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Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Groups

Trefoil Guild

BLAIRGOWRIE & DISTRICT TREFOIL GUILD meets monthly to share Guiding memories, for fellowship, and to have talks on occupations, lives or travels of local people. Good way to meet new like minded people.

Contact: Moira Somerville

Phone: 01250 875240


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Following a successful camp in June when the Blairgowrie & District Trefoil Guild hosted members from around the County and Angus, we are looking forward to our new session.

Here is the syllabus:

Wednesday 1st October – Pam Cairns – Truth behind the Fiction.

Wednesday 5th November – Denise King – My Life in Guiding.

Wednesday 10th December – Christmas Dinner at the Royal Hotel.

All meetings are held in the St Catharine’s Community Centre, George Street, commencing at 7.30 pm.

We are always happy to welcome new members, and so information is available from the Secretary, Mrs Moira Somerville on 01250 875240

Monthly Report

On 3rd September, 2014, Chairman of the Blairgowrie & District Trefoil Guild, Sheena McNaughton, welcomed the members to the meeting held in St Catharine’s Community Centre, George Street, Blairgowrie.

The speaker, Pat Graham, gave a talk headed “Women at their Best”

She had brought along 2 mannequin models on which were displayed some of her exquisite hand work. Throughout her talk, Pat described her present position in which she advises women how to make the best of themselves. Dress is part of whom we are, but not everything. However, we should find our own style and colour, emphasising our particular shape. Our wardrobes have to be de-cluttered regularly as we discover some of the clothes are out of date and our current occupation. Pat emphasised the importance of ethical purchasing and that washable materials will give us more comfort & freshness.

We must be kind to ourselves by taking time out for ourselves, taking up new hobbies and voluntary work always contributes to general wellbeing for all age groups.

The vote of thanks was given by Isabel MCurdy.

The business session that followed included a report of the three day ‘camp’ at Newbigging which had been well attended and enjoyed. Plans to fund raise for a new home to be built in Pune for the children of women who have been trafficked for the sex trade were outlined. Anxiety over the loss of leaders was shared, because members are aware of the benefits throughout their lives of having been involved in Girlguiding. It is sad that these benefits are restricted within the local area owing to lack of voluntary leaders.

The next meeting will be on October 1st. when the speaker will be Pam Cairns, whose subject is “Truth behind the Fiction”.

Anyone who is interested in joining the Trefoil Guild may make enquiries with the Secretary, Moira Somerville (01250 875240)