St Andrew Society of York
Updated for 2016-17
Who are we?
We are a very sociable group who offer a warm Scottish welcome to those who love Scotland and those
of Scottish heritage. We enjoy celebrating our Scottish and British traditions in true style.
The St Andrew Society of York is affiliated to the Robert Burns World Federation, Yorkshire District
which provides us with further social opportunities. Burns World Federation
Main Events in 2016/17
June 18th, Saturday, The Coffee Morning
July 1st, Friday, A day at the Seaside
July 4th, Monday, Ladies Circle Theatre Evening
August 13th, Saturday, BBQ
September 3rd, Saturday, A Murder Mystery Evening
October 13th, Thursday, Ladies Circle
October 23rd, Sunday, President's Reception
November 26th, Saturday, St Andrew's Night Dinner Dance
November 27th, Sunday, St Andrewtide Service
December, 31st, Hogmany
January 28th, Saturday, Burn's Lunch
February 25th, Saturday Road to the Isles
March (TBA), Monday Ladies Circle Theatre Evening
March, 28th, Tuesday Gone to Pot
May 5th, Friday, The AGM
May 11th, Thursday, Ladies Circle AGM
Our President, and Council Members, all of whom are elected by our
members, put together and run our excellent programme of events. The
Society thrives on the enthusiasm of our members and as you can see
provide a full year of fun and entertainment.
If you might like to join us, do contact our Secretary on
email@example.com who can answer all your questions and give you
The AGM began proceedings
for the year and was held in Wigginton
Recreational Hall at 7.30pm. It is at this event when all the formal
business of the Society is concluded.
The out-going Presidents summarised their term of the year and the
in-coming President was inaugurated. The Treasurer and Ladies Circle
President gave their reports and new Council Members were elected to
replace those who had completed their terms in office. The new President
outlined her plans for a very busy and interesting year ahead including
details of her selected charity and associated events. Once all the
formalities were concluded we enjoyed a chat with friends over a cup of
tea or coffee and discussed ideas for the development of the Society
with the Council.
The Coffee Morning
is a fundraising event for the President's Charity, which this year is
in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The Coffee Morning was
held at Haxby Memorial Hall,our trusty piper Jim was outside to welcome
all comers in style. The Ladies Circle provided delicious refreshments,
and the many stalls manned by many willing hard workers selling crafts,
plants, books, home grown produce and home made cakes, gave everyone the
opportunity to have a good time whilst buying lovely goodies and
raising money for a very good cause.
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The charity for 2016-17 is
the RNLI. The brave volunteers turn out in all weather and conditions
to rescue those in peril on the sea. They provide lifeguards on the
beaches and help in all manner of unusual places such as rescuing
stranded people when flooding occurs whether in land or on the coast.
For further information please see their website www.RNLI.ORG Home
Friday 1st July a group of just under 40 members met in the car park at
St Georges Fields to begin our journey to Bridlington,picking up a few
people on the way. The journey was made more interesting by the most
difficult quiz, obviously compiled by a very clever member of our
society. Arriving at Bridlngton we were split into two groups, one
having the morning in Bridlington at leisure, the other going across to
the Lifeboat Station. What a super trip, our guide was really
enthusiastic about his work and gave us a tour around the lifeboat
staion, the rescue boat and a very informative talk and video about the
sometimes unusual tasks they have to carry out. At lunchtime we rejoined
the coach to Flamborough Golf Club for a delightful fish and chips
lunch and delicious desserts and tea or coffee. On our return to
Bridlington the groups swapped over enabling everyone to have a wander
around the seaside as well as learning a great deal. Thanks go to our
president for organising the day. Please contact email@example.com
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Our BBQ this summer was held on bright sunny day in the lovely garden of
our secretary in Copmanthorpe. Along with delicious food we had our
traditional games in our own particular style, of wellie wanging,
putting,the darts being a particular favourite with the children! As
always friends and family were all given a good St Andrew Society
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worrying few days for our president when the sports club cancelled our
booking at short notice. The council had only four rehearsals due to
summer commitments but we managed to produce an exciting evening of
mystery and intrigue in the Railway and Bowls Club. The dinner ladies
gave us a reminder of our school days with school style dinners and
puddings again produced at very short notice. Only two teams succeeded
in finding out Whodunnit but none guessed why or how, maybe due to the
new found acting skills of our council. Please contact
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This year's President's Reception, was held in Strensall Golf club again this year.
