Newsletter May 2011

Greetings all.

Lots to tell you this time. Keep your diaries handy. Well, we’ve just had our AGM. Great to see you all. What a hectic time we had! For the first time in ages we had lots of nominations for the committee. We ‘oldies’ are delighted that there is some new blood, bursting with help and ideas to take us into the new year. Hear, hear! – Dick The new committee are:

    Chairman – Dick Hocking
    Vice chair – Dika Jewell
    Secretary – Bar Hart
    Treasurer – Neil Harvey
    Youth rep – James Mills
    Members – Kippy Jewell, Mike Beard, John Clegg, Jason Lessiter, Carole Mitchell, Michelle Clegg, Shirley Smith, Beryl Chapple.

They are all eager to talk to you and pass on your comments to the committee. Carole retired as Chairman and Karen as Treasurer. They were presented with beautiful photo frames as a small token of our appreciation for all they’ve done over the years. Dick and Jack were made life members of the society. Then, Jack was presented with the Judy award. What an overwhelming experience for him!

While we are on the subject of AGM, can I pinch a bit of Bar’s newsletter space to say a couple of people have asked about the voting at the AGM. I have double-checked with Derek (our AGM teller), and I can confirm that ALL votes were counted, including any papers which had less than 8 votes entered on them. Hopefully that will clear up any confusion – but thanks for raising it. We like people asking questions and being involved in what is going on!! Dick x

Production news.

Summer: The play chosen for the summer is ‘ Old actors never die…they simply fade away’. This is set in an old peoples home with a difference. It is a very funny farce which we think will be ideal for a summer audience. Dates are 10th- 13th August.

Youth production – ‘ Dark River’.

Hello everyone! The wait is almost over…. We will soon be meeting up for the first read through of this musical play which will set sail from 26 – 29 October. The story traces the fortunes of the poorest of the human chain in Victorian London, from the mudlarks who scour the Thames mud for a pittance, to the crossing sweepers, costers and pickpockets. Into their midst comes a mysterious stranger from the country who is running from her Rotherhithe employer. There are parts for all ages – including adults – so a larger than usual cast will be needed. ** First read through will be on Sunday 3rd July at 4.30.** If you are interested and would like more information please email Shelley – michelle@violetpearl.co.uk or give her a call 01326 314696. This will be Shelley’s first time as director so I hope you give her every support. Our pantomime this year will be Cinderella, directed by Carole – details later.

Singing for fun.

Unfortunately, this is taking a short break for the summer, but Dick hopes to begin again in September. (I can’t wait to hear Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves!) Right, let’s move on to more fun stuff. A few of us attended a quiz evening organised by our friends at RAMPS recently. It was great fun. They have now invited us to join in a car treasure hunt on 29th May. Meet at Morrisons car park (the one on the right, with the recycling bins) at 2.30pm. There is an entry charge of £5 per car. (If Rose is going PLEASE will someone drive her!!) Polo shirts, hoodies – Jason is our new co-ordinator and is eager to take orders from you. DVD’S – John has been very busy and now has an extensive back catalogue of most of our past shows. He and Shelley have been having great fun watching them and seeing us all grow up. He will send you a copy of any show for the small cost of £6. This includes a donation to Players funds, so you will be supporting your future productions while you are enjoying the past ones!! A number of our Youth group have recently left school. We wish them every success in their exams results and future careers. More news as I make it up. Bye for now.

Posted: May 31st, 2011 under Uncategorized.

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