The Ladies Committee 2018
WHAT is the purpose of the Committee?
The Ladies Committee is the major fund-raiser for the Club. Our role is to
improve and enhance the ambiance of the club environment and support charities.
The charities this year are Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, and the
Andrew Simpson Foundation. We also support Dementia UK Admiral Nursing and
Macmillan Cancer Support.
WHO is the Committee?
This year's Committee is eight elected members who are Linda Munro, Jo Ward,
Nicky Gardner, Loraine Ford, Jackie Burns, Allanah Hoarton, Lesley Veal and Jan
Halliday, plus the Flag Officers' Ladies Ginnie Nixon, Jane Vose, Sue Rutherford
and our Commodore Karen Henderson-Williams.
HOW does the Committee work?
The members of the Committee appoint the Chair Jo Ward, acting Vice Chair Nicky
Gardner, Treasurer Jackie Burns and Secretary Nicky Gardner. Meetings are held monthly
throughout the year on the first Thursday of the month.
Each member takes a 'lead role' in planning and running one of the fund-raising
events and the whole Committee work together to run the Christmas Fayre.
WHAT does the Committee do?
Run a programme of events that include:
● A Dementia UK Admiral Nursing Coffee Morning in March
"Ladies Who Lunch" days in January, June and November - members are encouraged
to bring guests.
● Two Formal Ladies Lunches in April and October with speakers.
Guests of RSrnYC
members and members from reciprocal clubs are invited and welcome.
● Two afternoon Bridge Drives in March and November
● The Ladies Evening in September
● The Macmillan Coffee Morning in September
● A Gentleman’s Lunch in October
● The Christmas Fayre in November. This is the major fund raising event of the
The Committee also..
● Donate Raffle prizes for all Ladies Committee events
● Provide delicious teas for the two Bridge Drives
● Assist with other club events when needed
● Keep Lady Members informed about events and fundraising in our Ladies
Newsletter and Forthcoming Events posters sent by email to each individual Lady
We always welcome help for our fundraising so
if you would like to support us why not contact our Chair or one of the
Committee members? firstname.lastname@example.org
Dementia UK coffee morning - one to remember!
The Ladies Committee held a very successful and enjoyable coffee morning on
Friday 10th March that raised an amazing £980 for Dementia UK Admiral Nursing.
Elegant models from Devernois of Bedford Place Southampton walked casually
around 93-seated guests showing the latest colours and styles from the
spring/summer collection. Ladies and gentlemen enjoyed coffee/tea and delicious
cakes made and served by the Ladies Committee and were able to buy cards, books
and handbags from Phoenix Cards, Monica Books, Ladies Love and Desert Diamonds.
The Raffle is always a big attraction and this one was no exception with a range
of lovely prizes including beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers and bottles of
Sharon from Devernois gave a brief description of the family owned company that
started life in France and now has boutiques across Europe and beyond.
Carole Gould, who was Ladies Committee lead on the event, thanked everyone for
their contribution to Dementia UK Admiral Nursing and briefly explained their
role in the community and Karen Henderson-Williams, the Commodore, drew the
event to a close.
See all the photos
Bridge Drive 23rd March 2017
On Thursday 23rd March 56 experienced, new and social Bridge players, male and
female, took their seats at 14 tables. 8 brand new tables were provided by funds
raised by the Ladies Committee.
Tea was served at 3.15 - this has become the highlight of the afternoon with a
delicious assortment of sandwiches and cakes made by the Ladies Committee. The
Raffle raised £260 for our charity The Countess Mountbatten Hospice.
The Grand Slam was won by the partnership Ann Hardy and Judy Greensmith and the
highest score for the first 3 Rubbers was won by Annie Campbell-Walter who just
pipped her husband into second place by 22 points.
Special thanks goes to everyone who gave so generously to our Charity Raffle and
to the volunteers who gave their time to serve the teas. The Ladies Committee, lead organiser Helen Jones with Nicky Gardner where pleased this was another successful Ladies
Do come and join us at the next Bridge Drive on 16th November.