Club Call

Thursday April 25, 2013

Bridge Club

Lates results

Latest results from Scarborough and District Bridge Club.

Monday April 15. (Afternoon session) 1 Mrs D Found, D Lewis 64.58%; 2 Miss A Thornton, J Dobinson 61.11%; 3 Mrs J North, Mrs A Potter 57.29%.

Monday April 15. 1 M Carlile, J Proctor 55.56%; 2 D Lewis, I Cocker 54.51%; 3= Mrs P Watson, Mrs D Cass and P Clark, C Fallows 53.7%.

Wednesday April 17. (Morning session) N/S 1 Mrs E Milnes, Mrs A Whitear 61.9%; 2 A Howson, Mrs E Ricketts 58.33%; 3 Mr & Mrs P Richards 57.74%. E/W 1 Miss H Meadley, Mrs M Lywood 73.81%; 2 Mrs W Webster, Mrs A Jarmy 53.57%; 3 Mr & Mrs R Cresswell 48.81%.

Thursday April 18. 1 B Brown, R Sellers 64.02%; 2 P Pick, Mrs P Grieve 59.52%; 3 Mrs J Walker, Mrs A McGrory 55.56%.

Friday April 19. 1 R Thompson, P Clark 63.19%; 2 P Franks, D Lewis 57.99%; 3 J Raine, Mrs J Farry 57.29%.

Writers Circle

Thanks for donation

The latest meeting of the Scarborough Writers Circle opened with an address from the president with a thank you for a donation made to St Catherine’s Hospice in memory of Pat Almond who recently passed away. Following on Bill touched on those who have attended creative writing courses, remarking that over characterisation in writing may not be to the advantage of the reader. Keep it simple and basic was his advice, do not try to involve too many characters, although one book that he was reading did have over 120. Further to that Bill reminded members of a writer who, after 15 years of doing his thing, realised he was not a writer. His name is Peter Buckley, published author.

The retired president Derek Peet who suffered an illness, states that he is making good progress and hopes to rejoin the circle shortly.

Still with much discussion on the merits of writing on the commemorative year of 2014, for the outbreak of World War One. Prose or poetry is open for later discussion.

The recent Literature Festival notice board in the library received ‘well done’ comments from members, thanks to Val Kitson for this display. A few members would give reviews on the festival to members.

The main evening’s entertainment was presided over by John Dickinson, himself a published author of the writers circle. The theme was ‘writing for children’. A 500 word reading was each given by 10 members who participated. Dorinda Cass ‘Free-fall’; Judy Smith ‘Super granny’; Jill Boyes ‘The sleepy town train’; Phil Watson ‘The night before Christmas’; Mandy Hetherington ‘Rainbow Grange’; Malcolm Waller ‘The gardening apprentice’; Anne Morley ‘A boy named Kizu’; Val Kitson ‘The ball that would not bounce’. The proposed age range for children in these writings was from four to eight with Mandy’s being a much older target. There did appear to be basis for a number of good, well thought out stories for children within this age range, well done to those who took the time to write 500 words.

The Grace Bingham Cup was presented, belatedly, to the winner Wanda Maciuszko, a well-written piece on who one would invite to dinner and why.

The next two meetings at the Oasis Centre are on April 30, with the result of the Niki Barker competition, and May 14 which will be a night of ‘Call my bluff’.

For further information visit www.scarboroughwriterscircle.com.

NHS Fellowship

Range of events

The Scarborough branch of the NHS Retirement Fellowship was formed in October 2011.

We have enjoyed a number of events that our committee have organised ranging from petanque (French boules) to trying our hand at the golf driving range which has been our most successful event followed by a meal and refreshments at a local pub.

We have plans to expand our events calendar and have interest in forming a book club, excursions, cycling, wine tasting, a ‘60s music evening, to name but a few.

Our email address is scarboroughnhsrf@hotmail.co.uk and you may like to visit our central office website www.nhsrf.org.uk, which gives much more information about our organisation. To join us you need to have worked or be currently working for the NHS – no age limit!

At the moment we do not have a permanent venue for our branch, but if you send us an email, we will let you have details of our forthcoming events at which you would be made to feel most welcome. We look forward to welcoming new members to our branch.

Naturist Club

Fortnightly swim

Ryedale Naturist Club will be holding its fortnightly swim at Norton pool this Sunday from 3.15pm to 5pm. For further details please contact 07528409332 or visit www.ryedalenaturistclub.co.uk.