May and June News

NEWS FROM INSTITUTE

MAY & JUNE 2018

The Chairman’s report at May`s A.G.M was very encouraging, informing the meeting of  a significant number of repairs refurbishments and projects that have been completed in the last financial year. The most significant being new windows in the kitchen. Future plans include upgrading the roof and central heating. Fred thanked all the officers, committee and friends of the stute for all their help and support.

The accounts showed that the finances are in good order. The reserves are only slightly down even though a number of improvements have been self-financed. Judy commented that day to day expenditure was being covered by income generated

Dawn outlined our new data protection policy and the committee thanked her and Phil for the work they had put into this project.

Irene is standing down this year,  her contribution will be missed, we would all like to thank her and wish her well. The rest of us are staying on for another year, so we must particularly thank Fred and the Officers for making this commitment.

Finally, we have to congratulate Josie Byford on completing the London Marathon in extremely hot and difficult conditions. She has raised over £5000 for Cancer Research.

Dates for your diary    Coffee Morning Thursday 7th June

                                       Market Saturday 16th June

                                        

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                       

        

 

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December News

A TOOT FROM THE STUTE

NEWS FROM INSTITUTE
DECEMBER 2017
It’s been a great year for the Institute, bookings are up. The café and market are also doing well. Over a dozen improvements have been made to the building and fabric, some large, some small. We leave the old lady in a better state at the end of the year than she was at the beginning.
All the planned kitchen projects have now been completed and we have to thank Mick
Dainty ably assisted by Pat for fitting double-glazed units to the big back window. Well done guys.
Thanks to Jenny the stage is now looking very smart, she has spent many hours painting the new front and making fantastic crushed velvet long drop curtains.
The most interesting hire last month was an overnight stay by John and his Morris Men.
They danced their way round Mid Staffordshire, then came back to the Stute for a slap-up meal and just the odd glass of beer. We hope they all slept well.
The Pensioners Christmas Lunch is on Thursday the 14 th December 12.30 for 1pm. Places are limited to 50, this is a very popular event so book early to ensure a place. Contact Jenny on 01785824882
The Coffee Morning this month will have a Christmassy feel with Charles Butler teaching us how to sing and sign a few carols, the kids who go to ‘20 is Plenty’ love it so I’m sure we will too. We are now a little short staffed for this event. Is there anyone out there who could spare a couple for hours on a Thursday morning once a month to make and serve our wonderful fresh ground filter coffee?
Finally, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and thank you all for your support throughout 2017.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Coffee Morning 7th December 10.30am to 12.30pm
Market 16th December 10.00am to 1.00pm
Jeremy Jones
Committee Member

November News

A TOOT FROM THE STUTE

NEWS FROM INSTITUTE NOVEMBER 2017

Lots of good news this month, especially from the Harvest Auction which raised over £1000. This is the best figure for over a decade so thank you to every one for your support. We are already spending our share of the money. A redesigned front has been fitted to the stage and new curtains are on order. Going forward, the main hall floor is going to be refinished and a new fence is planned for the back of the building.
The market is going strong, we now have more people wanting stalls than we can accommodate which indicates this event has a good future
The October Coffee Morning was really busy and by mid morning we had to set up a 5th table. Thank you all for coming and well done to the coffee morning team for keeping up with the demand.
The institute garden has looked particularly fine this year thanks to John. He has decided to hand over responsibility for maintaining the site at the end of this season. I know John and Gwens involvement at the stute goes back to the 1940`s. The commitee would like to thank them both for their contribution over many years
Moving forward with the garden we are planning to plant a Yew hedge arround the oil tank and plant some easy to care for perennials in the area to reduce the time it will take to look after things. If you are removing or dividing any plants this Autumn please let us know
After much soul searching and debate it has been decided to keep the Christmas Lunch in a similar format as previous years. Church Eaton Charities are going to fund half of the cost and the Institute will put in the rest as a way of saying thank you to the village for its support over the year
Now the days are getting shorter and the weather getting duller a good cuppa with friends is a pleasant way to lift the mood, so we look forward to seeing you at the coffee morning
Remember there are now only 2 more Village Markets before Christmas

