The Ladies Committee 2018

WHAT is the purpose of the Committee?
The Ladies Committee is the major fund-raiser for the Club. Our role is to improve and enhance the ambiance of the club environment and support charities.
The charities this year are Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, and the Andrew Simpson Foundation. We also support Dementia UK Admiral Nursing and Macmillan Cancer Support.

WHO is the Committee?
This year's Committee is eight elected members who are Linda Munro, Jo Ward, Nicky Gardner, Loraine Ford, Jackie Burns, Allanah Hoarton, Lesley Veal and Jan Halliday, plus the Flag Officers' Ladies Ginnie Nixon, Jane Vose, Sue Rutherford and our Commodore Karen Henderson-Williams.

HOW does the Committee work?
The members of the Committee appoint the Chair Jo Ward, acting Vice Chair Nicky Gardner, Treasurer Jackie Burns and Secretary Nicky Gardner. Meetings are held monthly throughout the year on the first Thursday of the month.
Each member takes a 'lead role' in planning and running one of the fund-raising events and the whole Committee work together to run the Christmas Fayre.

WHAT does the Committee do?
Run a programme of events that include:
A Dementia UK Admiral Nursing Coffee Morning in March
Informal "Ladies Who Lunch" days in January, June and November - members are encouraged to bring guests.
Two Formal Ladies Lunches in April and October with speakers.
Guests of RSrnYC members and members from reciprocal clubs are invited and welcome.
Two afternoon Bridge Drives in March and November
The Ladies Evening in September
The Macmillan Coffee Morning in September
A Gentleman’s Lunch in October
The Christmas Fayre in November. This is the major fund raising event of the year

The Committee also..
Donate Raffle prizes for all Ladies Committee events
Provide delicious teas for the two Bridge Drives
Assist with other club events when needed
Keep Lady Members informed about events and fundraising in our Ladies Newsletter and Forthcoming Events posters sent by email to each individual Lady Member

We always welcome help for our fundraising so if you would like to support us why not contact our Chair or one of the Committee members?

Dementia UK coffee morning - one to remember!

The Ladies Committee held a very successful and enjoyable coffee morning on Friday 10th March that raised an amazing £980 for Dementia UK Admiral Nursing.

Elegant models from Devernois of Bedford Place Southampton walked casually around 93-seated guests showing the latest colours and styles from the spring/summer collection. Ladies and gentlemen enjoyed coffee/tea and delicious cakes made and served by the Ladies Committee and were able to buy cards, books and handbags from Phoenix Cards, Monica Books, Ladies Love and Desert Diamonds.

The Raffle is always a big attraction and this one was no exception with a range of lovely prizes including beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers and bottles of bubbles.

Sharon from Devernois gave a brief description of the family owned company that started life in France and now has boutiques across Europe and beyond.
Carole Gould, who was Ladies Committee lead on the event, thanked everyone for their contribution to Dementia UK Admiral Nursing and briefly explained their role in the community and Karen Henderson-Williams, the Commodore, drew the event to a close.

See all the photos

Bridge Drive 23rd March 2017

On Thursday 23rd March 56 experienced, new and social Bridge players, male and female, took their seats at 14 tables. 8 brand new tables were provided by funds raised by the Ladies Committee.

Tea was served at 3.15 - this has become the highlight of the afternoon with a delicious assortment of sandwiches and cakes made by the Ladies Committee. The Raffle raised £260 for our charity The Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

The Grand Slam was won by the partnership Ann Hardy and Judy Greensmith and the highest score for the first 3 Rubbers was won by Annie Campbell-Walter who just pipped her husband into second place by 22 points.

Special thanks goes to everyone who gave so generously to our Charity Raffle and to the volunteers who gave their time to serve the teas. The Ladies Committee, lead organiser Helen Jones with Nicky Gardner where pleased this was another successful Ladies Committee event.

Do come and join us at the next Bridge Drive on 16th November.

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Jo Ward Chair
Nicky Gardner  Secretary /
Acting Vice Chair
Linda Munro
Loraine Ford  
Jan Halliday  
Lesley Veal  
Allanah Hoarton  
Karen Henderson-Williams    Commodore
Ginnie Nixon Flag Officer Lady
Jane Vose    Flag Officer Lady
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