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Phoenix Minutes of committee meeting – 28th May 2021

A meeting of Officers of the Committee was held on May 28th 2021

Almost all our activities have expressed positive feedback regarding returning.

Following Government guidelines, the start date will be week commencing Monday 21st June 2021. Although plans are laid out by the government this is a changing landscape and we will adhere to any changes made over the coming weeks.

Sheepfair are complying with government guidelines. Hand sanitiser and cleaning materials will be available. The wearing of masks will be a personal choice, we want our members to feel happy and safe. If you want to bring your own drink again that will be a personal choice.

We would appreciate leaders informing us of their start date, obviously subject to government guidelines. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would appreciate your reply by June 12th 2021, giving us time to inform Sheepfair of our plans.

A meeting of the full committee will be required in July/August regarding changing the constitution re: End of financial year.

If your activity leader has been unable to contact you regarding the start-up of your activity, could you please contact them to express your views.

Many thanks for your assistance in these matters.

Kind Regards Sue.

Phoenix Update- Sue Breen – May 2021


Hi All,

This month I’m putting on my Secretary of Phoenix head! This head hasn’t been used for over 12 months!!! So definitely rusty.
Over the past month, I have contacted our activity leaders asking them to reach out to members for their thoughts about activities resuming from the 21st of June. This being the date the government set for us coming out of lockdown. We know from past experience that things could change but we want to ready to safely return to activities. The feedback from activities was really positive, we can’t wait to get back to see our friends. Questions were asked regarding wearing masks, social distancing, cleaning, etc. We will obviously follow government guidelines and members feeling safe and happy will be our number one priority.

The  Officers of the Committee will be meeting with Sheepfair at the end of May to discuss all these issues. We will keep you updated on the meeting. So, fingers, toes, and anything else you can cross that the light at the end of the tunnel is a brighter future for us all.

Kind Regards Sue x


From the Chair – May 2021

Chat from Me—

Hopefully still on track for Sheepfair opening its doors on the 21st of June.   Activity leaders have been contacted and mostly positive about returning.

Tennis has started back, now at Hednesford tennis courts, and is currently free.  So, anyone wishing to join us for the banter as much as the tennis please come along on Friday mornings at 10 am.  Or contact me to check if it’s on due to weather and numbers. We finished with around 12 members on 2 courts prior to covid. But,  unfortunately, the courts at Lea Hall closed down and a couple of members went elsewhere.  Together with holidays and health issues, we need to make sure we have a minimum of four we can only cope with playing doubles.

Fingers crossed I’ll see you next month, been ages since I’ve said that.

Elaine x


Chat from me – April 2021

Latest Phoenix update.

Following a recent meeting with members of the committee; providing there are no changes to the Government’s roadmap, Phoenix will once again be rising from the ashes and returning, as normal on the 21st of June 2021.

We looked at some of the activities returning, following the Government’s guidelines, on the 17th May. However, there is still an issue with cleaning chairs. tables, light switches, etc. after each activity.

A letter will be sent to all activity leaders, so if you have any questions or comments you would like to put forward, please let us know.

The AGM will be held in January 2022 and membership fees will be due at the beginning of January 2022.




Thoughts from an Isolator – March 2021

We will begin our journey
Are you ready ?
Check List
Road map √
Bags of excitement √
A box of apprehension √
Let’s go
Follow the map, it’s very detailed, what we can
do and where we can go.
Bags of excitement, family, friends, hairdressers,
meals out, so much to do on this journey.
In the apprehension box and we all have one,
going into crowded places, travelling, or for
some just going outside, I think we will all have
something in the apprehension box. For this
part of the journey baby steps are required.
Family and friends are there to lend a hand and
help us through.
So I am confident that we will all reach our
goal and get to the end together. Looking
forward to seeing you all at the end of this
Love Sue xxx

Chat from Me – March 2021

Chat from Me—
Nothing to report from Phoenix. I’ve had my covid vaccination sooner
than I expected, so I feel there is light at the end of the tunnel. The
days are drawing out so hoping for normality in the summer depending
on Boris’s road map.
February I welcomed the arrival of my new grandson, Noah, I said to my
daughters we are getting to be like the Waltons this was met with blank
faces. I bet you know what I mean. Short and sweet today so goodnight
John boy!!

Elaine xx

Thoughts from an Isolator

From an isolator, confused isolator, emerging isolator, dreaming isolator, veteran isolator. I think I have more or less covered all my feelings during the last 11 months, so what’s the next stage. It’s got to be vaccinations! Never have so many been so thrilled to get the call for an injection. Friends contacting friends to check if they’ve had theirs, where did they have to go for it, and did they feel ok afterwards. It’s a welcome ray of sunshine to us all plus It’s starting to stay lighter each day, bulbs are coming through and buds are appearing on the trees, to me these are all signs of us coming through the darkness into the light.
I smiled when I heard how Captain Tom wanted his funeral service conducted, March in, March out, carry on with life. I think his wise words are fitting to this pandemic, we marched into it, we will march out of it and we will carry on. Here’s to returning to Phoenix.

Love Sue