San Antonio de Calonge, Thursday 12 May

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.

BBA COMMITTEE VACANCIES

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.

Date for your diary – 19th September 2015

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.

BBA Treasure Hunt

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 britbengirona@gmail.com

The BBA AGM 2015

bba_logoBritish Benevolent Association, Girona

Annual General Meeting 2015

27th May, 2015 at 3.30pm

Venue: Federacio Catalan de Voluntariat Social, Carrer de la Rutlla, 20, 17002 Girona.

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The BBA in Girona

voluntarisThe British Benevolent Association will once again be taking part in the Federació’s annual fair in Girona showcasing voluntary and charitable organisations in the region.
Date: 18th April, 2015. Time: 10am – 2pm. Place: Plaça de la Constitució, Girona. There is plenty of public parking nearby.

Hope to see you there.