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Thursday, April 24, 2014


The North Carolina EastEnders fan club consists of hundreds of avid EastEnders fans from across the state. We get together several times a year to share our enthusiasm for Albert Square. We have meetings in Charlotte and the Triangle (Raleigh/Durham).

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NC EastEnders pledge night results and June lunch meeting

We're delighted to announce the results of this past Sunday's (3/16) pledge night: a total of $43,907 in support of EastEnders! This is our second highest total in 17 years of fundraising for EE. (Our record was $47,347 in 2006, before the economy took a nosedive.) This is the 4th consecutive year that we've exceeded the $40,000 mark. Another milestone to celebrate: We added 65 new fans to our Facebook group, so membership is now up to 674!

We can't begin to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you for your generosity. We know that many of you save money all year long in anticipation of donating at FESTIVAL. You surpassed all expectations this year, easily breezing past our $40K goal. Way to go!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Please join the NC EE Fan Club for a grand celebration on Saturday, June 21, at 1:00 p.m. We're having a special meeting at the UNC-TV studios, where you'll be treated to a deluxe behind-the-scenes tour, a tasty lunch (we're planning British fare), and the screening of an EE special that aired in the UK.

John Bardon Day!

Jim Branning John Bardon Day!: We are hoping to collect a big packet of cards to send to John and Enda for this newly declared day - April 29 (the anniversary of his first appearance on EE)! This idea came out of our recent brunch because of John's ongoing health issues. In the seven years since his stroke, we have been sending cards every Christmas and birthday, and he and Enda love receiving them. Our cards mean a lot to them because, as Enda has said, they often feel forgotten - we (my newsletter readers & those here who have participated) have been the only people sending them cards and letters all this time. They have had a rough go of it and could use another lift sooner than his August birthday, so Easties at the brunch though, why wait til the summer to let them know we are thinking of them?

So why not do a mitzvah (that's French for 'good deed') and send a card or letter in? As always, when I collect all the cards I'll send them to their home. Here's my P.O. Box address again:

John Bardon
c/o D. Gilbert
P.O. Box 1106
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113


NC EastEnders Fan Club Luncheon Recap - November 9, 2013

It was a beautiful, crisp fall day when 43 eager North Carolina EastEnders fans gathered for lunch at the Golden Corral in Durham. As usual, we had a private dining room and filled it nearly to capacity. We were thrilled to see so many longtime friends, and it was also gratifying to welcome several newcomers. From what I could tell, the "newbies" fit in immediately, and the event was even more enjoyable thanks to their participation.

Naturally, the first thing on the agenda was food…and lots of it! No one leaves the Golden Corral hungry, and no one leaves it thinner than when they arrived. We're not sure if it was specifically in honor of Claire Meyerhoff or not, but the restaurant currently boasts not one, but three, "Wonderfalls": Chocolate, Sweet Caramel, and White Chocolate. The biggest wonder of all is that several diners made it through the day without a single stain on their white EastEnders tee-shirts.
Read all about it here!

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