As I write, some late CLC news has come to my attention!
At a recent committee meeting, it was agreed to co-opt some new members onto the existing committee, and an EXTRA meeting is being held on 9th September to do this, and to discuss the way forward for the club.
Meanwhile, obvious restrictions still prevent us from holding our first CLC autumn meeting in the Library. To compensate for this, an afternoon tea is being planned (hopefully!) for Thursday 3rd September at the Bluebell Café in the By-Pass Nurseries!
Why not join us for tea and scones? All members and prospective members welcome!
– Sue Woolgar
At the time of writing this article I am not sure when Capel Ladies Club will next be able to meet. It would be great to think it could be September, but who knows?
So – just in case we are actually able to enjoy our full Autumn Programme, I thought I would give details of what to expect, both as a reminder for current members and as useful information for potential ones.
Our autumn in-meetings include a visit from Wiltshire Foods, a talk on the Silk Road from China to Essex, tales of Suffolk Ghosts and Hauntings and a Christmas Social with Buffet supper in the Vine Lounge.
Our planned trips range from an outing to a local vineyard and one to the Hotter shoe shop in Ipswich. Nearer to Christmas there is a shopping trip by coach arranged jointly with the W.I., and of course our club’s Christmas meal out to a pub or restaurant. (Can you remember what that’s like???)
I do hope that at least some of these things appeal to many of you, and that they might just tempt you to come along to a meeting on the first Thursday in the month, at 7.45pm in Capel Library, where you will find a friendly crowd and an interesting speaker to pep up your evening.
For more information please see locally distributed posters or browse this website.
Do give it a whirl – you never know, you might even enjoy it! And you’ll certainly learn something – and also make some new friends!
P.S. Our members each received another nice surprise from the Capel Ladies Committee last week – a presentation box with a pretty gift tag containing two delectable cupcakes! Mmmm! We can’t guarantee that this will be happening EVERY month, but it’s a lovely lockdown treat! Thank you again CLC Committee!
Capel Ladies Club is 52 years old this autumn, and we’d like to think it’s an integral part of life in our community. We are currently looking to encourage new members to join us and bolster our numbers, whilst bringing some new ideas and interests to the club. We have a range of interesting speakers and activities planned for this year as soon as things return to normal.
Hope everyone reading this is keeping well and safe in these strange times. By now we are getting used to this different way of living, but at the same time we all miss normality and seeing neighbours, friends and family up close and personal! I’ve been really impressed how the situation has brought out such a wonderful community spirit in Capel! People looking out for each other and willing to help with shopping or be a friendly voice on the phone…
My hope is that it will continue when this is all over, which I’m sure it will. I personally am missing Capel Ladies Club and the outside interests and friendship connections it brings us members each month, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. So, Ladies, chin up – stay safe and carry on! In the words of the song –
“We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day!
Keep smiling through
While you’re hand-washing too
‘Till the Doctors drive the virus far away!”
For the upcoming 18th June trip to Norfolk Lavender, Heacham, please meet at 8.30am at the Capel Co-op.
For those members who are going on the Great Blakenham woodland garden visit on Thursday 16h April, please meet at 6.30pm at Capel Co-Op (half an hour earlier than usual!)
Meal at the Red Lion, East Bergholt. Thursday 19th March, 7.30pm start.
Please meet at the Capel Co-Op car park at 7.00pm for lifts.
Our 19th February meeting at Dove Close, with beautician Anita Gillespie, will start at 7.15pm.
PRE-CHRISTMAS MEAL – Acorn Village, Thursday 20th November
For those ladies attending the pre-Christmas meal, please meet at the Co-Op car park at 6.45pm on the 20th.
‘FOLK ART’ CRAFT EVENING – Thursday 16th October
For those members who are going to this CLC craft evening in Capel Library – please arrive at 7.00pm prompt if possible, with your pre-emulsioned ceramic pot and £6 fee. Have fun!