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Stafford Ladies Circle Diary 2015/16

Discussion in 'Meeting people in Stafford' started by Stafford Ladies Circle, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Stafford Ladies Circle

    Stafford Ladies Circle A few posts under my belt

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    Stafford Ladies Circle is a fantastic and friendly club for women aged of 18 and 45 in the county town. after a successful Planning meeting here's our proposed diary for 2015/2016.

    We're open to new members who are looking to make friends and help fundraise for good causes - Contact Details, Twitter, Facebook etc can all be found here! http://www.ladiescircle.co.uk/stafford

    2015
    • Thursday 23rd of April – Quiz at The Wildwood
    • Thursday 7th of May – Cinema Night to see Avengers at Southwater, Telford
    • Thursday 21st of May – Walk at Gnosall to Norbury Junction
    • Thursday 11th of June – Ladies Night at Uttoexeter Racecourse
    • Sunday 28th of June – Katherine House Walk
    • Thursday 2nd July – Business Meeting
    • Saturday 18th July – Strawberry picking at Great Haywood and Milford Common Picnic (New Members push)
    • Thursday 6th August – Afternoon Tea at Julia’s
    • Thursday 16th of August – Seighford Car Show stand
    • Saturday 5th September – Clay Pigeon Shooting
    • Thursday 17th September – Pinterest / Craft Fail Party at Julia’s
    • Thursday 1st October – Pamper Night at Susannes house
    • Thursday 15th October – Ten Pin Bowling & Curry
    • Thursday November 5th – Bonfire Planning / Business Meeting
    • Saturday November 7th – Bonfire Selling
    • Friday November 27th – Christmas Party & Ornament Swap at Pastiche
    • Thursday 3rd of December - Wreath Making / Christmas Craft Making
    • Date TBC – Christmas Market
    • Thursday 17th of December - Truffle Making at Julia’s
    2016
    • Thursday 14th of Jan – Business Meeting / Jumble Sale Planning
    • Saturday 30th of Jan – Jumble Sale in aid of Staffordshire's Women’s Aid
    • Thursday - 11th of Feb – Cupcake Decorating
    • Thursday - 25th of Feb – President’s Night (Julia)
    • Saturday - 5th of March - Pottery Painting at Emma Bridgewater
    • Thursday - 17th March – Chairman’s Farewell Cocktail Making
    • Thursday - 8th April AGM
     
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  3. Roland

    Roland Well-Known Forumite

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    Sorry no Ladies on this forum!
     
  4. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Oi! I'm a laydee don't you know?!
    I'm also a very delicate feminine flower!
     
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    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    What kind of attitude is that? and what a cruel thing to say ;(
     
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  6. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    A friend of mine was in Ladies Circle and she made the most marvellous friends and had such wonderful times with them.

    I am not in the right age group and when I was that age group I was working shifts and was away for lots of the time so it wasnt feasible for me to join.

    If anyone reading this isnt sure about joining I would say "Go for It"
     
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  7. Hetairoi

    Hetairoi Well-Known Forumite

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    Only open to ladies between the ages of 18 an 45!

    That is sexist and ageist!
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Sounds boring to me.so do they kick people out when they are 46...
     
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    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Sounds like it. What a shame I'm far too old for them. I won't be able to try the delights they have on offer.. ;)
     
  11. sandonia

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    We should set up. Our own...
     
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  12. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Bostin idea chick! I mean, what's a 45yr old able do, that a 51yr old can't?
    Tho, to me, and it is only my very own personal opinion, half of the stuff on that list sounds quite boring x
     
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  13. sandonia

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    Yes. Top of my list would be an ouigi board night. Not sure how to even spell it.. then a night to wax all the hairy men we know.. Oh brain working overtime now
     
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  14. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Count me in (I'm only 2yrs off being too old for the other club & this one sounds more fun.)

    I have a hairy husband I can volunteer....
     
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    Agree. When this first appeared I had to try quite hard to not post something rather rude in response.

