AMRA SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
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Can you help care for and ‘green-up’ our local area by volunteering a few hours? Just turn up at the junction between South and West Quay and Peep-a-Day Lane if you would like to help. There is also a need for plants, soil, weed killer and hiring of tools for those who would like to help, but less physically.
We have arranged these dates as a start.
Thursday 28th July at 11am
Saturday 30th July at 11am
Wednesday 03rd August at 2:30pm
Saturday 06th August at 11am
Please email Laura with any questions or offers of plants, or donations for soil etc. Laura’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking to recruit some volunteers for a community gardening group to continue the good work previously organised by Clare Bass and Brenda Standon. The main aim is to rejuvenate the land at the entrance of South and West Quays with a boat planter, as voted for at the AGM, as well as tidying the existing areas.
Wed 7th Sep at 7:30 pm
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
The Little Red Chairs is a 2015 novel by Irish author Edna O'Brien, who was 85 at the time of publication.
The novel follows an imaginary Balkan war criminal, Dr. Vlad, as he interacts with women in an Irish village. The past actions of the main character closely resemble the war crimes of the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić. The title of the novel refers to a European theatre company's performance art which commemorated his 11,541 victims with 11,541 red chairs.
AMRA Social Sub-Committee
The social side of AMRA is run mainly by a Social Committee consisting of six volunteers led by the Social Secretary, who also sits on the Management Committee, ensuring that everything is cohesive. We are pleased to announce that Laura Johnson has taken over as social secretary. She is a great ideas person so you will enjoy her energy.
We organise three, free, get togethers annually paid for from members’ subs ...... a wine & cheese party in March to herald in the new season, an afternoon party for children as well as adults and a Christmas party when we also hold our annual general meeting before the fun begins!
In the past, we have also organised various outings or “get togethers” called, ‘AMRA extras’ ..... events where those members who choose to join in, just pay for the actual cost. These have included: wine tastings, fish and chip suppers on the Wallingford to Cholsey steam train and visits to various places of interest. There has also been the annual, ‘Boatnic’ often held in June where the boat owners amongst us, along with their friends, moor up at Days Lock for a picnic.