18 April 2019
Easter is fast approaching and the first quarter of this year has flown by! We held our AGM on 17 January which was well attended and the Bureau team remained unchanged. On 21 February our Council meeting was followed by a presentation by Jill Warne-Cleave, founder of the Lot of Baking cake club. Jill explained how they had set up the Cake Club Fundraising FaceBook page on which they hold regular auctions of items such as glossy cookery and coffee table books, toys and miscellaneous items. All proceeds are donated to our association, so we were pleased to meet some of the members of the cake club and have a chat over lunch.
The highlight of the year so far was the national AGM on 13 March which we were once again proud to host, especially as our own Pat Lockett assumed the mantle of National President! A pre-AGM dinner at the Bistro de Lisa in Cahors gave delegates a chance to mingle, renew old friendships and get acquainted with new faces. The Hotel Terminus was the excellent venue for the AGM, which was ably chaired by our President, Heather Moorhead, and outgoing National President Penny Parkinson gave an informative review of the year, whilst Pat Lockett’s report was entitled “Looking to the Future” and gave us all food for thought. Have a look at the photos in our Gallery to get a flavour of the event.
The next couple of months will be busy, with our Spring market on 27 April, awareness raising event at Gourdon market on 4 May and follow-up open meeting on 22 May to explain in more detail the work of CSF and our association. We hope you will pop back later to read how it all went.
10 February 2019
We expect you’ve noticed that we have been busy adding content to our web page, and hope you’ll drop in often to see what’s going on in our association - we will be updating regularly so there will always be something new to read. Do spread the word to anyone you know who is touched by cancer, or who is interested in our work, to come and dip into our site from time to time. We also have a FaceBook page for those of you who use it - find us by searching for Cancer Support France – Dordogne Est et Lot.
Before embarking on 2019 we thought we’d give you a brief rundown on CSF DELot activities in 2018 so that you get an idea of how our year is filled. You can read about the various events in more detail in the DELot newsletters on our site, and will find photos in the Gallery.
January – AGM at our HQ in Salviac
February – the first of 5 annual council meetings held at our “other” HQ in Lavercantière. Council meetings are followed by training afternoons so that our Active Listeners can hone their skills
March – second council meeting and training session
Hosted the national AGM in Cahors - what an honour!
April – Spring market at Lavercantière
May – our very own Pat Lockett (national trainer and national vice-president) attended a reception in Nice hosted by HRH Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, joining Penny Parkinson, national president and Angela Anderson, president of CSF Alpes-Maritime.
We sponsored a couple from New York in the national Cycle for Life and they raised in excess of €1600,00
June – third council meeting & training
Awareness-raising event in Montcuq market; we will be repeating this exercise at other markets in the Lot this year…
July and August – “quiet” months to recharge batteries, although some members still beavering away on projects in the background
September – fourth council meeting & training
October – Autumn market at Prayssac
November – fifth council meeting & training
December – “What Do We Do?” open day in Salviac: information sharing on the work of CSF DELot plus seasonal refreshments
Presentation of cheque to La Ligue Contre le Cancer in Gourdon from monies raised at the Autumn market
CSF DELot Christmas lunch at L’O à La Bouche, Cahors – a splendid end to the year!