{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

{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.

{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.

{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.