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
TREFOIL GUILD SYLLABUS
March 5th - Church visit to India - Janice Cameron.
April 2nd - Porridge - Neil Robertson.
May 5th - Pot Luck Supper and AGM
All meetings start at 7.30 pm in the St Catharine's Centre, George Street. Anybody interested in joining ex - Guides, please contact the Secretary, Moira Somerville 01250 87524001250 875240
November 6th - Christmas flowers - Evelyn Caldow:
Chairman, Sheena McNaughton introduced the speaker for the evening. Evelyn Caldow gave a demonstration of Christmas flowers. As she effortlessly did three arrangements, she gave a fascinating description of the wedding of her daughter, Fiona, in Sri Lanka. Fiona has been working with a charity in Sri Lanka for several years, and as well as loving the job, she fell in love with a man over there. Evelyn told the members of the different Brahmin rituals in which the family participated, and showed lovely photographs of the happy couple. Elspeth Campbell gave the vote of thanks. There will now be a break in the Trefoil meetings following the Christmas dinner, until the 5th March 2014.
From the mtg on 2nd October:
Chairman, Sheena McNaughton welcomed the members to the Trefoil Guild meeting on Wednesday 2nd October. The Speaker was Alix Winton who described her experience of being one of the 70,000 volunteers at the London Olympics last year. She gave an enthusiastic account of the training she was given, the tasks she had to become acquainted with, and wore the uniform all the volunteers were issued with. She had been very impressed with the attention to detailed planning so that all emergencies were covered, commenting that there seemed no shortage of financial supply. It had been an experience of a lifetime and she was now waiting to hear if she has been granted the opportunity to be a volunteer at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Laurie Crisp gave the vote of thanks. During the business session, information was given on all the meetings involving other Trefoils and also the pleasure which is being felt from being involved with the Rainbows - the 1st and the new 2nd Blairgowrie Rainbows. It is a privilege to see little 5 year olds embarking on the fun and friendship which the members of the Trefoil Guild have enjoyed for at least 60 years in Guiding. .
THE TREFOIL GUILD held its first meeting of the new session on Wednesday September 4th. 2013 in St Catharine's Community Centre.
Chairman, Sheena Mc Naughton, welcomed the members and the speaker, who offered to speak at short notice when the speaker who had been booked was unable to come. The husband of a member, Dr Ronnie Crisp described some of his experiences when he undertook to inaugurate a new department in Jos University, Nigeria to educate teachers for blind and partially sighted pupils. Measles causes damage to sight in this country, and so a lot of children are blind.. Dr Crisp encountered unusual circumstances when he arrived, such as lack of blackboards, desks, and books, but gradually these were obtained, and when he left after 18 months, the department was fully established. However, in the succeeding 25 years, standards have deteriorated, mainly because or the prevailing tribal inequalities of Nigeria.. He showed slides of the dirt roads, the damaged vehicles, the primitive petrol stations, and yet he found the students eager to learn. Christian Hill gave the vote of thanks.
The next meeting of the Trefoil Guild is on Wednesday October 2nd, when Alix Winton will speak about the Olympics. Anybody interested in attending this meeting may phone the Secretary, Moira Somerville, on 01250 87524001250 875240