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National Executive 2012-13 Cover story – Teignmouth Tangent Page 4

Your Health Page 7

PRESIDENT Sue Marlow (Derek)

Olympics Page 12

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Llandudno conference Page 8

Coffee Corner Page 13

SECRETARY Terrie Hewitt (David)

As I sit down to put together Issue 66 of Tangent News the nights are drawing in and signs of Autumn are everywhere. I am sure all our Tangent members have had a good summer break despite the weather, with so much going on across the country with the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics and Paralympics. As you will see Tangent members have taken opportunities to join in and contribute. Our cover story also shows our fellow members from Teignmouth taking pride of place at their carnival, a valued part of the community.

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SECRETARY ELECT Melodie Brookes (Nigel)

Tangent members take part in so many different activities and contribute in many different ways, I am sure that other members would enjoy reading about them. If your club has tried a new activity or taken part in a community event please send me an article and some photographs for the next edition, and let everyone see how much fun we have as we enjoy “Continuing Friendship”.

Please Act Now Want changes to the Association? Mailing includes the NAGM Resolution form with instructions. Want to give something back? Two vacancies; National Treasurer and Vice President. Nominations by 31st December please. Just fancy a leisurely lunch? Available in the Midlands in February, Ireland in March and Llandudno in April.

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2013 Calendar now available illustrated with photographs from the 41 Club photographic competition judged in Jersey at the AGM, and complete with dates of events for all four clubs of the RT Family. Cost £5, (plus £1.50 p&p) with profits going to the 41 Club National President's charity Prostate Cancer UK. To order please email editor@tangent-clubs.org.

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Sue Hill Editor

Doreen White Swanage 208 Founder Chairman

Please note that there are a few changes to the printed directory issued in August.

Diana Vine Swanage 208 Founder Member

Change of contact name, other details as listed: Tavistock 732. Margaret Rudling Cowal 803 Marion Stewart.

Paddy Hollins Tettenhall 332 & Stratford upon Avon 740

Change of name and address: Individual member Mrs Mandy Ewings (Govier), 1 Pew Tor Close, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9JQ Tel: 01822 613175 (same), Email: cllr.mandy.ewings@westdevon.gov.uk

Ruth O’Donoghue First in Ireland 140

Change of address: Leicester 152. Sheila Bickley 31 Welland Road, Barrow-upon-Soar, Loughborough, Leics LE12 8NA

Betty Naylor Elland 535

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TEASURER June Boden (Ken)

Change of email address: PAXO 901 to lynnemiller32@yahoo.com

Jean De’Ruyter Shrewsbury 24 Jill Harris Axe Valley 639

Correct email address: Saffron Waldon 212 Jen Strecker correct email address is strecker@virginmedia.com

Sheila Hall Leyland 234 Founder Member

Correct post code: Bridport 785 Correct post code for Jenny Rockett is DT6 3AD Unfortunately there is not space here for the clubs returning their directory details very late! We rely on the previous contact notifying you of information from other clubs. If you have not yet sent your updated Directory Details to the National secretary, please do so as soon as possible so that mail can be sent to the correct address. If you note errors in your directory please notify the National Secretary on secretary@tangent-clubs.org.

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Mavis Isted Lymington 336 Mary Pibworth Camberley 270 Margaret Herbert Bishopbriggs & Kirkintilloch 511 Ann David Porthcawl 119 Janet Sparkes Porthcawl 119 Maureen Sedgwick Porthcawl 119 Margaret Miller Porthcawl 119 Margaret Hale Portsmouth & Southsea 44

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Kathleen Mead Potters Bar 105

SALES & REGALIA OFFICER Jenny Bevan (Keith) E: sales@tangent-clubs.org

REGARDING OBITUARIES… Did you know that we record the names of members who have recently died in the magazine, but you can have a longer item on the website? Here you can celebrate their life, tell other Tangent members about their achievements and have pictures included if you wish. Please send anything you would like included to editor@tangent-clubs.org and they will be published in both places.

EDITOR & WEBSITE CO-ORDINATOR Sue Hill (Ray) E: editor@tangent-clubs.org

CLUB CONTACTS In this issue you should receive: Nomination Form Resolution Form NAGM Luncheon Form Irish Luncheon Form Midland Luncheon Form If you need further copies of these forms they are all available to download from our website www.tangent-clubs.org

Joan Mary Miller Harpenden 137 Founder Chairman

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As I sit here writing this article I'm wondering where Summer has gone! Perhaps it's because we've not had a Summer that I've missed it. The leaves on the trees are beginning to change colour, the evenings are getting darker by the minute and the mornings are chilly. How depressing to think Autumn will soon be with us. To top it all the Christmas cards are in the shops!

A.B.O.T.S TAKE FLIGHT – WELL ALMOST. STRATFORD UPON AVON 740

Great fun was had by all at this year’s ABOTS AGM when they climbed aboard a DC6 at Coventry Airport for their meeting and Lunch, much to the amusement of the rest of the clientele! Chairman Carolyn Cheesman had planned the event early in her year but kept it a secret until the very last minute.

On 18th May 1987 Stratford Upon Avon Tangent Club held their Inaugural meeting at the Town Hall when 18 members were present with apologies from a further 8. Julie Williams took the chair and it was decided to elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary. Julie Williams was elected Chairman, Vivien Robberts as Vice Chairman and Kay Craig as Secretary.’ This was the opening paragraph for the first minutes of Stratford Upon Avon 740. The date of our Affiliation was 16th June 1987. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary by having a lunch for 26 in the garden of one of our members, in glorious sunshine after what had been a very wet week. We meet regularly every 3rd Monday and enjoy the friendship of Tangent. Beryl Tomlinson Secretary Stratford Upon Avon 740

THREE MEN AND A BARBECUE I thought it was high time that Caernarfon Tangent provided some copy for the magazine. When we had our annual summer barbecue I took some photos.

WITH LOVE AT CHRISTMAS Members of Wellingborough Tangent used to send each other Christmas cards every year. At our December meeting there was always a mountain of mail that was sorted and distributed. Yet we saw each other regularly, and could actually wish each other Merry Christmas.

Here are two photos of us ladies enjoying our pre-barbecue aperitfs at Joan and Tony Yendle's, while three members of 41 Club slave over a hot barbeque! Good job boys!

I suppose the reason why I'm sad about the Winter months approaching is because I will be half-way through my Presidential year. My husband said to me that when my year is over I'll want to go around and do it all again. I think he could be right! In the meantime I have to say what a wonderful time I am having. It is always such an honour to be invited to visit members and their Clubs. If you are still thinking about asking me to come and see you there are a few gaps in the diary. This can be viewed on the Tangent website. As I've said before it doesn't have to be a special occasion I'm quite happy to sit in on an ordinary dinner or business meeting. I am very nosey and enjoy seeing how Clubs operate. You all have your own unique way of doing things which is fascinating! What always remains the same is the warm and friendly welcome I receive wherever I go. I have shared plenty of laughter with many of you which is wonderful. I hope those of you who I have had the pleasure of visiting have enjoyed yourselves as much as I have. There is still a lot more to come. The Scottish, South West and South East lunches. The Women of the Year lunch and the Cenotaph in London for the Remembrance Parade. In addition I have many Clubs still to visit with a few more miles to clock up. I have to mention the Jubilee celebrations, the Olympics and Paralympics.

President’s Diary 2012-2013 What a fantastic year for Great Britain. Our wonderful athletes exceeded in the medals table and beat many of our rival countries. It brought people of all nationalities together for a magnificent spectacle. I have never watched so much telly. I had it on first thing in the morning and last thing at night. It was such an anit-climax when it was all over. I have not heard a bad word said about any of the events. Now it is my turn to invite you to a special event! I am having a Charity 'Bond and Bling' Night which is taking place on Saturday 9th March 2013. The venue is the Queen's Hotel, Clarence Parade, Southsea www.queenshotelportsmouth.com A fabulous Edwardian hotel on the seafront and close to The Spinnaker Tower and shops at Gunwharf. The hotel is offering rooms at a special rate of £80 for a double including breakfast. Bookings must be made by 'phoning the hotel direct quoting the reference number (see booking form below) Details are also available on the Tangent website. There are also plenty of alternative hotels and B&B's very close by.

November Saturday 3rd Monday 5th Friday 9th Saturday 10th Sunday 11th Thursday 15th Friday 16th Saturday 17th Wednesday 21st Wednesday 28th

Private Event Bideford TC 30th Anniversary Exec Meeting South East Regional Lunch - Bracknell Remembrance Parade, London Taunton TC Taunton Stourbridge & District TC - Annual Luncheon Romsey TC Eastleigh & CF TC - Friendship Night

December Saturday 1st Tuesday 11th Wednesday 12th Thursday 13th

Private Event Fareham TC Christmas Meal The Lamb, Christmas Meeting Isle of Man TC - Christmas Party

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All monies raised will go to my chosen charity Brain Tumour Research which as most of you know is very close to my heart. So ladies get your posh frocks on dust off the diamonds and join me for a night of fun and friendship. l look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful South Coast.

January Friday 25th - Saturday 26th

Exec meeting

February Wednesday 6th Sunday 17th Friday 22nd Saturday 23rd

Derby TC Portsmouth & Southsea TC Charity Lunch Exec Meeting Midlands Regional Lunch

March Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd Tuesday 5th Wednesday 6th Saturday 9th Saturday 16th Saturday 23rd Tuesday 26th

Private Event Camberley TC 40th Anniversary Dunstable TC President's 'Bond & Bling' Charity event Ladies Circle South East Area Lunch Irish Luncheon Waterlooville TC Buffet Supper

April Thursday 11th - 14th

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We decided on a £5 donation as we probably would have spent at least that amount of money on cards. Someone volunteered to collect the money. An email was sent to all members saying who had contributed to the scheme and wished everyone a Merry Christmas. We all had a favourite charity we could have chosen but as a Tangent Club we decided that the money we raised would always go to the President’s chosen charity.

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COVER STORY DON’T GIVE UP.

HOW TO TURN A MUSHROOM BOX INTO A CHOCOLATE CAKE IN 5 SECONDS!

GREETINGS AND WARMEST BEST WISHES TO THE MEMBERS OF TANGENT FROM ALL OF US IN 41 CLUB.

When 41 Club gave up entering our local Carnival, the ladies of Teignmouth Tangent decided to continue the tradition and so we entered our first float with the great support (and tractor and trailer) of Ken and Lesley Dawe (both members of 41 Club and Tangent) from Old Walls Vineyard in nearby Bishopsteignton.

By the time you read this your President Sue and I will be over half way through our terms of office and our honorary secretaries will be beginning to prepare the relevant documentation for our next AGMs in Llandudno – where does the time go? It hardly seems two minutes since I had the privilege of addressing the Tangent AGM in Jersey and as I said on that occasion, it is a pleasure and honour to work with Sue and her Exec this year. I was delighted that they were able join us for our first Council Weekend in Long Eaton in July and I’m particularly looking forward to attending your Midlands Regional Lunch in Wellingborough in February next year.

