{Minutes of Meeting} April 2019

Minutes of Meeting April 2019 | The Open Home

It was a quiet evening of letter writing this April with only 4 members writing letters.

The meeting was opened with by reading a letter from Abi, a much missed member of our writing group who is currently on maternity leave.

For the Show & Mail part of the evening Marike showed off a beautiful peacock feather she received with some post from South Africa and Jessica explained she will be doing an order of rubber stamps for those who would like to have their own postmark stamp to use at home. Please contact Jessica if you’re interested in having one.

Between the four of us 8 pieces of mail were completed and sent off to 6 different destinations including Canada, Latvia, New Zealand, the UK, the US and of course, Guernsey and all via Box No. 11 in Trinity Square.

1 GSY, 2 UK, 1 EUR, 5 ROW

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Next meeting is on Monday, 6th May 2019

April’s Meeting

April's Meeting 2019 | The Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Spring is finally here and with it more hours of sunlight to aid us in our evening of letter writing!

We shall meet again next Monday – April Fools Day – and it really is not a joke!

It’ll be the perfect opportunity to write those Easter cards and spring greetings or catch up with a friend via a long letter.

We’ve had 5 new penpal requests since the last meeting – 1 from America, 1 from Australia, 1 from Canada, 1 from New Zealand and 1 from Zimbabwe! So if you’re looking for new pals to write to then check these out next week.

If you plan on joining 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} 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