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July- Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN Digest – July  2022 John David Stansfield 25th October 1931 – 26th June 2022 We were very sad to hear of the passing of our Honorary Treasurer, in post since August 2008. There will be a minutes silence at our July Meeting, and I shall …

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Digest-June 2022

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN June 2022 Football commentator quote: “There are more questions than answers being asked at the moment” (Stan Collymore) Brian Billins As at last Friday he remained in hospital.  What’s keeping him in is high blood pressure which threatens him to fall.  The good news is …

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Digest – May 2022

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN May 2022  “One of the advantages of being over 70 is that you only need 4 hours sleep.  True, but you need it four times a day” (Dennis Norden) Brian Billins Was to have been this month’s speaker.  Regrettably he was taken ill last weekend …

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Programme of Events 2022

President: David Norman MBE. 19th January                          Carer’s First – support for unpaid carer’s 16th February                        Health Watch – what’s it for? 16th March                            Michelle Dean- Keeping Active. 20th April                                Ann Hardy -Theatrical costumier to the stars 18th May                                 Brian Billins  “Essex Smugglers 2 “ …

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Digest – March 2022

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN March 2022  “For us elderly people not owning a computer is like not having a headache” (Edward Enfield) Editorial It is a fact that those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it.  Germany was a case in point.  The country was so …

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Statement of Accounts 2020/1

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONS CAMPAIGN TREASURER’S REPORT FOR EGM 2020-21 Status The audited accounts show the liquid assets were Co-op bank balance, £1602.15 and cash £81.16 making a total of £1,683.  There were no liabilities.  The fixed assets, table cloth and display banner are now fully depreciated so have no …

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Digest- February 2022

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN February 2022  “Don’t worry about temptation.  As you grow older, it starts avoiding you” (Winston Churchill) David Norman On your behalf we congratulate him, our President, on becoming a Freeman of the Borough.  In process of becoming a City of course.  We are well aware …

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Digest- January 2022

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN January 2022 Happy New Year “When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day” Marty Bucella (cartoonist) By-election The vote to take over the Southend West consequent to the foul murder of David Amess is on 3 February.  It is a …

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December 21- Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN December 2021 Merry Christmas “The best birthdays are those that have not yet arrived” Robert Orben David Amess It is not my policy to solicit for charities.  However, occasional events will make a difference.  David supported several charities so if you want to acknowledge his …

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November- Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN November 2021 “Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it” Will Rogers Personal Many thanks to those who signed my birthday card, gave me a box of ‘Black Magic’ and those who treated me to …

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Digest-October 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN October 2021 “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake”.  Jo Brand David Amess You no doubt have heard and read about him after the barbaric act that took him from us.  Across the board I’ve seen nothing but praise.  A laudible …

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Committee Report 2021

Committee Report 2020/1 Annual Report. In this  extraordinary year, our AGM, which should have been held in February 2021,   was postponed until October because of Government Restrictions during the  Covid pandemic lockdown. Our meetings  April, May, June, July 2020 were cancelled but the good news is that we restarted our …

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Statement of Accounts 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONERS CAMPAIGN TREASURER’S REPORT FOR AGM 2019-20 Status The audited accounts show the liquid assets were Co-op bank balance, £1634.75 and cash £37.25 making a total of £1,672.  There were no liabilities.  There are also fixed assets valued at £49 consisting of depreciable equipment.  These are the …

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Programme of Events 2022

www.southendpensioners.org.uk President: David Norman MBE. Events Programme 2022 19th January                          Carer’s First – support for unpaid carer’s 16th February                        Health Watch – what’s it for? 16th March                            TBA 20th April                                Ann Hardy -Theatrical costumier to the stars 18th May                                 TBA 15th June                               Trust …

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Digest- September

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN September 2021 “I used to demand good looks.  Now all I ask for is a healthy prostate”.  Joan Rivers In committee We highlighted the fact of two consultations by SBC.  Caring Well and Aging Well.  On line is the only way of responding so for …

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August Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN August 2021 “God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked”. Terry Wogan In committee The digitising of your medical records has now been postponed indefinitely.  That’s good, but don’t delay sending the letter to your GP.  It may come back any …

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Programme of Events 2021

President: David Norman MBE. Events Programme 2021   21st   April                    Colin Beaumont  “My life as a Master of Ceremonies” 19th   May                      Bob Howes “My Musical Life” 16th  June                     Kelly Marks- SBC  “Council and Community” 21st  July                     Laura Mansell- Essex Fire & Rescue “Fire Safety” 18th  August                Penny Poppins “My life as …

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July 21 – Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN July 2021 “One of the many things nobody tells you about middle age is that it’s a nice change from being young”  William Feather The Outlook By the time you read this normal service was planned at the time of writing.  In the face of …

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Digest -June 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN June 2021 No man is ever old enough to know better! Your Medical Records 1st September   is the deadline date to allow you to opt out of your records going into the public domain.  Register your decision by signing and dating the attached generic letter …

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