It is a particularly good venue and the cuisine and service were ideal.
Our President had the honour of presenting one of our longest serving members with
his Honourary Membership Certificate and was also able to congratulate two couples who
have or will very soon celebrate their marriages. This was very enjoyable day.
Ladies Circle outing on 23rd June was to the internationally acclaimed
flower arranger George Smith's garden at The Manor House Heslington on a
lovely ay attended by 13 members. We were met by Mr Withill and
welcomed by George Smith. We first wandered around the extensive gardens
and were served tea and biscuits at 3.45 when the bell rang we had to
congregate in the granary studio for an illustrated talk by George
Smith. This showed the property as they took it over many years ago and
the construction of the pond etc. This was followed by a chance to buy
plants which many of us took advantage of.
The Ladies Circle theatre outing was to the newly refurbished Theatre
Royal for the production of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, a very successful
evening. It was lovely to enjoy the comfort of the theatre with its
improvements including excellent acoustics. Thanks go to Sheila for
organising this event.
The Ladies Circle meet for lunch on the second Thursday of each month,
from October to May. The venue, the Novotel, Fishergate, York YO10 4FD.
These luncheons offer an excellent opportunity to socialise during the
day. Each meeting offers something different. Throughout the year we
have a variety of talks, some with demonstrations, from some very
interesting speakers and we ring the changes with informal lunches too.
Our first lunch of the season was held on Thursday 13th October a delicious 2 course lunch with tea or coffee and the most amazing
handmade chocolates, enjoyed by a healthy turnout of ladies including 2 new members and one returning this year.
Our speaker gave a talk on the RNLI, this years President's Charity and cards and calendars were on sale.
Pre-booking is essential so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our St Andrew's Night Dinner Dance, will be held in the Eclipse Suite at
York Racecourse on Saturday 26th November. There will be traditional
music and dancing throughout the evening allowing us to dance off our
delicious meal. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details .Home
The St Andrewtide Service will be held at the United Reform Church in Priory Street, on Sunday morning 27th November. The
Ladies Circle will be providing us with their delicious home made shortbread to enjoy with coffee and a chat after the service.
We are planning to join the Haxby
Memorial Hall New Year Celebrations again this year. The food and
entertainment was excellent last year making an excellent way to spend
Hogmanay in the company of like minded partygoers.Contact
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We will be celebrating the
poetry, prose and songs all in praise of the Bard at luncheon on
Saturday 28th January 2017. This event is designed to accommodate those
members who prefer not to be out and about on cold winter nights and
those of us who just enjoy a good reason to go out to lunch whilst
enjoying our wonderful Scottish hero.
held on Saturday 25th February, Road to the Isles is a musical event
featuring music and songs from our beautiful Isles.Come along in full
voice to join the singing.Home
Ladies Circle are planning to hold a theatre trip in March.Watch this
space or Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Come along to St Giles
Church Hall Copmanthorpe on Tuesday 28th March for our own version of
Gardeners Question Time, this is a tried and trusted event hosted by St
Andrew Society for the first time though it has been held in
Copmanthorpe on a number of occasions. Roger Burnett a previous Chelsea
Flower Show judge and head of Scarborough in Bloom committee will come
along with two colleagues to answer any gardening questions you may want
answered. The trio are very entertaining whilst providing excellent
advice and tips. There will be a pie and peas supper to further enhance
your enjoyment.Please contact email@example.com for further details.
May 5th, Friday, The AGMThe AGM will be held on
Friday 5th May further information to follow or Please contact
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May 11th, Thursday, Ladies Circle AGMThe Ladies
Circle AGM will be held on 11th May further information to follow or
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The three main events are:- the Conference, which will
be held in Peebles Hydro between 9th and 11th September this year, the
AGM and Quiz in June and The Tartan Ball on 29th April in the Holiday
Inn, Bradford with dancing to Iain MacPhail and his band.
For more details please contact
Scottish Country Dance Club York
- Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Last updated, October 2016.