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Final Committee Meeting of 2010

The committee of Patchway Twinning Association met on December 16th 2010, and as there was no pressing business, no agenda was issued and it turned into a social evening.
Members brought along some festive goodies which were consumed along with an excellent bottle of wine brought back from our twin town of Clermont L'Herault after our visit there in the summer of 2010.
It was a good year for our association, with two wonderful exchanges, one to Clermont and one from Gauting.

January Committee Meeting

The next committee meeting of the Patchway Twinning Association will take place on Thursday 20th January at 19:30 in PTH, Rodway Road, Patchway

Inter-Twinning Quiz 2010

Takes place on 8TH October 2010, cost £7 per person (to include Ploughman’s Supper, Pay Bar

Time 7 p.m for 7.30 PROMPT START


Note: - Dear Friends,
We are pleased to tell you that we have organised the second Inter Twinning Quiz to take place at the above venue. We do hope you will take up the challenge again this year. Everyone seemed to enjoy the first Quiz which was held in 2009.

Committee Meetings for 2010

In order to be able to satisfy the other committments of the committee members the next meeting will be on Wednesday 6th October followed by our November meeting which will be on Thursday 11th November.

Gauting comes to Patchway

The weekend of July 30th until August 2nd saw the arrival of a group of friends from Gauting, Bavaria.

Some were old friends who have visited us before and others were new to Patchway, so we hope they had a very good experience and will come again next time.

The visitors arrived a little late as there was a flight delay in Amsterdam so after our Mayor had officially welcomed them to Patchway, plus of course a cup of English tea and nibbles, they went off to their respective accommodation to “rest up” for the start of the official programme in the evening.

Artists from Gauting to visit Patchway for Festival Week

Artists from Gauting will be coming to Patchway to visit the local schools and Patchway Town Festival. The professional artists will assist the children from the local schools with their costumes and face masks for the Fair on Saturday 10th July at Scott Park.

Patchway Twinning Association AGM

This year on the 15th July the AGM will take place at Stoke Lodge Primary School, where the officers and committee will resign and come up for re-election.

All the members are invited and of course if anybody wants to stand as an officer they will be very welcome, as fresh blood brings fresh ideas and there is always a very willing committee to help with the "chores"

The AGM coincides with the visit to Patchway of six students from Gauting, so come along and meet them.

Hosts for visitors from Gauting

We would encourage residents of the areas in and around Patchway to contact the Patchway Twinning Association if they feel they could host a visitor or a couple from our twin town of Gauting, Bavaria between Friday, July 30th and Monday, 2nd August.
This new experience may leave you wanting to try visiting our twin towns as guests in others houses. It really is a special feeling to become part of another family, even for a short while, and become friends for life overnight.

Clermont L'Herault 2010

Patchway Twinning Association took part in an exchange with its twin town of Clermont L'Herault over the weekend of 24th to the 28th June 2010 to celebrate 15 years from the signing of the charter back in 1995.
To complete the occasion a delegation was invited from Gauting to join us in Clermont.

We all met at Bristol airport and travelled to Beziers where we were met by the town minibus and some private cars that transported us to Salle George Bressens, Clermont, for a civic welcome.

Annual Twinning Dinner

April 30th.
This evening we had a wonderful time at the Thornbury Golf Club, highly recommended, where a gathering of 23 members of the association celebrated another successful year for Twinning.

As usual we had a well supported raffle and the donated prizes and generous support meant we raised some more precious funds for the associations program in the summer months ahead.

Thanks for all your support