Message from Chairman Helen – 12 February 2018

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As I write this, the snow is swirling down outside, it’s blowing a gale and we have already had torrential rain and hail today.  The daffodils are trying their best but the forecast for this week is dreadful.  Roll on spring!

Our February meeting took place at the Vicarage in Branston and a record 36 people attended, the most we have had for many a year!  We had the usual superb meal and were entertained by Neil Weyham, who talked to us about his life and career.  He had a rather mixed response, but thanks to Liz for arranging this for us.

There was minimal business to discuss, other than a reminder to members to look at the emailing  from National prior to the AGM, and a further plea from your Chairman to consider standing for a post next year.

Saturday 10th Feb saw a number of us at Ladies Night, at the Old School House, Weeford, a very welcome new venue.  It was a great evening, with almost 100 attending, including many faces from the past as well as current members, a good meal and an excellent live band – congratulations to 41 Club for making such a successful change.  And who knew that Roger Hartley had such a good singing voice!

Our next meeting is Chairman’s Evening on March 6th.  I decided to keep it simple this year and have chosen afternoon tea as a popular meeting which can also include the coffee morning ladies – it would be lovely to see you there Ladies.  The venue is Mabel’s Tea Rooms at Curborough and Pearl has already circulated details, with a cut-off date of 24th February.  The room there can seat up to 40 people so it would be lovely to have a good turnout for our last meeting prior to the AGM.

Chairman Helen