Gentlemen welcome to another hitherto General Meeting. This has not been a good month for me having been hospitalised for a week having a pacemaker fitted and almost 3 weeks self-isolating and recovering.
My thanks to all members who contacted me to wish me well. Thank goodness we had some sport back on T.V I could watch such as football – cricket- formula one as my favourites.
Great test match win – Liverpool crowned champions – Stoke City safe from relegation and Lewis Hamilton winning for the 8th formula one race in Hungary.
We made some proposals at our Council Meeting which are shown below.
My selection for special praise member this month is our Honorary Member and Secretary Michael Nield who works tirelessly to keep Probus records and information for us all.
Michael is a great help to me personally and has been to past Presidents over the years. Well done Michael – please keep up your good work.
Until we can meet again Gentlemen keep yourselves and families safe and well
BIRTHDAYS IN AUGUST 2020
Jeffrey Parker on 4th August and Cliff Triner on 29th August
SOCIAL REPORT FOR JULY 2020
Little to report again this month.
Sadly, the social evening with refreshments and Beetle Drive to celebrate John Crutchley’s 90th birthday will not be held at the Cricket Club on Wednesday 21st October 2020 due to the on-going restrictions of holding meetings due to the pandemic.
Hopefully the week-end break will be held at the Evans Hotel Llandudno on Friday 6th November 2020. Bookings and deposits are being collected by Frank Timmis.
Similarly, the Probus Christmas Lunch will be held at the Manor House Hotel Alsager on Wednesday 2nd December 2020. Menus have not yet been received but will be distributed when available.
Keep safe and well.
EXTRACTS FROM THE COUNCIL MEETING
- Due to the prolonged outbreak of Coronavirus it was decided that there will not be a Council Meeting until Wednesday 21 October 2020 and an Extraordinary General Meeting (E.G.M) will follow a week later on Wednesday 28 October 2020.
- Council recommend that subscriptions remain the same.
- Council will recommend an addition to the Probus Constitution: –
Rule 3 (iii) If the club is forced to postpone its meetings due to a pandemic or any other reason whereby Officers and Council cannot fulfil their term of office, they may serve for another 12 months, subject to members approving by a simple majority at the A.G.M or E.G.M.
- Council decided to cancel the 90th birthday party for John Crutchley in October 2020.
SOME AMUSING NOTICES AND SIGNS
AT THE COBBLERS SHOP
We will heel you, we will save your sole, we will even dye for you.
AT A TYRE SHOP
Invite us to your next blow out!
AT A RESTAURANT
Don’t stand there and be hungry, come on in and get fed up.
AT A FUNERAL DIRECTORS
Drive carefully, we’ll wait.
AT A RADIATOR SHOP
Best place in town to take a leek.
AT THE VETS WAITING ROOM
Back in 5 minutes. SIT, STAY.
AT THE ELECTRIC COMPANY
We would be delighted to receive your payment on time. If you don’t YOU will be de-lighted!
ON A BLINDS AND CURTAINS VAN
Blind man driving!
ON A PLUMBERS VAN
We repair what your husband fixed.
ON ANOTHER PLUMBERS VAN
Don’t sleep with a drip, call your plumber.
ON AN ELECTRICIANS VAN
Let us remove your shorts.
ON THE BACK OF A SEPTIC TANK TRUCK
CAUTION this truck is full of Political Promises.
Submitted by Ken Williamson
Michael Nield has compiled and published the Probus Newsletter. Articles of interest to members should be sent by Email to Michael at email@example.com 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.