Message from Chairman Roe – September 2018

September Report

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I refer to the title of the talk that was given at our September meeting. We listened to a very interesting presentation given by Liz’s friend, June Thorne, who showed us slides of places around Lichfield. She said what she thought about them and then left us to decide whether we thought they were ‘Good, Bad or Ugly’. June left us with a legacy that will give many of us a crick in our neck as well as risking us walking into things; ‘Always look up at the buildings, it is surprising what you will see’, not quoted accurately but close enough.

As always, the welcome at the Old Vicarage was warm and the food delicious and many of the ladies on my table enjoyed the legendary ‘Bread and butter pudding’. Ruth lit the Friendship Candle, which gave us the opportunity to think about members who are not having such a good time of it at present. I would also like to thank Mary for saying the grace, Liz for organising and introducing the speaker, Viv for giving the vote of thanks and Pearl for organising and liaising with the Old Vicarage.

In August I attended Lichfield Tangles Club 5th birthday celebration, a traditional party with fun and games, jelly and ice cream and a big cake. I had a great time pinning the tail on the donkey as you can see from the photograph, playing pass the parcel and other games. I have to say that I have never before witnessed a more tactically fought and competitive game of musical chairs; it was hilarious. Thank you to Tangles, it was brilliant and thank you for the chocolates that you gave us to enjoy with our meal at our September meeting.

Our next meeting is 2nd October; afternoon tea at The Barn at the Heart of the Country, Swinfen. Pearl has already emailed the details to everyone.

A reminder about the evening at Winterton’s Auction rooms at 7pm on Monday 17th September; please contact Rob Horton for tickets.

I have circulated a flyer about Remembrance Sunday on 11th November at Alrewas National Memorial Arboretum; I hope that all of you have seen it.

Enjoy yourselves at Winterton’s, alas I cannot go, I will see you in October.

YICF Roe J

Late News: I am sure you will all join with me in sending very best wishes and love to Helen as she undergoes further treatment.