    To express, in what would doubtless be described in certain quarters as ladylike language, quite why the assumptions lurking within this specification of an age bar are quite so irritating, and after taking a deep breath and exhaling slowly, one might say merely that they're very, very outdated. Straight out of the middle of the last century and way before that. Straight back to the centuries during which women weren't allowed to do much outside the domestic sphere and, once past their comeliest years, were relegated to cronehood.
    But wait, I must be a humourless old feminist. This is, after all, about ladies having fun. Sorry.

    With respect to @Carole's comment on her mate's experience, I have to say that unless this lot want to chatter about nothing more than, as somebody once said, several decades ago and in America, babies and salad dressing (which they're most welcome to do) they're missing out on meeting an awful lot of interesting women.

    Cupcakes, FFS. Afternoon tea (though that might be nice, if there was cupcakes to hand). 'Pampering' - words fail. The only thing I'd quite like to join in with would be the walk, even though it's rather a tame one, and the clay shoot. Although I've done proper shooting and for real, but I suppose since I'm over 45 I might not be quite up to this particular afternoon of girly giggles.

    As for the man-waxing, that would I suppose be useful. Although I'm a little squeamish about some things and would prefer to see the men only after they've been waxed if that's OK.

    Might I suggest, women of Stafford Forum who know something of life already and who are not, as Heteroi says, sexist and ageist, a day spent learning how to instal an outside tap. Or get the lawnmower working again. Or walking over Stiperstones, followed by cake at The Bog Tearoom. Or making soap with sprigs of lavender stuck in it. Or replacing the hard drive. Or bicycle maintenance. Or sampling local beer. But not sodding cupcakes with companions exclusively of childbearing age and oh god I need a large glass of wine...

    I really and truly don't want to insult anybody connected with this endeavour, but this is Britain and it's 2015.
     
  16. Wormella

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    If you do set something up for the over 45's - or any age group - please let me know so I can direct everyone else who's taken issue with the upper age limit - that's not our doing but the national organisation. All it is a mechanism in which to keep the membership current, so they people attending are more likely to have something in common, and more likely to form lasting friendships. We have fun, we raise money for things, I'm a little bit less lonely and I've made some lovely friends - is that so bad? The Making friends bit is especially hard if you move somewhere and you've not grown up there.

    Also, those are some great suggestions for future meetings - I'll mention then at the next business meeting!
     
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    Way back in prehistory when I was at school, once a week there was a double period when boys were sent off to do woodwork and girls to do domestic science. Being a rather curious lot we all wanted to know what the others did in their class. So a formal letter was sent on behalf of the whole year asking if for one term boys could do domestic science and girls woodwork. The resulting explosion was probably recorded as a major eathquake on seismometers around the world. The entire year was put into detention and we were given a very serious dressing down. How dare we suggest it, totally inappropriate, completely unacceptable ... Times have probably changed somewhat.
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Same here, although for 1 term we were allowed to mix. I made an Oxo cube holder. The woodwork teacher was vile, he would throw pieces of wood across the room at us if he thought we weren't paying attention!

    @Wormella don't take offence, if it works for you & the lots & lots of other women who join then that's brilliant! :)

    @Maryland I think that the club that you are looking for is The Girl Guides!
     
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    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    i quite fancy a monthly ladies meeting we dont have to actually plan anything just say a time a place turn up talk and drink
     
  20. Carole

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    I honestly don't understand the negativity and bitchiness towards this organisation.

    The comments range from "boring" "outdated" "sexist and ageist".

    No one is forcing you to join, so what's the problem?

    What happened to live and let live?

    Other people on here write about cycling, camping, drones, computer games, ....all of these I personally have no interest in but I wouldn't be so rude as to disparage them, or actually even comment on because we are all different, we have different ways of living.

    So if the Ladies Circle are forging new friendships and actually having their own kind of fun, who are you to tell them that because you personally don't like it, that they are boring?
     
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    but sometimes it's fun to combine drinking with a activity of sorts...
     
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