As Chairman this year, I was hoping after over 10 years we could bow out gracefully. However the majority, including our senior member, aged 84, voted to carry on! All my suggestions of a theme were shouted down (!), and we eventually settled on the topical theme of 'Jubilee Street Party' and arranged for a member of the local amateur dramatics club to teach us some dance movements to go with our music 'Dancing in the Street'. Meanwhile Lesley got to work creating the most amazing cup cakes, chocolate rolls, stuffed eggs and all types of 'baked' goodies by knitting, sewing, and turning aerosol tops and mushroom boxes into the most amazing creations of meringues and chocolate cakes, so realistic that even the children were fooled on Carnival Night, hoping to have a free sample to taste. We always enter both Teignmouth and Dawlish Carnivals, and were lucky enough this year to have good weather for both. At Teignmouth we won our class, and in Dawlish we also won our class, as well as best decorative vehicle and Best Spirit of Carnival - our most successful year ever!

Following the success of the competition which was judged at the 2012 NAGM in Jersey, it has been decided to run the microFICTION Competition again. Write a piece of 36 words the last three of which should be ….”in the future.” Send it to editor@tangent-clubs.org and it will be put up on the website. The winner will be chosen by delegates at the Conference in Llandudno in April 2013.

When things go wrong as they sometimes will. When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile but you have to sigh. When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns And many a failure turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out. Don’t give up though the pace seems slow You may succeed with another blow. Success is failure turned inside out The silver tint of the cloud of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are It may be near when it seems so far. So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. It’s when things seems worst You must not quit

Sudoko

My chosen charity this year is Prostate Cancer UK. As well as trying to raise much needed cash for the charity I’m also concerned to increase awareness of this terrible illness among our members. Prostate cancer affects a quarter of a million men in this country with 37,000 diagnoses every year and one death every hour. It is the biggest killer of men in the UK. Yet all men over 50 may ask their GP for a free blood test which may detect early signs of the cancer because symptoms such as frequently needing to pee during the night may not appear until later. We men are notoriously slow in getting ourselves checked out especially in regard to matters below the waist – so Ladies, if your husband or partner has not requested a PSA Test please persuade him to do so. At the end of my year if the disease has been detected sooner than it might have been in just one 41er I shall feel I have succeeded.

Kathryn Hamlet Chairman Teignmouth Tangent

President Sue and I are looking forward to greeting as many of you as possible at our joint Conference in sunny Llandudno. The Conference Committee have been working very hard – so much so that bookings to date have exceeded all expectations and we are on course for a sell out. So if you have not submitted your booking form I hope you will do so in the next few weeks. I sincerely hope that President Sue and all members of Tangent enjoy the rest of this year – let’s make it one to remember! With very best wishes, David Smith President, The National Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs.

DISCRETIONARY MEMBERSHIP - WILL IT WORK FOR YOUR TANGENT? When this became a possibility Isle of Man Tangent decided to let our members vote as to whether they would like to admit new members who were not past Ladies Circlers. The ballot was a private vote - would we allow a) an unlimited number b) no more than an agreed percentage which in our case we suggested 10 or c) none at all? Our forward thinking members decided that we would accept discretionary members but with a restriction of no more than 10 per cent of our full membership. Our chairman at the time and her committee then thought long and hard about how we would ensure that our new members were like minded ladies who would join in with our club. Firstly, a prospective member is introduced by a current member and must attend three out of six consecutive meetings after which they may, if they wish, apply for membership being proposed and seconded by two current members. Our next monthly newsletter then advises all members that we have an application for membership from our prospective member together with details of the proposer and seconder and asks that any objections are lodged with the current secretary within two months. If there are none (which so far there haven't been!) then we induct the new member at our next meeting. If there should be an objection then a final decision is made by the current Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. We now have three new members who decided to go through this procedure to join us and I was delighted that Past National President Jan welcomed the first and presented her with her Tangent badge whilst visiting the Isle of Man earlier this year. All the ladies attend when they can, join in with our activities and have been welcomed into the club and we are delighted to have them with us. Maybe your club would like to try this to introduce some new, enthusiastic members - it has worked for the Isle of Man. Irene Leonard IPC IoM Tangent

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MANSFIELD TANGENT 147 MEMBER AWARDED MBE One of Mansfield Tangent’s longstanding members, Heather Henshaw, was awarded the MBE last October. The members of the Club are very proud of her and wish to share with everyone her journey on the Path of Honour. Heather received this prestigious award for services to the community through her work as a Councillor for Mansfield, and also for her dedicated service over many years to the NSPCC. In fact it was a member of Mansfield Council who asked permission from her husband John if he could put her name forward. The press became aware of her honour on June 14th when not one of her family except John knew, In May she had to resign from the Council for health reasons, and was feeling down after her eight years service on the Council. Then, on May 7th when she received a letter with the Queen’s seal on it, she thought it was a joke that she had been proposed for the MBE. John confirmed it was actually true, but they were sworn to secrecy until June 11t,h when the list of awards appeared in the London Gazette. After that everyone knew about it, and Heather received congratulatory telephone calls, 200 letters and flowers from friends and well-wishers.

NORTHERN REGIONAL LUNCH We were very lucky to have a fine day on 30th June at the Pavilions of Harrogate, Yorkshire Event Centre as only a week later the Royal Yorkshire Show at the same venue had to be cancelled due to the terrible weather!

WARRINGTON 162 SWING ROC CHARITY EVENT

OLYMPICS VOLUNTEER We got a fantastic press and for me it was a unique and wonderful experience. One I shall always remember.

Having lost my 17 year old son Michael to Leukemia in 2007 I decided that I wanted to make my year as chair in Warrington Tangent not only a memorable one but with purpose. My aim for the year was for all members to enjoy a varied and fun programme of events that were all-inclusive, as we have a wide spread of ages across our members, and to re-introduce fundraising as a key element of our year. Our two chosen charities that we planned to support were The Anthony Nolan Trust and Alder Hey Teenage Cancer Trust.

I worked mainly at the main entrance, meeting and greeting people after they had come through all the security checks and had finally relaxed. As people watching went it was second to none, but the best bit was chatting to them and sharing their excitement. I certainly got more out of it than I put in. I have never experienced an atmosphere of such friendliness and togetherness with so many nations. Janet Hebdon Member of Cross Hills and District 838

Other than our regular monthly raffles, our main events were varied. They included a Christmas mulled wine and mince pie social get together, inviting Warrington Round Tablers, 41ers, Circlers and their families to join us – great fun before Christmas and got us all in the Christmas spirit too! We also helped organize and run, with Round Table, a Ceiledh in February, which was amazing fun – I have never seen so many people laughing all night and most people joined in the dancing too. Our big fundraiser though was a Swing Roc Night with a hot pot supper that we held on the evening of St Patrick’s Day. What a fantastic evening. We all learnt four or five key beginner moves that all linked together that then formed a flowing modern jive dance. We had 56 attendees including eleven visitors from Denmark 41 club. This event on it’s own raised more than £1450. As done over the past few years, we also collected Christmas presents and Easter eggs for the children being treated on the Oncology Unit and clinic at Alder Hey Children’s hospital. These small gifts always bring a little ray of sunshine to some very poorly children. In all this year Warrington Tangent has raised in excess of £3000, which I am delighted to say has been split between our two chosen charities. I think that this is quite an achievement. Susan

PNO’s ABROAD This year the PNO’s meeting was held in Portugal, superbly hosted by our very own Francis Reynolds. It was a super event, never a dull moment which included a trip to ‘Zoomarine’ to the amusement of many, see photo for evidence. The big wheel and River Rapids were conquered in true Tangent spirit. An enjoyable informal meeting on Sunday ended with a photo of the group on the balcony in the glorious sunshine.

EXETER SHINE A LIGHT!

This was a very well attended event, with plenty of stalls providing retail therapy suitable for Tangent members. After a lovely lunch we were entertained by Lynn Hopwood who presented Fashion through the Ages with the help of several models. Lynn showed us how we used to dress from corsetry to coats through the ages. A few Tangent members had the chance to try some of the garments themselves, which added to the entertainment. Members were also treated to a visit from Dai the Dragon who posed for pictures with a number of members.

On October 26th Heather, John and her two children, Ben and Cherry set off to stay at the Hilton in Docklands, where panic set in, as Ben had left his ID at home. However, after frantic phone calls, a fax was sent from home. At breakfast the following morning, hotel staff asked why the party were so dressed up and they were then in the know, and organised wine and flowers for their return. Then it was off to the Palace in the rain. Heather was shown into the Long Gallery, hung with priceless masterpieces, along with 110 other people from all walks of life who were also getting an award. The award winners were given detailed instructions of exactly what to do and how to curtsy. Then it was Heather’s turn to receive her MBE from Prince Charles. She had had a hook affixed on her outfit prior to this, and Prince Charles placed her badge onto the hook then had a little chat with her about her Council work and tireless fundraising for the NSPCC. As soon as the badge had been put on it was removed, placed in a box and returned to her along with her handbag, which had also been taken off her by the chancery staff prior to her receiving the award. The Guard’s band played throughout the ceremony which was carried out with great precision.

WIN A VALUABLE PRIZE To be in with a chance of winning this competition, first answer the following question. When you look at a sheet of figures, (a) Do your eyes glaze over and then you quickly turn the page, (b) Marvel that the Balance Sheet does actually balance, or (c) Read the figures and understand the information that they contain?

Then it was back to the ballroom to watch everyone else receive his or her honour, followed by official photos. Heather was the speaker at our meeting in February, to which husbands and friends were invited, and she shared her big day with us all, both in words and by showing us a superb video. What a memento. Heather has been a stalwart member of Tangent and has taken various offices over the years, and all Mansfield Tangent members are extremely pleased for her. She thoroughly deserves recognition for her devotion to duty, not only at the Council but also the NSPCC, and we wish her and her family all the best for the future.

If you answered “Yes” to (c), and you enjoy a challenge, then you could find yourself in the much sought after job of Treasurer to the Association. The job is straightforward enough for someone who is happy around figures. Basically the job involves collecting and recording capitations from clubs, and administering payments of the expenses of the Association. There are, of course, guidelines but you will be largely free to use your own methods. So what is this valuable prize? There is no monetary value unfortunately though you will have expenses reimbursed. But the prize is the guaranteed friendship and fun that you will encounter when travelling to meetings and regional lunches. You will meet many other Tangent members and enjoy the camaraderie, but above all, you will gain immense satisfaction from doing a worthwhile job for your fellow members.

Harpenden Tangent Member Gilly Shirazi, LVO, was awarded the CVO (Commander of the Royal Victorian Order) for services to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association at a recent investiture by HM The Queen at The Palace of Holyrood House on 3rd July. Gilly worked for the International Award for over 29 years and retired as Secretary General in November 2011. Gilly was an active member of Harpenden Ladies Circle from 1989 until joining Tangent in 2003.

If you would like further information, please contact the current Treasurer, June Boden, at treasurer@tangent-clubs.org who will be pleased to assist you.

On Sunday 8th July Exeter Tangent held their annual summer lunch at the home of Ilona Jeffery. Apart from some wonderful Devon sunshine and fabulous food they were very lucky that member Rosemary Wickison brought along a very special item. Rosemary's daughter Claire was lucky enough to be picked to carry the Olympic Torch and Rosemary brought the torch along for her friends to see and hold. Judy had her camera in her handbag and so members were able to have photos taken which have been sent to various parts of the world to family and friends and to Facebook. What a treat!

Nominations, including a seconder, must reach the National secretary by 31st December 2012. Forms are available with the October mailing or on the website.

