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Bembridge Guild


Bembridge Guild

The Bembridge Guild is a very active organisation with a membership of over 130 members.  In addition to carrying out fundraising activities and looking after the RNLI shop based in the new Inshore Lifeboat Station, Guild members also provide "visitor" cover for the Offshore Boathouse and guides for the numerous school & youth group visits each year.   Weekly talks & accompanied visits to the Offshore boathouse are provided for guests of the Bembridge Coast Hotel, where there is also a weekly raffle.   Opening times for the shop & the offshore boathouse are at the footer to each webpage.

The Guild meets monthly on the first Monday of each month at 14:30 in the Bembridge Methodist Church Hall. (NB: the second Monday in May).

New members are always welcome; contact any of the Committee members shown below who will be delighted to tell you more about the Guild and how to join.  There is a minimal annual subscription of £2.00.

Regular Coffee mornings are held in the Bembridge Village Hall - see dates below.  Do come and join us from 10:00 onwards (finishes at 12:00).

Crew & Guild socials are run at least twice a year.

2021 Dates (subject to the Government’s roadmap proceeding on time and any restrictions in place at the time):

Mon 12th April - RNLI shop reopens 2pm - 4pm every day (11am - 4pm over half-term 29th May - 6th June)

Mon 21st June - RNLI shop opening 11am - 4pm every day until 31st October

Mon 5th July - Guild monthly meetings resume, 2pm for a 2.30pm stat at the Methodist Church Hall.  Thence the first Monday of every month.

Sat 10th July - Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon - Bembridge Village Halll

Sat 7th August - RNLI Flag Day for the Isle of Wight

Sat 14th August - Station Open Day - 11am - 4pm.  Details tobe published nearer the date

Sat 18th September - Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon - Bembridge Village Hall
Sat 27th November - Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon - Bembridge Village Hall
Thr 11th December - Christmas Carols in the Inshore Boathouse - 6.30pm (NB: date tbc)

Key Committee members are as follows:

Chairman - John Gulliver (01983 873248) -

Vice-Chairman - Noel Stimson (01983 874204)

Hon Secretary - Lesley Gulliver (01983 873248) -

Hon Treasurer - Tim Woodcock (01983 872519)

Volunteer Shop Manager - Di Hawes (01983 875296)

School & Youth Visits, & Education - Deborah Meadows (01983 874408)

Box Secretary - Sandra Beaney

Membership Sec (& Flag Day Co-ordinator) - Chris Grant

Warners Raffle Coordinator - Pam Young

Boathouse Rota Coordinator - Deborah Meadows

Coffee Morning Coordinators - Sheila Sowerbutts & Trish Beckett

Press Officer - Ken Orchard (01983 873139)