Helmdon Together

Helmdon Together Programme 2022-2023

(Third Wednesday of month at 7:30 p.m. in the Reading Room unless otherwise stated)

Helmdon Together Programme 2022-2023

Friday, 25 November 2022
7.30pm

Christmas Canapes Demonstration.
We will be joined by Carrie O'Reagan for a demonstration of how to prepare Christmas Canapes. Carrie is a former Home Economics teacher, as well as an excellent cook. For those of us who are thinking of how to keep guests happy over Christmas, who struggle to get beyond cheese straws, or who just want some tips on new things to try, this is the evening for you!

Visitors £5 on the door, so just come along or drop me a message if you would like to find out what Helmdon Together are up to.

Helmdon Together News

Helmdon Together - Christmas Canapes Demonstration
25 November 2022 7.30pm, Helmdon Reading Room -
posted 14 Nov 2022

Helmdon Women's Club are pleased to announce a change in name and focus, to be more inclusive as we go forward. Helmdon Women's Club is therefore now known as Helmdon Together.
We usually meet monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in Helmdon Reading Room, where we have a varied programme of activities and speakers. All are welcome as either members or guests, so please come along and find out more about us!

For November's meeting, we will be meeting on *Friday 25 November* at 7.30pm in the Reading Room, where we will be joined by Carrie O'Reagan for a demonstration of how to prepare Christmas Canapes. Carrie is a former Home Economics teacher, as well as an excellent cook. For those of us who are thinking of how to keep guests happy over Christmas, who struggle to get beyond cheese straws, or who just want some tips on new things to try, this is the evening for you!

Visitors £5 on the door, so just come along or drop me a message if you would like to find out what Helmdon Together are up to.

Kathryn Moody

Bomb Disposal - A talk by Ian Jones - Wednesday 15 September 2021 - posted 03 September 2021
A fascinating speaker who has worked in bomb disposal with the army since 1982, then in the Counter Terrorism Command of the Metropolitan Police.
All are welcome.

June Meeting & News – posted 17 June 2018

It is that time of year for our summer party on this coming Wednesday 18 June. It is being hosted at Danielle Jackson's house this year.

There will be a wide selection of meats with lots of delicious salads and potatoes and many desserts.
Pimms, Soft drinks ,Wine, lager and beer
Gluten free and Vegetarian options can be available ( please let us know any dietary requirements)
Price £5 members and £8 guests
Please let me, Danielle or Sue know if you are able to come and if you are bringing a guest.
There will also be a Raffle on the night

Bottle Stall At The Church Fete 30 June

Firstly thank you to all of you who have already donated bottles for our bottle stall, but we are still considerably short of our last year target of bottles in bags. So if you haven't donated any bottles yet...it's not too late; please either bring to the summer party and Sue can take them from you or deliver direct to Sue.

Can you also let us know if you are able to help on the stall, either set up or to man the stand for an hour...thank you in advance.

July 18th Womens Club - A visit to Dawn Law's Sasha Doll Museum in West Farndon

Sasha dolls were created by the late Sasha Morgenthaler (1893 - 1975), a Swiss artist and artisan. She was also a humanitarian and a keen observer of all the world's children.

If you are planning on coming to this event please can you let me or Sue know so we can confirm numbers to Dawn and organise transport.

Look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 20th June at 7.00pm onwards
Angela Goodall
On behalf of committee

Changed Subject For May Meeting – posted 09 May 2018

We have had a change to our published topic this month.

I am delighted to say we have Danny Moody talking to us about Local Government Changes.

This promises to be a very interesting and important subject, particularly with all that is going on in South Northants.

Look forward to seeing many of you next Wednesday 16th May at 7.30 pm...please come along and support the evening.

Preparation for the Church Fete on 30th June.

BRING THOSE BOTTLES TO THE MEETING

I know this is a little early but we will be running our bottle stall again this year, however it is such an attraction we sell out very early on, so please can we ask now for you to start collecting bottles of alcohol, soft drinks, bubble bath, olive oil, or anything else that comes in a "bottle" as well as attractive bottle / gift bags.

We will be happy to take these off your hands and store them from this month on-wards. Obviously we will remind you in May and June...thank you in advance. WE DO NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Angela Goodall
(on behalf of the committee)

April Meeting & Reading Room Survey – posted 10 April 2018

Dear Friends / Members

This Month's Talk

Our topic this month is on the Importance of Good Mental Health and is given by David Loyd Hearn,The Transformation Manager for Northamptonshire.

He is dedicated to making a difference to our communities across health, social care, education, the voluntary sector and commerce.

This promises to be a very interesting and important subject.

Look forward to seeing many of you next Wednesday 18th April at 7.30 pm...please come along and support the evening.

Reading Room Survey / Open Morning
Survey

The Reading Room Management committee are keen to make sure that the Reading Room is used to the maximum and to that end would ask you to fill in the following survey which closes on 1st May. Responses are invited from young and old. This is your chance to mould the future of the Reading Room, your village hall, so please don't waste it.

Read more and fill in the survey by using the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/28WHHVY

All suggestions will be given due consideration and the result of the consultation will be on 27thMay (date to be confirmed)

However there are also hard copies available in the Reading room itself as well as the Church.

Open Morning

In addition we are opening the Reading Room this Saturday morning, 14th April between 9.30 am and Midday for those in the village who maybe unfamiliar with the venue. Please pass on this date to anyone you know that maybe interested in coming to look round.

There will be tea and coffee available.

Preparation for the Church Fete

BRING THOSE BOTTLES TO THE MEETING

March Is Quiz Night – posted 15 March 2018

Next Wednesday, 21st March at 7.30pm will see the return of Our Annual Quiz Night. Hosted by John Coatsworth.

Come along and exercise those little grey cells or just watch others doing it! Please bring a guest, the more the merrier.

Food will be available as usual, with a choice of Cottage Pie or Chilli. There will be wine and soft drinks

Please let me or Sue know if you are coming and your food preference so we don't over produce food.

Members £2.50 Guests £4.00

Look forward to seeing you all next Wednesday night
Best Wishes
Angela Goodall
On behalf of the committee

Interesting Subject For February Meting– posted 10 February 2018

Our second meeting of 2018 promises to be really interesting and is on a subject a great many of us "put off"!.

Our Speaker this month is Timothy Williams

He is going to talk to us on all you need to know about Wills and Power of Attorney

"Timothy is very good at explaining the intricacies of the legal system where finance pertaining to death is involved."

I'm sure we will all learn a great deal... as it is such a general interest topic.

Non Members welcome £2

The meeting will take place at our new start time of 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st February.

Please pass on these details to any members that do not have email.
Look forward to seeing you all at next week's meeting.
Angela Goodall (on behalf of the committee)

January Meeeting: How To Drive Safely – posted 10 January 2018

Our Speaker this month is Ken Merry from The Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM).

He is going to talk to us briefly on IAM Road Smart & the Banbury Group and how to drive safely. Then there will be some video clips on how the police teach their drivers and explain the driving requirements of the IAM in a more visual form.

I'm sure we will all learn a great deal.

The meeting will take place at our new start time of 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th January.

Please pass on these details to any members that do not have email.
Look forward to seeing you all at our first meeting of the year
Angela Goodall (on behalf of the committee)