There will be an Equals IW committee meeting on Saturday, 30 September 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the Fairlee Room, Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport PO30 2QR.

EqualsIW wishes to express support foor all those invloved in the recent natonal tragedies.

Members of EqualsIW are reminded that they can submit updates or items of interst to Rex as webmaster.

The group congratulated Aireen on her work with the Isle of Wight Asian Day.

The Women's Friendship Group (WFG) had a successful Ryde Mardi Gras event on the 1st July. A Culture Kitchen was also held on the 4th of July at Lanesend Primary School in Cowes

On the 5th of July some members of the Friendship Group participated in the International Day at Cowes Primary School.

On 21st of July the group were invited as guests at Vecta House Summer Party at the Barchester Vecta House Care Home in Newport. They wore their traditional costumes and chat with the residents.

Congratulations also to Cecilia Herbing for the successful book launch held last 9th of July at St. Therese Hall wherein three members also attended.

The next meeting of the Men's Friendship Group (MFG) will be a barbecue on 24th August at Prince's Green in Cowes.

A Men’s Friendship Group facebook page is planned for the first week of August.

The next meeting tobe held on the Monday 21st of August 2017 at 6.30pm to 8.00pm  at Newport Police Headquarters has now been confirmed.

Please note that the start time has been put back to 6.30pm to 8.00pm allowing members free parking nearby.

Asian Day

Enter free to enjoy

  • The best in Asian Cuisine
  • First-rate dance entertainement
  • Lovely traditional costumes
  • The Miss Asian IOW Beauty Pageant

and much more.

Call 07514 805 961 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the organizers to find out about good deals on ferry crossings, B&Bs and very nice hotels.

Supported by Equals IW

 

 

 

At the last AGM meeting held between 10:30-11:30 on Saturday, 17th of June at the Fairlee Room, Riverside Centre in Newport the following members were nominated and elected unanimously by the show of hands

  • Shahzad Khan – Chair
  • Louis Lawrence – Vice Chair
  • Steve Milford – Treasurer
  • Cecilia Herbing – Secretary
  • Niviera Piper – Friendship Group Co-ordinator
  • Mark Cox – Men’s Group Co-ordinator

Committee Members (in surname order):

  • Aireen Gauntlett
  • Wendy Loader
  • Jane McKean
  • Laraine Pascoe
  • Lisa Paul (co-opted Police representative)
  • Anna Speczck
  • Sandra Trigg

Come and Join our new Equals Men’s Friendship Group. Our next informal meet and greet session is on

  • Date:Tuesday 20th June 2017
  • Time: 18.30 to 21:00
  • Place: Ryde LA Bowl Car Park (free parking)

Come and help develop the new group by taking an evening leisurely walk along the sea front.

Stopping for refreshments at Appley Café (bring own money) before joining in with some beach games such as footbal or cricket or just chill out with a game of frisbee.

Coming from an ethnic background, you may sometimes feel like you need a friend who understands and supports you within the community.

To find out more or confirm you are attending contact the Equals Men’s Friendship Group Co-Ordinator Mark Cox

  • Mobile 07854 852518
  • email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcenhancement

Here is our pdf flyer for the event.

 

Our Annual General Meeting will be held in the Fairlee Room at the Riverside Centre in Newport (10am - 12pm) on Saturday, 27th May 2017.

Our Annual General Meeting was held in the Fairlee Room at the Riverside Centre in Newport (10am - 11.30am) on Saturday, 27th May 2017.

The date of the next committee meeting has been changed.

The next committee meeting will be held int the Man in the Moon Restaurant on the second floor at 10am - 11.30am on the 22nd July 2017.

A table will be reserved for us.

The Man in the Moon Restaurant is at 16–17 St James Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5HB.

Here are the current and recent planned events for the Ladies' Friendship Group

  • Visit from Amey Waste to FG Cowes Group on the 1st of March
  • FG Cowes Group evening Out at WOW Centre on the 20th of Feb
  • Visit from Gina Dyer who is The New Carnival Company Lead Artist to FG Cowes Group on Wednesday 8th March
  • Visit from T Hop from London to FG Cowes Group on Wednesday15th of March (Mardi Gras)
  • FG Cowes Group visit to Osborne House on Wednesday12th of April from 10.00 to 12:30 (Mardi Gras)

 

Come and Join our new Equals Men’s Friendship Group. Our first informal meet and greet session is on

  • Date:Thursday 23rd March 2017
  • Time: 19.15 to 21:00
  • Place: Isobel Community Centre Café, Furrlongs, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2AX (Map)

Come and share in fun activities designed to get to know one another.
Come and suggest ways to build the new men’s group and explore ideas and ways of future fun and cultural experiences.

Coming from an ethnic background, you may sometimes feel like you need a friend who understands and supports you in the community.

If so join the New Equals Men’s Friendship Group.

To find out more or confirm you are attending contact the Equals Men’s Friendship Group Co-Ordinator Mark Cox

  • Mobile 07854852518
  • email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcenhancement

Here is our pdf flyer for the event.

 

2017 new years party

Very pleased with the success of the New Year Party on Jan 20, 2017 at the Combined Social Club in Cowes. The Team Friendship group of Equals worked hard to raise £258 for food and raffles. Thank you all of you and to your friends that comes along. Hope to see you one more soon!