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Gilly is pictured with husband Shahab, former Harpenden Round Table member and current Harpenden 41 Club member.

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Tangent across the w rld It was my pleasure as your IRO to attend LCI this year and my passage was greatly smoothed by the experience I gained last year when I was able to accompany Gill Preston. I needn’t have worried about being a lone Tangent traveller as I met Vicky Perry LC IPP and Ruth Curry LC VP in the loos at the airport!

TRENT VALLEY TANGENT NO. 341. JUBILEE PARTY MONDAY 11TH JUNE The Programme said “Summer Supper and Games” and then the word went out that our hostesses for the evening were to make it a Jubilee themed evening so to come ‘appropriately dressed in red white and blue’. Eighteen ladies duly arrived on a rather wet and very cold evening not quite knowing what to expect. We were greeted by Margaret and Beryl and asked to wait until everyone arrived before entering the sitting room where our meeting was to be held. We were all intrigued.

Sadly Elizabeth felt unable to do this but Veerle is happy to answer our questions via e-mail. To date questions centre around alternative names for the joint club, fees, benefits to GB Tangent members etc but I would welcome more so please take this opportunity and get in touch with me - international@tangent-clubs.org

We all received a very warm welcome in the lovely seaside town of Helsingborg, Hotels and venues were all quite closely located and although there were a few showers, they didn’t dampen our enthusiasm, which was maintained right through from the welcome ceremony and parade on Thursday evening to the gala dinner on Saturday night. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with Circlers from around the world as 28 countries were represented. The house parties are especially good occasions for mixing and mingling with plenty of opportunity to chat and exchange views. The Swedish girls did us proud and Sunday morning with return journeys home came all too quickly! A fuller report may be viewed on our website – www.tangent-clubs.org

Resolution forms for our NAGM are enclosed with this mailing and I hope members will consider this issue worthy of discussion and be willingly to put forward a proposal. The deadline for receipt by our National Secretary is 31/12/12 so once again I urge you to “think on”! I was very sad not to be able to attend the NAGM of Tangent Sweden which took place over our Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend but was thrilled to hear that Tangent Norway are hoping to be in a position to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at this event in 2013. They are working hard to form a National Board at the moment – Good Luck girls!

Many of you may recall at our NAGM Gill Preston mentioning, in her report, a letter she had received from Agora proposing that we unite under one name that would accommodate both our clubs equally, respecting each Club’s name and rules on an international level. Our rules are similar – open to past circlers and friends outside of LC (although not obligatory), open to service projects (but not obligatory). They propose that Tangent joins with them to form Agora Club Tangent International (ACT) so that as Past Circlers we have one international voice. For example Tangent GB would stay Tangent GB. Agora Club Romania would stay Agora Club Romania, each keeping their own name and rules but internationally they would be united under the name ACT International – one International past circlers organisation. Obviously this raises many questions and I have been charged with gathering information so that we may hopefully be in a position to vote on this at our next NAGM. A meeting was planned to take place at LCI but sadly Veerle de Jonge, ACI Vice President, who wrote the letter to Gill and other Tangent IROs, was unable to attend. I have since contacted Veerle and learnt that her absence was due to business pressures but the ACI President Elizabeth Hiller (some of you may remember her from her attendance at our NAGMs representing Tangent Germany) was briefed to take the meeting in her place.

Margaret’s Grandson, Harry, arrived looking very smart and we all thought this rather unusual to have a visitor when hosting a Tangent meeting. Once everyone was assembled Harry asked our president to accompany him into the sitting room and for us all to follow. We entered the room to find it all decorated with Jubilee bunting and a long table down the centre of the room suitably decorated and laid for a meal.

BISHOP’S STORTFORD 269 National President Sue joined Bishop’s Stortford 269 at Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club for a luncheon to celebrate their 40th Charter. The 60 ladies attending included several founder members along with 11 past chairmen including Jean Bickerton who was the first chairman of Bishop’s Stortford Tangent and still attends meetings. We were entertained by Barbara Haslam who spoke to us about designing a Moorcroft vase and of her charitable work. Further entertainment in the form of an interruption was provided by Bishop’s Stortford 41 Club’s recital of a very apt poem. After a leisurely lunch we enjoyed a slice of anniversary cake made by past chairman Jeanne Bailes.

Janet was lead to a ‘throne’ at the head of the table, again beautifully decorated, and Harry placed a crown on her head for her to be our ’Queen’ for the evening. We all then found seats around the table. Harry proceeded to serve us all Pimms and Margaret and Beryl brought in the food, coronation chicken, fresh salmon, salad and hot new potatoes. During the meal Harry acted as butler keeping our glasses topped up and passing whatever anyone needed. Deserts were laid out on the dining room table next door and included a cheesecake with fruit on top arranged as a Union Jack, Eton mess, profiteroles and cup cakes.

We enjoyed an afternoon of truly continued friendship chatting and looking at our collection of photo albums and catching up on old times.

In response to a letter sent out in June by the LCI President asking for all past circlers to unite and have one point of contact to avoid confusion, I am pleased to be able to report that after discussion the MoU countries (GB, Denmark and Sweden) have appointed an International Tangent contact who will be responsible for the dissemination of information. GB will hold this position until 31 March 2013 then it will pass to the IRO of Denmark for two years then to Sweden. This was warmly welcomed by LCI President Sharon as a positive step and we were all delighted that this was chosen as the subject for the 3 minute speech at the LCI AGM. I had been asked, as the current ITC, to give greetings from Tangent at this meeting so Danish IRO Susanne gave this speech.

INTERNATIONAL DIARY DATES 26/10/12 – 28/10/12 9/11/12 – 11/11/12 19/4/13 – 21/4/13 3/5/13 – 5/5/13 21/8/13 – 24/4/13

Tangent Denmark 30 year Jubilee Old Table and Tangent Sweden HYM Ex-Table and Tangent Denmark National Conference LC and Tangent Germany National Conference LCI Lusaka, Zambia

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!

After the meal a very riotous game of Bingo was played with much heckling of the caller. Margaret’s grandson Harry is 19 years old (almost 20) and attends Newcastle University studying Sports Development. He was nominated by his mum and chosen to carry the Olympic Torch on part of its journey through Burton Joyce. Up until the age of 14 years Harry was a member of the Dayko Flying Angels, a gymnastic/acrobatic display team.

DENBY DALE TANGENT Denby Dale Tangent invited Holmfirth Tangent on 13th June 2012 to a picnic to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Unfortunately as the weather was poor it had to be held indoors but we managed to take this photograph in the garden during a dry spell. Everyone entered into the themed spirit as requested and wore a combination of red, white and blue which matched the bunting and flags. Prizes were given to the winning team of the Jubilee quiz, then we all toasted the Queen and enjoyed a delicious piece of celebratory cake. It was an excellent day.

NEW MILTON TANGENT 120 On a beautiful day in August 2012, Joan Oxley a member of New Milton Tangent 120 was married to Stephen Hales in a Country Hotel overlooking the Solent and the Isle of Wight. The photo shows fellow Tangent members Ann Prestidge, Kay Spreadbury, Tess Ackling, Jan Lovering, Celia Humphries and Shirley Christmas with Joan.

N AT I O N A L A S S O C I AT I O N O F

It has been a very busy start to my year as your membership officer and as usual there is bad news and good news! Lets get the bad news out of way quickly - sadly a few clubs are closing, mainly due to advancing years and declining mobility, which of course we understand, and hope friendships may continue on a less formal and infrequent basis. Our thanks to these members for the contribution they have undoubtedly made to our association over the years. Now for the good news – I have already received more than 200 membership enquiries! A couple from past circlers who have relocated and wish now to find out about their local Tangent Clubs. A few who are nearing or just over the magic age of 45yrs passed on from Ladies Circle Membership Officer, Karen Johnson, a few more via our own website but the vast majority, as last year, are via Round Table and Marchesi House. It is estimated that 10% of Ladies Circle retired due to the age rule, which in 2012 translates into 108 potential Tangent members. Hopefully they have all received a warm welcome into their local Tangent Club, but it has to be faced that the biggest percentage of new members are going to be discretionary members if our association is to have a sustainable future. Rule 3.3 of our constitution was amended at the NAGM in Southport 2009 to facilitate this. I would like to express my grateful thanks to all the club contacts who have already helped me with the avalanche of enquiries. Many of you have acted extremely promptly in passing on details of your meetings to these prospective members and I hope at least some of this has had a positive outcome for you and your club. Last year I had the pleasure of meeting the President of WI, and during our discussions I learnt that WI had 21,000 new members last year – how many will NATC achieve this year?

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Northwich Tangent 426 invite you to

Come into our Cheshire Country Garden Northern Regional Lunch on 29th June 2013 Speaker "Jen the Pen" Jennifer Green Cranage Hall Hotel, Holmes Chapel Tickets £35 www.cheshiregardens.com

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SHOE HEAVEN

FANGENT 66 TANGENT

Anyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about shoes so you won’t be surprised to know that I recently thought I was in seventh heaven when I heard about a 3 day shoemaking workshop in London which showed you everything you need to know about making a pair of shoes using only domestic equipment.

Fangent 66 gained their charter at Jan Dowling’s Presidential Ball on and they don’t let the grass grow under their 24th March 2012 feet, their first meeting was to the Chelsea Flower show where they inducted 2 new members. We started a new national Tangent club with us all leaving different Circles and whose dates of birth are 1966 –of course we had to open this to women who also gave birth in 66 so that my mum didn’t feel left out!

The idea behind the course was that once you had completed it you would be able to set up your own shoemaking business. I wasn’t intending to do that but was intrigued to see how it all worked. I have always been interested in dressmaking and crafts and still make a lot of my own outfits which you will have seen at various lunches and other events but this was taking “doing it yourself” to a completely new level! I attended the course in April having persuaded my friends and family that the only thing I wanted as a Christmas or birthday present in 2011/12 was a voucher for the course. That way it cost me virtually nothing. The course was everything I expected it to be with excellent teachers who guided you through each step until at the end of the 3 days we all had a pair of shoes to take home with us which were individually designed and certainly did not look home made. Unfortunately we could not try on the shoes for a week after the course as everything had to dry out and there was a danger that the shoes would stretch so I placed the shoes where I could look at them every day for a week before trying them on. I felt just like Cinderella and when I finally did try them on they fitted perfectly!

We are a group of friends that have had so much fun within our own circles nationally and internationally for the last 20 years that we did not want it to fade and just become memories. Our first meeting was held at Chelsea Flower Show Friday 25th May. Three of us set off on the early morning sunny train from York station, 1st class, so that we could have a cup of tea and our breakfast on the way, scrambled egg and smoked salmon on toast! We then made sure the train collected the next three at Newark station. It was so easy making our way across London to Chelsea to find a great little shaded spot under a tree to get our day off to a popping start with a bottle of fizz. The gardens were fantastic and in the sun made it all the more enjoyable with a picnic lunch listening to the band playing, celebrity spotting was in full force with Alan Titchmarch spotted and Nicki. With a few purchases made and very tired feet 6 hours later, it was time to make our way home. We had dinner at Kings Cross station where Vicky and Michelle were inducted and back on the train North with 1 or 2 more complementary dinks on the way.

