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e-news two

Our e-news photo shows  some of our members enjoying a Christmas walk. 
Welcome to South West England Trefoil e-news 2 which we hope will keep you in touch with news and events from around the region in the past few months.

We all have so much fun in trefoil so please share this e-news with your friends and other non-members so they too can:

find friendship, get active,
give support and get involved.
Hello to you all from past and present members of the Region Team
Trefoil members have been challenged by
Eileen Martin
(our NatIonal Chair)

'Find Someone New in 2022'

We have been getting out and about and being seen, wearing our badges, scarves or neckers and talking to those who don't know about us and telling everyone what Trefoil is all about and how much fun we all have.

Above: Hampshire East promoting Trefoil at a Community Fair
and Devon members enjoying the sunshine - 
making sure they are seen.

 Cornwall Trefoil and Girlguiding working together at Wadebridge Showground.
Below: Berkshire out and about in Windsor having attended a service at St. George's Chapel followed by coffee and lunch. 
 The Nauticals, Hampshire East's newest guild, proudly display their registration certificate and Trefoil scarf.
2nd Bath Trefoil 'on top of the world' - well, on top of
Bath Abbey Tower.
Weymouth Trefoil members had a wonderful treat recently when Des from Cycling Without Age gave everyone a short ride in his trishaws.  It was great fun and is highly recommended.  There were smiles from everyone, including the many people who were passed on the route. 
Dorset members, from Corfe Mullen Guild, went on holiday to Falmouth where they enjoyed a fabulous day's sailing.
Click here to find out what Trefoil members can do to help the campaign 'Find Someone New in 2022

Read on to find out more about Trefoil members' activities and adventures since Christmas.

World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day is celebrated by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts across the world on 22 February each year. It is a day of international friendship when our ten million members across 150 countries come together with one voice. Arguably, it is the most important day in the Girlguiding calendar.
Each year, a theme is chosen that encourages Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to think about big issues affecting them, their community and the world, for example - poverty, gender inequality, environmental sustainability and access to education.

WAGGGS (the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) theme in 2022 is 'Our World, Our Equal Future', how girls and women are disproportionally affected by environmental issues and climate change.
Hayling Island members debate the WAGGGS theme for 2022 

Below: Yeo Vale Trefoil members at the Blitz Vintage Tea Room in Weston-super-Mare, celebrating World Thinking Day by enjoying a delicious afternoon tea.

Above left: Penwith Trefoil proudly showing their badges as they celebrate World Thinking Day with activities from around the world.

Above right: Members in Blackwater Valley (Hampshire North) joined Yately District for their celebrations. Starting for the reason for the Special Day, everyone renewed their Promise then the girls 'travelled' to each of the World Centre countries. There was a treasure map for Pax Lodge in London, chocolate for Our Chalet in Switzerland,  Rangoli pictures for Sangam in India,  African Bead necklaces for our newest World Centre, Kusafiri, and Mexican God's Eyes for Our Cabana in Mexico.
Trefs on Tour enjoyed 'pot luck' food from India, Greece, Germany, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Spain and South Africa to celebrate World Thinking Day.
Western Jersey Trefoil singing
'This Little Guiding Light of Mine'
for World Thinking Day.


on the following achievements and successes
Sarnia, in Guernsey, celebrated its 25th birthday. 
Voyage Award Successes

congratulations to the following members who gained
Voyage Award certificates and badges between 

 June 2021 and March 2022

Rita Russell                  Christchurch Guild, Dorset,
Sally Orton                   Truro Spires Guild, Cornwall
Paula Grebot                Exeter City Guild, Devon
Jennifer Sturges           Wiltshire Wild Guild, Wiltshire South
Christine Lodge            Cheltenham Guild, Gloucestershire
Hazel Warwick             Titchfield Guild, Hampshire East
Rachel McCormick       Bridgemary & Rowner Guild, Hants E
Heather Marriott           Kerrier Guild, Cornwall

Wendy Pithouse           Billowy Pigeons Guild, Devon
Caz Coker                    Spa Guild, Gloucestershire
Hazel Cummings          Beaminster Guild, Dorset
Gill Osmond                 Titchfield Guild, Hampshire East
Lesley Little                  2nd Winchester Guild, Hampshire West
Janet Webster              Beaminster Guild, Dorset

Joan Veal                     Woodside Guild, Hampshire West
Kay Topliss                   Shepton Mallet Guild, Somerset
Susan Potter                 Saltash Guild, Cornwall
Mary Veronica Gray      Chew Valley Guild, Somerset North      
Elaine O’Connell           Weymouth Guild, Dorset
Sue Curtis                     Chew Valley Guild, Somerset North      
Click here to find out more about the Voyage Award

Jane Suswain, County Chair Hampshire West, presents Linda Little of 2nd Winchester Trefoil with her Silver Voyage Award.

Beryl Pollard, Penwith Trefoil in Cornwall, receiving her Thanks and Recognition Badge & Certificate.

Congratulations to Cathy Woodman of Gribbin Trefoil, Cornwall, on receiving the Cross of St Piran from Bishop Philip. This special award from the Diocese of Truro was presented to Cathy because of her deep understanding of the community.
Lois, from Berkshire's Maidenhead Trefoil, receives her 50 year Service Brooch from Jane Bingham, County Chair.
The Queen's Green Canopy is a UK wide tree planting initiative created to mark her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee by inviting people to 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'. Trefoil members have plans to help this initiative and Hilary Crane, Region Trefoil Chair, together with Laura Cottey, Girlguiding Region Chief Commissioner, set this in motion by planting trees at Foxlease.
On Sunday 13th March, following a meeting of Girlguiding South West England Operational Committee, two trees were planted in the grounds of Foxlease Guiding Activity Centre.
The trees are commemorating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and the centenary of Foxlease. One tree was planted on the front lawn on behalf of Girlguiding South West England and the other was located further up towards the back of the house on behalf of South West England Trefoil Guild. Laura Cottey, Chief Commissioner South West England, and Hilary Crane, Chair of SWE Trefoil, were assisted by all the members of the Operational Committee.
We hope you enjoyed this 2nd edition SWE e-news and it couldn't end without a few photos of what Trefoil members really enjoy! It just has to be 'eating',  especially cake!

'Trefs on Tour' at the Blitz Tea Rooms

Yummy birthday cakes, coffees and teas at Stroud Annual Meeting.
Above: Hampshire North Amblers finished their muddy walk at a local, and very handy, Garden Centre - perfect for a bite to eat.
Below: Clutton Trefoil enjoyed lunch together. 
A happy Berkshire member enjoying the County Christmas lunch
Finally - more cake - enjoyed by a Hampshire East member.
For those who don't know about Trefoil please click here to find out more
This is to whet your appetite.
More details in the next e-news.
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