I have to report the sad passing of Wendy Durose, who was the wife of past member Alan Durose. Wendy and I were both jazz fans and attended many local gigs over the years. She will be missed. Wendy’s funeral service will be held at St Thomas’s Church Kidsgrove on Tuesday 2nd April at 11.15am., followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium and afterwards at The Manor Hotel in Alsager.
Many thanks to John Dunn, who organised a Probus lunch at the Legs of Man. It was well attended, and the meal was excellent.
Another quiet month, but we have day trips to Gladstone Pottery and Bala in the pipeline, as well as the short three day holiday to the Evans Hotel in Llandudno on Friday the 5th of April.
We wish a speedy recovery to Dennis Fletcher, who is rather poorly at the moment.
Norman Hankey, President.
Mr W Durose – ’16 IN THE 60’s’.
BIRTHDAYS IN APRIL
Eddie Bates, Chris Brough, Andy Dimelow, John Hughes
and Steve Jenks.
Peter and Jennifer wish to thank all Probus members who have sent messages of good will and cards during Peter’s recent illness. He is now back home making steady progress on his way to recovery.
SOCIAL REPORT FOR MARCH
The weekend break to the Evans Hotel Llandudno will take place on Friday 5th April 2019.
A visit to the Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton has been arranged for Wednesday 15th May 2019. Names will be taken at the March meeting. An outing to Bala and Llangollen has been arranged for Wednesday 14THAugust 2019. Names will be taken at the March meeting.
The Presidents Evening will be held at the Manor House Hotel, Alsager on Friday 31st May 2019. Cost will be £28.00 per person. Names will be taken at the March meeting and payment will be required at the April meeting. The menu selection is attached to this report.
41 Members and friends are booked in for the 7 days Holiday to Scarborough with Alfa Travel departing on Sunday 21st July 2019. There are still some places available to fill the coach.
Another weekend break has been arranged at the Evans Hotel Llandudno on Friday 1st November 2019.
The Christmas Luncheon will be held at the Lawton Memorial Hall on Wednesday 4th December 2019.
KIDSGROVE PROBUS CLUB PRESIDENT’EVENING MANOR HOUSE HOTEL ALSAGER
Ham hock terrine
Fresh fruits and melon
Slow braised blade of beef
Pan fried chicken breast
Sticky toffee pudding
INDOOR BOWLS DATES AT BIDDULPH LEISURE CENTRE 2019
The final of the winter session of indoor bowls took place at Biddulph Leisure Centre on Tuesday 12 March 2019. It was an exciting final and the scores swung from one side to the other, but the winning team who triumphed were as follows:-
Andrew Dimelow (Capt), Margaret Dunne, Michael Nield and Ken Williamson.
Thanks to Len Dale who organised all the matches.
The UK Is Becoming An Unskilled Nation
Nothing is made in the UK these days! I have just bought a new radio and it said “Built in Antenna”. I don’t even know where that country is!
Submitted by David Tipper.
THE AMATEUR PHILOSOPHER
Try not to become someone of success. Rather become a person of value.
Chris Brough compiles and publishes the Probus Newsletter.
Articles of interest to members should be sent by Email to Chris at email@example.com Or phone 01782 784075 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. Our next Probus meeting is on Wednesday 24th April at Kidsgrove Cricket Club, 9.30 for 10am.