Editor: Gordon Russell         newsletter@midsussexcaledoniansociety.org.uk




AGM / Wine and Cheese Social

Friday, 10th June 2011

Haywards Heath Town Hall

Boltro Road

Haywards Heath

7.45pm for 8.00pm

Doesn’t time fly. It hardly seems no time at all since last year’s AGM and here we are again. The AGM is mandatory and it does give Members the chance to air their views formally about the Society and the way they see it developing. As usual, the President will comment on this current year’s events and the Hon. Treasurer tell us how the Society is faring financially. Then, there’s the election of the Committee. Some of the existing Committee Members have indicated their willingness to be nominated for next year’s Committee together with Members who have also said they are prepared to stand. No nominations have yet been received for the President and Vice President posts. As mentioned in the last Newsletter, we do need a President as a figurehead. Like all in high office, the President doesn’t do all the work – he or she delegates!! So don’t hide your light under a bushel, do come forward and help carry the Society forward.

After the business part of the AGM, there will be a chance to socialise and enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by a selection of  delicious cheeses.

As usual, we will be holding a raffle to defray the costs of the hire of the hall and the wine and cheese.     

Badger Watching

Tuesday, 14th June 7.30pm

Loder Valley Reserve

(between the Ardingly Show Ground and Wakehurst Place)

As reported in the April Newsletter, Lis Perrin has managed to book 10 adult places for MSCS Members on the above date and time. This is a great chance to learn about badgers and see them foraging in their natural habitat. There will be a guide to take you from a central point to the hide which is approximately half a mile away. He will tell you about the badgers and answer your questions. Stout walking shoes and warm clothing are recommended and the terrain can be slippery if wet. The cost per adult is £10.00.

There are still places available. So, if you would like to go, please contact Lis on 01293 552153 to confirm availability as soon as possible. If Lis confirms your booking, please complete and return the attached booking form together with your cheque made payable to MSCS and she will give you the joining instructions.


Golf Day / Summer Garden Party

Friday, 24th June 2011

Rookwood Golf Course, Horsham

The annual golf competition for the Mid Sussex Caledonian Society Trophies, as mentioned in the last Newsletter, will again be held at Rookwood Golf Course in Horsham on the afternoon of Friday 24th June.

Format, as before, will be individual Stableford with a Yellow Ball team competition. There will be individual prizes and a prize for the Yellow Ball competition. Members are welcome to bring guests. The event commences with a sandwich lunch at the Club at 12 noon. The first tee time will be 12.50pm.

Cost per player is £29.00 (including lunch).

A number of Members have already indicated their interest in playing in the competition but Ian would still like more participants. So, golfers, if you haven’t already signed up for this glorious summer event, now’s your chance before the deadline.

The directions for Rookwood are to be found in last month’s Newsletter.


Summer Garden Party

Friday 24th June 2011

7.00pm for 7.30pm

The Summer Garden Party will be held, as last year, at the home of our President, Mike Roberts. All Members are cordially invited to Bodimans.

Please bring your own drinks, unbreakable glasses, tables and chairs – cutlery and plates will be provided.

The cost of the evening will be £6.00 per person plus a large bowl of salad or a dessert, not forgetting to include appropriate serving spoons for your dish.

Please indicate on the form what you would like to bring or phone Moira Dudley on 01444 484390.





“At Home”

Saturday, 15th October 2011

Old School Hall, Cuckfield


St Andrew’s Night Celebration

Friday, 25th November 2011

Village Hall, Wivelsfield



Family Walk & Scottish Tea

Sunday, 15th May 2011

Firstly, an apology. I forgot to take the camera so no pics on this walk – a description will have to suffice. Apart from a few spits of rain, not enough to warrant putting on a waterproof, the weather was kind to us. Led by John Dudley, we set off from the hall, along the east bank of the river Adur  moving southwards. Truleigh Hill with its aerials was on our left, and eventually the old Portland Circle cement works and Lancing College hove into view in front of us. We crossed the river at the footbridge, part of the South Downs way, and then turned right, near St Botolph’s church, and up the Downs Link to Bramber castle. A footpath led us back to the river, then over  another footbridge to get back to the hall. There awaited a lovely afternoon tea, the food table groaning with goodies contributed by the participants. Many thanks to Laura and Michael for setting the tables and producing a very welcoming cup of tea to go with the goodies. And we sold our the remaining stock of t-shirts as well!! A bargain of an afternoon all round.


Scottish Country Dances

For those who would like to continue to trip the light fantastic, we still have the following dance to come in our area:

Horsham Scottish Country Dancing Club

21st May 2011     7.00pm

The Village Hall, Golding Lane, Mannings Heath RH13 6JU.

£4.00 or £1.50 for non dancers plus a plate of finger food.

Contact Lee & Chris Pratt 01403 269439. Tickets on the door.


Saturday 22nd October 2011

Methodist Church Hall

Perrymount Road

Haywards Heath

Advance notice on this event. MSCS has been asked by Action for Children to provide the dancing for another supper and Scottish country dance evening at the above location. Some of you may remember the one that was organised a couple of years ago. It was a great success, a sell out in fact, with some demonstration dancing followed by Members trying to entice the Action for Children supporters to participate in some simple dances. It was great fun and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.












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