January 2019

A very Happy New Year to all our members and their families Business Meeting 6th December 2018 28 members were present at our Christmas meeting plus our speaker, Tony Trent. Unfortunately Malcolm Newman was not able to be with us due to flu but we were very pleased to see Norman Williams (back after cancer treatment) and Hugh Roberts. A short silence was held for our Companion Member, Bevan Taylor who died age 98, 8th November and we remebered ArthurTrunchion’s wife, June, who passed away a week ago. Almoner, Andrew Kellard, reported that Derek Bass (eyesight), Brian Blakeney (now uses a walker) and Norman Pollard (sent a letter hanging up his probean boots – his and his wife’s health) are now not able to come to meetings. Absentwere Roger Davis (fall), Lionel Downton, Peter Mills (recovering), Tony Simpson (housebound), and Arthur Truncheon. If you, your partner or another member is unwell please […]

December 2018

We are very pleased to welcome to today’s meeting, our special guest, the Reverend Malcolm Newman. We haven’t seen Malcolm for some time while he was caring for his wife, Jeanette, who sadly passed away in August. Business Meeting 1st November 2018 28 members were present at our November meeting plus our speaker, Louise Camby. Since our meeting we have heard of the sad loss of our Companion Member, Bevan Taylor who died age 98, 8th November. Please see page 3.We’ve just heard that Arthur Trunchion’s wife, June, passed away last week. Almoner, Andrew Kellard, reported the absence of Derek Bass (sight failing), Brian Blakeney (car accident – now uses a walker), Gerry Thompson (on dialysis), Peter Mills (bowel cancer – op yesterday), Tony Simpson (hardly goes out), Norman Williams (prostate cancer), Arthur Trunchion (fall – head in bandages), Lionel Downton (various ailments). Reg Baker is here despite no longer driving following his crash. If you, your partner or another […]

October 2018

Business Meeting 6th September 2018 Chairman, Ian Payne, welcomed 27 members and our speaker, Glenda Law, to our September meeting with a particular welcome to returning members Roger Davis and Hugh Roberts. Our latest member, Trevor Peck, was inducted with presentation of tie and constitution. Our almoner, Andrew Kellard, reported on the frailty of Tony Simpson and Arthur Truncheon, although arthur is still making his wooden models for charity. Andrew also reported that Eugene Lighbody was in hospital but we have since heard the very sad news that Eugene passed away on 12th September. He was a member for twenty years and a keen golfer playing with other Probus members. The funeral will be on Friday 12th October at 1 pm at Croydon Crematorium, West Chapel. The reception venue is not yet decided. Please contact our almoner, Andrew Kellard on 01737 554055, if you, your partner or another member is […]

August 2018

Business Meeting, 5th July 2018 Chairman, Ian Payne, welcomed 31 members, two guests, Trevor Peck and David Charles plus our speaker, Richard Griffin. Arthur Trunchion is still unsteady on his feet. Other absebtees were Hugh Roberts, Eugene Lightbody (blood pressure – legs) and Vincent Fosdike (hospital appointment). We were pleased to welcome back walking wounded Tony Simpson and Gerry Thompson. Also warmly welcomed was Martin Bergs. The Chairman praised him for the wonderful Garden Party (back page of July issue) in memory of his wife Maija. Please contact our almoner, Andrew Kellard on 01737 554055, if you, your partner or another member is unwell (also temporarily for lunches – please notify Andrew by 10.30 am the prior Tuesday). The Charity Collection raised £65.29 and the raffle £33. Members whose home phone would be unanswered in their absence were invited to let the Club have an emergency contact number. Reg Baker is to re-join the […]