Newsletter - February 2017

Definitely the best news this month is that we inducted a new Club member at the business meeting. Not only is he still at work, but he is a keen swimmer and cyclist. What more could we ask for. He came to the previous three business meetings and was suitably bemused by the way we do business and the amount of good natured bickering that goes on. So he is already “broken in” as it were. He’s going to be a great asset. He’s already signed up for the Swimathon, and wants to have a go at reviving our moribund Charity Cycle Ride!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

EASTER EGGS: If you visit your local pub over the next couple of months the odds are that you’ll see a very large chocolate Easter Egg being raffled. We provide the Eggs. If the pub supports a specific charity, half of the proceeds can be donated to that charity. The other half goes into our Charity Account. So please do support.

08/04/2017 QUIZ NIGHT: Come along and pit your wits against the master of disaster, our notorious question master, Philip Wilson. Tel: 01256 352393 or philipjhwilson@btinternet.com to book your table. Remember we can take only 22 tables.

WELFARE: We spent the following:-

£298 white goods and furnishings.

£250 trip for disabled youngsters and maintenance of a holiday facility.

£136 uniforms for children re-homed from out of area.

£304 dyslexia diagnosis machine.

£100 to assist with a school pupils development project.

 

This is just to give you an idea of the variety of problems/ requests we resolve monthly.

 

PEACE POSTER COMPETITION: This is a hardy perennial with a long development period. John Lincoln 01256 325280 email jomolincoln@btinternet.com is the man to contact for details and he will be visiting schools shortly. It is about time we had a Basingstoke winner.

 

Spring is just around the corner, but which corner? It seems like a chicane to me!