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. This year we are planning a visit to Salisbury Theatre and our annual visit to Gunwharf Quay Portsmouth in the Autumn for Christmas shopping. Other trips are in the planning stage.

 

The Club meets in Chilworth Hall which  been refurnished and now 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: trefenna@gmail.com

 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 2019


Date
Day
 Time
 Speaker
 Subject
  March 14th
Thursday
     12md
   Annual Lunch
      Chilworth Manor Hotel
  March 22n
  Friday
       2pm
     AGM
  April 12th
      Hall Closed
 April 26th
  Friday
      2pm
     Heather Parsons
       My experience on Strictly Come Dancing Show
  May 10th
  Friday
      2pm
     Judith Theobald
       Things I do For Money
   May 24th
  Friday
      2pm
 Nadetge de Garde
        The work of the Podiatrist
 June 14th
 Friday
     2pm
  Manraj Biring
       Victim Support 
 The remaining Dates are awaiting confirmation by the Speakers