AUGUST IS OUR MONTH OFF
OUR NEXT MEETING
12TH SEPTEMBER 2019
ALL ABOUT PILATES
NOTE THAT THE MEETING IS A WEEK LATER THAN NORMAL
DUE TO AVAILABILITY OF THE SPEAKER
The exercise system and the German-born man behind it.
In the first half, we’ll do a bilingual exploration of his remarkable life, spent, among other places, in Liverpool and the Isle of Man.
In the second half, the much sought-after Pilates tutor Avis Hopkins from Gnosall near Stafford will give us a very gentle introduction to some of the exercises.
There’s no obligation to join in (it’s fine to sit and watch), and Avis assures me we’ll be doing everything lying on the floor (or, if that’s difficult, sitting on a chair.) If you’d like to take part, wear loose clothing and bring an exercise mat or old bath towel on which to lie..
ALSO OF INTEREST TO MEMBERS
Between August 28th and Sept 1st, there’ll be an opportunity to meet a couple of Erlangen business people who will be accompanying the Erlangen young footballers who are coming to a Staffordshire Ladsndads Tournament to Stoke (see our last email).
The small delegation will be headed by Peter Steger of the Erlangen Franconian Society. The business people come from the medical sector and will be making visits to the Royal Stoke Hospital and the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
Stoke’s former Town Twinning Officer, Melissa Newman, who’s arranging things at this end, asks if any of us would like to meet the delegation informally over the weekend of Sat, August 31st and Sun, September 1st. Committee member Walter Bridge is liaising on our behalf, so if you’re interested in meeting them, please phone him on 01785 286818 or 07809 330947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org