The Bedfordshire Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

June 2010
Newsletter No 178

In this issue:

Ball Report
Pilling Supplements
Quiz answers
Branch Future
Branch Social and AGM


Ball 2010

I am happy to report that the Ball was a splendid event as always. Attendance was good and the band, which was partly new to us, gave a great performance. It is always good to see so many long term friends and acquaintances again and enjoy such a lovely evening together.


Our Secretary, Alex Lawton, has asked me to tell you he has some Pilling Supplements available, price 3.30.


Where refined people live Quality Street    Aromatic weapon Spear mint
Edible fasteners Chocolate buttons Royal herb Mint Imperials
For job well done Reward Mother`s local Mars bar
9 10 11 After eight Endurance race Marathon
Home for Alcoholic`s teeth Wine gums Nearly between Twix
Fallen fruits Pear drops Pirates loot Bounty
Sport for Princes Polo Belly dancer Turkish delight
100% metal All gold Current affairs Topic
Tartan Granite Edinburgh Rock No shouting allowed Whispers
Seen on a racecourse Tic Tac Two tiers on wheels Double decker


The Bedford Branch is suffering from reduced numbers, no new members and a fixed committee due to lack of any other members willing to serve on it. These problems need addressing and will be up for discussion at the AGM. Please have a think before the meeting and let us have your ideas and comments.


This will be held on Sunday 27th June in Oakley Village Hall starting at the earlier time of 7.30pm. Alex Lawton will MC the dancing and the programme will be as follows:-

Craigellachie Lassies J Anne of Portsoy R
The Spey in Spate R Clachan J
Moray Rant S Bridge of Nairn S
Rothesay Rant J Across the Esk R
Roaring Jelly R Bees of Maggieknockater J
The Cabrach S Bonnie Kate of Aberdeen S
Johnnie Walker S & J Welcome to Dufftown J
The AGM will take place during the tea interval and will be dealt with as quickly as possible. AGENDA
  1. To receive apologies.
  2. To adopt the minutes of the AGM held on 22nd June 2008.
  3. To consider any matters arising from those minutes.
  4. To receive and adopt the Chairman`s report.
  5. To receive and adopt the Hon. Secretary`s report.
  6. To receive and adopt the Hon. Treasurer`s report.
  7. The election of the committee:
    Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Committee members.
  8. Branch Future.
During the past year, the committee has lost the services of Carol Usher who returned to Canada. Margaret Pell has announced that she will not be standing again for re-election to the committee. We thank them both for their services to the Branch.
The remaining six committee members are all willing to stand for re-election. Nominations are sought for the two vacant positions.


Sun, 26 Sep 2010 *      Social Dance Oakley Village Hall
Sat, 20 Nov 2010 * Supper Dance Oakley Village Hall
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 Ceilidh Bromham Village Hall
Sun, 27 Feb 2011 * Social Dance Oakley Village Hall
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 * Supper Dance Oakley Village Hall
Sat, 21 May 2011 Annual Ball Dame Alice Harpur School
Sun, 26 Jun 2011 * Social Dance & AGM     Oakley Village Hall
* Provisional date, subject to hall availability.

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This page was updated on 6 June 2010.