Some of you may have seen me wearing the shoes at the Tangent Day Lunch and AGM in Jersey but here is a picture anyway. If anyone else is interested further information can be obtained from www.icanmakeshoes.com where you can see a selection of shoes made by students during the courses.

A great way to start a new Tangent club with the Fun & Friendships continuing over the miles and plans for Tatton Park next year. Niki Boersma

Karen Durie

Not all sleep disorders are benign and some may signal underlying health problems. Sleep is not just time out from our busy routine. Most of us need to sleep well to help our bodies recover from the day and to allow healing to take place. But with increasingly busy lives it is estimated that we now sleep around 90 minutes less each night than we did 100 years ago. If you add this to the large number of people who are known to have problems sleeping, it is obvious that many of us are now functioning in a permanently sleep-deprived state. Sleep can be defined as; “a natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli”. Sadly though, many of us struggle to sleep and, according to recent newspaper articles, nearly a third of the population is suffering from insomnia which in turn is affecting their health. A survey of the nation’s sleep habits found that 30% are severely sleep deprived, putting them more at risk of mental health and relationship issues. This information was based on a report by the Mental Health Foundation which aimed to raise awareness of the importance of sleep for physical and mental well being. As many of us know, lack of sleep can make us feel physically ill as well as stressed and anxious. Research also shows that it can contribute to heart disease, premature ageing and road accident deaths. Most common sleep disorders There are more than 80 different sleep problems listed in the medical textbooks, ranging from the inability to get to sleep (insomnia) to the inability to stay awake (narcolepsy). Many sleep problems are temporary, and self-help measures will often be all that is needed to get back into a normal sleeping pattern. Unfortunately, some sleep problems can also be a symptom of other conditions, so further investigation may be necessary. Two common disorders are insomnia and sleep apnoea.

SCOTTISH LUNCHEON Eighty two Tangent members met at the Glynhill Hotel in Paisley on Saturday 22nd September for the Scottish Luncheon. The previous week had seen floods across Scotland and England, but the day dawned clear and bright, even though there was a slight frost on the grass. Milngavie and Bearsden Tangent 323 ably hosted the event, President Sue spoke and we were entertained by Anne Johnstone. Anne is a journalist on the Herald newspaper and still one of a very few women to have reached a senior position in journalism.

Insomnia Insomnia is the prolonged and abnormal inability to obtain adequate and uninterrupted sleep required to wake up feeling rested and refreshed. It is the most common type of sleep disorder. Insomnia is often a symptom of another problem, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or an underlying health condition. It can also be caused by lifestyle choices, including medications, lack of exercise, jet lag, or even the amount of coffee you drink.

Next year’s lunch will be hosted by Burntisland and District 888 at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline on 21st September 2013. Go to their website www.tangentscottishluncheon2013.com for more information. Look forward to meeting up again with our members north of the border there!

VP DIARY 09 November 2012 10 November 2012 27 November 2012 25 January 2013 26 January 2013 22 February 2013 23 February 2013 23 March 2013 11 April 2013 12 April 2013 13 April 2013 14 April 2013 04 May 2013 10 May 2013 11 May 2013 21 September 2013 04 October 2013 05 October 2013 19 October 2013 08 November 2013 09 November 2013

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Wokingham 268

Wellingborough 371 Wellingborough 371 Omagh 851

Llwchwr 916 Llwchwr 916 Burntisland & District 888 City of Wells 747 Dundee 290 Northfleet(Gravesham) 702 Northfleet(Gravesham) 702

Executive Meeting South East Lunch Wokingham Meeting NAGM Planning Meeting NAGM Planning Meeting Executive Meeting Midlands Lunch Irish Lunch National Conference Llandudno National Conference Llandudno NAGM Executive Meeting Ladies Circle NAGM Executive Meeting Welsh Lunch Scottish Lunch Executive Meeting South West Lunch 50th Anniversary Celebration South East Lunch South East Lunch

The consequences are unpleasant, leaving the sufferer feeling exhausted, irritable and unable to concentrate on simple tasks. There is no one specific trigger or cause for insomnia but it can be more prevalent in certain instances, for example people over 60 and those persons with a history of depression. It is also more common in females. Stress is a major contributor. Traumatic events such as acute illness, injury or surgery, the loss of a loved one, exams, or trouble at work can all disrupt someone’s sleep patterns. In such cases, normal sleep almost always returns when the individual recovers from the event or becomes used to the new situation. Jet lag can also cause insomnia. Travelling east across time zones is more difficult to adjust to than travelling west, to earlier times. Environmental or lifestyle factors may also come into play – too much light in the bedroom or too much caffeine or stimulants in the body. Treatment is related to the cause, if the cause can be determined. Patients are evaluated with the help of a medical and sleep history (sleep diary). Chronic sufferers may be treated through cognitive behavioural therapy involving relaxation and reconditioning.

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) Sleep apnoea owes its meaning to the Greek word apnea, meaning ‘want of breath’ and affects the sleep of around 180,000 people in the UK. It is a common sleep disorder in which the breathing temporarily stops during sleep due to blockage of the upper airways. This blockage is caused by the same muscles that cause snoring and occurs when the muscles of the soft palate at the base of the tongue and the uvula (the small fleshy piece of tissue hanging at the back of the throat) relax, partially blocking the opening of the airway. You are more likely to get sleep apnoea if you are older, overweight, a smoker or a heavy drinker. While asleep, sufferers may stop breathing for between 10 to 25 seconds at a time, depleting the bloodstream and brain of vital oxygen supplies. The brain then suddenly sends an emergency signal, telling the person to wake up and take in a big gulp of air. In one single night, sufferers may experience up to 350 ‘apneic events’. The frequent interruptions of deep sleep lead to excessive daytime fatigue and sleepiness. Sleep apnoea is a potentially life-threatening condition associated with strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure, and therefore requires medical attention. A sleep test called ‘polysomnography’ is usually carried out to diagnose sleep apnoea and confirm the extent of the apnoea (apnoea index level). Treatment varies according to severity of symptoms. Mild cases can be effectively treated through behavioural changes – losing weight, cutting down on alcohol or sleeping on your side, for example. More severe cases may need to be treated with a CPAP machine, so named because they maintain constant positive air pressure to the wind pipe to help users breathe easy at night. The benefits are better sleep and reduced risk of heart attacks during the night. In certain instances surgery may also be necessary.


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As many of our clubs are reaching their 40th and 50th Anniversaries we have had designed new

40TH AND 50TH Anniversary Badge 11th to 14th April 2013

We have listened to your comments regarding the price of the 40th badge, which was designed some time ago and updated it and more importantly the PRICE. We have managed to obtain from our other regalia supplier a new design and the price for either will be £ 45 including postage and packaging.

THE FROG PRINCE 41 Club National President, David Smith, presented Isis Tangent Chairman Maria Green with the prize for best decorated frog at the 41 National Council Weekend at Kingston. This new highly acclaimed competition, masterminded by Judi Steen from Angels of the North Tangent, was the result of the ladies visiting a pottery during the Long Eaton Council weekend when clay frogs were made by those attending – the intention being to decorate them over the summer. Judi Steen, to her complete embarrassment, left her entry at home, so was unable to be judged in the competition! 41 President David, who judged the entries, said this was one of the most important and pressurised events of his year. It was so difficult to decide the winner due to the high standard of entries. He hoped it would be repeated in future! Maria’s entry was named ‘Spotty Muldoon’. Martin Green 41Club National Vice-President Entries:

As usual the timescale will be approximately 8 weeks from order and will be sent to you direct from the Manufacturer. I look forward to receiving your orders! Jenny Bevan National Sales & Regalia Officer

QI FACTS AND FIGURES Past and Present club treasurers will be aware that the capitation forms ask for all sorts of information. Firstly, of course, is the number of club members. As we know, the total membership of the Association has been gradually falling for a number of years. This fact is reflected in individual club membership. Most clubs have seen their membership whittle away due to no longer having a feeder Ladies Circle, though interestingly, since discretionary membership was introduced, some clubs are seeing an increase. The stated membership also highlights the size of our clubs. Last year, the average club membership was 21 members. But I can’t resist telling you that the biggest clubs are Southend with 72 members, Harpenden 70, Bournemouth 69, Ringwood 68, Knowle & Durridge 67, and Kenilworth 60. The smallest are, as last year, Stockport with 2 members and Surbiton, Edinburgh, Inverkeithing, and Kinross who each have 4 members. The other figure that is asked for, though this is not obligatory, is the total of donations given to charity. Whilst many clubs do not fund raise, of those that do, there are some amazing total figures. The total of donations to charity divided by the number of members of that club is also pretty amazing, mainly because Edinburgh who feature on the associations smallest membership is also the biggest giver! They averaged £176.25 per member which I think is quite a feat. Biggleswade gave £167 per member and Potters Bar £163.

In the previous couple of years since I started this job, I have sometimes made a joke that some clubs do try to boost my personal holiday fund by making their cheques out to me. This hasn’t happened this year though I have seen some amusing variations on the theme. The amounts calculated to be due has also given rise to a few hiccups. If there is a small overpayment, I usually ‘phone or email the treasurer to suggest that, rather than send it back, this goes to the Presidents charity. As they say, “every little helps”. I usually ask for underpayments to be sent on unless these are also very small and not worth the postage. One such case was where the sender had obviously hit the wrong button on her calculator and sent a cheque for the number of members multiplied by £4.74 instead of £4.75. Lastly, the identity of the treasurer is interesting in itself. I love to see a name I recognise which sometime prods me into making a friendly call. The little cards and messages enclosed with the capitation is also a pleasure to receive. Keep them coming ladies. I am now coming up to the end of my term of office, so if you are considering standing for treasurer next April, I would be pleased to give you any information and encouragement. If you don’t think you could do this, please at least help the next treasurer by getting your capitations in on time. The deadline has been extended once. And please, please ladies learn your club number. June Boden National Treasurer

REGALIA ORDERS Please could I make a plea to you all to get your regalia orders in ASAP. As stated on the order form it takes up to 12 WEEKS for regalia orders to be fulfilled which means that if you want your regalia in time for your AGM anytime in March or April I must have the order form and cheque before Christmas. An additional charge of £5 is made for orders submitted after 1 January but we really don’t want you to pay this charge as we would prefer that you placed your order in good time. I will be away for most of January attending my nephew’s wedding in Peru so any orders received after 1 January will be delayed for at least 3 weeks in addition to the normal 12 week timescale and I cannot therefore guarantee that your order will be supplied in time. Over 250 clubs have already placed their orders so can the rest of you please do so as soon as possible. Thank you. Karen Durie Tangent National Vice President

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Tangent Mag Oct 2012_Layout 1 19/10/2012 13:08 Page 8

As many of our clubs are reaching their 40th and 50th Anniversaries we have had designed new

40TH AND 50TH Anniversary Badge 11th to 14th April 2013

We have listened to your comments regarding the price of the 40th badge, which was designed some time ago and updated it and more importantly the PRICE. We have managed to obtain from our other regalia supplier a new design and the price for either will be £ 45 including postage and packaging.

