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Roundup from the Guild

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Sheila Goldie

In spite of Covid and Omricon, the Guild is very much alive and kicking. Sadly, we have lost several Guild members this year. Some have gone into Care Homes, and some have passed away.   Anne Reekie has moved to Falkirk and we miss her greatly.

Although we had a disappointing end to 2021, in that we had to cancel our Christmas Party due to Omricon, we started 2022 in fine fettle.  On 19th January we had a most interesting talk from Nan Steele on Saint Mary Magdalene, with a really beautiful picture display.

On 2nd February we held our Scots afternoon. We had intended having ‘in house’ entertainment, but our grateful thanks go to the Raeside family who offered to come along. We had Shona on violin, Janice on piano, and Margaret on accordion. Add Stewart Cairns singing solos and duets with Shona, and you will appreciate how enjoyable the afternoon was. We all left with a spring in our step and a song in our hearts!  

On the 16th February we had the second part of Rae and Stewart’s Hebridean Journey. The scenery was spectacular – we could almost smell the sea breezes. Stewart’s commentary was most informative, so I think there may well be Guild members heading for the ferries this summer.  

On 2nd March we have Mary Reid coming to tell us all about Marie Curie Purses and on 16th March we will spend the afternoon with our friends Diane and John Spiers. The Guild members so enjoy John’s visits – a treat to look forward to. 30th March brings us a group of children who are highland dancers. As far as we know, they are all very young, so I think another treat in store for us.  

Our A.G.M. will take place on 27th April – Holy Week intervening, which brings the Guild to a close until Sept. We will not be having a summer outing this year but are ever hopeful for the future.

I would like to thank our Secretary, Janne, who through these uncertain times has managed to organise Speakers for us, Nancy our Treasurer, who has succumbed to a second dose of Covid, Helen who took over our Sales table when Anne left, and Liz and Evelyn who unfailingly provide tea, and mop up when we are finished. Without them, we could not keep the Guild going.

We would welcome new members to our happy band. We maintain our Christian tradition in the Guild but our meetings also reflect our humorous and cheerful approach to present day living. We invite you to come along and see for yourselves. We restart on 14th September at 2pm. in the Sullivan Hall, and thereafter, every second Wednesday.

We wish you all a healthy and good Summer and look forward to meeting up in September.

 

 

 

 

 

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