Greetings Gentlemen to a new year. I hope you all managed some sort of celebration during the new year lock down period. I sadly have to report our member Norman Hart passed away this month and I’m sure you all wish condolences to his wife Ann and her family.
I am exercising with a walk around the streets of my home weather permitting and hope you are all able to do the same.
Let’s hope the vaccination plan will bring an improvement for us.
I am starting the year nominating a member for special praise again and this month I choose member Graham Brown.
As treasurer for many years, he keeps our finances well in check and makes sure our Probus payments are always paid on time. He even sends us social cancelation repayments from time to time. Although I’m told he sometimes needs a little encouraging to do this. “He-He”.
No matter well done Graham and keep up your good work.
Until next time keep yourselves and your families safe and well.
BIRTHDAYS IN FEBRUARY 2021
George Harrop (8th), Victor Fayers-Hallin (15th), Alan Henshall (18th), Bob Kay (19th),
Terry Cook (19th), Derek Morris (24th), Roy Bailey (25th).
PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WINNERS
As you will know the competition was judged by our Vice President Victor. He said that the photos were a varied mixture and difficult to select a winner. He came to the conclusion that the winning entry had a sense of fun. In second place it was a simple take but has all the requirements of a good photo, the hills lead the eyes into the photo and it has the mountain as a backdrop.
The winner was Michael Lloyd
Second Prize: Michael Nield
Many thanks to the organiser of the competition Peter Lloyd. All the entries can be viewed on the Probus website.
Following my earlier report, you will be pleased to know that despite wearing the masks in TESCO I did arrive home with Marjorie, but I was very fortunate this week for two gentlemen to whom I owed money did not recognise me wearing a black mask so I escaped unmolested and still have their money.
Talking about money the Manor House are returning our booking deposits so all being well members who paid will be receiving their money back.
Keep safe, keep well and keep smiling.
Joyce the wife of Fred Cotton (past member of the club) suggested that we should produce a monthly newsletter. She volunteered to be editor. I, during the lockdown found one of her original quizzes, below.
Please take your time and see if you can answer all the questions.
Joyce and Fred; both now departed this world were very much involved in the development of our club.
THE ANSWER TO EVERY QUESTION IS A PART OF THE BODY
- THESE WEAR CAPS
- PART OF AN ELEPHANT
- ONE WHO STUDIES
- A MAIN INGREDIENT OF SOAP
- MAKES A DATE
- YOU LEND THIS TO HELP
- THE FIRST HALF IS A CHILD OR YOUNG ANIMAL
- A DEEP BREATH FOR LISPERS
- COOKS ‘JUG’ THIS ANIMAL
- A VERY THIN PAPER
- THIS BOOD CARRIER SOUNDS BIG-HEADED
- YOU ARE A THIS TILL YOU DIE
- CHILDREN ARE SOMETIMES TOLD TO HOLD THEIRS
- FORBIDDEN FRUIT
- YOU CAN GROW ANOTHER BUT NOT ATHIRD
- SNAKES SHED THEIRS
- A CAVE HAS ONE
- THESE SHOW WHEN YOU SMILE – IF YOUHAVE THEM
- PESSIMISTS SHOULD LEAR TO KEEP THEIRS
- AN ARMY MARCHES ON IT
- PERFECT MARCHING
- HILL ON TOP OF YOUR FACE
- PLACE OF WORSHIP
- PRISONS HAVE THESE
- FOLLOW THE ROSE
- BLOW IT
- ON SURRENDERING, YOU LAY THESE DOWN
- KNIT 1 PURL 1 TO MAKE THESE
- BRANCH OF A TREE
ANSWERS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE FEBRUARY EDITION OF THE NEWSLETTER
Michael Nield has compiled and published the Probus Newsletter. Articles of interest to members should be sent by Email to Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01782 782004 in the first instance. For an inclusion in the next newsletter, articles should be delivered to the editor at least 7 days before the monthly meeting