Activity: May 2011 Archives
All Club events are held at the Village Hall, Metheringham, unless otherwise stated.
On Wednesday, 6 April, the majority of our current members re-joined for the year 2011-2012. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Mr Noel Gee. Noel supports the AmbuCopter through his performances. He was a member of the Lincoln group "The Casuals" who recorded hits during the 60s. Their "Jesamine" reached number two in the record charts and is still regularly played on the radio, Mary Hopkins with "Those Were The Days" was number one at the time. His performance was anything but casual. Giving excellent renditions of songs from the late 50s and 60s including Emile Ford's "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For"; Cliff Richard's "Livin' Doll" & "The Young Ones". Songs from Shirley Bassey, the Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Billy Fury, Tom Jones, Jim Reeves, The Searchers, The Springfields and many more. We were treated to the unofficial Irish National Anthem "Danny Boy" and Noel finished with the Liverpool anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone".
After the interval Noel recounted that he had been approached by one lady member, who shall be nameless, to buy one of his CDs and had remarked that he looked much older close up!
Due to our 'winter' weather our members had a belated Christms lunch on 9 February. Then on 23 February there was a delightful odour in the Jubilee Hall from samples of soap and oils etc., brought along by Cherie Frost who makes her own skin products (all from natural ingredients) which were on sale at very reasonable prices. She talked to the members through the various treatments.
On 9 March we all enjoyed a social afternoon playing bingo and quizzes.
On the 23 March, Colin North, a retired Magistrate, gave a very interesting talk on his days on the bench after which he gave members 3 old cases for them to deliberate on. After a discussion on each case Colin then asked each group to pass sentence on the accused to see if they came to the same conclusion as the court.
On the 6 April Richard Treasure from Talking Newspapers paid a visit to the club to give a talk and demonstration on the new equipment being supplied to members. The old fashioned tape recorder is being replaced with an I-pod and members will receive a memory stick every fortnight to plug in and listen to the news. Wow! Our members are now in the 21st Century!!
On the 20 April there was much laughter as Tommy Steele, a retired bus driver, gave a talk on "Only the Passengers Run on Time".
Anyone wishing to join the club must contact the South Lincs Blind Society on 01476 592775.
Mission X meets in Metheringham Methodist Hall
We are open 7.00 pm until 8.00 pm for ages 7 to 11years and 8.00 pm until 9.30pm for ages 11 to 16 years
Summer term dates: (Fridays)
27 May / 10 June / 24 June / 8 July / 22 July
Our Kids holiday club Showstoppers for ages 7 to 11 runs 1 to 5 August.
For info please contact Nicky at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Life Church, Metheringham has been meeting in the Methodist Chapel Hall each Sunday afternoon, starting at 4.30pm and finishing with tea/coffee and cake and biscuits, since the beginning of January this year. Before then it had been meeting on Tuesday evenings, mostly in the Village Hall. The Church is an 'expression', or offshoot, of New Life Church Lincoln, a large and thriving church in the city centre.
New Life Church is a Free Evangelical Church, not tied to any of the traditional or established denominations - although it is well and truly grounded in the traditional beliefs and doctrines of all other mainstream protestant Christian churches. Perhaps the most noticeable difference you would observe between New Life and other, more traditional, churches is the relaxed and modern style of worship. We try to be accessible to people of all ages, and perhaps especially those who have not been used to attending worship elsewhere, or are looking for something a bit different. The sung worship is usually led by guitar, but occasionally we're led by a keyboard or piano player. The talks are bible-based and often interactive, involving the congregation in some way or another. We are pleased to pray for the needs of one another, as well as the wider community of Metheringham and the surrounding villages and the towns and cities of our nation.
As New Life Metheringham continues to grow we are looking forward to serving the needs of the community in whatever ways we can and look forward to welcoming new members and enquirers.
If you would like to know more about New Life Church in Metheringham please phone Pastor Alan Coates on (01526) 323953 or visit newlifelincoln.org.uk and follow the link for Metheringham.
'UNEXPECTED ITEM IN THE BAGGAGE AREA'
directed by Ken Frape
directed by Sue Kelly
These 2 plays plus a quiz are to be performed
in Metheringham Village Hall
Friday 8 July / Saturday 9 July at 7.30 pm
further information can be found on our website
or ring Fran Pembery - 01526 320827
Metheringham Animal Welfare Supporters group is in dire straits trying to do what is a 'mission impossible'. Fund-raising is never easy, but this year it has been dreadful with money so short. With only two events to go before the AGM in August they are still £1,500 short of their target. Normally they give at least £1,000 each to four small animal charities in Lincolnshire at the AGM. We all know the small charities are struggling this year more than ever as they are swamped with rescued animals and many that people can no longer afford to keep. So the money is needed even more than ever before. MAWS 'Mad Fortnight' house to house collections with the can, is Monday 30 May to Sunday 12 June inclusive. All collectors will have an ID badge / licence and a MAWS can to collect any coppers you can spare. Be sure to only give to authorized collectors. Every penny will count. The area is Metheringham and surrounding villages. If you can help please phone Joyce on 01526 321436 for more details.
That is followed by an evening of song and dance on Friday 17 June at Martin Moor Golf Club (starts at 7.30 pm). with Sharna, the very popular female vocalist. Admission is by ticket only, priced at £5.00. The Bar will be open for bar meals and drinks. The dance floor can be used so you can join in if you wish or just sit and enjoy. MAWS raffle tickets are available soon from Martin Moor Golf Club, D&K News or Joyce at 31 Station Road, Metheringham.
MAWS beneficiaries this year are: Bransby Home of Rest for Horses and Donkeys, Near Saxilby. Lincoln Area Swan Group, Brayford Wharf, Lincoln. Bunny Heaven, Coleby and Lincoln Greyhound Trust, Burton Road, Lincoln.
Please help us to help them. Your support is really needed.
Metheringham Football Club's team photos for the 2010-2011 season are now on-line.
Metheringham Under 10A gave the club something to cheer about in what has been a disappointing season for most of the Club's teams.
Having reached the end of the season needing to collect at least a point to force a play-off for runners-up spot they met league champions North Lindum Hawks 'B' in their final league game. Despite going two down they battled to the end scoring twice in the last few minutes to get that all important point with goals from their two top scorers Jamie Gaukroger and Olly Smith. This set up a play-off at Woodhall Spa on 1 May.
In windy conditions their opponents were North Lindum Hawks 'A' who they had met twice during the season without losing to them, winning 1-0 and drawing 2-2. Hawks went 1-0 up with the wind behind them but after the break the battling Meg side levelled through Jamie Gaukroger before going ahead through top scorer Olly Smith. The lead lasted only minutes before Hawks levelled and the game went to extra time. There was nothing to separate the sides in this period thus bring into the equation the dreaded 'penalty shoot-out'
After five penalties apiece the two sides were still tied at two converted penalties each and it went down to sudden death. This saw goallie Jake Burrell hold his nerve to be the hero of the hour as Hawks missed their kick and Meg were winners - there was no 'one' hero with all the players playing their part as they deservedly took the runners-up spot to the glee of their jubilant supporters and parents.