Presidents: Andrea Dodd, Sue Jones Secretary: Janice Harris. Treasurer: Norma Brunsdon. Committee Members: Christine Byrne, Moira Elliott, Sue Evans, Gill Hilditch, Philippa Pill, Adrienne Skinner.


Wednesday 20th February 2019

Where did January go? It seems to have flown by and now February is nearly at an end with St. David’s Day only a matter of days away. How lovely it is to open the curtains in the morning and see snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils moving gently in the breeze and I’m sure the grass is growing already. The days are longer, the sun is warmer and hopefully Spring won’t be far away.

ILLNESS - Please see any member of the committee if you know of any of our members who may need our support.

VISITORS: Visitors will be asked to pay £2.00 at the door towards our funds to help cover hire of the hall and refreshments.

SALES TABLE – Money raised from the Sales Table will be donated to the Wirral Churches Ark Project for the homeless, as voted for by the members.

RESOLUTIONS – The resolution chosen by members was “A call against the decline in local bus services” with 13 votes.

VOTE OF THANKS – We would like to have a rota of people willing to give the vote of thanks at the end of a speaker’s talk. Would those willing please speak to any of the committee members. We would be very grateful for volunteers.

Quiz: Congratulations to our quiz team for coming second in the qualifying heat. We only dropped 2 points in total over the entire night. Congratulations to Wallasey who beat us by 1 point. We now go forward to play in the final on the 5th April.

ESCAPE ROOM – Wednesday 27th February 11.30 at Escapism, George Street, Chester. Price is £12.00 per person. We can catch the 9.40 bus from Tesco which will give us time to have a coffee before we have to be there at 11.20.

WALKER ART GALLERY VISIT – Wednesday 20th March. Meet 11am at the gallery. 9.55 bus from The Royal Oak for those travelling by bus. There is currently a free exhibition of 12 of Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketches and there will also be an exhibition of Charles Renee Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style Movement. Tickets for this are for a set time and date and cost £8 for concessions, £9 full price. I am hoping that those interested will be able to get tickets on the day but if you are keen to get them in advance please see Philippa tonight. Board tonight.

STYAL MILL - 24th April. If a coach is used the cost will be around £10 for each National Trust member and £25 for any non member but these prices are still to be confirmed. Board tonight to see how much interest there is.

NESTON FAIR – We are thinking of having a table at the Neston Fair this year, possibly having bottle tombola and selling crafts. We would welcome offers of help from groups or individuals who are willing to provide craft items to sell.

BIRTHDAY DINNER - 17th July. Suggestions for venues welcome.

LITERARY LUNCH - 28th March 2019 Christleton.


RIVERSIDE CLICKERS – Next meeting 21st February, 2pm at Net’s Cafe. We are knitting men’s hats, scarves and gloves for the Ark and Smoothie hats for Age UK.

RIVERSIDE READERS– 25th February at Pauline’s house.

RIVERSIDE WRITERS – 27th February at Sandra’s house.

RIVERSIDE DINERS – 12th March 6.30 at Room 107. £12.95 for 2 courses. £15.95 for 3. Board tonight.

RIVERSIDE THEATRE GROUP - 28th February The Lady Vanishes at The Floral Pavilion.

SATURDAY CLUB – 3 people came to the first Saturday club meeting at Burley Dam and there were a number of apologies. The next meeting is 2nd March when we will go to Ness Gardens and coffee or lunch wherever is decided on the day. Meet at the Royal Oak between 11.30 and 11.45.


Escape Room 27th February
The Lady Vanishes 28th February
Saturday Club 2nd March
Room 107 12th March
Walker Art Gallery 20th March
Literary Lunch 28th March
Styal Mill 24th April
Birthday Dinner 17th July

SALES TABLE – The theme for March is Spring is Sprung.

Next Meeting - 20th March Tomorrow’s Wirral Women

Teas: Judith Hadley, Elizabeth Le Poidevin