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Chairman’s Report – November 2018

The last two months seem to have just flown past. I’m sure that you have all got back into your normal routines. I know the sections have been busy getting back into the weekly Scouting routine following the summer break. They continue to provide valuable and entertaining programs for our young people. Where would we be without our voluntary unpaid teams of Leaders and Helpers?

I helped out with the Group Jumble Sale on 13th October. The Sale raised £436, a great result, as when we opened there were hardly any customers.  We then had a slow but steady flow of people and when we came to closing time we had two ladies that just didn’t want to leave. However, they did spend quite a bit.

Viv, Pauline and Lilian were busy in the kitchen keeping the tea and coffee on the go.  Another good fund raiser and some more funds for the Group. Well done Graham and team.

In the last two editions I commented on the fact that 2019 would see the Group’s 110th Anniversary and we would be planning events to celebrate.  So don’t forget to put this date in your diaries – Saturday 2nd March. We will be holding the first event at Horton Park. This will be for 18 year olds and over and will be on the theme of a family party night. Full details to follow.

Don’t forget the November Fayre. Saturday 17th November, 14.00 start.

Preparations are well under way as last year’s Fayre was so well received we will again be holding the event at the Royal British Legion Hall in Hollyfield Road, Surbiton KT5 9AL.

This year the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Thay Thayalan has kindly agreed to attend and formally open the Fayre.

The November Fayre as you know is our main yearly fundraiser and if you haven’t been to one you should visit. Come and meet the Mayor. It’s a great afternoon.

I have heard a rumour that Santa will be visiting as well.

I know there have been requests for help in recent editions of Out Of the Blue.

See you there.

Sorry this is a short report.

Proud to be 1sT

Martin Smith