February 2015

Eleven members and friends met at the Parish Office on Feb. 19th for the monthly meeting. The enrolling member conducted the service. The reader was Mrs.Margaret Searson and Mrs. Margaret Hughes the accompanist.

Condolences were expressed to Mrs. Beth Bastock on the death of her cousin in Edinburgh, and to Mrs. Gwenda Price on the death of her sister-in-law. Mrs. Ann Armstrong was wished a speedy recovery following her cataract operation.

A new M.U branch has been opened in Anglesey - Bro Deiniol - following the closure of three other branches. A new Enrolling Member has been appointed in our Link Branch of Holyhead - Mrs. Janet Hatter.

Members agreed to our usual donation of £10 to "Make a Mother's Day."  Beryl and Joyce attended the Trustees Meeting and reported that 80 pairs of spectacles had been collected for distribution abroad. Items for Hospital Bags are still required.
Dates for the Diary  
Fri. 6th March - Women's World Day of Prayer - Maengwyn Chapel - 2.00 pm
Sun. 15th March - Mothering Sunday - Llanwrin - 10.30 am
Wed. 25th March - Lady Day Service - St.Peter's - 10.00 am
Sat. 9th May - Bishop's Fun Day - Plas, Machynlleth
Sat.16th May - Fellowship Trip - For further details please contact Mrs. Alice Hughes

Our designated speaker, Mrs. Jocelyn Seagrave sent her apologies, so we were fortunate to welcome Jemma Hennigan, a former pupil at Ysgol Bro Ddyfi and now studying at Ysgol Penglais Aberystwyth.She was chosen to join a group of 25 Urdd members, from 250 applicants throughout Wales, to go on a study tour to Patagonia in 2014. Each member had to raise £2,200 towards the cost of the trip. They formed a choir and took part in the annual Eisteddfod in Chubut. they visited schools and churches and immersed themselves in the Patagonian culture. Jemma showed us how to make Mate tea - a popular drink in Patagonia- made from the ground-up leaves of a species of South American holly - definitely an acquired taste!!! She was warmly thanked by Mrs. Joyce Price and presented with a small gift, being the youngest speaker we've ever had.          

The tea hostesses were Mrs. Doreen Ellis and Mrs. Marilyn Jones. The next meeting will be the "Quiet Afternoon" on March 19th.             

Margaret Hughes.