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In the Spotlight – Wednesday Walks March 2022

The Wednesday Walk Group enjoyed a superb walk /visit to the National Arboretum
at Alrewas. The morning was enhanced by the kindness of fellow member of
Phoenix, Rob Cross, also a volunteer at the Arboretum,  joined us and prepared a
suitable length walk. Rob’s knowledge and insight into the memorials along the route
was a great contribution to our morning. We finished at the Armed Forces Memorial
learning much about its construction and design.
We had a great morning despite the damp weather.

Many thanks to Rob.

2022 Wednesday Walks groups

Happy to announce the Wednesday Walks  calendar for the start of 2022

Jan 5th.        Marquis Drive

Jan 12th.       Hednesford Park

Jan 19th.        Tackerooo

Jan 26th.        Barton Marina

Feb 2nd.          Great Haywood Canal

Feb 9th.           Wolseley Gardens

Feb 16th.         Bremerton

Feb 23rd.         Fradley

Mar 2nd.           National Arboretum

Mar 9th.           Wolseley Gardens

Mar 16th.          Marquis Drive

Phoenix Christmas Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning is back for a Christmas celebration.

December 16th, 2021 -Lea Hall 10 am – 12 pm

Christmas Coffee Morning Poster 2021a

Special General Meeting- August 2021

A Special General Meeting was held at Sheepfair on Tuesday 10th August 2021, to discuss when it would be feasible to hold our AGM. Twenty-five Phoenix members, which included Officers of the Committee, Committee Members, Activity Leaders, and Phoenix members, were in attendance.

After discussion, it was decided by a unanimous vote that the AGM be held in January 2022. At the AGM officers of the committee, Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary will be appointed.      Nominations for these positions should be submitted by the end of December 2021.

It was also decided at the meeting that allows for the loss of 5 months of activities the renewal of membership should be delayed until January 2022. The Membership Secretary will issue new membership forms to Activity Leaders in December 2021. The new membership registrations will start from scratch and every member will be issued with a new membership number. All members present voted unanimously in favour of this.

Kind Regards                                                                                                                                                         Sue


Update -Phoenix starting to opening up – from 19th July 2021

It gives me great pleasure to update you on the restart of Rugeley Phoenix

Activities at Sheepfair commencing Monday 19th July 2021

Table Tennis. -Monday 19th July am
Sequence Dancing. -Monday 19th July pm
Keep Fit/Country Dancing- Restarting September
Line Dancing.- Tuesday 20th July pm
Tai Chi.- Wednesday 21st July am
Art. -To be confirmed
Social Afternoon.- To be confirmed
Music. -Restarting September
Knit and Natter. -Thursday 22nd July pm
Bridge.- Restarting September
Floral Art.- Friday 23rd July am

Etching Hill Village Hall
Photography. Monday 19th July pm

Monday Walking.- First walk Monday 26th July 2021
Tennis.- Already playing on Fridays at Hednesford
Badminton. -Not enough members at present
In Door Tennis. -Already playing
Crown Green Bowls. -Restarting September

As information comes in or changes we will let you know.


Latest Phoenix update. – June 2021

Hi All,                                                                                                                                                                             Firstly, can I say a big thank you to all leaders who informed me of their
proposed start date. So it’s with a heavy heart that I write
this mail saying we are going to defer the start date until July 19th 2021. As
you know this is in accordance with the government guidelines. We are all eager
to return and carry on with the ethos of Phoenix, companionship, keeping body
and brain active but most importantly enjoying ourselves with friends. So look
forward to week commencing 19th July 2021 when we can all start enjoying
ourselves once again.

Kind Regards – Sue

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