We have once again been invited to help the Queen's Royal College with their Chef Royal event on the 21st May. This involves providing desserts, cakes etc and serving. We get some good publicity from this event! We have done this over a number of years and with your help we could continue. We need volunteers to make some desserts/cakes and also at least 2 people to serve on the evening. If you would like to help in any way please let us know as soon as possible.
At each of our monthly meetings we have a Raffle to help raise a bit of money. We rely on donations from our members for the Raffle prizes, so if you have anything suitable please bring it along to the next meeting. Thanks!
For the month of June our guest speaker will be Mr. Burrell who will talk about nutrition.
We are also delighted to welcome the Syrian Lebanese Women’s Club to have coffee with us.
New UKWC Year books will be available for our members.
On Thursday 142h May, the UKWC hosted its Annual Awards to charities event at the Cascadia Hotel. Anne Hilton, Past UKWC President, attended the event as a journalist for the Newsday and an article appeared on Saturday 14th May.
Check our Photo Album for photos of the morning taken by Rachel Lee Young.
Veteran television presenter Allyson Hennessy passed away on 7th May, 2011, after falling ill last April. The UKWC mourns her passing and sends our condolences to her family and loved ones.
Many members of the Club knew her and have provided a few words:
Erika Mouttet writes:
"Allyson was a friend of UKWC and many other charitable organisations of T&T. I also knew her and her sisters personally through their connection with Magnolias Hockey team as my family are stalwarts of that team. When promoting Club events on TV Allyson would give us the opportunity to speak on her morning programme. Her very amiable personality enabled us to feel very comfortable and confident while she interviewed us - asking us all the right questions to promote our event. Both Brian Lara and Dwight York are good friends of hers and when we were auctioning signed cricket bats and football jerseys (for charity) she was instrumental on one or two occasions in getting these two gentlemen to sign the memorabilia for us which allowed us to achieve excellent sales values. Apart from her sporting and charitable interests, Allison has always been concerned about all things 'women' and many of her programmes revolved around women's issues. As a women's club, we most certainly have an affiliation with this very special lady and she will be sorely missed and greatly remembered."
Linda Hayton writes:
" Since coming to Trinidad 6 years ago I have met Allyson Henessy on many occasions both personally and as a past President of the Club. Her great interest in people and her personal warmth came across in everything that she did and while Allyson was not a member of the Club she represented our values of friendship and service in a very special way and helped us to promote them throughout Trinidad on her television programmes. Carnival TV was not the same this year without her commentaries on what was happening but I am so happy that my last memory of her was of seeing her playing mas herself on Carnival Tuesday with her band "Allyson and friends". To me that epitomised all she stood for including friends, causes and having a good time. We will indeed miss Allyson and remember her with great fondness."
Rachel Lee Young, member since 2000, past President, past Welcoming Chairman, member of Fundraising and Welfare committees, official UKWCTT photographer, ad hoc ticket designer, editor of UKWC Year Book, professional photographer at RAPSO Imaging Ltd, Mum of two boys!