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