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We Got Weaving!

Saturday 11 March 2017 - Filed under Events

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We’re always happy to welcome guests and Councillor Stuart Martin came along this morning to see what we were up to.

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Sue was unable to join us today, but new committee member Heather showed us how to weave with ribbons.

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The results, I think you’ll agree, were very attractive.

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There were games as well and everyone had a good time.

February 2017 – Circle Dancing and Craft

Saturday 11 February 2017 - Filed under Events

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The craft activity today, a very seasonal one organised by Sue, inspired some of us to produce beautiful Valentine’s notebooks.

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We are indebted to three lovely ladies for this morning’s main activity. Margaret, Maureen and Jackie had us dancing our socks off during our first ever session. Some of us might have looked a little doubtful at first.

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We soon got into the swing of it.

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The pompons were a big success.

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We certainly used up some energy during the session. Thank you again, ladies!

CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO GET THE BIGGER PICTURE!

Christmas Party 2016

Sunday 11 December 2016 - Filed under Events

Once again, our Christmas event was graced by mayoral parties from Ripon and nearby Boroughbridge and Pateley Bridge.

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The craft activity involved Sue teaching us how to recycle CDs into attractive Christmas coasters.

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The mayors acted as judges for our annual RAP’s Got Talent show.

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Kim won this year for her singing and was presented with the new trophy crafted by the Jennyruth workshops.

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Christmas is a-coming!

Sunday 13 November 2016 - Filed under Events

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With only a few weeks to go before the big day, it seemed only appropriate to focus on cards for our nearest and dearest, although there was also scope for games and a quiz.

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The tables were awash with paint, glue and glitter and everyone produced several attractive designs.

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There was still time for Boccia, though.

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And, as always, the Pool table proved to be a draw.

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No one went thirsty either!

2016 AGM

Monday 10 October 2016 - Filed under Events

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Our AGM was graced by the presence of mayoral parties from Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge and, of course, Ripon. Knowing what busy schedules they have, we are always delighted when they give up some of their valuable time to join us.

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The Minutes of the 2015 AGM were approved and the Chairman’s, Vice Chair’s and Treasurer’s reports read out by Jerry and Matthew (who was standing in for Bethany on this occasion). RAP has had a good mix of activities during the past year and new members and volunteers continue to be welcomed.

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There was time before the official business began to fit in a craft session with Sue and members enjoyed decorating gift boxes.

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All the paint and glue made it quite a sticky business, but no one minded.

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The results were stunning.

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Our guests remained with us until the end of the morning. It’s not every day that our members have the opportunity to take on the Mayor of Ripon at pool!

A Sticky Business!

Wednesday 14 September 2016 - Filed under Events

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Our September meeting saw us back at Ripon Youth Centre, where most of us took up Sue’s offer to decorate biscuits. Quite a sticky business! Click on each picture to get the full effect.

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Jerry was determined to get the best possible shot of the finished product.

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We hope you’ll agree that the end result was worth the effort.

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There was still time for a couple of games of Bingo.

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It looks as though someone has a winning line!

Summer Outing 2016

Sunday 10 July 2016 - Filed under Events

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Our summer outing this year was to the Yorkshire Air Museum on the site of the former RAF Elvington. The weather could have been kinder, but there was plenty to see and do.

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A friendly volunteer steward gave us a talk about the history of Elvington, particularly the heroism of the men and women who served there during World War Two. Afterwards, we were free to explore in small groups. Most of us contented ourselves with looking at the historic aircraft, but at least one member found himself in the cockpit!

Given the poor weather, we were allowed to take over a section of the NAAFI to eat our packed lunches, which many of us supplemented with drinks and a variety of delicious treats from the canteen and shop.

It was a good outing and we’d all like to thank the staff and volunteers who made it possible.