We produce a regular short Newsletter giving details of future events, and reports on recent activities.
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our AGM this year brought us many changes. We were very sorry to lose Philippa Romeril as President, after 17 years in the position, but delighted that she is remaining on the Committee. But we welcomed Clive De La Cour as our new President. Our secretary is now Angela De La Haye, and Treasurer is Mandy Hall. Joy Thomson remains in her role as Vice President, Rosemary Mourant and Annette Lowe continue on the Committee, and are now joined by Tracy Fritot. We are delighted to have such a strong team going forward.
The Committee would like to thank Andrea and all the staff for keeping our ladies safe and happy during these difficult times.
Before we all had to stay indoors, the ladies were enjoying going out for drives in the new 6 seater vehicle that Glanville recently bought, but I'm afraid photographs will now have to wait awhile.
Committee meetings are continuing, by using Zoom, and it may be that the AGM will also be held digitally. Association members will be notified once a decision has been made.
OUR CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11th from 10.30
We would like to invite all relatives, and Association members to our Christmas raffle and coffee morning, with raffle tickets at £1 with a chance of winning a beautiful Christmas hamper.
Our other news is that we shall shortly have our very own vehicle, in which to take the ladies for outings. Photo to follow soon.
GARDEN TEA PARTY
Once again we were blessed with lovely weather for our Tea Party, as well as being delighted that our Patron, Lady Dalton, was able to join us for the afternoon, and to spend time chatting to our ladies.
Thursday 25th July from 2.30
It is the time of year for our annual Garden Tea Party, and we look forward to having many relatives of ladies, and supporters of Glanville along to enjoy the afternoon with us. Hopefully it will be a lovely sunny day, as it was last year.
Another birthday celebration
In April we had another birthday to celebrate when Sir Stephen and Lady Dalton visited Glanville to present the Queen's card to Mrs Lorraine Hibbs, in front of all her family members.
Ethel's 100th birthday
Our resident Ethel Le Fondre (Effie) celebrated her 100th birthday recently, and was delighted to welcome several of her relatives from the UK to help her celebrate the occasion.
Summer Tea Party
This year's summer Tea Party was voted a great success, and was enjoyed both by our ladies, and by our visitors
Our Annual General Meeting
We were delighted at our recent AGM to welcome Andrew De La Haye as our new Treasurer, and Angela De La Haye on to the Committee. However we were sorry to lose Vince Roberts and Sandra Buckley from their positions, and we thank them for their work over the years.
VISIT OF LADY DALTON
All the residents and staff were delighted when Lady Dalton visited Glanville in October, taking time to speak to everyone present.
OUR 2017 FETE WENT WELL
and the weather was kind to us, although it was a little quieter than usual. Thank you to DJ Lummy for the entertainment, and thank you all for coming.
GLANVILLE HAS A NEW PATRON
We are delighted that Lady Anne Dalton has agreed to become Patron of Glanville for the 5 year period that she and Sir Stephen Dalton will be remaining in Jersey. Some of our ladies had the chance to meet her when they were invited to a recent tea party at Government House.
Once again we had a most enjoyable Christmas raffle, with happy winners. And then our ladies got busy preparing table decorations for the dining room.
The Ladies Went Shopping at Home
The ladies had a special treat one afternoon when Ahmie brought along a lovely selection of clothes to the Home, all available for them to try on. It is planned that she will visit regularly, bringing selections suitable for each season.
Our Recent Fete
was once again enjoyed by all, and we were especially grateful to Deputy Montford Tadier for providing background music.
Our Christmas Raffle
was much enjoyed by all our ladies and their guests.
A lovely visit
Recently our ladies were delighted to have had a visit by Steve Key and his beautiful barn owl Pippin. Thank you so very much.
Our gardener Jonny
has sadly, after 13 years of service, left us to return to Madeira, but we held a very nice party to give him gifts and say farewell
Our recent Fete
was once more a great success, with lovely weather, and we were pleased to raise £1,132 for the Ladies' fund. Thank you to everyone.
Annual General Meeting
We were very pleased to have welcome some of our Association members to our recent AGM - which was combined with a birthday celebration for Committee member Dennis Galvin.
In April the ladies much enjoyed a presentation by Marianne Le Boutillier about her book on life as a child during the Occupation.
An enjoyable Easter Raffle
Our new Easter Raffle proved just as enjoyable as the Christmas one, with the ladies inviting their friends and relatives to the event, joining our Committee and Association members.
Our Christmas Raffle Morning
Recently we were delighted to hold our annual Christmas Raffle, when we welcomed several members of the Glanville Association who were able to join most of our lady residents for a very pleasant morning.
As well as the wonderful hamper, which was the first prize, we had about 40 other prizes to be distributed, so many of those present were delighted to be able to collect a gift. Overall, the raffle raised almost £500, which will be used to enhance the ladies' entertainments.
Mrs Florence Allenet is 105 years old
On October 28th 2014 we were delighted to celebrate the 105th birthday of our resident Flo Allenet. A celebratory party was held at Glanville in her honour, when she was visited by Lady Gene McColl, wife of the Lieutenant Governor, and Patron of Glanville. Lt-Col Charles Woodrow then presented her with her second special birthday card signed by Her Majesty the Queen.
We were very sorry to learn that our past Committee member, Mrs Marguerite Mesny, passed away recently. Marguerite was a loyal and active supporter of Glanville for very many years, and we are extremely grateful that her family allowed donations in her memory to be sent to the Home. This money will be used to buy new paintings for the corridors, once the decoration is completed.
We are being re-decorated!
At the moment our corridors are not looking at their best, because they are being re-decorated. But soon everywhere will be sparkling bright and fresh again. Come and have a look!
Congratulations to Rosemary Blampied BEM
Glanville would like to congratulate our past President, Mrs. Rosemary Blampied, on being awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2014 New Year's Honours List for her many charitable efforts. Mrs. Blampied was President of the Glanville Committee from 1986 to 2001, overseeing many major developments during her tenure. We celebrated her award with a tea party, when we admired the photos of her Presentation event.