Beetle Drive

Oxford Phab aims to provide activities for a wide range of abilities, and often games are played in a spirit of co-operation. Beetle can bring out the less patient side in everybody, which is why there is no record from tonight of anybody actually playing Beetle. Once games started there were no spare moments for photography. In the Phab spirit we felt the anguish of those throwing every number except six, while others on the table were trying to complete a Beetle, and kept throwing sixes which were useless to them.


Our final winner generously shared out the prize chocolates with the whole club.

Party and Disco with DJ Lee

Robin has been coming to Phab for many years, and we value his contributions in the form of the quizzes he arranges, the cups of tea he makes and his concerns for the smooth running of the club.

We also love a party, and although we can not dedicate a club night to every birthday, or we would never do anything else, Robin had just had a significant birthday, and Kelly’s brother Lee was available to do a disco for us.


We prepared food

Kathryn made coffee and chocolate cakes, Kelly’s mum make fairy cakes, various members brought contributions
There was enough food to go back for a second round
Simon, posing as DJ !

We are grateful for the support of Robin’s parents, who joined us for the evening, to Lee for the disco, and to all the members who contributed both food and to the general party atmosphere.

Boccia

As the Christian Aid Market was setting up in the John Wesley Room, we set up the Hall, both for those who wanted to sit and chat, and an area to play Boccia. This gave the Boccia players an appreciative audience.

It was great to have Hank and Joy join us for a game of Boccia. We all love to try new things and Boccia was new to them.

Tom refereed, and the games were often exciting, sometimes the jack would be hit and moved at the last minute, completely changing the state of play.

Easter Bingo

Who would not want to win some Easter Chocolate ? (Non chocolate prizes were also brought by thoughtful members for those who can not have chocolate.) Members bring prizes and then play Bingo to win them.

Above you can see us enjoying the game.

Our activities could not happen if our members can not get to events, and we are very fortunate to have our own Minibus and the kind volunteer drivers who make this possible. We were especially lucky today as the minibus had been showing a fault with the ABS, and we could not take passengers until this was fixed. We left the minibus with Rygor on Thursday evening, and they looked at it on Friday morning, ordered the required part and fixed it in time for us to collect it and do the Friday evening transport run. Many thanks to the Rygor staff for fixing it, and Chris for driving.

Serving refreshments in aid of Wesley Memorial Open Doors project

We benefit from the improvements to the buildings which have been made by the Wesley Memorial Open Doors project so far, so some of our members came along on a Saturday to help sell refreshments to raise money for the further developments.
There was  CD and Record Fair in the Hall, and we work with them to sell tea, coffee, home made soup, cakes, jacket potatoes etc to passers by in the John Wesley room (which is on the way to the Hall.

Members of  Wesley Memorial church had kindly baked delicious cakes, and church and Oxford Phab members chopped vegetables and made soup, washed salads, took money, cleared up and all the other tasks needed to make a successful day. Many thanks to everyone who helped, and to those who came and bought food and drinks

Christmas Dinner

Thanks to the efforts of the kind people who spent much of the day shopping, preparing and cooking, the Oxford Phab Christmas Dinner was a great success.


Many of our members went to town on the Christmas theme.

Let the feasting begin !

 
We wish all our members and the many people who have supported us a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Annual General Meeting

Once again it was time to look back at what we had done during the year, and look forward to next year, in our Annual General Meeting.
Our chairman, Helen, summed up the year in her report

Oxford Phab Club 2018

Another year has passed, and I can’t believe I am already writing another annual report.

Friday nights filled with fun activities.  We have had sports nights doing Boccia, hockey and Zumba.  Food nights including pancakes and noodle night, and of course our very own Christmas dinner which was cooked by member and a few friends of Phab.  This was really successful as it was a lot more inclusive and we had a lot more room to move around and mingle, which was lovely.  We have had a number of arts and crafts nights, had quiz nights, film nights, bingo nights, beetle and we even had a Connect 4 competition night.  We have also been invited to many events in the Wesley Memorial Church including the folk festival and the new years party as well as helping raise money for the Open Doors project by helping sell refreshments.

Out and about we had a meal at Oxy, went to a Halloween disco with our friends at Banbury Phab.  We went to see Mamma Mia, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Band at the theatre, we took part in two Zumba Fundraisers, went to Donnington Social Club, have been bowling a few times, went to a barbecue at the home of Simon and Sarah.  We went to the annual garden party fundraiser this summer.

Last year some of our members went to the South East Phab Fun Weekend back in November last year.  We also went back to Avon Tyrell in the New Forest in July.  Members got to have a go at many activities including archery and climbing.  We cooked marshmallows on an outdoor fire.  This year we were also welcomed by the crew of The Dolphin boat in Poole Harbour who took us on a trip around the harbour.

The Roy Lewis Memorial Prize last year was awarded to Darren and Maria for their wedding celebrations.

 We have lots of fun activites planned for Christmas and have already booked to see a pantomime early next year (oh yes we have!)

Once again we really do appreciated all the continued support from our friends and families and everyone else who continues to make Phab fab.

Helen Williams Chair, Oxford Phab, November 2018

We had  the usual financial reports, election of Officers and the Committee etc. After these routine matters we were very pleased to have Robin, who has organised many quiz nights for us, and Penny, who has been been a valued and helpful member for many years as this year’s recpients of the Roy Lewis Award.