{Minutes of Meeting} March 2019

Minutes of Meeting March 2019 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

There was a great turn out for our March meeting with 10 members present.

The meeting was opened with a reading from Postcard Stories, by Jan Carson. The book is a collection of the short stories she wrote on her daily postcards in 2015.

For the Show & Mail part of the evening Jessica showed off some vintage postcards she had received from her in-laws. Marike opened a letter from some young family members which contained some cute Harry Potter legos, we were all delighted!

A few pen pal requests were read out from across the globe and one match was made with a penpal in the U.S.

Our outgoing mail wasn’t so high this month but there were some wonderfully thick envelopes containing lots of long letters. In total 13 pieces of mail were sent out to 6 different countries this month and all via Box. No. 50 on Route des Monts, next to Delancey Park. The breakdown was as follows:

6 GSY, 3 UK, 4 EUR, 0 ROW

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Next meeting is on Monday, 1st April 2019.

March’s Meeting

March's Meeting 2019 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

We shall be meeting again next week for our third letter writing social of the year and there may even be a typewriter for members to play with!

We currently have around 15 pen pal requests so if you’re looking for someone new to write to then please take a look through the requests at the next meeting.

If you would like to join us at our next meeting then please RSVP to save your place by emailing gsyletterwriters@gmail.com or message over on Instagram.

A la perchoine,

Jessica

{Minutes of Meeting} February 2019

Minutes of Meeting February 2019 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

We were delighted to welcome along two new members to our February meeting and in total nine of us gathered this InCoWriMo to put pen to paper and help keep letters alive.

The meeting was opened with a reading from Letters of Note, a sweet letter from a little girl to Abraham Lincoln during his presidency campaign which resulted in him growing his “whiskers” just for her.

For the Show & Mail part of the evening Jessica showed off a postcard set available form the gift shop at the Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery containing all retro British wartime posters. She also had received an heirloom gift from her father-in-law, a postal order he received as a baby but never cashed.

A few pen pal requests were read out and three were matched up all fellow letter writers from the USA.

In total 22 pieces of mail were sent out to 9 different countries this month and all via Box. No. 150 in Fort George, St Peter Port. The breakdown was as follows:

6 GSY, 4 UK, 3 EUR, 9 ROW

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Next meeting is on Monday, 4th March 2019.

Kids Letter Writing Social!

Kids Letter Writing Social! | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Following the interest in our first Kids LWS back in October we will be hosting another one in February Half Term! We will meet downstairs in Trinity Centre on Sat 16th Feb, between 10:00am-11:30am.

The session will mainly be aimed at primary school aged children, but older kids are more than welcome to come and join in or help out with the younger kids too if they want.

Amongst the usual letter writing and mail art that makes up the majority of every meeting there will also be a short story and snack time thrown in to end the morning.

The children are welcome to bring along their own stationery to use, but we will have lots of stationery supplies to share too. We will also have a few names of children in need of letters around the world, just in case your child doesn’t know who to write to.

If your little one(s) would like to join us at our next Kids LWS then please RSVP to let us know you’re coming either by emailing gsyletterwriters@gmail.com or simply comment over on Instagram.

A la perchoine,

Jessica

February’s Meeting

February's Meeting 2019 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

February is International Correspondence & Writing Month, InCoWriMo for short, so why not come and kick start your month of letters by joining us at our next letter writing social on Monday, 4th February. We’ll be meeting downstairs in Trinity Centre at 7:30pm.

As usual there will be plenty of stationery supplies to share and postage stamps will also be available to purchase, with lots of new releases including the Year of the Pig stamps.

We currently have around 18 pen pal requests so if you’re looking for someone new to write to then please take a look through the requests at the next meeting.

If you would like to join us at our next meeting then please RSVP to save your place by emailing gsyletterwriters@gmail.com or message over on Instagram.

A la perchoine,

Jessica

{Minutes of Meeting} January 2019

Minutes of Meeting January 2019 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Five of us gathered to welcome in the new year with letters and despite the lower number, it was a really fun evening.

