Babs Patterson, BBA Honorary President after receiving her British Empire Medal presented by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain, Mr Simon Manley CMG.
An informal ‘Coffee and Chat’ session is being held at the cafeteria San Antoni, Ave de la Unio 2, Sant Antonio de Calonge, on Thursday 12 May.
Veronica Wheeler, the BBA Volunteer Coordinator will be on the terrace (weather permitting, inside if not) between 11am and 12.30pm. Come and join her and other volunteers for coffee and a chat. Plus, if you know of anybody who would like to find out more about the BBA, become a member or a volunteer do bring them along too.
Veronica is looking forward to meeting you there.
Fundraising Officer – to manage and diary events as they are suggested by members. To ensure each event, with the help of our Publicity Officer, is fully publicised and have enough helpers and resources to ensure their success. The Fundraising Officer reports to the Committee and BBA AGM on events that have been held. This could be a job-share – with one person taking responsibility for our area north of Girona and the other the south.
Secretary – for this role you need to be basic email, word processing and spreadsheet savvy. Requires that the holder has access to an on-line computer at their home. The Secretary is responsible for the management of the BBA email account, recording and maintaining the membership lists plus normal committee secretarial activities like preparing agendas, reports and minutes for both Committee meetings and the BBA AGM.
For both roles there is the need for the holders to be able to attend Committee meetings in Girona. These are normally every couple of months and take up a morning. Travel expenses can be claimed. The BBA Committee operates very much as a multi-function team and even though some of us have designated roles, we work very much together helping each other to get the job done.
On Saturday 19th September, as summer draws to a close, the British Benevolent Association will be holding a traditional English summer fête in the garden of secretary Carol Knights’ home in Masies de Lloret just outside of Lloret de Mar.
There will be stands selling homemade cakes, plants and good quality bric-a-brac together with a bottle/can tombola and a grand raffle.
Side shows will include skittles, darts, treasure island, play your cards right and many more
If all of this is hungry work then sit down on the terrace and enjoy a traditional English cream tea of scones, butter, cream and home-made jam, or one of the many home made cakes together with a good old English cuppa. Ice creams will also be on sale for the children.
The gates will open at 3pm and parking is plentiful. Directions to Masies de Lloret can be found by turning into and passing through Urb Lloret Blau, which is situated, on the C63 Lloret/ Vidreres road.
Bring yourself and your friends to the
BBA’s ANNUAL Treasure Hunt
at Sant Feliu de Guixols on Wednesday
10th June in the morning.
(Optional organised lunch afterwards).
Entrance fee for the treasure hunt will be €5 per person.
For more details and to enrol contact:
Carol Knights on firstname.lastname@example.org