 

 

Dates for your diary
Coffee Morning 2nd November Village Market 18th November
Jeremy Jones committee member

 

October News

A TOOT FROM THE STUTE

NEWS FROM CHURCH EATON VILLAGE INSTITUTE OCT 2017

Well Autumn is well and truly here, but we have one final taste of the sun with the Harvest Auction at the Royal Oak on Saturday evening the 7 th Oct. It’s a great night’s entertainment which supports organisations that help make Church Eaton the special place it is. So come along, have a drink and a laugh and bid for some of the produce that has been so kindly donated. On Sunday, the 8 th after the 9.30am Harvest Festival service the Church is having a Harvest Celebration Breakfast in the Institute to which all are welcome.
There was another wedding reception in the Stute at the beginning of Sept. Jon and Zoe make a lovely couple. The hall was laid out with garlands of hops and country flowers. The caterers were very impressed with the kitchen facilities which is good to hear. Some concerns have been expressed that our neighbours were not notified about the firework display at the previous reception. We are very sorry if this has caused any problems and we will try to let people know in future via this newsletter and Facebook.
At last month’s market, there was a stall selling cupcakes which is a great addition to the range of goods on offer. Remember it’s not too early to start and buy the odd Christmas Present.
The numbers were a little down at the Coffee Morning, please come along and support us. It’s a great place to chat and meet friends. Where else can you buy a cup of freshly ground filter coffee and a delicious piece of homemade cake for £2?

 

Dates for your diary
Coffee Morning Thursday 5 th Oct Village Market Saturday 21 st Oct
Jeremy Jones committee member

September News

Over the summer we have seen the Institute used for another wedding reception and a christening party.

There are some really good photos of the reception on our face book page and again the hall looked fine dressed out in vintage style

The coffee mornings were well supported. Did you know it’s not just coffee and cake, there are always second-hand books and often plants, veg and a card stall

There have been a couple of good markets.  New to the event are Kitchen Essentials and savoury pies from Roly Poly Puddings

The Summer Bash on the School Playing Field raised over £1400 for groups within the village, well done to Ruth, Joise and all those who helped to make it such a good night.  Thank you very much  for our share

Looking forward we have another Wedding Reception on Sat 2nd September. Let’s hope it’s another sunny day. We all wish them well

We now have new windows in the kitchen. The builders and the painters have done a very neat job, the units are in keeping with the rest of the structure and enhance its looks.

The Institute garden is looking its best thanks to John and his wonderful planting.  The whole village is looking very colourful this year with house holders, the Pub, the School, the Church and the Stute all playing their part    

 

Dates for your diary

Coffee Morning Thursday 7th Sept      Village Market Saturday 16th Sept

                                                                                               Jeremy Jones committee member

July News

A TOOT FROM THE STUTE

Another successful coffee morning in June, many thanks to all the people who donated plants for us to sell.  At the next coffee morning on 6th July there will be a short official unveiling ceremony of the Parish Memorial. The many positive comments from people associated with the village have been most welcome

 

The wedding of the new Mr and Mrs Harriman took place last month with the reception in our hall. Whoever dressed the room deserves a HIGHLY COMMENDED.

It looked like a banquet in the clouds. There are some great photos on our face book page. Why not become a friend and have a look.  You can also find out whats happened over the last few weeks and be kept up to date with whats coming up in the future.

 

The June market went well,  but we really need another cake stall.  The fee is only £3.00  for the morning,  so if you fancy giving it a go speak to Jenny Annis on 01785 824882 email jenny.annis@btinternet.com

 

 

We have another wedding reception at the end of July, Rob and Eloise soon to be Mr and Mrs Mayou are a lovely couple from Bloxwich and have chosen to spend their special day with us. We wish them well.

 

Its  good to see  the church clock working again,  the only problem is I now have no excuse to be late for committee meetings

 

Its July the sun is out, put on your glad rags and join us for coffee, cake, and shopping.

 

Dates for your diary

Coffee Morning 6th July+ 3rd august Village Market 15th July+19th August

Jeremy Jones committee member