PRESIDENT’S REMARKS – January 2019
Welcome to our January meeting and I hope you all had a peaceful, healthy and happy Christmas and New Year.
Unfortunately, I have to report the sad passing of two Probus widows, Alice Poole and Joan Washington.
Many thanks to the members who participated in the annual Christmas collection on behalf of The Rotary Club of Kidsgrove and also thanks to Graham Tunnicliff for organising the timings. £356.70 was collected on the day.
To close, herewith just a brief reminder that we are holding a Social Evening on Thursday the 14th of February at Kidsgrove Cricket Club. Cheese and oatcakes will be provided free of charge.
Norman Hankey, President
Vic Fayers-Hallin. His talk will be on
BiIRTHDAY’S IN FEBRUARY
Roy Bailey, Terry Cook, Vic. Fayers-Hallin, Alan Henshall,
Bob Kay and Derek Morris.
SOCIAL REPORT JANUARY 2019
It seems a long time since the Christmas lunch at the Manor House, Alsager, but everyone enjoyed themselves and made an early start to the Christmas Festivities. We now look forward to the social events for 2019.
A week-end break to Evans Hotel, Llandudno on Friday 5th April 2019.
An outing to the Gladstone Museum.
An outing to Llangollen and the Bala Railway.
Presidents evening at the Manor House, Alsager on Friday 31st May 2019.
A seven day holiday to Scarborough in July.
A week-end break to Evans Hotel Llandudno on Friday 1st November 2019.
Christmas lunch in December.
A deposit of £40.00 per person is required at the January meeting for the 7 day Scarborough holiday, staying at the Cumberland Hotel, departing on 21st July 2019. Holiday insurance if required, £24.00 per person.
CHRISTMAS REINDEER COLLECTION – SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2018
Once again Rotary called upon our assistance with their annual collection and once again we answered the call. Our gallant members braved the elements to stand outside Home Bargains with their collecting boxes on Saturday 15th December. Despite freezing conditions and gale force winds the good people of Kidsgrove cheerfully donated their loose change for this worthwhile cause.
Many thanks go to our volunteers who stood resolute from 0900 to 1400hrs The role of honour was as follows; in chronological order? :- Len Dale, Dennis Fletcher, Cliff Triner, Dave Birchall, Peter and Michael Lloyd, Fred (Max) Maxfield, Dave Tipper, Norman Hankey and Myself.
Thanks also to the staff at Home Bargains who supplied us with much appreciated Tea and Coffee.
INDOOR BOWLS DATES AT BIDDULPH LEISURE CENTRE 2019
Tuesday February 12th and Tuesday March 12th. Len Dale
There was no club walk in January. The next walk will be in the Ford Green Hall / Chatterly Whitfield area on Wednesday 6th February
After The Honeymoon
One evening, after the honeymoon, Dick was working on his Harley in the garage.
Newly married, his wife was standing there by the bench watching him.
After a long period of silence she finally said, “Honey, I’ve just been thinking, now that we’re married, maybe it’s time you quit spending so much of your time out here in your garage.
You probably should consider selling your Harley and all that welding equipment; they take up so much of your time.
And that gun collection and fishing gear, they just take up so much space.
And you know the boat is such an ongoing expense; and you hardly use it.
I also think you should lose all those stupid model aeroplanes and your home brewing equipment…
And what’s the use of that vintage hot rod?”’
Dick got a horrified look on his face.
She noticed the changed look on his face and said, “Darling, what’s wrong?”
He replied, “You are starting to sound like my ex-wife.”
“EX-WIFE!?” she shouted, “YOU NEVER TOLD ME YOU WERE MARRIED BEFORE!”
Dick replied, “I wasn’t…”
Submitted by David Tipper
THE AMATEUR PHILOSOPHER
Gentlemen, let us make a New Year Resolution to
save the earth from ourselves,
for it’s the only planet we know that has chocolate!
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