BURGESS HILL ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMENS SECTION: At our Meeting on 20th September, we enjoyed a talk given by Amanda Scales. Amanda is adept at finding very interesting items not generally known by the general public, and presenting them in both an amusing and informative manner. This particular talk concerned two ladies who served on the front lines in the Womens Emergency Corps in the First World War, and became celebrities who were much sought after by all sections of society. They were also awarded medals by King Albert of the Belgians. However, after the War they never saw each other again, due to the fact that one of them had accrued more medals than the other.
After the talk, our Chairman Sarah Voce read extracts from an article which appeared in the Daily Mail, and which contained remarks detrimental to the Womens Section.
Our Treasurer, Evelyn Clarke, then gave details of our financial position in August, which is very good.
Sarah read out a letter from the County Chairman thanking everyone for their support, and we have also had a letter from the County Secretary on the same subject.
At the Car Boot Sale on Sunday 19th September, a total of £71.00 was raised.
The laying up of the County Standard will take place on 1st October at the Church of St.Mary the Virgin in Sompting at 2pm. There will be car parking available in the field next to the Church, with Stewards available to assist.
The AGM will follow on from our Fish and Chip supper on 18th October. If you have not already advised that you require Fish and Chips, please let Sarah know by the 17th October(telephone 01444 246655).
The Menu for the Christmas Lunch is now available, and will be circulated at the Meeting in October.
The first Meeting in 2017 will take place on February 21st.
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