September 2019

Business Meeting 1st August 2019 Chairman Roger Gourd welcomed Members and our Speaker and welcomed back Brian Thomas. Our latest member, David Read, (absent this month) will be inducted in September. Present: 29 members plus speaker Robin Ford ( ). Formal thanks: Jim Mulvey. Almoner, Andrew Kellard, reported the absences of Reg Baker (just about recovered from a fall, but now has pulled a back muscle), Roger Davies=, Tony Simpson=, Lionel Downton= (= no change), Alan Bird (wife had to go to hospital), Ian Cullen (unwell with recurring problem). Acting Luncheon Secretary, Andrew Kellard. Please notify Andrew by 10.30 am the prior Tuesday if you are not able to attend. Also, if you, your partner or another member is unwell please contact almoner, Andrew Kellard on 01737 554055. Vacancies: Luncheon Secretary to replace Andrew Kellard.Post filled: Brian Morris has kindly agreed to become our Accounts Examiner. The charity collection raised £77.95 for the Chairman’s Charity –MacMillan […]

August 2019

Business Meeting 4th July 2019 25 members were present plus our speaker Colin Jones plus AdrianLasrado’s guest David Read. Chairman Roger Gourd reported that the Committee this morning had considered a report on membership prepared by Chairman/Secretary/Treasurer, and had concluded that the finances ofthe club were insufficient for the club to stay ‘as is’ for more than three orso years. Following further research, a proposal will be put to the club in October to either stay as we are (and run down) or to admit lady members. Other options were considered non-viable. An indicative vote suggested about 1/3 support for admitting ladies. Almoner, Andrew Kellard, reported the absences of Reg Baker (on his feet after a fall a month ago but still unsteady), Roger Davies (self-reliant but housebound), Tony Simpson (now has a carer – housebound unless daughter drags him out), Lionel Downton (finally made contact – very weak), Chris Starkowski (recovering from operation), Brian Thomas […]