West Lothian 50+ Network – Events
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, as is our running of a thrift shop for a week each summer. Last year we introduced our monthly Sunday 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.
- Meet and socialise with members from other groups;
- An external speaker or entertainer is invited;
- Coffee/tea and biscuits are available;
- Minutes of the meetings are produced and sent to all members;
- Raffle tickets are sold for funds. Donations for the raffle are always welcome;
- An opportunity to meet Committee members;
- Updates from Group Leaders.
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.
For the last few years the Network has taken over a shop in Bathgate’s George Street for a week towards the end of the summer. This has been an important fundraiser for the 50+ Network and members have done us proud in the past with their generous donations.