Autumn Newsletter 2017

Advance Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Because so few people were able to come to Bayeux in September, the previous method of paying for the French visit to Dorchester next year is no longer viable.  Your committee have thought long and hard about this, and we would like to invite you all to a meeting to investigate the way forward for the Society.  We will be sending out a notice as per the constitution in due course, with details of our ideas, but you might like to think of ways in which you think we can progress.  We have booked the DTA in Lubbecke Way for Thursday 16th November at 7.30pm.  We hope as many of you as possible will be able to be there. We felt that leaving it until March when we hold our AGM would leave little time to liaise with the French in time for their visit in September. 

September trip to Bayeux

Only 27 people came with us to Bayeux in September, which was a disappointment, but those of us who went had a really good time.  As always the French showed us a good time. We enjoyed our outing to Falaise, and the Cistercian Abbey at Villers-Canivet. The coach driver provided by Crossways Travel was a delight, and joined in all our activities.

Forthcoming Activies

Tomorrow Monday 9th October fellowship and French in the Vivo Lounge, 11am to 1pm.

October meeting – DYA Lubbecke Way, Thursday 26th November 7.30 pm.  Hilary Lancashire – France en Velo – a talk with slides of her trip through France on her bike earlier this year.

November meeting – DYA Lubbecke Way, Thursday 9th November 7.30.  Jim Crump, Medieval Weymouth.

January meeting– DYA Lubbecke Way, Thursday 11th January 7.30

February meeting – DYA Lubbecke Way, Thursday 18th February 7.30

AGM – DYA Lubbecke Way, Thursday 8th March 7.30

Social French and fellowship meetings – The Vivo Lounge 11am – 1pm Monday November 13th

Monday January 8th

Monday February 12th

French Classes – The Vivo Lounge

Beginners 10am – 12 noon

Tuesday 21st November

Tuesday 16th January

Tuesday 20th February


Improvers 2 – 4pm

Tuesday 21st November

Tuesday 16th January

Tuesday 20th February

Christmas lunch. see below.

Penny Blaby   Chairman.

Supplementary to the autumn newsletter

After hearing from many of you that the 16th November is not convenient for a meeting, the committee have decided to postpone the Special General Meeting until 11th January next year, which is a regular meeting date.  We hope that this will enable most of you to attend.  The timetable will be:

Early November email or letter sent to every member with details of Special General Meeting (called by 20 members) , and topics to be discussed, together with proposals from the committee.

Responses from membership with counter proposals to be received by the Chairman or Secretary, by 20th  November, proposed and seconded.  There will be no proposals accepted from the floor during the meeting.

4th December, formal notice of Special General Meeting with proposals and counter proposals sent out to membership.

11th January, Special General Meeting.  DYA Lubbecke Way 7.30

Don’t forget, DYA  Lubbecke Way,  

Thursday  26th October, 7.30pm  - Hilary Lancashire, France en Velo

Thursday   9th November, 7.30pm  - Pauline Crump, Arromanches and it’s relationship with Dorset.

Saturday . 9th December, 12.30pm  – The Walnut Grove, Durngate Street

Christmas lunch

Click here to see the menu for the Christmas Lunch at the Walnut Grove.  Josephine Briscoe is co-ordinating this, so if you would like to come, please return the menu, with your name and choices, (each person attending the lunch must complete an individual form)  together with the money, preferably as a cheque (it is easier for us to keep track of who is coming) to her, at 61 Mellstock Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2B

Penny Blaby 




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