THE FROG PRINCE 41 Club National President, David Smith, presented Isis Tangent Chairman Maria Green with the prize for best decorated frog at the 41 National Council Weekend at Kingston. This new highly acclaimed competition, masterminded by Judi Steen from Angels of the North Tangent, was the result of the ladies visiting a pottery during the Long Eaton Council weekend when clay frogs were made by those attending – the intention being to decorate them over the summer. Judi Steen, to her complete embarrassment, left her entry at home, so was unable to be judged in the competition! 41 President David, who judged the entries, said this was one of the most important and pressurised events of his year. It was so difficult to decide the winner due to the high standard of entries. He hoped it would be repeated in future! Maria’s entry was named ‘Spotty Muldoon’. Martin Green 41Club National Vice-President Entries:

As usual the timescale will be approximately 8 weeks from order and will be sent to you direct from the Manufacturer. I look forward to receiving your orders! Jenny Bevan National Sales & Regalia Officer

QI FACTS AND FIGURES Past and Present club treasurers will be aware that the capitation forms ask for all sorts of information. Firstly, of course, is the number of club members. As we know, the total membership of the Association has been gradually falling for a number of years. This fact is reflected in individual club membership. Most clubs have seen their membership whittle away due to no longer having a feeder Ladies Circle, though interestingly, since discretionary membership was introduced, some clubs are seeing an increase. The stated membership also highlights the size of our clubs. Last year, the average club membership was 21 members. But I can’t resist telling you that the biggest clubs are Southend with 72 members, Harpenden 70, Bournemouth 69, Ringwood 68, Knowle & Durridge 67, and Kenilworth 60. The smallest are, as last year, Stockport with 2 members and Surbiton, Edinburgh, Inverkeithing, and Kinross who each have 4 members. The other figure that is asked for, though this is not obligatory, is the total of donations given to charity. Whilst many clubs do not fund raise, of those that do, there are some amazing total figures. The total of donations to charity divided by the number of members of that club is also pretty amazing, mainly because Edinburgh who feature on the associations smallest membership is also the biggest giver! They averaged £176.25 per member which I think is quite a feat. Biggleswade gave £167 per member and Potters Bar £163.

In the previous couple of years since I started this job, I have sometimes made a joke that some clubs do try to boost my personal holiday fund by making their cheques out to me. This hasn’t happened this year though I have seen some amusing variations on the theme. The amounts calculated to be due has also given rise to a few hiccups. If there is a small overpayment, I usually ‘phone or email the treasurer to suggest that, rather than send it back, this goes to the Presidents charity. As they say, “every little helps”. I usually ask for underpayments to be sent on unless these are also very small and not worth the postage. One such case was where the sender had obviously hit the wrong button on her calculator and sent a cheque for the number of members multiplied by £4.74 instead of £4.75. Lastly, the identity of the treasurer is interesting in itself. I love to see a name I recognise which sometime prods me into making a friendly call. The little cards and messages enclosed with the capitation is also a pleasure to receive. Keep them coming ladies. I am now coming up to the end of my term of office, so if you are considering standing for treasurer next April, I would be pleased to give you any information and encouragement. If you don’t think you could do this, please at least help the next treasurer by getting your capitations in on time. The deadline has been extended once. And please, please ladies learn your club number. June Boden National Treasurer

REGALIA ORDERS Please could I make a plea to you all to get your regalia orders in ASAP. As stated on the order form it takes up to 12 WEEKS for regalia orders to be fulfilled which means that if you want your regalia in time for your AGM anytime in March or April I must have the order form and cheque before Christmas. An additional charge of £5 is made for orders submitted after 1 January but we really don’t want you to pay this charge as we would prefer that you placed your order in good time. I will be away for most of January attending my nephew’s wedding in Peru so any orders received after 1 January will be delayed for at least 3 weeks in addition to the normal 12 week timescale and I cannot therefore guarantee that your order will be supplied in time. Over 250 clubs have already placed their orders so can the rest of you please do so as soon as possible. Thank you. Karen Durie Tangent National Vice President

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SHOE HEAVEN

FANGENT 66 TANGENT

Anyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about shoes so you won’t be surprised to know that I recently thought I was in seventh heaven when I heard about a 3 day shoemaking workshop in London which showed you everything you need to know about making a pair of shoes using only domestic equipment.

Fangent 66 gained their charter at Jan Dowling’s Presidential Ball on and they don’t let the grass grow under their 24th March 2012 feet, their first meeting was to the Chelsea Flower show where they inducted 2 new members. We started a new national Tangent club with us all leaving different Circles and whose dates of birth are 1966 –of course we had to open this to women who also gave birth in 66 so that my mum didn’t feel left out!

The idea behind the course was that once you had completed it you would be able to set up your own shoemaking business. I wasn’t intending to do that but was intrigued to see how it all worked. I have always been interested in dressmaking and crafts and still make a lot of my own outfits which you will have seen at various lunches and other events but this was taking “doing it yourself” to a completely new level! I attended the course in April having persuaded my friends and family that the only thing I wanted as a Christmas or birthday present in 2011/12 was a voucher for the course. That way it cost me virtually nothing. The course was everything I expected it to be with excellent teachers who guided you through each step until at the end of the 3 days we all had a pair of shoes to take home with us which were individually designed and certainly did not look home made. Unfortunately we could not try on the shoes for a week after the course as everything had to dry out and there was a danger that the shoes would stretch so I placed the shoes where I could look at them every day for a week before trying them on. I felt just like Cinderella and when I finally did try them on they fitted perfectly!

We are a group of friends that have had so much fun within our own circles nationally and internationally for the last 20 years that we did not want it to fade and just become memories. Our first meeting was held at Chelsea Flower Show Friday 25th May. Three of us set off on the early morning sunny train from York station, 1st class, so that we could have a cup of tea and our breakfast on the way, scrambled egg and smoked salmon on toast! We then made sure the train collected the next three at Newark station. It was so easy making our way across London to Chelsea to find a great little shaded spot under a tree to get our day off to a popping start with a bottle of fizz. The gardens were fantastic and in the sun made it all the more enjoyable with a picnic lunch listening to the band playing, celebrity spotting was in full force with Alan Titchmarch spotted and Nicki. With a few purchases made and very tired feet 6 hours later, it was time to make our way home. We had dinner at Kings Cross station where Vicky and Michelle were inducted and back on the train North with 1 or 2 more complementary dinks on the way.

Some of you may have seen me wearing the shoes at the Tangent Day Lunch and AGM in Jersey but here is a picture anyway. If anyone else is interested further information can be obtained from www.icanmakeshoes.com where you can see a selection of shoes made by students during the courses.

A great way to start a new Tangent club with the Fun & Friendships continuing over the miles and plans for Tatton Park next year. Niki Boersma

Karen Durie

Not all sleep disorders are benign and some may signal underlying health problems. Sleep is not just time out from our busy routine. Most of us need to sleep well to help our bodies recover from the day and to allow healing to take place. But with increasingly busy lives it is estimated that we now sleep around 90 minutes less each night than we did 100 years ago. If you add this to the large number of people who are known to have problems sleeping, it is obvious that many of us are now functioning in a permanently sleep-deprived state. Sleep can be defined as; “a natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli”. Sadly though, many of us struggle to sleep and, according to recent newspaper articles, nearly a third of the population is suffering from insomnia which in turn is affecting their health. A survey of the nation’s sleep habits found that 30% are severely sleep deprived, putting them more at risk of mental health and relationship issues. This information was based on a report by the Mental Health Foundation which aimed to raise awareness of the importance of sleep for physical and mental well being. As many of us know, lack of sleep can make us feel physically ill as well as stressed and anxious. Research also shows that it can contribute to heart disease, premature ageing and road accident deaths. Most common sleep disorders There are more than 80 different sleep problems listed in the medical textbooks, ranging from the inability to get to sleep (insomnia) to the inability to stay awake (narcolepsy). Many sleep problems are temporary, and self-help measures will often be all that is needed to get back into a normal sleeping pattern. Unfortunately, some sleep problems can also be a symptom of other conditions, so further investigation may be necessary. Two common disorders are insomnia and sleep apnoea.

SCOTTISH LUNCHEON Eighty two Tangent members met at the Glynhill Hotel in Paisley on Saturday 22nd September for the Scottish Luncheon. The previous week had seen floods across Scotland and England, but the day dawned clear and bright, even though there was a slight frost on the grass. Milngavie and Bearsden Tangent 323 ably hosted the event, President Sue spoke and we were entertained by Anne Johnstone. Anne is a journalist on the Herald newspaper and still one of a very few women to have reached a senior position in journalism.

Insomnia Insomnia is the prolonged and abnormal inability to obtain adequate and uninterrupted sleep required to wake up feeling rested and refreshed. It is the most common type of sleep disorder. Insomnia is often a symptom of another problem, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or an underlying health condition. It can also be caused by lifestyle choices, including medications, lack of exercise, jet lag, or even the amount of coffee you drink.

Next year’s lunch will be hosted by Burntisland and District 888 at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline on 21st September 2013. Go to their website www.tangentscottishluncheon2013.com for more information. Look forward to meeting up again with our members north of the border there!

VP DIARY 09 November 2012 10 November 2012 27 November 2012 25 January 2013 26 January 2013 22 February 2013 23 February 2013 23 March 2013 11 April 2013 12 April 2013 13 April 2013 14 April 2013 04 May 2013 10 May 2013 11 May 2013 21 September 2013 04 October 2013 05 October 2013 19 October 2013 08 November 2013 09 November 2013

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Wokingham 268

Wellingborough 371 Wellingborough 371 Omagh 851

Llwchwr 916 Llwchwr 916 Burntisland & District 888 City of Wells 747 Dundee 290 Northfleet(Gravesham) 702 Northfleet(Gravesham) 702

Executive Meeting South East Lunch Wokingham Meeting NAGM Planning Meeting NAGM Planning Meeting Executive Meeting Midlands Lunch Irish Lunch National Conference Llandudno National Conference Llandudno NAGM Executive Meeting Ladies Circle NAGM Executive Meeting Welsh Lunch Scottish Lunch Executive Meeting South West Lunch 50th Anniversary Celebration South East Lunch South East Lunch

The consequences are unpleasant, leaving the sufferer feeling exhausted, irritable and unable to concentrate on simple tasks. There is no one specific trigger or cause for insomnia but it can be more prevalent in certain instances, for example people over 60 and those persons with a history of depression. It is also more common in females. Stress is a major contributor. Traumatic events such as acute illness, injury or surgery, the loss of a loved one, exams, or trouble at work can all disrupt someone’s sleep patterns. In such cases, normal sleep almost always returns when the individual recovers from the event or becomes used to the new situation. Jet lag can also cause insomnia. Travelling east across time zones is more difficult to adjust to than travelling west, to earlier times. Environmental or lifestyle factors may also come into play – too much light in the bedroom or too much caffeine or stimulants in the body. Treatment is related to the cause, if the cause can be determined. Patients are evaluated with the help of a medical and sleep history (sleep diary). Chronic sufferers may be treated through cognitive behavioural therapy involving relaxation and reconditioning.

