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08 October 2019Week of 7 Oct updates
Here is this week's update. We continue to experience serious email issues - please make sure you have our address whitelisted (add this address to your contacts and also make sure your spam filters are affirmatively set to never send emails from this address to junk. We're working hard to fix it and ask for your patience. All upcoming events will be posted on the community boards, on the Facebook page, and on the website - so for now please also use these alternative methods for staying informed.
Dates for the diary:
Weds 9 Oct - 10 AM - Coffee Morning at St. Mary's Centre
Weds 16 Oct – 10 AM – Health Walk starting at St. Mary’s Centre
Weds 16 Oct – 6 - 8 PM – Timebank Fundraiser at 3 Jolly Butchers – please book your table soon.
Weds 23 Oct – 10 AM – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre
Tues 05 Nov – 1:30 PM – Afternoon Scrabble at the village shop
Weds 13 Nov – 10 AM – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre
Weds 20 Nov – 10 AM – Health Walk starting at St. Mary’s Centre
Weds 27 Nov – 10 AM – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre
This week's exchange opportunities:
Request: Volunteers needed to serve coffee, tea, and cook bacon butties at Our Shop's Community shop planning meeting on October 19 in St Mary’s Centre. The meeting begins at 9 AM.
Request: Cakes for upcoming coffee mornings on 9 and 23 October.
Request: Member needs assistance with painting two ceilings they can't reach (she does have a step ladder, extender pole, etc, but is on the shorter side). She will have everything moved out of the way and is not looking for a professional result - just would like some help making it a bit tidier.
Request: Member requests some help with tidying her garden.
Request: Car ride needed for local gentleman from his home in Wyton-on-the-Hill to St. Ives for a medical appointment that occurs 1:30 PM on each Thursday for the immediate future. If you are able to provide transport on one or more Thursdays, please contact me for further details.
Request: Leaflet delivery needed for Timebank materials to Timebank members. For those of you who have offered thus far, thank you, I have you on my list and will arrange with you to get the materials to you this week. We could still use a few more volunteers. Thank you!
Request: Administrative assistance in Timebank office to assist with updating our membership contact info. Will require making phone calls.
Request: Occasional assistance needed to provide company for Alzheimer patient in home while primary caregiver attends their own medical appointments. This can be split into short 2 hour shifts. If this is something you are willing to do, pending your availability, please let me know and I will add you to a list of potential volunteers to be notified when the need arises.
Request: Calling all crafters, even the self proclaimed unskilled type! Timebankers are needed to help with a craft project for the primary school's Christmas Fayre. They are making hedgehog books, and if you can fold a piece of paper, you can do this. You can make these on your own for now, and later we will coordinate a crafting afternoon with the kids to make some together. Contact me for more details, to let me know your interest, and to get supplies.
Offer: A member has several nice quality jigsaw puzzles, and wonders if we might form a sharing scheme or have them available at coffee mornings. A very kind offer! I'm trying to gauge interest so we can decide the best way forward - if this appeals to you, please let me know
Thank you, and have a great week.