Festive flowers are the order of the day for this month’s meeting! Bring along your own favourite ‘bling’ and create a christmas decoration to die for.. Unleash your creative talents and enjoy the company of your fellow members as we prepare to see out 2014.
Paula Hawthorn from Newburgh shared with us the story of KAZURI BEADS. In Swahili Kazuri means small & beautiful. Paula actively works through her church to raise money to help give a new life to abandoned babies in Kenya. After a short presentation ladies had a try themselves at making their very own KAZURI bead necklaces as well as trying on a selection of Kenyan scarves.
A huge THANK YOU to all helpers, providers of food and raffle prizes and most importantly to everyone who supported our annual soup and pudding lunch last Sunday. A fantastic sum of just over £390 was raised on the day. With grateful thanks from the ladies of Colliston and Slains SWRI.
The next meeting of Collieston and Slains WRI will be held on Monday 10th November 2014 at 7.30pm in Collieston Community Centre. Prospective new members are most welcome to attend. Our guest speaker this month will be Paula Hawthorne and she wil be sharing with us details of her ‘Beads for Africa’ project.
You are invited to join us at our October 13th meeting in Collieston Community Centre at 7.30pm. Our speaker is our very own Stuart Jamieson and he will be telling us about his life as a ‘Young Farmer of Today’.
During preparations for the June launch of the Admiral Redsocks, Slains
School children were busy with their summer term theme of boats and boat
building. An opportunity for community linked learning was readily identified
and the idea of a CORC visit to Slains School was suggested to Head
Teacher Mr. Duncan Reaves.
On Friday 12th September, Andrew Davidson and David Burrows gave a
whole school talk consisting of an initial slide show and role play indoors.
Outside in the sunshine, kids were delighted to pair up and sit side by side,
working together to hold their oars, whilst figuring out life jackets and getting
their hands on the rudder. The importance of commands and teamwork were
discussed and possibly the highlight of the morning saw Primary 5’s Angus
Huston selected to demonstrate life jacket inflation, thankfully on dry land,
with lots of laughter and awe.
Later on the playing field, a frantic game of ‘Port, Starboard, Bow,
Stern!’ took place, resulting in laughter, confusion and serious
competition from kids and adults alike. The morning finished on a high note
with CORC members joining their kids in a chorus of Speed the Admiral
Redsocks, just before the lunchtime bell.
Saturday 24th August saw the Admiral Redsocks and crews head south to sunny
Stonehaven to enjoy a day’s racing as part of the wider Harbour Festival. The Redsocks
was joined by skiffs from Portsoy, Catterline and Pittenweem and friendly rivalry was
renewed in fantastic boating conditions.
Extraordinary team effort saw the Admiral Redsocks placed first overall, receiving a
beautiful hand-turned spalted birch bowl as winners of the inaugural Stonehaven Regatta
2014, followed closely by Pittenweem’s Fisher Lass, the Spirit of Catterline and the Soy
Loon. Following a mighty rendition on the Old Pier, it’s likely that refrains of ‘Speed the
Admiral Redsocks’, are still echoing around Stonehaven Harbour.
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If you fancy a row!! Contact a member for the username and password.