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) Sleep apnoea owes its meaning to the Greek word apnea, meaning ‘want of breath’ and affects the sleep of around 180,000 people in the UK. It is a common sleep disorder in which the breathing temporarily stops during sleep due to blockage of the upper airways. This blockage is caused by the same muscles that cause snoring and occurs when the muscles of the soft palate at the base of the tongue and the uvula (the small fleshy piece of tissue hanging at the back of the throat) relax, partially blocking the opening of the airway. You are more likely to get sleep apnoea if you are older, overweight, a smoker or a heavy drinker. While asleep, sufferers may stop breathing for between 10 to 25 seconds at a time, depleting the bloodstream and brain of vital oxygen supplies. The brain then suddenly sends an emergency signal, telling the person to wake up and take in a big gulp of air. In one single night, sufferers may experience up to 350 ‘apneic events’. The frequent interruptions of deep sleep lead to excessive daytime fatigue and sleepiness. Sleep apnoea is a potentially life-threatening condition associated with strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure, and therefore requires medical attention. A sleep test called ‘polysomnography’ is usually carried out to diagnose sleep apnoea and confirm the extent of the apnoea (apnoea index level). Treatment varies according to severity of symptoms. Mild cases can be effectively treated through behavioural changes – losing weight, cutting down on alcohol or sleeping on your side, for example. More severe cases may need to be treated with a CPAP machine, so named because they maintain constant positive air pressure to the wind pipe to help users breathe easy at night. The benefits are better sleep and reduced risk of heart attacks during the night. In certain instances surgery may also be necessary.


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Tangent across the w rld It was my pleasure as your IRO to attend LCI this year and my passage was greatly smoothed by the experience I gained last year when I was able to accompany Gill Preston. I needn’t have worried about being a lone Tangent traveller as I met Vicky Perry LC IPP and Ruth Curry LC VP in the loos at the airport!

TRENT VALLEY TANGENT NO. 341. JUBILEE PARTY MONDAY 11TH JUNE The Programme said “Summer Supper and Games” and then the word went out that our hostesses for the evening were to make it a Jubilee themed evening so to come ‘appropriately dressed in red white and blue’. Eighteen ladies duly arrived on a rather wet and very cold evening not quite knowing what to expect. We were greeted by Margaret and Beryl and asked to wait until everyone arrived before entering the sitting room where our meeting was to be held. We were all intrigued.

Sadly Elizabeth felt unable to do this but Veerle is happy to answer our questions via e-mail. To date questions centre around alternative names for the joint club, fees, benefits to GB Tangent members etc but I would welcome more so please take this opportunity and get in touch with me - international@tangent-clubs.org

We all received a very warm welcome in the lovely seaside town of Helsingborg, Hotels and venues were all quite closely located and although there were a few showers, they didn’t dampen our enthusiasm, which was maintained right through from the welcome ceremony and parade on Thursday evening to the gala dinner on Saturday night. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with Circlers from around the world as 28 countries were represented. The house parties are especially good occasions for mixing and mingling with plenty of opportunity to chat and exchange views. The Swedish girls did us proud and Sunday morning with return journeys home came all too quickly! A fuller report may be viewed on our website – www.tangent-clubs.org

Resolution forms for our NAGM are enclosed with this mailing and I hope members will consider this issue worthy of discussion and be willingly to put forward a proposal. The deadline for receipt by our National Secretary is 31/12/12 so once again I urge you to “think on”! I was very sad not to be able to attend the NAGM of Tangent Sweden which took place over our Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend but was thrilled to hear that Tangent Norway are hoping to be in a position to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at this event in 2013. They are working hard to form a National Board at the moment – Good Luck girls!

Many of you may recall at our NAGM Gill Preston mentioning, in her report, a letter she had received from Agora proposing that we unite under one name that would accommodate both our clubs equally, respecting each Club’s name and rules on an international level. Our rules are similar – open to past circlers and friends outside of LC (although not obligatory), open to service projects (but not obligatory). They propose that Tangent joins with them to form Agora Club Tangent International (ACT) so that as Past Circlers we have one international voice. For example Tangent GB would stay Tangent GB. Agora Club Romania would stay Agora Club Romania, each keeping their own name and rules but internationally they would be united under the name ACT International – one International past circlers organisation. Obviously this raises many questions and I have been charged with gathering information so that we may hopefully be in a position to vote on this at our next NAGM. A meeting was planned to take place at LCI but sadly Veerle de Jonge, ACI Vice President, who wrote the letter to Gill and other Tangent IROs, was unable to attend. I have since contacted Veerle and learnt that her absence was due to business pressures but the ACI President Elizabeth Hiller (some of you may remember her from her attendance at our NAGMs representing Tangent Germany) was briefed to take the meeting in her place.

Margaret’s Grandson, Harry, arrived looking very smart and we all thought this rather unusual to have a visitor when hosting a Tangent meeting. Once everyone was assembled Harry asked our president to accompany him into the sitting room and for us all to follow. We entered the room to find it all decorated with Jubilee bunting and a long table down the centre of the room suitably decorated and laid for a meal.

BISHOP’S STORTFORD 269 National President Sue joined Bishop’s Stortford 269 at Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club for a luncheon to celebrate their 40th Charter. The 60 ladies attending included several founder members along with 11 past chairmen including Jean Bickerton who was the first chairman of Bishop’s Stortford Tangent and still attends meetings. We were entertained by Barbara Haslam who spoke to us about designing a Moorcroft vase and of her charitable work. Further entertainment in the form of an interruption was provided by Bishop’s Stortford 41 Club’s recital of a very apt poem. After a leisurely lunch we enjoyed a slice of anniversary cake made by past chairman Jeanne Bailes.

Janet was lead to a ‘throne’ at the head of the table, again beautifully decorated, and Harry placed a crown on her head for her to be our ’Queen’ for the evening. We all then found seats around the table. Harry proceeded to serve us all Pimms and Margaret and Beryl brought in the food, coronation chicken, fresh salmon, salad and hot new potatoes. During the meal Harry acted as butler keeping our glasses topped up and passing whatever anyone needed. Deserts were laid out on the dining room table next door and included a cheesecake with fruit on top arranged as a Union Jack, Eton mess, profiteroles and cup cakes.

We enjoyed an afternoon of truly continued friendship chatting and looking at our collection of photo albums and catching up on old times.

In response to a letter sent out in June by the LCI President asking for all past circlers to unite and have one point of contact to avoid confusion, I am pleased to be able to report that after discussion the MoU countries (GB, Denmark and Sweden) have appointed an International Tangent contact who will be responsible for the dissemination of information. GB will hold this position until 31 March 2013 then it will pass to the IRO of Denmark for two years then to Sweden. This was warmly welcomed by LCI President Sharon as a positive step and we were all delighted that this was chosen as the subject for the 3 minute speech at the LCI AGM. I had been asked, as the current ITC, to give greetings from Tangent at this meeting so Danish IRO Susanne gave this speech.

INTERNATIONAL DIARY DATES 26/10/12 – 28/10/12 9/11/12 – 11/11/12 19/4/13 – 21/4/13 3/5/13 – 5/5/13 21/8/13 – 24/4/13

Tangent Denmark 30 year Jubilee Old Table and Tangent Sweden HYM Ex-Table and Tangent Denmark National Conference LC and Tangent Germany National Conference LCI Lusaka, Zambia

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!

After the meal a very riotous game of Bingo was played with much heckling of the caller. Margaret’s grandson Harry is 19 years old (almost 20) and attends Newcastle University studying Sports Development. He was nominated by his mum and chosen to carry the Olympic Torch on part of its journey through Burton Joyce. Up until the age of 14 years Harry was a member of the Dayko Flying Angels, a gymnastic/acrobatic display team.

DENBY DALE TANGENT Denby Dale Tangent invited Holmfirth Tangent on 13th June 2012 to a picnic to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Unfortunately as the weather was poor it had to be held indoors but we managed to take this photograph in the garden during a dry spell. Everyone entered into the themed spirit as requested and wore a combination of red, white and blue which matched the bunting and flags. Prizes were given to the winning team of the Jubilee quiz, then we all toasted the Queen and enjoyed a delicious piece of celebratory cake. It was an excellent day.

NEW MILTON TANGENT 120 On a beautiful day in August 2012, Joan Oxley a member of New Milton Tangent 120 was married to Stephen Hales in a Country Hotel overlooking the Solent and the Isle of Wight. The photo shows fellow Tangent members Ann Prestidge, Kay Spreadbury, Tess Ackling, Jan Lovering, Celia Humphries and Shirley Christmas with Joan.

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It has been a very busy start to my year as your membership officer and as usual there is bad news and good news! Lets get the bad news out of way quickly - sadly a few clubs are closing, mainly due to advancing years and declining mobility, which of course we understand, and hope friendships may continue on a less formal and infrequent basis. Our thanks to these members for the contribution they have undoubtedly made to our association over the years. Now for the good news – I have already received more than 200 membership enquiries! A couple from past circlers who have relocated and wish now to find out about their local Tangent Clubs. A few who are nearing or just over the magic age of 45yrs passed on from Ladies Circle Membership Officer, Karen Johnson, a few more via our own website but the vast majority, as last year, are via Round Table and Marchesi House. It is estimated that 10% of Ladies Circle retired due to the age rule, which in 2012 translates into 108 potential Tangent members. Hopefully they have all received a warm welcome into their local Tangent Club, but it has to be faced that the biggest percentage of new members are going to be discretionary members if our association is to have a sustainable future. Rule 3.3 of our constitution was amended at the NAGM in Southport 2009 to facilitate this. I would like to express my grateful thanks to all the club contacts who have already helped me with the avalanche of enquiries. Many of you have acted extremely promptly in passing on details of your meetings to these prospective members and I hope at least some of this has had a positive outcome for you and your club. Last year I had the pleasure of meeting the President of WI, and during our discussions I learnt that WI had 21,000 new members last year – how many will NATC achieve this year?

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Northwich Tangent 426 invite you to

Come into our Cheshire Country Garden Northern Regional Lunch on 29th June 2013 Speaker "Jen the Pen" Jennifer Green Cranage Hall Hotel, Holmes Chapel Tickets £35 www.cheshiregardens.com

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MANSFIELD TANGENT 147 MEMBER AWARDED MBE One of Mansfield Tangent’s longstanding members, Heather Henshaw, was awarded the MBE last October. The members of the Club are very proud of her and wish to share with everyone her journey on the Path of Honour. Heather received this prestigious award for services to the community through her work as a Councillor for Mansfield, and also for her dedicated service over many years to the NSPCC. In fact it was a member of Mansfield Council who asked permission from her husband John if he could put her name forward. The press became aware of her honour on June 14th when not one of her family except John knew, In May she had to resign from the Council for health reasons, and was feeling down after her eight years service on the Council. Then, on May 7th when she received a letter with the Queen’s seal on it, she thought it was a joke that she had been proposed for the MBE. John confirmed it was actually true, but they were sworn to secrecy until June 11t,h when the list of awards appeared in the London Gazette. After that everyone knew about it, and Heather received congratulatory telephone calls, 200 letters and flowers from friends and well-wishers.

NORTHERN REGIONAL LUNCH We were very lucky to have a fine day on 30th June at the Pavilions of Harrogate, Yorkshire Event Centre as only a week later the Royal Yorkshire Show at the same venue had to be cancelled due to the terrible weather!

WARRINGTON 162 SWING ROC CHARITY EVENT

OLYMPICS VOLUNTEER We got a fantastic press and for me it was a unique and wonderful experience. One I shall always remember.

