The meeting discussed many points concerning the structure and finance of Equals.

Main Points of General Interest

  • The Men's Friendship Group was formally shut down. Open Friendship Group activities will be organised to complement the activities of the Womens Friendship Group whose meetings and communication will remain closed.
  • Age Concern, a Health Associate, Remploy and others are offering support for Equals IW activities.
  • Fund raising events being considered are
    - Tea and Coffee Testing with Cakes Event that can include Bingo, Bunny Drive
    - Sponsored Family Walk ending with a Barbeque 
    - Supermarkets Local Community Funding
    - A Theatre Production brought to the Island
    - Dance lessons.

The committee listed the following open events that took place in 2019

  • January 2019 Lunar Party
  • February 2019 Learning Together Community Festival
  • May 2019 International Nurses Day
  • June 2019 Philippines Independence Day
  • August 2019 Indonesia Independence Day Celebration
    - Newport Illuminated Carnival
    - Ryde Illuminated Carnival
  • October 2019 Beauty Pageant Lakeside Park Hotel

 The Equals IW AGM is to be held on Saturday 14th March 2020.

The next meeting is scheduled Committee meeting is to take place in September 2020.

This is a very brief abstract from the minutes of the meeting.
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