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Photographic Society Exhibition
Photographic Society held a preview evening for members,
of their exhibition in the Dennis Potter Room at Ross
library, which is open to the public, admission free from
22nd March until 9th April.
Society will be meeting on Wednesday evenings in the library
at 7:30 from September 2005 until April 2006. New members
are always welcome and the meetings are also open to those
further information, please call Alan Stringer - current
Chairman on: 01989 562792 or Keith Sharples - next season's
Chairman on: 01594 861820.
below are the library exhibitors, left to right: Huw Davies,
Alan Stringer, Barbara Nash LRPS, Nikki Stait, Martyn
Duggan, Keith Sharples, Ralph Charlton and Pauline Stokes.
There are more photographs of this event for viewing in
Photographic Society photographers at their library exhibition.
Boost for the 'Silent Sufferers'
with lung disease, often called the "silent Sufferers"
gave whole hearted support to the launch of a new support
group for people with chronic chest conditions by turning
out in large numbers at the launch of Breathe Easy Ross-on-Wye
on Monday 21st March.
Lucas, Deputy Mayor of Ross-on-Wye attended the launch
at the Larruperz Centre and gave his seal of approval,
along with Ross Town Councillor, Joyce Thomas OBE and
Fiona Smith, Locality Manager at Ross Community Hospital
included Dr. Ryan, Consultant in respiratory medicine
at the County Hospital, Hereford, Nigel Window, Specialist
Respiratory Nurse and Catherine Kelly, Breathe Easy Co-ordinator
for the South West.
Pawling, Secretary to Breathe Easy Ross-on-Wye said- "We
had a huge response which indicates that there are a large
number of local people living with lung disease who are
keen to learn how to improve their quality of life and
raise local and national awareness of chronic lung disease."
first meeting of Breathe Easy Ross-on-Wye will be on Thursday
7th April from 2 pm - 4 pm at the Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye.
All are welcome.
further details please contact 01989 562100.
Easy Ross-on-Wye is supported by the British Lung Foundation.
Gordon Lucas, Les Luckett, Hilary Dereham, Ali Lewis, Alison Riches,
Nigel Window, Sue Rawling, John Laker and Joyce Thomas OBE. Ref:
Moses visits Ross Library
poet and children's author, Brian Moses visited Ross Library
on Monday 21st March, entertaining children from Bridstow
and Ashfield Park schools. Brian, whose titles include
'The Secret Lives of Teachers' and 'Parent Free Zone'
has published over 165 books and is featured often on
radio programmes for schools.
Golden Years of Ross-on-Wye Inner Wheel
Inner Wheel Club of Ross-on-Wye celebrated its 50th Charter
at a black tie dinner on 24th March at the Wilton Court
Hotel. Special guests for the evening were Inner Wheel
District 10 Chairman Eileen Berry and her husband Peter
and Rotary District 1100 Governor Paul Charter and his
her welcome address, President Heather Blanchett spoke
of her delight in holding office during this special "golden
year". The original Charter Night took place on March
25th 1955 at the Chase Hotel. Many changes had taken place
in the fifty years the club had been formed but the ideals
of the Inner Wheel remained the same. "To promote
true friendship, to encourage the ideals of personal service
and to foster international understanding.
Association of the Inner Wheel Clubs began eighty years
ago to provide an opportunity for service for the wives
of Rotarians. Today there are more than 100,000 members
in over one hundred countries world-wide.
Inner Wheel meets monthly and supports local charities
including the League of Friends and Air Ambulance and
for the past three years has actively supported this year's
President, Heather in her role as District 10 Overseas
Service Chairman. It also assists Rotary at its Christmas
Party and Summer Outing for Senior Citizens.
the evening a new member, Maria Rigby was inducted and
brooches were presented to long-serving members, Gaynor
Brandram-Jones, Eileen Farrington and Jean Turner as a
token of thanks from club members.
behalf of the Rotary Club of Ross-on-Wye, President Jim
Stewart presented President Heather with a handsome Visitors
Book, suitably inscribed to commemorate Ross Inner Wheel's
50th Anniversary and congratulated the Club on its tremendous
true Inner Wheel friendship and style, the evening proved
a great success and the club now looks forward to its
next fifty years!
Blanchet, Eileen Berry, Heather Blanchet, Ursula Stewart and Jim
Stewart. Ref: DSC_9856
Nicki James, Nick Gurden, Jenny Gurden, Sally Gurden and
Di Davies presenting a cheque for £677.54 to Irene
Dyer of the British Heart Foundation. This amount was
raised at a raffle and disco by 'Pink Panther,' Paul Nicholls,
which was held at the Conservative Club in memory of Wayne
Williams (49) and Joan Gurden (56). Both suffered fatal
The final week at the Farm Creche, Hoarwithy on
Thursday, March 24th. The rural creche is closing to make
way for a new baby unit at the 'Step by Step' Nursery,
Llanwarne. In the photograph below, Linda Turner is holding
Ellis Shepherd and Kara Powell is holding Harriet Barber
and Gareth Williams.
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