Having lost my 17 year old son Michael to Leukemia in 2007 I decided that I wanted to make my year as chair in Warrington Tangent not only a memorable one but with purpose. My aim for the year was for all members to enjoy a varied and fun programme of events that were all-inclusive, as we have a wide spread of ages across our members, and to re-introduce fundraising as a key element of our year. Our two chosen charities that we planned to support were The Anthony Nolan Trust and Alder Hey Teenage Cancer Trust.

I worked mainly at the main entrance, meeting and greeting people after they had come through all the security checks and had finally relaxed. As people watching went it was second to none, but the best bit was chatting to them and sharing their excitement. I certainly got more out of it than I put in. I have never experienced an atmosphere of such friendliness and togetherness with so many nations. Janet Hebdon Member of Cross Hills and District 838

Other than our regular monthly raffles, our main events were varied. They included a Christmas mulled wine and mince pie social get together, inviting Warrington Round Tablers, 41ers, Circlers and their families to join us – great fun before Christmas and got us all in the Christmas spirit too! We also helped organize and run, with Round Table, a Ceiledh in February, which was amazing fun – I have never seen so many people laughing all night and most people joined in the dancing too. Our big fundraiser though was a Swing Roc Night with a hot pot supper that we held on the evening of St Patrick’s Day. What a fantastic evening. We all learnt four or five key beginner moves that all linked together that then formed a flowing modern jive dance. We had 56 attendees including eleven visitors from Denmark 41 club. This event on it’s own raised more than £1450. As done over the past few years, we also collected Christmas presents and Easter eggs for the children being treated on the Oncology Unit and clinic at Alder Hey Children’s hospital. These small gifts always bring a little ray of sunshine to some very poorly children. In all this year Warrington Tangent has raised in excess of £3000, which I am delighted to say has been split between our two chosen charities. I think that this is quite an achievement. Susan

PNO’s ABROAD This year the PNO’s meeting was held in Portugal, superbly hosted by our very own Francis Reynolds. It was a super event, never a dull moment which included a trip to ‘Zoomarine’ to the amusement of many, see photo for evidence. The big wheel and River Rapids were conquered in true Tangent spirit. An enjoyable informal meeting on Sunday ended with a photo of the group on the balcony in the glorious sunshine.

EXETER SHINE A LIGHT!

This was a very well attended event, with plenty of stalls providing retail therapy suitable for Tangent members. After a lovely lunch we were entertained by Lynn Hopwood who presented Fashion through the Ages with the help of several models. Lynn showed us how we used to dress from corsetry to coats through the ages. A few Tangent members had the chance to try some of the garments themselves, which added to the entertainment. Members were also treated to a visit from Dai the Dragon who posed for pictures with a number of members.

On October 26th Heather, John and her two children, Ben and Cherry set off to stay at the Hilton in Docklands, where panic set in, as Ben had left his ID at home. However, after frantic phone calls, a fax was sent from home. At breakfast the following morning, hotel staff asked why the party were so dressed up and they were then in the know, and organised wine and flowers for their return. Then it was off to the Palace in the rain. Heather was shown into the Long Gallery, hung with priceless masterpieces, along with 110 other people from all walks of life who were also getting an award. The award winners were given detailed instructions of exactly what to do and how to curtsy. Then it was Heather’s turn to receive her MBE from Prince Charles. She had had a hook affixed on her outfit prior to this, and Prince Charles placed her badge onto the hook then had a little chat with her about her Council work and tireless fundraising for the NSPCC. As soon as the badge had been put on it was removed, placed in a box and returned to her along with her handbag, which had also been taken off her by the chancery staff prior to her receiving the award. The Guard’s band played throughout the ceremony which was carried out with great precision.

WIN A VALUABLE PRIZE To be in with a chance of winning this competition, first answer the following question. When you look at a sheet of figures, (a) Do your eyes glaze over and then you quickly turn the page, (b) Marvel that the Balance Sheet does actually balance, or (c) Read the figures and understand the information that they contain?

Then it was back to the ballroom to watch everyone else receive his or her honour, followed by official photos. Heather was the speaker at our meeting in February, to which husbands and friends were invited, and she shared her big day with us all, both in words and by showing us a superb video. What a memento. Heather has been a stalwart member of Tangent and has taken various offices over the years, and all Mansfield Tangent members are extremely pleased for her. She thoroughly deserves recognition for her devotion to duty, not only at the Council but also the NSPCC, and we wish her and her family all the best for the future.

If you answered “Yes” to (c), and you enjoy a challenge, then you could find yourself in the much sought after job of Treasurer to the Association. The job is straightforward enough for someone who is happy around figures. Basically the job involves collecting and recording capitations from clubs, and administering payments of the expenses of the Association. There are, of course, guidelines but you will be largely free to use your own methods. So what is this valuable prize? There is no monetary value unfortunately though you will have expenses reimbursed. But the prize is the guaranteed friendship and fun that you will encounter when travelling to meetings and regional lunches. You will meet many other Tangent members and enjoy the camaraderie, but above all, you will gain immense satisfaction from doing a worthwhile job for your fellow members.

Harpenden Tangent Member Gilly Shirazi, LVO, was awarded the CVO (Commander of the Royal Victorian Order) for services to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association at a recent investiture by HM The Queen at The Palace of Holyrood House on 3rd July. Gilly worked for the International Award for over 29 years and retired as Secretary General in November 2011. Gilly was an active member of Harpenden Ladies Circle from 1989 until joining Tangent in 2003.

If you would like further information, please contact the current Treasurer, June Boden, at treasurer@tangent-clubs.org who will be pleased to assist you.

On Sunday 8th July Exeter Tangent held their annual summer lunch at the home of Ilona Jeffery. Apart from some wonderful Devon sunshine and fabulous food they were very lucky that member Rosemary Wickison brought along a very special item. Rosemary's daughter Claire was lucky enough to be picked to carry the Olympic Torch and Rosemary brought the torch along for her friends to see and hold. Judy had her camera in her handbag and so members were able to have photos taken which have been sent to various parts of the world to family and friends and to Facebook. What a treat!

Nominations, including a seconder, must reach the National secretary by 31st December 2012. Forms are available with the October mailing or on the website.

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Gilly is pictured with husband Shahab, former Harpenden Round Table member and current Harpenden 41 Club member.

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COVER STORY DON’T GIVE UP.

HOW TO TURN A MUSHROOM BOX INTO A CHOCOLATE CAKE IN 5 SECONDS!

GREETINGS AND WARMEST BEST WISHES TO THE MEMBERS OF TANGENT FROM ALL OF US IN 41 CLUB.

When 41 Club gave up entering our local Carnival, the ladies of Teignmouth Tangent decided to continue the tradition and so we entered our first float with the great support (and tractor and trailer) of Ken and Lesley Dawe (both members of 41 Club and Tangent) from Old Walls Vineyard in nearby Bishopsteignton.

By the time you read this your President Sue and I will be over half way through our terms of office and our honorary secretaries will be beginning to prepare the relevant documentation for our next AGMs in Llandudno – where does the time go? It hardly seems two minutes since I had the privilege of addressing the Tangent AGM in Jersey and as I said on that occasion, it is a pleasure and honour to work with Sue and her Exec this year. I was delighted that they were able join us for our first Council Weekend in Long Eaton in July and I’m particularly looking forward to attending your Midlands Regional Lunch in Wellingborough in February next year.

As Chairman this year, I was hoping after over 10 years we could bow out gracefully. However the majority, including our senior member, aged 84, voted to carry on! All my suggestions of a theme were shouted down (!), and we eventually settled on the topical theme of 'Jubilee Street Party' and arranged for a member of the local amateur dramatics club to teach us some dance movements to go with our music 'Dancing in the Street'. Meanwhile Lesley got to work creating the most amazing cup cakes, chocolate rolls, stuffed eggs and all types of 'baked' goodies by knitting, sewing, and turning aerosol tops and mushroom boxes into the most amazing creations of meringues and chocolate cakes, so realistic that even the children were fooled on Carnival Night, hoping to have a free sample to taste. We always enter both Teignmouth and Dawlish Carnivals, and were lucky enough this year to have good weather for both. At Teignmouth we won our class, and in Dawlish we also won our class, as well as best decorative vehicle and Best Spirit of Carnival - our most successful year ever!

Following the success of the competition which was judged at the 2012 NAGM in Jersey, it has been decided to run the microFICTION Competition again. Write a piece of 36 words the last three of which should be ….”in the future.” Send it to editor@tangent-clubs.org and it will be put up on the website. The winner will be chosen by delegates at the Conference in Llandudno in April 2013.

When things go wrong as they sometimes will. When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile but you have to sigh. When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns And many a failure turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out. Don’t give up though the pace seems slow You may succeed with another blow. Success is failure turned inside out The silver tint of the cloud of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are It may be near when it seems so far. So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. It’s when things seems worst You must not quit

Sudoko

My chosen charity this year is Prostate Cancer UK. As well as trying to raise much needed cash for the charity I’m also concerned to increase awareness of this terrible illness among our members. Prostate cancer affects a quarter of a million men in this country with 37,000 diagnoses every year and one death every hour. It is the biggest killer of men in the UK. Yet all men over 50 may ask their GP for a free blood test which may detect early signs of the cancer because symptoms such as frequently needing to pee during the night may not appear until later. We men are notoriously slow in getting ourselves checked out especially in regard to matters below the waist – so Ladies, if your husband or partner has not requested a PSA Test please persuade him to do so. At the end of my year if the disease has been detected sooner than it might have been in just one 41er I shall feel I have succeeded.

Kathryn Hamlet Chairman Teignmouth Tangent

President Sue and I are looking forward to greeting as many of you as possible at our joint Conference in sunny Llandudno. The Conference Committee have been working very hard – so much so that bookings to date have exceeded all expectations and we are on course for a sell out. So if you have not submitted your booking form I hope you will do so in the next few weeks. I sincerely hope that President Sue and all members of Tangent enjoy the rest of this year – let’s make it one to remember! With very best wishes, David Smith President, The National Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs.

DISCRETIONARY MEMBERSHIP - WILL IT WORK FOR YOUR TANGENT? When this became a possibility Isle of Man Tangent decided to let our members vote as to whether they would like to admit new members who were not past Ladies Circlers. The ballot was a private vote - would we allow a) an unlimited number b) no more than an agreed percentage which in our case we suggested 10 or c) none at all? Our forward thinking members decided that we would accept discretionary members but with a restriction of no more than 10 per cent of our full membership. Our chairman at the time and her committee then thought long and hard about how we would ensure that our new members were like minded ladies who would join in with our club. Firstly, a prospective member is introduced by a current member and must attend three out of six consecutive meetings after which they may, if they wish, apply for membership being proposed and seconded by two current members. Our next monthly newsletter then advises all members that we have an application for membership from our prospective member together with details of the proposer and seconder and asks that any objections are lodged with the current secretary within two months. If there are none (which so far there haven't been!) then we induct the new member at our next meeting. If there should be an objection then a final decision is made by the current Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. We now have three new members who decided to go through this procedure to join us and I was delighted that Past National President Jan welcomed the first and presented her with her Tangent badge whilst visiting the Isle of Man earlier this year. All the ladies attend when they can, join in with our activities and have been welcomed into the club and we are delighted to have them with us. Maybe your club would like to try this to introduce some new, enthusiastic members - it has worked for the Isle of Man. Irene Leonard IPC IoM Tangent

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As I sit here writing this article I'm wondering where Summer has gone! Perhaps it's because we've not had a Summer that I've missed it. The leaves on the trees are beginning to change colour, the evenings are getting darker by the minute and the mornings are chilly. How depressing to think Autumn will soon be with us. To top it all the Christmas cards are in the shops!