The meeting was opened with a reading from Seven Little Postmen by Margaret Wise Brown. A sweet children’s book that gives a glimpse into the inner workings of the postal service by following a little boys letter to his grandmother.

There wasn’t too much to show off at this month’s Show & Mail, just a few belated Christmas greetings from other letter writing groups.

We still have a large pile of pen pal requests so if any members are looking for new pals to write to then please speak with Jessica.

A total of 19 pieces of mail were sent out to 10 different countries this month and all via Box. No. 143 on Richmond Avenue in St Peter Port. The breakdown was as follows:

7 GSY, 0 UK, 6 EUR, 6 ROW

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Next meeting is on Monday, 4th February 2019.

January’s Meeting

January's Meeting 2019 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Our first letter writing social of the year will take place on Monday, 7th January at 19:30, downstairs in Trinity Centre.

As usual there will be plenty of stationery supplies to share and postage stamps will also be available to purchase.

We currently have around 15 pen pal requests so if you’re looking for someone new to write to then please take a look through the requests at the next meeting.

If you would like to join us at our next meeting then please RSVP to save your place by emailing gsyletterwriters@gmail.com or message over on Instagram.

A la perchoine,

Jessica

Letter Writing Socials 2019

Letter Writing Socials 2019 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Letter writing socials are the perfect opportunity to dedicate some time to your handwritten correspondence, to learn more about the world of snail mail, and to help revive the dying art of letter writing.

Whether you’re a complete newbie or a seasoned letter writer, all are welcome at our letter writing socials and we have plenty of stationery supplies to get you started. We can even help connect you with pen pals from around the world!

Out letter writing socials are held on the first Monday of every month at 19:30 downstairs in Trinity Centre.

If you want to find out more about our letter writing socials then please do get in touch by emailing gsyletterwriters@gmail.com

A la perchoine,

Jessica

{Minutes of Meeting} December 2018

Minutes of Meeting December 2018 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Eight of us gathered together for the last letter writing social of the year and we were particularly delighted to welcome a new member to the group.

The meeting was opened with a reading from How Winston Delivered Christmas, a sweet daily read for the advent season with some cute postal themes.

There was lots to discuss during the Show and Mail part of the evening with some items rolled over from November’s meeting. To start with there were lots of greetings from around the world to share and a generous gift of Guernsey stamps from the lovely Suzanne at @artstamped.

Next Elaine impressed us with her festive scented envelopes and also recommend The Lost Letters of William Woolf.

Jessica then passed around the stamp collection she has inherited from her father and showed off some beautiful incoming mail by her talented penpal, @stamp_stamp_washi, including a handmade paper advent calendar full of stationery.

Next Marike highlighted the recent St Peter Port Lifeboat Stamp Appeal. If you’re looking for a worth cause to pass your used stamps onto then please consider the life saving work of the RNLI.

And finally Jen invited members to join her in sending letters to a sweet Guernsey girl who will be spending Christmas at a hospital in the UK. In total 8 pieces of happy mail were sent out to her this evening and an email will be sent to the regular members not present to encourage them to send some more wishes her way.

We set a record this month with a total of 42 pieces of mail sent out to 5 different countries from Box. No. 89 on Fort Road. The breakdown of the outgoing mail is as follows:

11 GSY, 20 UK, 3 EUR, 8 ROW

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Next meeting is on Monday, 7th January 2019.

December’s Meeting

December's Meeting 2018 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Christmas is a comin’ and with it our final letter writing social of the year!

Join us on Monday, 3rd December at 19:30 in Trinity Centre to send out some Christmas wishes and 2018 reflections.

As usual we will have plenty of stationery supplies to share and postage stamps ready for purchase, but please bring along your own Christmas stamps if you are wanting to use these on your Christmas cards as we will not have any of these in stock.

If you would like to join us at our next meeting then please RSVP to save your place by emailing gsyletterwriters@gmail.com or message over on Instagram.

Oh and there may be mince pies!

A la perchoine,

Jessica