March 2017 Newsletter

Club News In February there were 34 members present. Both guests from January, Chris Starkowski and Bob Witham (Bob’s father was Chariman of Coulsdon Probus in 1984) have joined as new members. Tony Simpson was welcomed back, however, Ron Furniss, Alan Bird and Phil Munson were not well. Norman Pollard and Roger Brunton’s wives are […]

February 2017 Newsletter

Club News In January there were 29 members present plus two guests, Chris Starkowski introduced by Andrew Jurenko and Bob Witham introduced by Mickael Southwell (Bob’s father was Chariman of Coulsdon Probus in 1984). We believe that both intend to become members. Absent members Tony Simpson and Arthur Trunchion were not well. On the birthday […]

September 2016 Newsletter

Club News In August Chairman, Adrian Lasrado, welcomed back Mike Blake making 32 members present plus our two speakers. Eric Jenkinson, following his stroke, has been transferred to Mayday and is making steady recovery but still has problems with his left arm. Also absent due to illness was Alan Green and Roger Davis. Our thoughts […]

August 2016

In July it was Norman Williams’ turn for induction – Dennis Evans presented the badge, tie and constitution. Chairman, Adrian Lasrado, welcomed the 35 members present plus our speaker. He reminded us of our three new members since February and urged us to keep up the recruitment effort. Current membership is 46. The charity collection […]

July 2016

Club News Following new members Norman Williams and Nigel Paget in May, it was Roy Soloman’s turn for induction in June. Chairman, Adrian Lasrado did the honours. He also welcomed the 35 members present plus our speaker and especially Roger Davis who having made a splendid recovery was back with us with his new valve […]

June 2016

    Club News Chairman Adrian Lasrado welcomed members, wives, partners and guests to our May Open Meeting – 48 in all plus our guest speaker. New members Norman Williams and Nigel Paget were formally inducted. £45.87 was collected for the Chairman’s charity and the raffle raised £47. Gerry Thompson will reluctantly take on the […]

May 2016

  Editorial – Ian Payne Daphne and Lily, our pet chickens, rest in peace. Last week we had one of those mini power cuts. It seems to happen all too frequently – there’s a flash, the lights all go out and then on perhaps less than a second later. Some of our clocks reset to […]

April 2016

Club News Andrew Banfield welcomed members (38 present) plus guest Chris Walsh and BLESMA speaker, Frank Garside. A tie was presented to new member Norman Williams. £41.65 was collected for the Chairman’s charity. Our New Banner was revealed and is available for display. Roger Davis was welcomed back but we have since heard that he […]

March 2016

Editorial – Ian Payne Another Probus year has passed. I find the results of our questionnaire somewhat refreshing – see Club News. We don’t want change which means we like what we have, we enjoy our meetings, our lunches and our companionships. And at the moment our total number of 45 is sustainable. But we […]

February 2016

Club News Gerry Thompson chaired the January meeting as Andrew was on holiday up the Amazon. Gerry welcomed our 35 members who were present plus our guest Norman Williams and our speaker. [Norman was introduced by Vincent Fosdike and has become a new member.] The Chairman’s Charity collection raised £38.66 and the raffle £32. Gerry […]