This year we are proposing to run a Ceilidh for the March Members’ evening. We are
sure that there is a considerable amount of talent within the Society, and this will
provide an opportunity for anyone who wishes to show their party piece, be it a song,
instrumental, recitation or even a sketch.
We now need to start putting together a programme, so if there is something you can
do please contact the President, Carol Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
The Committee really needs your contributions to make this evening a success.
Admission is £5 per person payable on the door, which will include light refreshments
(tea, coffee and cake). There is no need to bring a plate of food for this meeting.
Family Walk & Scottish Tea
Sunday 13th May 2012
Chelwood Gate Village Hall with a walk in Ashdown Forest
AGM/Wine and Cheese Party
Friday 15th June 2012
Haywards Heath Town Hall
Golf Day and Garden Party
Friday 29th June 2012
St Andrew’s Night Celebration
Friday 23rd November 2012
Please note that this will be held a week early this year as the Wivelsfield Village
Hall is unavailable on St Andrew’s Night.
Burns’ Night Dinner Dance
Saturday 21st January 2012
North Terminal, Gatwick Airport
This year 61 members and guests met at the Sofitel for our annual Burns’ Night Dinner
The executive chef, David Woods, and his team produced yet another splendid meal
which was swiftly and deftly delivered by the Sofitel team.
The haggis was piped in by Bruce Urquhart and addressed by David Anderson, shown
here toasting the haggis along with David Woods. Grace was said by Iain Millar.
After the meal the Immortal Memory was given by Jeff Robertson who used a number
of Burns’ poems to provide an insight into the life of the bard. This was followed
by the Toast to the Lassies proposed by Gordon Russell who attempted to interpret
how Burns would have used modern day computer speak to explain his problems with
the lassies in his life. Lis Perrin gave the reply in similar vein.
Lee and Chris Pratt and Carol and Julian Blake kindly acted as our Dance Masters
with a programme of dances that filled the dance floor. It was particularly encouraging
to see so many guests having a go at the dances.
Our sincere thanks to Neil Perrin who acted as our photographer during the evening.
More photographs of the event are to be found on our web site.
The collection plate for the evening generated well over £100, and combined with
the collection from the St Andrew’s night in November and other donations this enabled
us to make a donation of £200 to our designated charity Chestnut Tree House.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCES
For those interested in more dancing there are two upcoming dances to be held by