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Dear Ladies,

Here we are in October already, the year is moving swiftly on. We have already had the first stallholder meeting for this year’s bazaar. Held at the Polish Embassy, courtesy of the wife of the Polish Ambassador, Mrs Aldona Krajewska, it was very well attended with over 80 people from 35 different countries, charities and supporters of the bazaar. The bazaar team have worked very hard over the summer and this could be seen in the new improved stallholder pack, clear registration forms and new ways to participate. If you are new to the club or the bazaar and want to know how you can help please talk to Toi and her team.

The quarterly Charity Committee Meeting was held in September and high on the agenda was the constitution. The Charity Foundation has a completely separate Constitution from the club, and is now under review and will continue to be looked at in the coming months. The Charity Foundation Constitution has been placed on the website for your information, if you are interested in participating in the review, please contact Maria Ilieva to discuss this further.

We also have a very dedicated charity team who make visits to our charity projects every month, these visits are open to all members, if you would like to participate in these events Maria and her team will be very happy to see you!

October is the International month of Breast Cancer Awareness, and in tune with this our coffee morning will be a pink affair! Please join in by wearing pink to the coffee morning to show our solidarity in fighting this terrible disease. We will once again have the lovely ladies from The Bra Clinic with information and beautiful bras!

We have another month packed with events, and we continue to streamline the process of signing up, paying for events and keeping you informed, please check out the procedure for events at the sign up table, please also talk to Becky if you would like to host an event or have an idea for an activity group. We all appreciate our members who open up their homes, to show us their food, culture and traditions, so please all be mindful of this and give each other your warm respect when accepting invitations to our fellow members’ homes.

Have a lovely October, stay warm and dry and take care!

Kind regards

Angela Bird