A.B.O.T.S TAKE FLIGHT – WELL ALMOST. STRATFORD UPON AVON 740

Great fun was had by all at this year’s ABOTS AGM when they climbed aboard a DC6 at Coventry Airport for their meeting and Lunch, much to the amusement of the rest of the clientele! Chairman Carolyn Cheesman had planned the event early in her year but kept it a secret until the very last minute.

On 18th May 1987 Stratford Upon Avon Tangent Club held their Inaugural meeting at the Town Hall when 18 members were present with apologies from a further 8. Julie Williams took the chair and it was decided to elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary. Julie Williams was elected Chairman, Vivien Robberts as Vice Chairman and Kay Craig as Secretary.’ This was the opening paragraph for the first minutes of Stratford Upon Avon 740. The date of our Affiliation was 16th June 1987. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary by having a lunch for 26 in the garden of one of our members, in glorious sunshine after what had been a very wet week. We meet regularly every 3rd Monday and enjoy the friendship of Tangent. Beryl Tomlinson Secretary Stratford Upon Avon 740

THREE MEN AND A BARBECUE I thought it was high time that Caernarfon Tangent provided some copy for the magazine. When we had our annual summer barbecue I took some photos.

WITH LOVE AT CHRISTMAS Members of Wellingborough Tangent used to send each other Christmas cards every year. At our December meeting there was always a mountain of mail that was sorted and distributed. Yet we saw each other regularly, and could actually wish each other Merry Christmas.

Here are two photos of us ladies enjoying our pre-barbecue aperitfs at Joan and Tony Yendle's, while three members of 41 Club slave over a hot barbeque! Good job boys!

I suppose the reason why I'm sad about the Winter months approaching is because I will be half-way through my Presidential year. My husband said to me that when my year is over I'll want to go around and do it all again. I think he could be right! In the meantime I have to say what a wonderful time I am having. It is always such an honour to be invited to visit members and their Clubs. If you are still thinking about asking me to come and see you there are a few gaps in the diary. This can be viewed on the Tangent website. As I've said before it doesn't have to be a special occasion I'm quite happy to sit in on an ordinary dinner or business meeting. I am very nosey and enjoy seeing how Clubs operate. You all have your own unique way of doing things which is fascinating! What always remains the same is the warm and friendly welcome I receive wherever I go. I have shared plenty of laughter with many of you which is wonderful. I hope those of you who I have had the pleasure of visiting have enjoyed yourselves as much as I have. There is still a lot more to come. The Scottish, South West and South East lunches. The Women of the Year lunch and the Cenotaph in London for the Remembrance Parade. In addition I have many Clubs still to visit with a few more miles to clock up. I have to mention the Jubilee celebrations, the Olympics and Paralympics.

President’s Diary 2012-2013 What a fantastic year for Great Britain. Our wonderful athletes exceeded in the medals table and beat many of our rival countries. It brought people of all nationalities together for a magnificent spectacle. I have never watched so much telly. I had it on first thing in the morning and last thing at night. It was such an anit-climax when it was all over. I have not heard a bad word said about any of the events. Now it is my turn to invite you to a special event! I am having a Charity 'Bond and Bling' Night which is taking place on Saturday 9th March 2013. The venue is the Queen's Hotel, Clarence Parade, Southsea www.queenshotelportsmouth.com A fabulous Edwardian hotel on the seafront and close to The Spinnaker Tower and shops at Gunwharf. The hotel is offering rooms at a special rate of £80 for a double including breakfast. Bookings must be made by 'phoning the hotel direct quoting the reference number (see booking form below) Details are also available on the Tangent website. There are also plenty of alternative hotels and B&B's very close by.

November Saturday 3rd Monday 5th Friday 9th Saturday 10th Sunday 11th Thursday 15th Friday 16th Saturday 17th Wednesday 21st Wednesday 28th

Private Event Bideford TC 30th Anniversary Exec Meeting South East Regional Lunch - Bracknell Remembrance Parade, London Taunton TC Taunton Stourbridge & District TC - Annual Luncheon Romsey TC Eastleigh & CF TC - Friendship Night

December Saturday 1st Tuesday 11th Wednesday 12th Thursday 13th

Private Event Fareham TC Christmas Meal The Lamb, Christmas Meeting Isle of Man TC - Christmas Party

2013

All monies raised will go to my chosen charity Brain Tumour Research which as most of you know is very close to my heart. So ladies get your posh frocks on dust off the diamonds and join me for a night of fun and friendship. l look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful South Coast.

January Friday 25th - Saturday 26th

Exec meeting

February Wednesday 6th Sunday 17th Friday 22nd Saturday 23rd

Derby TC Portsmouth & Southsea TC Charity Lunch Exec Meeting Midlands Regional Lunch

March Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd Tuesday 5th Wednesday 6th Saturday 9th Saturday 16th Saturday 23rd Tuesday 26th

Private Event Camberley TC 40th Anniversary Dunstable TC President's 'Bond & Bling' Charity event Ladies Circle South East Area Lunch Irish Luncheon Waterlooville TC Buffet Supper

April Thursday 11th - 14th

NAGM Llandudno

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One of our members came up with a bright idea. Instead of cards we each give a donation to charity. This was not compulsory - it was voluntary. Some members still wanted to send cards.

O On n Saturday Saturday 9th March 2013 Supporting Su pporting

We decided on a £5 donation as we probably would have spent at least that amount of money on cards. Someone volunteered to collect the money. An email was sent to all members saying who had contributed to the scheme and wished everyone a Merry Christmas. We all had a favourite charity we could have chosen but as a Tangent Club we decided that the money we raised would always go to the President’s chosen charity.

Venue Venue Reception Reception Dinner Tickets T ickets Applications Applications b by y

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7th February 2013

This is such a simple idea. I like to think it is a better way of sharing the Christmas spirit as it is both environmentally sound (saving the trees) and raises money for a very worthwhile cause.

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National Executive 2012-13 Cover story – Teignmouth Tangent Page 4

Your Health Page 7

PRESIDENT Sue Marlow (Derek)

Olympics Page 12

E: vice-president@tangent-clubs.org

Llandudno conference Page 8

Coffee Corner Page 13

SECRETARY Terrie Hewitt (David)

As I sit down to put together Issue 66 of Tangent News the nights are drawing in and signs of Autumn are everywhere. I am sure all our Tangent members have had a good summer break despite the weather, with so much going on across the country with the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics and Paralympics. As you will see Tangent members have taken opportunities to join in and contribute. Our cover story also shows our fellow members from Teignmouth taking pride of place at their carnival, a valued part of the community.

E: secretary@tangent-clubs.org

SECRETARY ELECT Melodie Brookes (Nigel)

Tangent members take part in so many different activities and contribute in many different ways, I am sure that other members would enjoy reading about them. If your club has tried a new activity or taken part in a community event please send me an article and some photographs for the next edition, and let everyone see how much fun we have as we enjoy “Continuing Friendship”.

Please Act Now Want changes to the Association? Mailing includes the NAGM Resolution form with instructions. Want to give something back? Two vacancies; National Treasurer and Vice President. Nominations by 31st December please. Just fancy a leisurely lunch? Available in the Midlands in February, Ireland in March and Llandudno in April.

Looking for a Christmas present for a 41 Club member? (Or yourself!)

2013 Calendar now available illustrated with photographs from the 41 Club photographic competition judged in Jersey at the AGM, and complete with dates of events for all four clubs of the RT Family. Cost £5, (plus £1.50 p&p) with profits going to the 41 Club National President's charity Prostate Cancer UK. To order please email editor@tangent-clubs.org.

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IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP & INTERNATIONAL Jan Dowling (Bill) E: past-president@tangent-clubs.org

Editorial

Sue Hill Editor

Doreen White Swanage 208 Founder Chairman

Please note that there are a few changes to the printed directory issued in August.

Diana Vine Swanage 208 Founder Member

Change of contact name, other details as listed: Tavistock 732. Margaret Rudling Cowal 803 Marion Stewart.

Paddy Hollins Tettenhall 332 & Stratford upon Avon 740

Change of name and address: Individual member Mrs Mandy Ewings (Govier), 1 Pew Tor Close, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9JQ Tel: 01822 613175 (same), Email: cllr.mandy.ewings@westdevon.gov.uk

Ruth O’Donoghue First in Ireland 140

Change of address: Leicester 152. Sheila Bickley 31 Welland Road, Barrow-upon-Soar, Loughborough, Leics LE12 8NA

Betty Naylor Elland 535

E: president@tangent-clubs.org

VICE PRESIDENT & CLUB REGALIA Karen Durie (Graham)

International News Page 6

PASSING FRIENDS

DIRECTORY UPDATE

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Search for us under Tangent Clubs. We would love to meet you there! Although National Association of Tangent Clubs makes every effort to ensure accuracy, we can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions. © All information in this publication is copyright of National Association of Tangent Clubs.

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TEASURER June Boden (Ken)

Change of email address: PAXO 901 to lynnemiller32@yahoo.com

Jean De’Ruyter Shrewsbury 24 Jill Harris Axe Valley 639

Correct email address: Saffron Waldon 212 Jen Strecker correct email address is strecker@virginmedia.com

Sheila Hall Leyland 234 Founder Member

Correct post code: Bridport 785 Correct post code for Jenny Rockett is DT6 3AD Unfortunately there is not space here for the clubs returning their directory details very late! We rely on the previous contact notifying you of information from other clubs. If you have not yet sent your updated Directory Details to the National secretary, please do so as soon as possible so that mail can be sent to the correct address. If you note errors in your directory please notify the National Secretary on secretary@tangent-clubs.org.

Quiz Solutions

Mavis Isted Lymington 336 Mary Pibworth Camberley 270 Margaret Herbert Bishopbriggs & Kirkintilloch 511 Ann David Porthcawl 119 Janet Sparkes Porthcawl 119 Maureen Sedgwick Porthcawl 119 Margaret Miller Porthcawl 119 Margaret Hale Portsmouth & Southsea 44

E: treasurer@tangent-clubs.org

Kathleen Mead Potters Bar 105

SALES & REGALIA OFFICER Jenny Bevan (Keith) E: sales@tangent-clubs.org

REGARDING OBITUARIES… Did you know that we record the names of members who have recently died in the magazine, but you can have a longer item on the website? Here you can celebrate their life, tell other Tangent members about their achievements and have pictures included if you wish. Please send anything you would like included to editor@tangent-clubs.org and they will be published in both places.

EDITOR & WEBSITE CO-ORDINATOR Sue Hill (Ray) E: editor@tangent-clubs.org

CLUB CONTACTS In this issue you should receive: Nomination Form Resolution Form NAGM Luncheon Form Irish Luncheon Form Midland Luncheon Form If you need further copies of these forms they are all available to download from our website www.tangent-clubs.org

Joan Mary Miller Harpenden 137 Founder Chairman

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Please send your articles and digital photographs for Issue 67 by 21st January 2013 to Editor: Sue Hill, Email: editor@tangent-clubs.org Telephone: 01606 832807


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