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Compton Dundon Golf Society

Are you interested in joining the Compton Dundon Golf Society?

We intend to play once a month from March to October, visiting golf courses within fairly easy reach of Compton Dundon to play a variety of formats of friendly, social and competitive golf. We will be playing on either the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday in the month depending upon the availability at the courses.

Membership fee is £5 a year

Any standard of golfer, male or female welcomed – official handicaps not necessary

Contact Ian Dillamore 448873, Chris Mitchell 272596 or Richard Conway 445977 for more information

Compton Dundon Walking Group – Programme for 2015

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    Date                 Leader            Contact     Comments

    January            No Walk

    15 February      Simon & Ali      445463

    15 March       Lynda & Martin     273591

    19 April            Dick & Sue         241618

    17 May        Chris & Marlene     273454

    21 June          Paul                   273624

    19 July

    16 August

    20 September

    18 October

    15 November     Richard Raynsford     01749 890418

    13 December

    From Paul Keen 273624  Dec ’14

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT DAIRY FARMING IN BRITAIN

Many dairy farmers have seen their milk price fall dramatically. Please show YOUR support for our hard work, passion and commitment that goes into every drop of milk produced.

Here are just a few simple ways you can show your support to dairy farmers in Britain:

  1. Speak to your retailer and ask - How their sourcing policy supports  farming in Britain across all dairy products?
  2. Trust The Tractor – Look out for a quality logo on packaging, not just on milk, but on other products such as butter, cheese and yogurt. The flag in the Red Tractor logo, for example the Union Jack, indicates the origin of the produce.
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  3. Discover more about dairy farming here on the site  - explore the pages in detail and discover all there is to know about what it’s really like to work, live and be, a dairy farmer in Britain.
  4. Sign up to our e-newsletter Moosflash to stay up to date on all things dairy.

    http://www.thisisdairyfarming.com/sign-up/

  5. Follow us on Twitter @thisisdairy to help share our messages with family and friends. Go on – get tweeting!

    Dairy industry in ‘desperate state’, MPs told

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30200732
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/house-of-commons-30181807

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-30018013

 

WI Report – November 2014

Kathy welcomed two visitors, Christine Clarke and her daughter Susan Buxton and we very much hope they enjoyed the evening and will become members.

Following our successful 85th birthday celebrations, Angie, Susie and Wendy attended the Annual General Meeting at Westlands Yeovil where the guest speaker was Michael Portillo. All of us confessed to being fans of his wonderful Great British Railway Journeys programmes on T.V. Michael did not disappoint us, looking very dapper in his lavender coloured jacket which, he assured us, had been made specifically for the occasion. commenting on his political career in the days of the premiership of Margaret Thatcher we learnt of little known secrets and Michael followed on to tell us how he became involved in the now famous railway series. Michael is a great speaker and we were suitably impressed and appreciative.

Kathy thanked Trish and Val for shopping for the food for our 85th birthday party held last month, thanks to Sally for the singing and the Monochromes for the dancing. Trish read excerpts from County News and the correspondence included thank you letters from Mrs Marjorie Rogers for the wonderful cakes supplied by members to fulfil the promise made at the Auction of Promises ACWW for the donation of £30 and Woolavington W I, Bucklers Mead W I Somerton W I Walton W I and Mrs Margaret Biggs for inviting them to our party. Everyone had a very good time.

A fund raising stall will be held at the forthcoming Big Breakfast November 22 9 – 12.

December 5  Christmas Dinner 7 for 7.30 and Sheila will bring the scrap books she has compiled over the years as not many  of us had the chance to look at the books at the birthday party. Please bring a contribution to Secret Santa to the value of £5 – this is not compulsory.

Varied views were aired over the replacement of the cherry tree planted to commemorate the birth of Prince George, which was vandalised beyond repair. The replacement will be our responsibility but the type of tree and its location has to be approved by the Village Hall committee and it was felt that the offer, by a local resident, of a donated mulberry tree would not be suitable.

Forthcoming Events:

Friday November 28 Polden Hills Group Christmas Concert Meadway Hall with mince pies, tea and coffee price £2.50.

Please support this event.

Rosemary Leaf assisted by her friend Rita gave us a very informative talk on the condition, osteoporosis. Rosemary is a sufferer so was able to speak with knowledge and understanding., Rosemary is secretary of the Yeovil and District Support Group and Rita serves on the committee. Rosemary promised to keep her lecture short and that we would all be home by midnight and she was as good as her word.

Osteoporosis occurs when bones become thin and fragile and can break following what may be quite a minor fall. It can be in the genes but there are many ways of  looking after our bones as we become more elderly. Most of these are down to common sense but not everyone realises how important it is to exercise regularly,check with your pharmacist if medicines cause you to feel giddy, check for home hazards and keep it well lit, check eyes and hearing   visit your G P  if you are worried, make sure your diet is rich in calcium, and look after your feet – throw out those old comfortable slipper and wear slippers which help you to stay upright.

Rosemary congratulated us on reaching our 85th anniversary and thanked us for asking her to our meeting but as Sheila said when proposing the vote of thanks, it is we who were grateful to Rosemary and Rita for opening our eyes to the perils of osteoporosis and ways  to help prevent falling victim to it., Everyone went away with helpful leaflets so it is down to us now.

