Recent Events

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY 12th MARCH 10.30 am - LEISTON FILM THEATRE
This was attended by 21 Club and Committee Members.
Committee For 2022-2023
Mrs Lesley Hill (Chairman), Mr Stephen Ginger (Vice Chairman), Mrs Pat West (Secretary), Mr Richard West (Treasurer/Joint Publicity Officer), Mr Michael Hill (Membership Secretary/ Joint Publicity Officer)
Committee Members
Mrs Ann Bennett, Mrs Margaret Butcher, Mr Brian Ginger, Mrs Tessa Ginger, Mrs Linda Hodgson, Mrs Jackie Kingston, Ms April Lawlor, Mrs Zena Massey and Mrs Joan Whale.
Two committee members, including one of long service, had stood down since our previous AGM. One former committee member returned but no new committee members came forward and only two people offered to help at events, when they can. It is getting increasingly difficult for the committee to operate bearing in mind that many of us have been members for a long time and none of us are getting any younger. We do understand that committees are not for everyone but we are a friendly group of like minded people. If you wish to know what being a committee member for the LFTSC involves please give Lesley Hill – Chairman a call on 01728 830514.
Alternatively, if you are willing to help at events such as selling draw tickets, setting up for events etc. the Chairman would also be pleased to hear from you.
In my other role as Membership Secretary, I have advised the committee that I will be standing down as from this post at the next AGM. I have been on the committee since 1994 and held various posts but will remain as a committee member.
We need your support!
‘PUT THAT LIGHT OUT’
FRIDAY 25th MARCH - LEISTON COMMUNITY CENTRE
Our first event for two years was an enjoyable lecture with Magic Lantern slides and Gramophone recordings given by Richard West explaining and clarifying the duties and responsibilities of the ARP Warden Service during the Second World War. Richard’s lecture also included information regarding Leiston during this time together with a comprehensive display of artefacts and photographs. 32 people attended and the evening raised £240.00 after expenses.
COFFEE MORNING
SATURDAY 30th APRIL - LEISTON UNITED CHURCH
This was held in conjunction with the United Church’s usual coffee morning. The event was publicised via posters and with the help of Wayne Burns on social media. This resulted in a large number of welcome donations of cakes from both club members and the community and we thank everyone. It was a real boost for the event. The weather allowed for the new bi-fold doors to be open giving access to and from the new church garden which a number of people took advantage of. Cheeky the Chimp also made an appearance and was a popular visitor and not just with the children! The Coffee Morning raised £300.
THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS, LEISTON
FRIDAY 3rd & SATURDAY 4th JUNE
This was organised by the Leiston Events Group for the town and visitors to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Club ran a promotional stall on the Saturday and made an early start selling draw tickets as part of the Club’s 30th anniversary later in the year.
The stall also included displays of magazines, replica and original artefacts from the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 collected by Richard West who had specially shaved off his beard so that he was able to adopt an impressive impersonation of Winston Churchill complete with suit, homburg hat and cigar. This attracted a number of visitors to our stall with several requests to take photographs of Richard which he was happy to do.