SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY 1st November 2014

Our Community Centre is so popular that we were not able to get a booking earlier in the year so had to settle for November.    Happily the weather was bright and mild, and 70 older residents of Stubbington and Hill Head came along to enjoy an afternoon with us.

 

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guests at the party

Lion President Reg Norton greeted our special guests, Cllr David Norris and his wife, Pamela, the Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham and introduced them to the other VIP's (i.e. ALL our other guests!)

We also had great help from our young friends in the Loud & Proud Club.  Amy & Rachel in picture on left next line down.

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Lion Pal Hayre presented the Mayoress, Pamela Norris, with a beautiful bouquet in pink (Her favourite colour)

Gary Laine entertaining

The entertainment for the afternoon was provided by a very accomplished guitarist, Gary Laine

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Final Farewells, especially to the hardworking Kitchen Team led by Lion Donna Chant

Final farewells

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                       Some get a rather more friendly welcome than others!

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Every year Crofton Lions Club organise a "Senior Citizens Party". Most often the event is held on a Saturday in September in the Crofton Community Centre.   The images below are from the party in 2012.  

We aim to offer an afternoon of entertainment and companionship to elderly residents.    Our priority is for those who live alone but, if there is sufficient space, any senior citizen in the Crofton Ward (Stubbington, HillHead and Peel Common) is welcome to join us for the Party.

The welcome was provided by

Lions Marc & Mike, and two children of Lions members......................      Amy and Craig

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Once seated our President, Lion Vicky, starts "getting to know you" before the arrival of two other Special Guests on this occasion, Cllr Susan Bayford and Cllr Brian Bayford,  the Deputy Mayor of Fareham and her Consort.

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Ninety four guests were invited on this occasion, and the entertainment was provided by a Duo called "Timeless" better known to us as Dave & Cheryl.    Their music spans the last six decades so is a great hit with our guests.    They also brought with them their very talented 17 year old granddaughter, Channelle

 

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Then came another highlight of the afternoon, "High Tea" organised by a great little team led by Lion Doreen Norton (seated) 

    

  l to r. Lion Frances Bond,  Mrs Rena Sclater , Mrs., Mrs Beryl Holder and Lion Donna Chant
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Lion President Vicky wishes our guests "Farewell and thanks for coming"

 

and one last Good Bye from the Deputy Mayor, Cllr.Susan Bayford

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Below are pictures from our "Senior Citizens Party" in previous years. Special Guests in 2011 were the Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham, Cllr Trevor Cartwright MBE and Mrs Ruth Cartwright here being met at the door by unofficial 'Greeters' Craig and Amy, two children of members.

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We often use the occasion to make a donation to the Mayor's Chosen Charities

 

We have been entertained by the excellent "Cascades" South Downs Ladies Harmony Chorus, Reg Coates and "Nostalgia, plus a childrens team of Irish Dancers.

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The singing group "Nostalgia" have been frequent visitors to our party to lead the singing of songs through the decades! 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

We often warm up with a few games of Bingo, here on a previous occasion  led by Lion Lion David Crockford, the Bingo CallerDavid Crockford from Fareham Lions, ouSenior Citizens at last years partyr Mother Club.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To have your name added to our Guest List call Lion Peter Holder on Stubbington 662086 or alternatively, call Lion Nelson Sclater on Stubbington 314710 or  eMail: nelson.sclater@croftonlions.org.uk
 

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