Sussex East Report May 2016
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Sussex East Report May 2016

Since February, Guilds have held their annual meetings and there have been more changes in Guild Officers this year compared to previous years. Programmes for 2016 look interesting with a wide variety of activities.
 
Members helped at Alexandra Palace, for the National all Sections weekend event ‘Spark’, either as general helpers or as an extra adult with a Unit.
 
Beckley Guild had a well thought through party to celebrate their 50th Birthday.
 
Our County Annual Review was extremely well attended and we were delighted that our Region Chairman, Sarah Little, was able to be with us to help us celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday. A beautiful cake was created by a Guild member; a quiz appropriately composed to reflect the Royal Family; a memento to all to take away was a Coaster with a photograph of the Queen inserted with brief details on the reverse as to what the Coaster celebrates.
 
We said a big Thank You to our retiring County Treasurer who was presented with a Trefoil Votive vase and a Trefoil Thanks Badge.
 
Our afternoon ended with ‘Sing for the Queen’.  Verena Leppard, a Trefoil member, who runs the County Singing Circle, had arranged a programme of songs one to cover every decade of the Queen’s life.  
 
The President’s Shield for 2015 was won by Hailsham Guild.  The challenge set by our President, Phoebe Caffyn, was to create a log book depicting a year in the life of the Guild which when completed had to be contained in an A4 ring folder and be suitable as a publicity aid to encourage people to join Trefoil.  The amount of work put in to these folders was amazing and fascinating to look at.  Out of a potential of 23 Guilds, 19 took part.
 
Since my last report we have opened a new Guild in Peacehaven to be known as Haven Trefoil Guild.  This brings the number of Guilds in the County to 25.
 
28 Members of Sussex East had a truly lovely time on the Region Holiday at Norton Grange on the Isle of Wight.  What a tremendous amount of work was put in by the organisers, which without a shadow of doubt was appreciated by us all.  The weather was perfect as well, no rain until the morning we left – brilliant.
 
Some Members will be helping at the Region’s Discover Event at Greenwich in June. 
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