The Gateway Club had a stall inside the Town Hall at the Makers Xmas Market on Saturday 26th November 2016.
The Club sold Crafts, Cakes and an assortment of Gifts for Christmas. We also sold cakes for our Xmas Raffle.
We were on the stall all day from 9.00am to 4pm – it was great to see so many people who came along and made this a fabulous day.
We were able to raise £267 towards our Fund Raising target of £1000.
Tonight we had The Something Good Singers come and entertain us.
The Something Good Singers are a group from Doveridge who sing 60s and 70s pop songs. They are a versatile group singing everything from the Beatles to Dusty Springfield to Abba.
This is the third time they have kindly sung for us, and once again, our members sang, clapped and danced their hearts out.
We raised the roof at the Uttoxeter Gateway Club.
Next week the Club Members are going Cinebowl , where they can choose to watch a film or bowl.
We recently had a disco
Our resident DJ Paul did us proud as he always does and we boogied and bopped the night away.
We had burgers and hot dogs and ate Halloween cookies till we felt completely stuffed!
We were also able to celebrate two birthdays. Happy Birthday Carole and Steven.
A great time was had by all.
(Sorry about the blurred pictures!)
AGM 4th October 2016
Our AGM was held on Tuesday 4th October and was again supported by both parents and club members. After the reports from Pauline, the Club Organiser, she then outlined our activities and events over the last 12 months. She also listed a few of the activities planned for the coming twelve months, a list of which will be posted on the new website.
Teresa, the Club Treasurer, gave details outlining the state of our finances saying that we have enough funds for a further 12 months of operation. However, we need some long term solution to fund raising to enable us to plan into the future. Projects, such as the holiday which we have been able to undertake for so many previous years, may have to be put on hold unless we can secure a benefactor soon.
Paul, Trustees Chairman, thanked all the helpers and volunteers who had assisted over the last 12 months, especially Pauline who has worked tirelessly to see that the club members had some fantastic events. Concern was raised over the state of the finances and it was agreed that a Trustees meeting would be held after the half term break to discuss an action plan.
After the reports were read, the audience were asked if anyone present would like to become a trustee. No written requests had been received from anyone who would like to become a trustee. In both cases, no new requests where received. The existing trustees expressed their wish to remain in their current posts and so a vote was then taken to have all the existing trustees remain. This was past unanimously.
After a discussion about our new website the formal part of the meeting was officially closed and we all retired for our tea and cake!
Official Website Launch event 18th October 2016
We held an event to officially launch the new Uttoxeter Gateway Club website.
A number of supports, friends of the Club and, of course, our members and wonderful staff attended the event. In the photo gallery, Uttoxeter Town Council Mayor Alan Noyes is seen taking a good look at the new site (pictues 1 to 3) as he is supporting the Uttoxeter Gateway Club as part of the his term in office 2016/17.
In pictures 4 and 5, Lion President Carol Scorer and David Scorer represented the Uttoxeter Lions Club. Paul Nixon (picture 5) explains the philosophy behind the new site to Carol and David.
Carol Carney, from Upper Morton Rural Acivities and Tracey Fletcher from DE Healthcare also attended.
In picture 6 you can see some of our wonderful staff, Lisa Lovatt , Pauline Wilson, Debbie Egerton and Sue Bloor.
Michael Biddulph, the website designer and developer was present.
Despite some technical issues that we had with the projector and the internet connection, the presentation was well received.