Skittles:Nov 18 Cup Round v Puriton at the Street Inn.
Nov 21 League Match v Middlezoy at the Ring of Bells Ashcott.

The competition for a photo of Wildlife was won by Angie Castle who also took third place with Pat Maddaford second.

Pat won the Flower of the Month with roses.

The 85th Annual General Meeting was also held on this evening.

Kathy thanked members for supporting her and Trish during the year.  Susie read the minutes of the 2013 Annual General  Meeting. Thanks were extended to all committee members and members who carry out various roles helping our WI to run smoothly. Janet gave her annual report, mentioning how very varied our programme had been, members had attended Polden Hills Group meetings, Ladies Who Lunch, Scrabble, Short Mat Bowls, Drama, all ongoing. 2015 will be the Centenary of the W I movement and we only have to keep going for another 15 years to make our very own centenary.

Pat Maddaford presented the Financial Statement.

Sheila Taylor thanked the two joint Presidents saying they had tackled a very difficult task competently and suggested that perhaps, they might like to have some role reversal in the future, with Trish taking the meeting and Kathy in support role.

Trish responded by thanking Kathy for working with her.

A very hectic and crowded evening ended with a welcome cup of tea. No formal meeting in December, look forward to seeing you all in January 2015 – have a very happy Christmas.

Wendy Edwards.

Women’s Instutute – October 2014

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Margaret Biggs the County Chairman, W I Advisor Sandy, Marion Hicks a past President and our group W I’s with special guests, Somerton W I and Bucklers Mead W I.

Trish Cox welcomed us and we enjoyed an excellent buffet supper prepared by the committee members. A birthday cake, made by Mrs Mary Burt was cut by Mary as our longest serving member. A toast was drunk and the cake distributed.

Mrs Margaret Adams, a welcome return speaker, told of her continuing hectic Life with the Boss - hilarious tales of being a farmer’s  wife – Margaret is always very well received and she did not let us down.

Scrapbooks lovingly constructed by Sheila Taylor were on display and Mrs Mary Burt read the very first meeting minutes to be recorded.

Games quizzes raffle kept us busy and the evening continued with entertainment, introduced by Kathy, supplied by Sally Walker who sang and read her own composition.

A slight technical hitch with the music did not detract from a very clever display of dancing from our very own Monochromes. Kathy then drew our evening to a close and everyone joined in the singing of the National Anthem which concluded a very memorable 85th birthday party.

Skittles: We have played two league matches against Woolavington and Ashcott and managed to win both – we also won our cup  round against Allerton. Next match November 21 at the Ring of Bells Ashcott via Middlezoy.

Our next meeting will be on November 12 when the speaker will be Rosemary Leaf whose subject is Osteoporosis.

The competition is a Photo of Wildlife.

Please remember to bring money for the Christmas meal preferably in a named envelope.

Wendy Edwards.

Village Hall Quiz Night

Village Hall Quiz Night

with Fish and Chip supper

Friday 14th November

Teams of 4 £10

Fish and chip supper available to order  (in advance) £6 tel 446025.

This will be delivered from Rosie and Tere’s.

Bar available

Quiz starts 7.30pm

Women’s Institute – September 2014

Opening a very poorly attended meeting, 17 of us in all, Kathie congratulated the winners at the recent village flower show.

Among the apologies for absence was Kath Franks who is having a few health problems at the moment, also Verity Linnet who is recovering slowly. We hope to see them back with us very soon.

Our Speaker, Ewa Berkieta, who lives in the village, is an accomplished worker in stained glass. Ewa led us through the history of glass making and explained that in the days when most people could not read, pictures were used to tell stories, particularly bible stories, hence so many stained glass windows in churches. Following the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry V111 stained glass windows fell into a rapid decline and only secular glass remained.

We have to thank the aristocracy for the fine examples of stained glass which we can see today, and there is a wonderful example in St Mary’s Church at Ifley Oxford depicting the nativity.Ervin Bossani a Hungarian artist is responsible for windows in Canterbury Cathedral and one is captivated by the beauty which will continue for many years to come. Ewa makes coloured glass window panels which are leaded in her studio which she has created in her home at Compton Dundon and Ewa extended an invitation to us all the visit and view her work.Ewa then demonstrated how to cut glass, describing the tools of her trade. We were thrilled to be presented with a jam jar which had been squashed in the kiln mounted on a stand, and inscribed with the letters, W I. Ewa explained that this represented the jam to go with Jerusalem which we had sung at the commencement of our meeting.

Sali thanked Ewa.

The correspondence included an invitation from Long Sutton W I for two members to join them in their 90th birthday celebrations.

Skittles: We will play Woolavington at King William Catcott October 17 and there will be a cup round versus Allerton A

on Tuesday October 7 at the Ring of Bells Ashcott at 7.30 p m.

Ladies who Lunch will meet October 17 at the Ring of Bells Ashcott.

Next meeting will be October 15 and will be our 85th birthday party.

Sali, who has some unfortunate health problems thanked members for their continued support, hugs and good wishes and said that this had helped her to continue to come through what is a very difficult time.

The competition for a glass vase was won by Mary Haywood with Sally Walker and Susie Robinson runners up.

The flower of the month was won by Trish Cox with Michaelmas Daisies.

Wendy Edwards.