The Dynamo Club

 

                                           Southampton

 

 

 

 


 

The members are mainly active retired ladies who enjoy the friendship and stimulation of the Club which provides:

  

Interesting talks and lectures

Opportunities to make new friends

Occasional outings

Annual Luncheon

Informal coffee mornings

 

Organisation of the club:

 

                                      The President:  The Mayor / Mayoress of Southampton

                                       The Chairman

                                       A Small Committee

 

Throughout the year the Club receives invitations to attend major social functions in the city and there are also links with other organisations.

 

Over the years the Club has supported the City in many ways. An embroidery by members of the club depicting the D Day landings hangs in the Civic Centre.

In the past the Dynamo Club have also supported the Mayor's Appeal for the Florence Nightingale Chapel. Today the Club continues to support the Mayor's appeal, while also  adopting a charity chosen by the Chairman.

 

The History of the Club

 

The Dynamo Club was founded in Southampton in March 1920 soon after Armistice Day when the women who had worked together throughout the war wanted to continue to meet and continue their friendship. After some discussion they decided to form a Club and the name "Dynamo" was adopted being the symbol of power.

"Each member was expected to be faithful to the ideals of the Club and the power to foster friendship and fellowship among the  members".

 

During the Second World War the Club adopted a tank which travelled from Normandy to the Baltic. The crest of the Club remained on the side of the tank until it was disbanded and then the original pennant was sent to the club in appreciation of the monthly parcels of food, clothes and magazines which they continued to send for three years.

At the end of the War they received a letter signed by Sir Winston Churchill which is held with other historical memorabilia in the Archives.






Now after over 90 years, The Dynamo Club continues to meet twice a month - no longer wearing hats! Our meetings have continued to be stimulating with speakers covering many topics.


Informal lunches and teas play an important part, as well as regular outings which have included a visit to The Pearl Factory on the Isle of Wight and Gunwharf Quay

Portsmouth. The Christmas visit is to Hinton Ampner, this year on Christmas traditions.


The Club is moving into the tec world with a web page and  meets in Chilworth Hall which has WI FI connection and new presentation facilities.

 

            

  New Members are Welcome

 Anyone interested in joining the Club should contact :

Membership Secretary: 

 Gill on  01962 860376

 or Trefenna Mitchell

email address: [email protected]

 Potential members are welcome to attend two meetings before joining.

An application will be sent to anybody interested.

New members will be given a welcome pack containing;

the Constitution,  Programme of events, list of Members and a Badge.

 Meetings are held on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 2pm followed by tea and cakes.

 at

Chilworth Hall

Chilworth Road

Chilworth

Southampton

(Behind the Chilworth Arms SO16 7JZ)


Speakers Secretary - Joy Ricketts  Tel Number  023 80766686



 The Dynamo Club Programme for 2017


Date
Day
 Time
 Speaker
 Subject
March 24th
Friday

     2pm

   Bernie Stanley
    The work of the Citizens Advice Bureau
 April 7th   
  Friday
     2pm
    Trisha Lewis
   The Life and works of Joyce Grenfell
   April 28th 
  Friday
     2pm
    Tim Austin
     "Something for everyone"
    May12th
  Friday
     2pm
    John Avery
      Victorian  Traditions
   May 26th
Friday
      2pm
    Robert Harvey
      Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
  June10th
     7pm
        Supper Party
 June 23rd
  Friday
      2pm
    John Attenborough
       Port chaplain. Care for those on the high seas
   July 14th
  Friday

     2pm

      Chairman's Tea party
   July 28th
  Friday
     2pm
   Peter Todd
      Victorian Music in the Home
   Sept 8th
  Friday
     2pm
      Informal lunch    " The Luzborough" 
   Sept 22nd
  Friday
    2pm
 Catherine Hockley
       Andrew Smith Autioneers and Valuers