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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Report of Meeting and Newsheet


In the Chair: Dave.

Apologies for absence were received from Ruth, Trish, Rosie and Alex.

In attendance: Lauren, Jane and son Jack, Barry, Dick, Liliane, Tony, Peter, Les, Morag, Dave and Paul.

A warm welcome was given to Jane’s son Jack, a talented 13 year old Farlingaye School pupil who has already had a poem published. Also Paul attended for the first time on recommendation of Ruth. He is one of a small group of three Shotley writers and is currently close to finishing his first novel.


It’s the holiday season and Rosie is on holiday with her father whilst Trish is also touring somewhere o’er the border in Scotland and Ruth is also away on holiday believed to be somewhere in France.

Angela Petch, winner of the IpArt Short story competition was unable to attend the meeting but promises to come along soon. The keen tennis player had a tournament in
Framlingham and so we hope the weather held for her!

From http://www.fivetvonline.tv/news.php?news=825
For the past few weeks Five News and the Charities Aid Foundation have been searching for Britain's Kindest Kid. We've been looking to recognise children who have shown considerable kindness by giving up their free time to raise money to help a charity or good cause. Liam Fairhurst is a shining example.

Despite suffering from cancer himself, 13-year-old Liam is trying to help other kids in the same situation. He's been instrumental in raising nearly a quarter of a million pounds for charity. So he's a very worthy winner of our prize - a thousand pounds pocket money, and a thousand pounds for his charity - CLIC Sargent, which helps children with cancer.

Typical of the lovely natured Liam he has decided to share his prize with the other finalists so that more charities would benefit.

On the fund raising theme, the Jack Wilkinson Memorial Walk in aid of Cancer Research takes place on Sunday 14th September with the choice of either a 5 mile or 9 mile sponsored walk. Details and sponsorship forms will be available from Dick at the next meetings.


There is still hope for Online Scribblers and Debbie the administrator has been in touch after having a deserved holiday, has promised to initially help in the transfer of responsibilities to get the group on line and working again. Interested parties are being informed.


1,500 word opened themed assignments.

Jane: Stranger in the Night.
Peter: Written Proof.

500 word themed assignments on “Employment.”

Lauren: Untitled (Employment).
Jack: Older.
Barry: Chapter 21
Dick: Welcome to Your Very First Job.
Liliane: You’d Better Get a Job.
Tony: The Inn on the Square.
Les: More Than My Jobs Worth.
Morag: A Less Than Civil Office
Dave; What a Job, Boy, What a Job.

An evening of fascinating stories surrounding the theme which seemed quite easy to write about as most of us are experienced in the subject. Except for Lauren and Jack of course. However they both showed great vision in providing quite poignant words.

Well done to Jane for another excellent story and to Peter for a real change in direction.

Thanks to Lauren yet again for providing the cakes, to Liliane for collecting the key and to everyone helping set out then clear up the Library.

Our Next Meeting

Is in TWO weeks time in the Café Libra, Felixstowe Library, on Tuesday 19th August, at 7.30pm.

Homework Assignment.

The opened themed 1,500 word work will be provided by Les and Liliane whilst everyone else is invited to write 500 words on “BRAINS”.

Chairperson will be: Dick.

Until next time,

Keep Scribbling!

Visit the new look charity website. www.thechildrenofpulilanfoundation.co.uk Can you help?
Thanks again for all the support.
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High summer is finally here! And so that you can keep up to date with everything happening in the District (not only during the summer but on a regular basis), we will be sending you a monthly listing, beginning with August 08. The SCAN listing will be solely arts-based and sent exclusively to SCAN members. If you have problems opening the attachment, let me know and I will post one to your home or business address.
We will also include other information that you may find useful or interesting. For example, this month we would like to give you a 'heads-up' about the second annual round of our Suffolk Coastal Arts Small Grants Scheme. Full details will be sent to you in late August, with the September listing - so if you are have a project planned that could benefit from our modest grant pot, then look out for your next SCAN email!
The Suffolk Coastal Arts Directory is due for re-publication in early 2009, so if you are aware of an organisation or individual that should be included in the new issue, please let us know. You can view the directory on www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/yourfreetime/arts/directory. SCAN members will automatically receive an application form in the autumn.
New SCAN members are welcome, whether professional or amateur artists, or devotees of the Arts. So spread the word and we will be more than happy to add new members to the mailing list - just ask them to get in touch via email (or phone 01394 444538) .
We hope you enjoy the many and varied events on offer during the summer - give us your feedback, we would like to hear what you have to say!
Nicky Corbett (Mrs)
Arts and Heritage Team
Community and Economic Services
SCDC, Melton Hill
Woodbridge IP12 1AU Tel: 01394 444538


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