We would like to respond to some questions we’ve had since WIGZ went public
Am I too old to join? Of course not, everyone is welcome! Those with age and life experience on their side have much to offer our group. Some of us initiators have kids at home and other obligations that keep us busy. We would only be too happy if those with a bit more time on their hands would take the initiative to plan things. And men are welcome too! We had our first male participant at the Family Fun Day. If the numbers grow, we’ll consider a name change.
Is WIGZ from the Mission to Seafarers? There is no formal connection. The Mission, which is about to celebrate its 40 anniversary, has always had a lot of support from British ex-pats in Zeeland. English is the common language at the Flying Angel Club whether it be in the Sunday service, or in the conversations between international sailors and volunteers. There are volunteers in the shop which sailors use, or volunteers who visit the ships, or volunteers who drive sailors from their ship to the Flying Angel Club. There’s a clubhouse with billiards and ping pong tables and outside there’s a playing field with changing rooms and showers. So it’s simply a great venue for our WIGZ group to gather during some of our events.
What’s happening next? That’s up to you! We’ve got some plans as you can see from our September t newsletter. We’d like to have a monthly book swap to keep up some continuity and a monthly Family Fun Day at the Mission. But if you have some new ideas, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love it if someone said, for example, I’d like to plan a dinner or concert event, a walk, or a Mom and Tots morning, or maybe a social event for international students in Zeeland. WIGZ is new, please feel free to add to its development. However, it’s important to have a central contact for events and ideas so other people, including new members, know what’s being planned. Carol Wattel has kindly offered to be the coordinator. Please send all your ideas and feedback (good or bad) to Carol via the gmail address.
Family Fun Day at the Mission to Seafarers It was really wonderful to have so many people at the Mission to Seafarers on Sunday. Many thanks to those that came and shared all the delicious food. Even Omroep Zeeland dropped by for a little talk with some WIGZ members. Several people have expressed interest in making the Family Fun Day at the Mission a monthly event. Please feel free to send a message to email@example.com and add any of your own thoughts about this. Would you like to come monthly? Do you want to join in the service or simply the get-together? If it does become a monthly event, we hope people will take turns helping in the kitchen or organizing children’s activities.