North Staffs Association
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AGM - Sat 8th Dec


 
This year's AGM is at Stoke Minster on Sat 8th December. Why not reserve the date and join us for a ring on these lovely easy going bells?

We kick off the ringing at 3pm, with service and tea following at five. Special methods are call changes and Stedman Caters.

(Please note that the date given in the October Newsletter is incorrect.)

Last Meeting


 
Our last meeting was at Checkley and Draycott on the 3rd November. We started with morning ringing on the anti-clockwise bells at Checkley, followed by lunch and ringing at Draycott. (This format was chosen to leave time for people to get back for bonfire night celebrations in the evening.)

Our thanks to the Checkley ringers for providing tea and to Margaret Carnall for running the raffle. Your webmaster can confirm that the first prize of a cake baked by Margaret was delicious!

Forthcoming Events


 
Tues 20th Nov - Tuesday Daytime Band: Penn & Trysull

Wed 21st Nov - Surprise Minor Practice: Horton

Tues 27th Nov - Call Change Practice: Caverswall

Sat 8th Dec - AGM : Stoke Minster

Trip to Ypres, Belgium


 


Ringing Remembers


 
To commemorate the 1400 bell ringers who died in the First World War, the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers are involved in a new campaign to recruit 1400 new bell ringers.

To find out more, please take a look at their web page: View More..

Learning to Ring


 
Have you ever considered learning to ring? Not sure where to start?

Take a look at our towers page to find somewhere close to you and just call in on a Sunday or practice night. Or go to the officers page and drop an email to our secretary for further information.

100 Club


 
The Association runs a '100 Club' to raise funds for the Bell Restoration Fund. The way it works is that members pay a subsciption of £12 and are entered in 5 draws in the year. There will be four prize draws, usually at business meetings, and one Superdraw at the Association's AGM. If fully subscribed the first prize will be £50 at the prize draws and £100 at the super draw.

So if you would like a flutter in aid of a good cause, please contact our 100 Club organiser, Chris Adams.  

Safeguarding


 
Safeguarding of children and young people is an important issue both at a tower and an association level. The Association has therefore appointed a Safeguarding Co-ordinator, produced guidelines for tower captains, and policies and procedures for association events.

Copies of the documents can be found on our Publications page. They can also be obtained from our Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Ros Daybell.

Tower Contact telephone numbers: Contact telephone numbers are now shown on our tower pages. The information is protected from web crawlers and has been in place for over a year without any problems. However, if you would prefer your number not to appear on the website, please email the webmaster.

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