Jurassic Coast Branch Update

The branch continues to stay in touch with members using our weekly zoom meetings and personal phone calls where appropriate.  We have seen an increase in need this month as in line with media reporting. Branch members still working are beginning to be worn down with the constant high levels of Covid infection in hospitals and its effect on staff and people living alone are beginning to feel the effects of isolation.  

On the plus side, this month has seen an increase in membership not in small part due to the stimulating talk programme which is so well attended every Saturday.

After the success of our Murder Mystery Guest Night, we joined with the Scottish branch to hold a Burns Night Supper.  The branch invited the Scottish branch to join us for this event and to take part in the annual honouring of Robbie Burns.  We were delighted to be joined by 15 members of the Scottish branch and we were able to follow the traditions of a Burns Night supper with Scottish voices and of course the Haggis being piped in by Catherine Pounder. 

Our own branch learned that the Association had funded Catherine’s pipes being embellished with our Corps badge in gold lace.  A total of 60 members of the Association and their guests enjoyed this evening all in some way clad in tartan. 

Once again, we were delighted that the Association chairman and both Colonel’s Commandant were able to join us and, on this occasion, we were pleased to be able to welcome the Association General Secretary to the gathering.

The inclusion of some sort of food has proved popular and the committee has decided that appropriate beverage and food will accompany our Far East talk in February and the branch event in March to celebrate Corps Day.   

The branch Facebook page remains very active and our blog is proving to be very popular amongst family and friends as well as other members of the Association and Corps.
Marjorie Bandy

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