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1:00pm Saturday 28th July 2012 in Kingswinford
At the July meeting, Enid Fennell was pleased to welcome two visitors and also to welcome Sheila Watts after her recent illness.
After the reading and signing of the previous month's minutes. discussion centred around the two excellent parties in celebration of the Queen's sixty year reign.
Correspondence included a "Thank You " from Sheila for the Flowers and good wishes she received .
A letter from Buckingham Palace thanked us for the greetings we sent to Her Majesty on her Diamond Jubilee .
Chris Grove gave an account of the proceeding of the NCM (Annual General Meeting ) recently held in Birmingham Saying that it was one of the best ever . Three important issues were addressed,The Care of the Elderly or vulnerable for which there will a help line established by Ester Ranzen It will be called "Silver Line."
The issue of vacant properties was discussed and an emergency motion, expressing concern that help sent abroad in cases of urgent emergency ,often never reached the intended recipients.
All this ,and more will be published in next edition of the magazine.
Josie Smith said how honoured she felt to be the Federation Banner carrier and to be part of such a large and friendly organisation
The various sections announced their forth coming activities and there was a preliminary discussion about the date and venue for the Christmas Luncheon.
The speaker for the evening was Graham Fisher , who spoke the development of the glass industry and the part played by the canal system. It proved to be fascinating as ,in spite of redevelopment, there is still a great deal of industrial archaeology to seen ,often in unexpected places.
He was thanked by Sue Cotterrell. Joan Harris was thanked for her beautiful floral arrangement.
On August 15, the Wednesday will be treated to a demonstration of floral art by Linda Jackson . This is always great fun . Non guild members will be welcome so do come along to the Community Centre in HIgh Street at 7.30 .
The next monthly meeting will be on August 13, when we will hear about the work of the Ikikara Bakery
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