Spring Fair – March 10th 2018 – Request for Assistance

Hi All

If any of you can help at the Spring Fair on March 10th could you please get in touch with me either on Thursday night or drop me an e-mail at lorraine@geoffdowell.com  We will be looking mainly for manning the refreshments, tombola and clearing up.  Stall holders will arrive at 0900 for a 1000 start the event will close at 1500.  Help will be required between 0900hrs and 1600hrs.

On another note we are looking for homemade cake donations and tombola prizes for this event. Please let me know if you can assist with cakes and tombola items. Thank you in advance for your contributions.  Lorraine


Summer Exhibitions Support

A message from Jo

It’s that time of year where I hassle you for commitment and prints for forthcoming Summer Exhibitions.  So far we have the following arranged, and I ask you to read, consult diaries and commit where possible.

Spirit of Chellaston (Carnival)     Saturday 20th June     12noon till 5pm

Setting up will be available at the pitch in Chellaston from 8.00am till 11.00am.  I think, based on last year, we can meet at TCMH at 8.00am and load up my van.

Please let me know if you are able to a)  Help me load up (just a couple of people needed for that)

        b)   Help set up at Chellaston from 9.00am

        c)    Man the stall for either morning or afternoon  (I will stay all day)

        d)    Help dismantle and offload at TCMH from 4.30 – 5pm

        e)    Provide prints

         f)    Provide a tent (please let me know the approximate dimensions)

Melbourne Carnival     Saturday 11th July 2015

Precise details t.b.a. but similar to the above.  Tent provided for this venue.  In addition the Carnival Committee have requested that we supply 2 people for the gate duties between 1.00pm and 2.00pm, and posssibly between 12.30pm to 1.30pm for which we will receive some financial contribution to our coffers as well as admittance passes to the Carnival.

Melbourne Hall       Saturday and Sunday 8-9th August

Again, firm details t.b.a.  And again, similar to the above. The venue will be inside so no tent required.  Setting up will be on the Saturday morning and dismantling on Sunday afternoon.

Melbourne Festival     Saturday and Sunday 19-20th September

This is the biggie.  Takes place in TCMH and set up on the Friday night about 6-7pm.

We need help setting up, manning during the two days and dismantling on the Sunday afternoon.  We offer tea/coffee and cakes for sale so more help for that aspect.  We need prints for displaying and also digis for a slide show ongoing throughout each of the two days.  (More about the digis later).

Please help where you can and let me have your lovely prints.

Thanks, Jo, Exhibition Secretary

Charles Hanson Fund Raising Event

Hello everyone,

This is to let you know about two events we have organised.

Firstly, on Friday 27th February local television personality and auctioneer Charles Hanson will be visiting Melbourne Assembly Rooms and give a talk about his career as an auctioneer.This will be followed by a valuation of antique items presented by the audience. Each visitor may bring one antique item.

The doors open at 6.30pm and Charles’ talk commences at 7.30pm. There will be a licensed bar, the sale of teas and coffees, a photographic print exhibition and a sales stand with photographic prints and cards produced by our members.

This promises to be another highly entertaining and amusing evening. We hope you will be able to join us.

Tickets are priced at £10 and MPS members may purchase two tickets priced £8 each.

The second event is the annual dinner and prize awards on Saturday May 16th at The Dragon, Willington. This will take place at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.We have been offered a three course dinner for £22 a head with a mouth watering selection of dishes. Details of the menu and how to book a place are available on the website.

The annual dinner is open to all members – new and long standing, there are currently plenty of spaces available but we are restricted to 24 places this year so early booking is recommended.

Again, we do hope you will be able to join us for another memorable social occasion.

Kind regards,

Gavin Lake, Vice – President.