Markhouse Drama Club Newsletter
November 2017 – Extracts
Lesley, Angela, June, Jayne & Jill
Hopefully this ‘sample’ photograph from the recent Re-Union will whet your appetite to see the website’s full Photo Gallery of what again provided another enjoyable evening of renewing friendships and catching up on past times – particularly as this was a first ‘re-acquaintance’ for several former members who were able to attend this time!
Some 28 former Drama Club members attended – including some who only managed to do so after ‘manoeuvring’ their way through a cordon of about 9 Police Cars and their occupants spread out around parts of Chingford Mount Road – but fortunately not directly around the Holiday Express Hotel!
As with past Re-Unions, this one was affected by some unexpected circumstances and the effects of the most recent strain of ‘flu’ going around, but fortunately these only led to just a few last minute apologies. Thanks to all of those for still getting in touch and asking us to pass on their best wishes – we’re just sorry that you were not able to make it in the end. Perhaps not surprisingly after such an enjoyable time a few ‘comments’ were made about why this had to be the ‘final’ re-union – so
MDC Website Funding Appeal
By the time this Newsletter reaches you the Website will have been in existence for just on a year and has seen a good deal of memorabilia added over this period – with hopefully more to be discovered in due course!
As those former members who attended the Re-Union will already know, this event was also used to kick start a ‘Funding Appeal’ to ensure that the website continues once the initial contract, funded from the CMMF, ‘runs out’ early in the new year.
The Re-Union gave the ‘Appeal’ an ideal start and it is good to report that £135 was raised by way of ‘on the night’ donations plus Standing Orders that have been set up to make an annual donation – which will really be helpful in making sure that we can, as we hope, keep the website going for at least a few years more!
‘Unfortunately’ – the ‘notes’ were falling into the improvised cash bag so fast that we are not able to receipt these donations individually – so, if you contributed at the Re-union – then:
Thank-you very much – This is appreciated!
A copy of the Funding Appeal Leaflet is enclosed with this Newsletter, primarily for those who were not able to attend the Re-Union, with the hope that other former members might similarly consider helping to keep the website continue in the foreseeable future.
Details of the website costs and contact arrangements for making a donation, or a small annual Standing Order, are given within the Appeal Leaflet.
This information can, of course, also be used by any members who made a donation at the Re-Union, who might wish to add a Standing Order either now, or at some future time
New Website Memorabilia
See Website ‘News’ Page – ‘November Additions’