|General Knowledge Quiz
Friday 13th April - Knodishall Village Hall
Pat Challis was quiz master at another of her popular quiz evenings for the Club. This was well supported with 13 teams which included many new faces as well as familiar faces of those who enjoy local quiz evenings. The Club’s P.A. system was put to good use, working well in the large hall. Our thanks to Pat and her marking assistant Mary for their support in our fund-raising efforts. The Committee provided platters of food for the interval and held a draw. The quiz resulted in a profit of £454.22
|Annual General Meeting
Saturday, 31st March – Leiston Film Theatre
The AGM was originally planned for 3rd March but was postponed due to bad weather.
The AGM was attended by committee members and 32 others including club members and the general public.
|An Evening With The Friston Players
Friday, 9th March – WI Hall, John Street, Leiston
After an absence of nearly three years, we welcomed back members of the Friston Players who entertained us with a selection of comical monologues and sketches. This was a well supported event which included a ploughman’s supper and draw. Our thanks to the Friston Players who helped the Club to raise £437.52.
|Cottage Pie Evening
Friday, 16th February – Leiston Community Centre
This popular event continues with Janice Cook preparing and cooking an excellent two course meal for us, assisted by her husband David. The evening was a great success raising £551.51 for the Club. Janice has already kindly offered to do another event in the autumn and the Committee very much appreciate her offer to cater for these events.
Saturday 20th January – Leiston United Church
This was a successful morning raising £176.14. Our thanks to the United Church for allowing us to join their usual Saturday coffee morning where there is always a friendly atmosphere with everyone enjoying a chat, catching up with the local news over a cup of coffee. It was good to see Club Members there.
|25th Anniversary Grand Draw
Saturday, 4th November– Leiston Film Theatre
The draw was held during the ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ Live Show, with over 50 prizes to be won. Our thanks to everyone who bought tickets and helped sell them on our behalf. In the Co-op our volunteer sellers raised £287.00. The total amount of profit for the Grand Draw is £887.60 which is an excellent result. Details of prize winners has been posted on the Club notice board in the Film Theatre foyer.
As in past years we had an excellent response from many local businesses and individuals. Below are our sponsors who generously donated draw prizes.
Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council
Victory Car Sales Ltd
Leiston Trading Post
George East (Housewares) Limited
East of England Co-op
New Wolsey Theatre
Blonde & Chestnut
L.B. Shotter & Son
Wild About Birds
Sheila & Susan Hairdressers
Nichols Family Butchers
Sizewell Sports & Social Club
Flick & Son
Libby Purves (Patron)
East Coast Promotions
Coastal Building Supplies
Screwbolt Fixing Ltd
Emma Freud (Patron)
The Hair Shop, Aldeburgh
Barnes Rosher Office Supplies Ltd
|‘Zippy and Me’ Ronnie Le Drew
Sunday, 29th October – Leiston Film Theatre
Unfortunately, this had to be cancelled due to lack of interest.
|25th Anniversary Members ReceptionSaturday,
28th October – Leiston Community Centre
Around 80 members and invited guests enjoyed this special reception to celebrate the anniversary and to thank Club members for their support over the years. For this special occasion it was decided to engage local caterers and we were delighted with the afternoon tea provided by Coastal Caterers. There was also a 25th Anniversary celebration cake. Of interest to members was a computer display featuring a montage of photographs of past events over the 25 years. As this seemed popular we have decided to hold a social evening, later in the year, with a presentation of our comprehensive back catalogue of photographs and video material on a cinema screen.
Councillor John Last, Vice Chairman of Leiston Town Council thanked the Club for all they had done to support Leiston Film Theatre.
|25th Anniversary Sausage Pie Evening
Friday, 27th October – Leiston Community Centre
This was a special one off event to mark this occasion prepared by Ann Davis, ably assisted by husband Terry. As always, this was a popular evening with tickets quickly selling out. Our thanks to Ann & Terry for their offer to help mark the Club’s 25th Anniversary. The room was decorated with a banner made by their daughter.
|General Knowledge Quiz
Friday, 20th October - Knodishall Village Hall
Pat Challis was quiz master at another of her popular quiz evenings for the Club. This was well supported with many familiar faces of those who enjoy local quiz evenings. The Club’s P.A. system was put to good use, working well in the large hall. Our thanks to Pat and her marking assistant Mary and to Stephen Ginger and Margaret Butcher who collected answer sheets and served the supper during the interval.
|‘The East Anglian Daily Times – Past, Present And Future’ With Editor-In-Chief Terry Hunt
Friday, 15th September – Leiston Community Centre
The Club was pleased to welcome Terry Hunt, Editor-in-Chief of the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Evening Star to this well attended evening. This was Terry’s last public speaking event as Editor-in-Chief as he was due to retire in a few days time.
Terry gave an entertaining talk on his career and the history of the EADT together with amusing anecdotes. He said he now wanted to concentrate on his golf and in his words was also “a long suffering supporter of Ipswich Town Football Club.” After his presentation he answered various questions and stayed to join us for refreshments.