A number of events are well-established in the Network’s Calendar. These include dinners, socials and musical evenings. Our annual craft fair and coffee morning is an important fund raiser for the Network. Last year we introduced our monthly weekend coach trips, when we visit a wide range of places of interest. We’ve also recently introduced social evenings, such as bingo and a beetle drive. We look forward each year to our Christmas Party and Network Choir Carol Concert, and on the third Saturday of the month our Members’ Meeting is a chance for members to get together for an update on new activities and Network business.
The last Meeting was held on Saturday, 18th November at the British Legion, Bathgate
Meet and socialise with members from other groups.
Collette Moran from the West Lothian School Bank will talk about the origins of the school bank, their Winter Appeal and projects as well as the way they help families across West Lothian.
Coffee/tea and biscuits are available.
Raffle tickets are sold for funds – donations for the raffle are always welcome.
An opportunity to meet Committee members and catch up with fellow members. Minutes of the meetings are produced and sent to all members.
Picnic in the Park
Due to the unpredictability of the weather, we held a free fun-filled picnic in the Howden Park Centre. Members enjoyed a catch up safely with fellow members, as well as some games and wonderful cakes!
Coffee Morning and Craft Fair
The Network’s annual Coffee Morning and Craft Fair replaces the normal monthly members’ meeting in October and is an important fundraiser for the Network. Our “crafty” members work on items that can be sold at the fair. And those who love baking lend a hand too.
Network Choir Carol Concert
The Network Singers sing in local residential care homes and at some West Lothian 50+ Network functions, as well as having a Carol Concert at Christmas (Kristmas Krackers) for Network members.
Our annual members Christmas Party takes place in December. There’s musical entertainment, dancing and party games, and of course, a generous spread of food.
Group Leaders Lunch
It has become a tradition for the Committee to show their appreciation of the work put in by all the Group leaders throughout the year by inviting them to a lunch. This usually takes place in January.