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Minutes June 1944

MINUTES 1ST JUNE 1944

We began with a game of "touch rugby" with net ball posts. This made an exciting and enjoyable game. We lit the camp-fire at 8 o'clock and we cooked sausages-provided very kindly for us by Mr. Fletcher-on sticks; a few unfortunately dropped into the fire. Then came two games of "hot rice".
We finished with the service conducted by the Vicar.
On Saturday we are holding our sports as only about eight people are coming from the neighbouring parishes-much to our disappointment-they naturally will join in as visitors.

Signed
Charles W. Hancock

MINUTES SATURDAY 3RD JUNE 1944

ROTHLEY YOUTH CLUB

and

THE YOUTH FELLOWSHIPS OF THE DEANARY

This afternoon our Youth Club entertained the Youth Fellowships of the Deanary. In all we had about 15 visitors, who all arrived in between 3.0 and 3.30 p.m.
We started with a game of "hockey" with only two people in the field at once. A Treasure Hunt followed, this was organised by Mary, Bob and Tony. Selwyn played his accordion during tea which came next on the programme, everyone brought their own. Then "catching the ball" with some amusing forfeits.
Then came the Athletic section of the programme, races included running, obstacle, potato, blindfold driving and a relay which was won by Rothley. The Championship prizes were awarded to the two best visitors. John then gave us some monologues. Hot Rice and "hand ball" came next, these finished at about 8.45. We then went into Church for a short service conducted by the Vicar.
The visitors obviously enjoyed themselves. It is rather a pity we can't get together more often as it gives us all a chance to meet members of other Youth Clubs.

Signed
C.W.Hancock

MINUTES 8TH JUNE 1944

This evening we were visited by the Chaplain for Youth in the Diocese. The Rev. Andrew Hunt and Mrs. Hunt.
As it was raining the meeting was held in the Club-Room. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt joined us in all our games. We started with "blow football" which was followed by "funny men". Then came an indoor treasure hunt organised by Mary, Tony and Bob. Mr. Hunt was the lucky winner. Next, a game of "hand ball".
Refreshments in the shape of lemonade came next. A wireless was brought into the Club-room so that we could hear the headlines of the news.
Mr. Hunt then spoke about the importance of Youth Fellowships stressing five points which he grouped into worship, work, witness, happiness and recreation.
The prayers followed, Mr. Hunt officiating.
Also, at this meeting it was found that the accounts have been neglected and that £1 has, for the time being, we hope, been mislaid. We hope to put this right before the next meeting.

Signed
C.W.Hancock

MINUTES 15TH JUNE 1944

This week the camp-fire was lit although no-one took any notice of it. We played touch rugby with net-ball posts, then one or two games of hot rice.
Mrs. Ellis, of the Parochial Church Council, joined in some of the games.
A committee meeting was held during the hot-rice. We are going to have an "open day" in the near future with a "talent corner" cum hobbies etc. Also the mislaid money has been replaced by "anonymous subscriber" but unfortunately we still do not know where it went, we have not lost so much money as hitherto thought.
A game of french-cricket followed. We finished as usual with the service after which the Vicar thanked Mrs. Ellis who said she would help us in any way at any time.

Signed
C.W.Hancock

P.S. Bob very kindly has made a scroll for the Club with names of the Presidents and those from the Club in H.M.F. inscribed on it. Our thanks go to him.

MINUTES 22ND JUNE 1944

A very interesting and a more serious evening than usual for a change.
To start with the Vicar gave us a talk on Hong Kong. He mentioned typhoons and other "terrors of the East". Also he showed us one or two photographs of Hong Kong.
Lemonade followed and then we went outside and played a game of "baseball cum rounders" (a mixture of the two games). This was very successful.
We then went back to the Club Room where "Auntie" (of Mary and Tony) told us how she was bombed out in London a week ago. it was an extremely interesting and inspiring talk which also had its humorous side. She praised the work of the Civil Defence.
No service was held as this talk did not finish until about 9.45.
There are now 26 members on the Club roll, four having left and we have two new members. Also two of the 26 are in the services. There are, by the way, 15 boys and only 11 girls.

Signed
C.W.Hancock

MINUTES 29TH JUNE 1944

To start with I (as the retiring President) read a letter to the Club from Betty Patrick.
Then came the Fourth Election.

PRESIDENT: Robert C. Lovett
COMMITTEE
Mary Becker (TREASURER ETC)
Tony Becker
June Mansell
Philip Morris
Joan Wright

We were all very pleased that Bob was elected President, incidentally he was our first President. The new committee then withdrew to hold their first meeting. Meanwhile, the Club organised a table-tennis tournament on the knock-out basis. Barbara was the winner.
Bob, then, told us about the proposed programme for the next six weeks or so.
We finished with the service which was taken by our Vicar.
By the way, I volunteered to carry on writing these minutes, as it is a very unpopular job. People seem to dread writing these things for other people to read-queer, but still there it is!!

Signed
C.W.Hancock
MINUTE KEEPER