October’s Meeting

October's Meeting 2017 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

A week today we will be meeting for our next letter writing social. We had such a fabulous evening at the last meeting, we do hope you’ll join us at the next one!

You’ll find us downstairs in Trinity Centre, Trinity Square on Wednesday 4th October at 19:30. Please don’t be shy, do come along and bring a friend too! You’re welcome to bring along your own stationery, but there will be plenty of supplies to get you started as well as lots of new custom rubber stamps, made specially for the Guernsey Letter Writers Society!

You’ll even be able to buy postage stamps at this meeting, our little stamp box is now fully stocked, so don’t forget your pennies!

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

A la perchoine,

Jessica

{Minutes of Meeting} September 2017

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The inaugural meeting of the Guernsey Letter Writers Society took place on Wednesday evening, 6th September 2017, down in Trinity Centre. Nine people gathered to celebrate the launch and put pen to paper.

During our “Show & Mail” part of the evening Jessica shared a passage from the introduction to Messages from the Sea as well as a card from her penpal in Texas who sent a wonderful collection of paper ephemera for the group to use.

Emma B suggested that a selection of postage stamps be made available at future meetings for members to purchase and Jessica will arrange this ready for next months gathering.

Adie asked the all important question that most letter writers ask at the start of their journey, “How do you get started?” Links to pen pal forums can be found on under the Links section of the website, but the Letter Writers Alliance and Postcrossing were recommended as the best places to start. Jessica is also hoping to make connections with other letter writing clubs around the world so as to match members with pen pals and conversations have already been started with The CLE Letter Writers Club, in Cleveland, Ohio.

The venue predicament was also discussed and as most members prefer an evening gathering we will at present continue to meet on the 1st Wednesday evening of each month, downstairs in Trinity Centre.

As for the stats, a total of 22 letters were written and sent out the following day via Box No. 95 opposite the Rue du Douit du Moulin at Rocquaine.

6 GSY, 6 UK, 3 EUR, 7 ROW

Minutes of Meeting September 2017 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Thanks to all who came along and to those on Instagram who joined in the “Where’s the post box?” game.

Next Meeting is on Wednesday, 4th October 2017.

Inaugural Meeting

Inaugural Meeting | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Just a reminder that the inaugural meeting of the Guernsey Letter Writers Society is coming up this Wednesday.

Please note the change of venue and time. Living on a small island has lots of plus points, but finding a suitable cafe for an evening of letter writing is not one of them!

We will now be meeting at Trinity Centre in Trinity Square at 19:30. Parking can usually be found in the surrounding streets or just up the road at Frossard House, a 5 minute walk away.

I can’t wait to meet you all and celebrate the start of the Guernsey Letter Writers Society together!

A la perchoine,

Jessica