Guild Newsletter

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First Aid Course.

12th October 2019 at Ryton on Dunsmore Church.

Course Tutor: Mark Butler. Mark is a ringer at Leamington Spa and also a St John’s Ambulance trainer. He is running this programme for the Guild as a volunteer and we are grateful for the contribution of his time and expertise.

This is a bespoke course lasting 6 hours, with the following aims:

  • Provide a basic first aid course suitable to people using the church and bell tower
  • To cover basic life support including basic use of an AED using as much practical activity as possible
  • To discuss and explore documentation, minor cuts / splinters / burns, bruises and head injury
  • Have an overview of legislative requirements.
  • How to administer CPR
  • How to control external bleeding
  • Recognise and manage shock
  • Recognise the signs of sepsis
  • Safe use of first aid equipment.

The programme is being held in Ryton on Dunsmore Church room. We have access to the bell tower, so some of the practical sessions will be held in the belfry.

The course will start at 9.30 and finish at 3.30. Lunch will be provided and tea and coffee available during the day.

There is no charge for attending the course, but the Guild is asking participants to pay £20 towards the cost of the church room hire and refreshments.

For further details please contact .

Ian Thompson’s 70 Years of Ringing

On Sunday 5th May members of the Cathedral Band treated Ian Thompson to lunch at Weston Hall Bulkington to celebrate his 70 years milestone of ringing and also as an appreciation of his loyal support to the Cathedral Band over the last 30 odd years.

Although his health has forced him to give up ringing on a regular basis he still attends the Cathedral on a Sunday where he enjoys listening to the ringing and offering help and advice.

Ian Thompson Lunch

Joy's 50 Years

It is very appropriate that Joy Pluckrose was presented with her 50 years membership certificate at the AGM, as she has done so much of the research that has been necessary to find out when ringers were approaching this milestone

Joy Pluckrose

Here she is, being presented with her certificate by Guild President, Andrew Alldrick.

April 2019 Edition Available

The latest newsletter is available to view as "Current Edition" and a printable version has been put into "Downloads".

Please note that the deadline for the following edition 15th June 2019 and items submitted after this date may have to be held over until the Ocotber 2019 edition.


 

Using the Website Message Board

If you want a message put onto the website, please follow these simple steps

  • Click here http://www.coventrydg.co.uk/news/messages - the link is at the bottom of the messages if you forget this one. It is also on the "News and Notices" menu.
  • Click on
    • Practice Night Information, or
    • Meeting Information, or
    • Ringers Required
  • Click on "New Topic"
  • Fill in the form with:-
    • Your name
    • A subject line for your message - not the whole message, something such as, "6-Bell Practice at XXXXXX on Thursday  XX December - this appears on the website
    • Type in the details in the "Message" box
    • Click in the "I am not a robot" box
    • Click on "Submit" to post the message

It is very simple to do. Please give it a go

Coventry DG Brokerage Scheme

The Guild is hoping to be able to give a helping hand to ringers and towers in the area by arranging for ringing support for what YOU want to be able to do next.

Do you need some ringers to provide a steady band around a learner in a given method?  Do you just need the odd ringer extra so you can make the next step with your, or your tower's, ringing?  Do you need a conductor for a quarter or a peal?  Do you want to ring a quarter peal or a peal and don't know the next step?

Help is at hand!  Simply download the CDG Brokerage file that you can find from

, in both pdf and Word format, complete it and then send it off.

Simples!