty Grihault £249.22
Joan Atkey/Abbeyfield £90.50
Sue Smith/Deutsche Bank £297.08
Jean McGarragle/William Knott £265.49
Total £1,414.05
Thank you to everyone concerned you did a brilliant job.
2 Jan 2004 Bingo Night/Devils Hole
82 supporters raised £235.90
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Diary Dates
6 Feb 2004 8 p.m Bingo night at Devil's Hole, St. Mary. Everyone welcome.
20 Feb 2004 8 p.m Bingo night at Devil's Hole, St. Mary. Everyone welcome.
As Hedley & Eileen are organising two bingos a month this year, more raffle prizes are going to be needed. As in the past Stampers/Checkers stamps are useful. Alcohol via duty free is a must this year, anyone travelling to the UK/Continent please phone Eileen who will reimburse you for goods purchased and of course money donations will enable Eileen to purchase prizes.
Please support our fundraising!!
 Social Get-Togethers
Bowls and lunch
Peter Hobson is organising this outing on Tuesday 10th February 2004 at 12 noon at Jersey Bowl, St. Peter and we will be having lunch there as well. Please phone Peter on 724660 if you would like to join in. Sufferers ad carers will be paid for by the branch. Paying supporters are always welcome.
Supper
Eileen is organising a supper at "The Corbiere Phare" on Friday 27th February at 6.15 p.m. Please phone 737128, to book, no later than Friday 20th February 2004. This again will be free to sufferers and carers. Paying supporters welcome.
Subscriptions
It is that time of year unfortunately when we have to send out notices for the annual subscriptions, however the good news is that despite massive postal charge increases we have decided to absorb these once again, so that the £5 subscription now represents even better value, especially for those who attend social functions with us. We are increasingly conscious of the number of former carers in our membership and it has been decided that when a carer/member is bereaved they will remain entitled to full benefits for the remainder of that year but after that they will have the status of supporters, so that they may remain members but will need to pay for meals etc. at our social functions. We very much hope that former carers will remain members, as we really do value their support and we hope that they value the social side of our Society and continue to support our aims. It is felt we need to make this clear as we nowadays provide more and more events free of charge to suffers and carers and cannot at the same time pay for a growing number of former carers.
Next meeting
Our next meeting as usual will be at Communicare, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday 27th January and this will be our A.G.M. and we hope to have a good attendance to support our hardworking committee. The existing committee are willing to be re-elected but if anyone else wishes to stand for election we could increase the size of the committee, indeed it has at times been larger than at present. Anyone wishing to stand should notify our secretary, Joyce Marriott, in writing, to Spring Tide, Victoria Avenue, St. Helier JE2 3TB. A proposer and seconder will be needed from the membership and nominations should be received by 26th January at the latest. We normally deal with the formalities of the A.G.M. fairly quickly and we make it as light hearted as possible and there will be time to socialise afterwards. We hope to see you there
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