A busy Spring so far: a very pleasant Tapas Evening which, with further donations, raised about £300 in aid of Humanity and a lovely walk on the Snowdrop Trail at Dudmaston Hall with afternoon tea in the glorious sunshine outside.Our first Supper meeting will be on 18th April at La Brasserie, Kidderminster; 7.00 pm for a prompt start at 7.30 pm and we look forward to an interesting talk by Angela Randle, Volunteer with Refugee Action.REMINDER: Our annual Bridge Tournament will take place on 24th April at its customary venue: Blakedown Parish Rooms – starting with morning coffee at 10.30 am for a prompt 11.00 am start of play and finishing at 4.00 pm. The cost is £12 per player (including all refreshments). For further details and to book places call Sue Merrill on 07831487648 or 01562 700079 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.For more details about the club and its activities and meetings contact us:Tel. 01299 266101 or email: email@example.comWebsite: http://sigbi.org/kidderminster-and-district/Facebook: Soroptimists Kidderminster
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Meets Every 3rd Wednesday, at Chaddesley Village Hall 2.00pm17th April - Hartlebury CastleA talk with Mary Arden DaviesVisitors and New Members are very welcomeSecretary: Kay Palmer 01299 825486
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Next MeetingWell-known local historian Max Hunt will give the talk at April’s meeting. Always an entertaining speaker, Max will cover thehistory of Shelsley Walsh- including the Shelsley Watermill.GuestsGuests and new members can be guaranteed a warm welcome to our monthly meetings which take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. There is a varied programme of speakers planned for 2019.See website for further details or contact Drene Baker, President: 01299 250778
Entomologist and horticulturist Roger Umpelby was the guest speaker at our meeting on 13th March. His subject was Aliens in the Garden and he started by defining Aliens as something that is non-native, particularly if it is unwanted or not understood. Some of these plants, insects, animals and birds will naturalise over time and be accepted as native. A lot of them do change the balance of nature and compete with endemic speciesJim Preston passed on the gratitude of the charity Twigs for the donation of £60 collected from the Plant of the Month display. Twigs, backed by the Emily Jordan Foundation, teaches educationally challenged young people abouthorticulture.As a reminder, our meetings take place on the second Wednesday of the month at Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall, 7.30 for 8.00 pm.