Dorchester Bayeux Society

February Newsletter

****   AGM  ****

Our AGM will take place on Thursday 8th March at 7.30pm at DYA, Lubbecke Way.  As in previous years, there will be wine tasting and French bread and cheese after the main business has been done.  Sadly Jack de Carteret is unable to be with us, due to ill health, but Ian Blaby has offered to organise the wine tasting for us.  This will involve two wines, and then mixing those wines to make a blend.  He has arranged for Majestic Wine to loan us glasses, so there is no need to bring a glass, as has been the case in previous years. 

There will be a raffle.

We desperately need a Treasurer.  If no one stands forward at the AGM then the committee and I will all resign, as we cannot run the Society without a treasurer.  I am assured that the job is not onerous, and I’m sure that advice would be given if someone would just offer to take on the position.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 20th February:  French class   Vivo Lounge

Beginners:  10am – 12 noon

Improvers:  2pm – 4pm

Thursday 8th March:  AGM followed by wine tasting

7.30pm  DYA, Lubbecke Way

Thursday 24th May:   2pm-4pm The Vivo Lounge:

Social afternoon with games. ( Fundraiser)

Sunday 15th July:  Car Boot Sale –  nearly Bastille Day (14th)

Please look out stuff for us to sell.  Hilary Lancashire is happy to store it in her garage. 

Friday 7th September to Monday 10th September Visit of French to Dorchester.

In March at the AGM there will be a form for all those who wish to participate in this year’s hosting.  If you have hosted before, we ask you to contact your French family to see if they are coming this year  If you have not hosted before we will try to match you with a compatible French family.

 Of Interest

I have been asked by Brian Bates, one of our members who is involved with St. Osmund’s School, to let you know that they hosting two events celebrating the end of the Great War, 100 years ago this year.  The first is ‘A Dorchester Story, 1914 – 1918.  An evening with guest speakers and historians.  This will be held at the Corn Exchange on Friday 23rd February at 7pm.  Tickets are available from the Tourist Office at the Library.  Also they are presenting a play ‘ When the Men Marched Away’ a story of Dorchester during WWI.  This will take place at Thomas Hardye School, 27th and 28th March at 7pm.  Tickets are £5 each available from the school office 01305 262897.

 We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these events.

Penny Blaby


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