Well, I’ve never seen so much cake! And although we did our best and even took doggie bags home, there was still a lot left! It was lovely to see so many of you at my Chairman’s Afternoon last week and proved yet again that afternoon tea is a popular meeting choice. I thought Mabel’s did us proud and were totally unflappable, despite our constant requests for tea refills. My girls road-tested my doggie bag cakes and tell me that I definitely have to take them there! Thank you again to Pearl for taking virtually all of the organisation off my shoulders.
This is my last Chairman’s message for the bulletin as our next meeting is the AGM and hopefully after that you will have a new Chairman. I would urge you all to consider standing for a post for next year; if we do not have a Chairman and post holders for the key roles, it is difficult to know how we will survive. Mary Ward has very kindly said she will stand for Treasurer again, as has Pam Bolton as Liaison Officer for the coffee meetings. Jennie Tipper cannot be at the AGM but has told me she would like to stand for secretary, but everything else is up for grabs. There are many of you who have either not held posts at all or did so a long time ago, so please have a think. I would hate to see out club fold and none of the roles are difficult or time consuming. You will also always have lots of support, as I have had over the course of my sometimes tricky year!
On a more personal note, I have been so grateful for this support and wanted to let you all know that the radiotherapy has shrunk my tumour and all else remains stable, apparently against all the odds. I am to have more tests and then further treatment will be planned based on that.
Hoping to see as many of you as possible at the AGM on Tuesday 10th April at the Old Vicarage, Branston.
The Chairman’s Evening is on March 6th. Helen has decided to keep it simple this year and has chosen afternoon tea, which can also include the coffee morning ladies. The venue is Mabel’s Tea Rooms at Curborough. Continue reading “Bookings for Chairman’s Tea – closing date 24 February at 12:00 Noon”
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.
My very best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy 2018.
Twenty of us enjoyed a very pleasant first meeting of the year at The Royal Oak in Kings Bromley. The food was very good, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful and judging from the volume of chatter, we all had plenty to talk about! Many thanks to Jean for planning this meeting, and I hope you are feeling better soon. There were a couple of bits of business: the final sum raised by Tangles at the Debenhams evening was £1757, a staggering amount and the result of lots of hard work by Tanglers, so well done to them.
Rob Horton has reminded us of this years Ladies Night, on 10th February at The Old School House, Weeford. Pearl has circulated details of this. I also reminded everyone that it was time to think of taking a role in the running of our Club for the next year; if we do not have people standing for key roles we are unlikely to be able to continue, which would be an enormous shame.
On a personal note, I would like to thank you all so much for the love and support I have received since my diagnosis of thyroid cancer in early December. You are a lovely bunch! I am currently undergoing radiotherapy and am keeping as positive as possible about the future.
Our next meeting is on 6th February at the Vicarage, Branston, where our speaker, Neil Wayham, will talk on “Clean,Court and Bowled”!