Monday, November 9, 2015

November Club meeting : Last for 2015

Our last Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for the year is Monday 23rd November
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
It's our Christmas meeting.  Please bring a small plate for supper.
Our guest speaker is Jenny Hunter. Jenny's designs appear in NZ Quilter.

We also have our AGM at this meeting. It is always quite short.
We need new committee members. Nominations will be voted at the AGM. The more people on committee lightens the load, and new people have new ideas which keeps our club vibrant and interesting.
We are again giving gifts to the Starlight Ward at the Hospital.
Starlight's aim is to bring joy and hope to mental health patients.  They want them to know that their community cares about them
Suitable gifts are :
Caps, Beanies, T shirts,Toiletries- deodorants, tooth brushes, toothpaste, toilet soaps, liquid body washes, face cloths/body scrubbers, hand/body cream, sunblock, lip balm, shampoo/conditioners, tissues, toilet bags, cosmetic bags, tote bags (these can be home made, prefer zip or Velcro closures for inpatients (a safety concern) but drawstring bags and bags with longer handles can be given to community patients-  drink  bottles,  sweets, biscuits, chocolates, chippies, non-cola soft drinks (No energy drinks please), puzzles books and pens, stationery, books and current magazines 
Last year patients were very moved with receiving hand-made items like lovely toilet bags, pencil cases, beanies etc. and that someone went to the trouble to make these things to give to them.
Starlight has asked also, if able, can your gifts be in a gift type bag - which can be a recycled one.
Gift bags- can be recycled as long as in good condition, can also use commercial gifts bags that you get when you are shopping
Starlight are often short of presents suitable for men.
All items must be new (but may be re gifted if you were given something that you cannot use).  This gift may be the only gift that the person may receive at Christmas. 
Gifts are distributed to Ward 21 patients at Palmerston North Hospital and Community mental health patients i.e. via Crisis Team, Community Mental Health Centre, MASH

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