My thanks to John Dunn for taking the chair at the April meeting whilst I was away on holiday.
A few members went to Liverpool for the day with the Church Lawton Retirement Club. It was a very pleasant outing and the weather was good.
Next month (June) it is our AGM and nominations will be required for the various posts.
I hope to see as many of you as possible on the 31st of May at the President’s evening being held at The Manor in Alsager.
It is amazing how the year has flown by and I can hardly believe that this is my last meeting as President.
Norman Hankey, President.
Mr DAVID McCADDON – ‘COSTA DEL CRIME’
BIRTHDAYS IN JUNE
Frank Eld, Adrian Ford, Norman Hankey, Michael Johnson, Fred Maxfield
and David Tipper.
SOCIAL REPORT FOR MAY 2019
We now look forward to the President’s Evening to be held at the Manor House Hotel Alsager on Friday 31st May 2019. Fifty-eight members and guests will attend the function with reception at 6.30pm to sit down for dinner at 7.00pm. Entertainment will be provided by a young vocalist Holly Reynolds and I am sure it will be a most enjoyable occasion to culminate President Norman’s year.
The visit to the Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton has now been arranged for Wednesday 5th June 2019 and will be a guided tour commencing at 10.00am and lasting one and a half hours at a cost of £6.10 per person. On site car parking is available and there is a tea room providing light refreshments. Confirmation names will be taken at the May meeting.
The outing to Bala and Llangollen has now been arranged for Wednesday 14th August.
There are 41 members and guests going on the Holiday to Scarborough with Alfa Travel on Sunday 21st July. Pick up points commencing at 9.00am at the Town Hall Kidsgrove, Clough Hall Road, Cedar Avenue Butt Lane, West Avenue Talke and Liverpool Road West Church Lawton. We return on Saturday 27th July. Tickets will be distributed when received from Alfa.
The Christmas Luncheon will be held on Wednesday 4th December 2019.
CLUB WALK WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY
A brief report today as this walk has been covered in detail before, suffice to say we started from the Church House Inn in Buglawton and using the paths of the Biddulph Valley, Staffordshire Way and the Gritstone Trail and then returning along the towpath of the Macclesfield canal. Lunch was at the Inn and enjoyed by all 6 of us.
There will be no walk in June as the date coincides with the visit to Gladstone Pottery.
ROTARY/PROBUS NARROW BOAT TRIP
The Rotary Club of Kidsgrove has invited us to have a trip on a Heritage Narrow Boat on the Trent and Mersey Canal on Thursday 30 May 2019
There will be two trips on the above date and the meeting place will be at the Masonic Hall in Kidsgrove where you can leave your car.
Rotary will provide the transport from the Masonic to and from the starting and finishing points.
Tour A – Meet at the Masonic at 8.45am
The morning cruise will take members through the Harecastle Tunnel and have a brief stop at Middleport Pottery (for tea and coffee) and finish at the China Gardens around 1.00pm. Rotary will transport us back to Kidsgrove.
Members booked on tour A are:-
M. Nield, P. Lloyd, M. Lloyd, A. Banton, F. Eld.
Tour B – Meet at the Masonic at 12.30pm.
The afternoon cruise will be in the reverse direction from the morning cruise. Rotary will transport members to the China Gardens and the tour should finish at the Masonic around 5.00pm.
Members booked on tour B are-
G. Tunnicliff, J. Tunnicliff, N. Hankey, A. Ford, M. Ford, S. Birchall, D. Birchall, P. Davenport, M. Davenport, D. Morris, S. Morris.
KIDSGROVE PROBUS CLUB PRESIDENT’S EVENING.
MANOR HOUSE HOTEL ALSAGER. FRIDAY 31ST MAY.
Ham hock terrine
Fresh fruits and melon
Slow braised blade of beef
Pan fried chicken breast
Sticky toffee pudding
THE AMATEUR PHILOSOPHER
If God forbade drinking,
would He have made wine so good?