Wappenham and District Royal British Legion Newsletter 18th March 2016

Meetings & Events for 2016

Branch Meetings: (Big thank you to The Crown Inn for allowing us to use the function room for our meetings and other events.)

Saturday 23rd April 2016 12 Noon
The Crown Inn, Helmdon Road, Weston. NN12 8PX
Tel: 01295 760310

Saturday 4th June 2016 12 Noon
The Crown Inn, Helmdon Road, Weston. NN12 8PX
Tel: 01295 760310

Saturday 20th August 2016 12 Noon
The Crown Inn, Helmdon Road, Weston. NN12 8PX
Tel: 01295 760310
A presentation will follow this meeting. See details below

Branch AGM
Saturday 22nd October 2016
12 Noon
The Crown Inn, Helmdon Road, Weston. NN12 8PX
Tel: 01295 760310

Other Dates of Interest:
Tuesday 31st May 2016 Centenary Anniversary: Battle of Jutland
Friday 1st July 2016 Centenary Anniversary: Battle of The Somme

Open Garden
Saturday 11th June 2016 C
lyde Burbidge's, Home Close, Kettle End, Lois Weedon, NN12 8PW
2:30pm to 4:00pm. Tel: 01327 860097

Weston & Weedon Horticultural Show
Saturday 3rd September 2016. Lois Weedon. RBL show categories included in the schedule.
'Life as a Royal Air Force Boy Entrant (& A Bit Beyond!)'

Saturday 20th August 2016. Following the branch meeting at The Crown Inn, Weston.
Non-members are welcome.Bob Devey will give a presentation of his recollection as a 15 year old school leaver, enduring his 18 months training as a Boy Entrant Apprentice at RAF Cosford – September 1963 to March 1965.

Black Dyke Band – The Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton
Date to be announced.

Remembrance Day Service
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wappenham.
13th November 2016
Meet 10:30am for 10:45am.

Christmas Dinner Date will be decided at the next meeting.
12 Noon for 12.30pm
Lois Weedon Village Hall, Milthorpe, Lois Weedon.
Tickets will be available from Clyde Burbidge 01327 860097

Poppy Appeal 2015
The final figure for the 2015 appeal was £4,833.68. This was up from the 2014 figure that stood at £3,925.43.
A massive thank you to all my collectors and to those who made a special effort to add to our district contribution.

Poppy Appeal 2016
Dates for Poppy Appeal collections to be advised.
Poppy Appeal collectors still required for Sulgrave to assist Donald, and further ones for Marston St Lawrence
Please contact Bob Devey – Poppy Appeals Organiser 01327 860148 if you can help.
Poppy Appeal Collectors will be contacted as soon as the Poppy Appeal 2016 paperwork has been received (normally June/July) to arrange stock requirements and to confirm their continued support for this year's appeal.

Royal British Legion Membership.
Our membership number now stands at 41. We still need more members so please support to help us raise our numbers. There are now schemes for children and youth membership as well as various links with other Youth organisations. Please see the RBL website for more information: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/membership/community/youth or, contact the Membership Secretary Colin Atkins – (colin.crown@btinternet.com)

Additional Information:
Other events will be added for this year and information will be provided by email, mail drops, and local newsletters/websites. If you would like to be kept informed by email please contact Mr Colin Atkins (colin.crown@btinternet.com).

Contacts: Chairman – Mr Clyde Burbidge – 01327 860097
Treasurer – Mrs Kay George – 01295768699
Branch Secretary – Mrs Jenny Wilde – 01327 860487
Membership Secretary – Mr Colin Atkins – 07788 851751

Poppy Appeal Organiser – Mr Bob Devey – 01327 860148 bobdevey@hotmail.com

Other Useful Links:
The Royal British Legion: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
The Royal British Legion site for Northamptonshire:
The Poppy Shop: http://www.poppyshop.org.uk/
The Poppy Appeal: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal