Gentlemen, good morning and welcome to our October meeting.
This will be our last of our summer meetings as British summer time officially ends at 2am on Sunday 27 of October and we face the long dark nights of winter. However, on a brighter note, some 40 of us can look forward to our 3 day break to Llandudno at the start of November.
This month has been good for England, sports wise. The football team has qualified for the European championships. The England Rugby team reached the world cup final by defeating Australia and New Zealand and will now face South Africa in the final on Saturday 2rd November in Tokyo. Also, some of our athletes have won medals (some gold) at the World Athletics Championships in Doha recently. Oh, and let’s not forget about cricket! England won the final test in a thrilling match to force a draw against Australia in the Ashes series. Well done to all our teams.
Some of our members and friends, myself included, enjoyed a gala concert performance at the Victoria Hall, Hanley recently, featuring the Audley Male Voice Choir and the world famous Cory Brass Band from Wales. It was a stunning performance and I thank our members for their support.
John Dunn President.
TODAYS SPEAKER IS STEVE BOOTH.
HIS TALK IS ENTITLED ’STAGE COACHING’
BIRTHDAYS IN OCTOBER
INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBER :- MR GEORGE HARROP
SOCIAL REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2019
Those who have booked in are looking forward to the weekend break at the Evans Hotel in Llandudno from the 1st to 3rd November 2019. Late bookings may still be possible.
The Christmas Luncheon will take place at the Manor House Hotel Alsager on Wednesday 4th December 2019. Deposits and menu selections have been made and balance payment of £13.00 is required at the October meeting.
A Seven Day holiday has been arranged with Alfa Travel at the Cavendish Hotel Exmouth departing Sunday 17th May 2020. Total price £364.00, names and deposits £50.00 will be collected at the October meeting. Insurance if required £26.00 per person. Some places are still available for any members and friends.
A social evening and Beetle Drive will be held at the Cricket Club sometime in March 2020.
The President’s Evening will be held at the Manor House Hotel Alsager on Friday 29th May 2020.
PROBUS WALK, WEDNESDAY
This month’s walk continued our excursion along the Churnet Valley commencing at the Boat Inn, which was where we completed our September walk. It is not possible to do a circular walk on this section, so it was a matter of heading in the direction of Froghall then returning on the same path. This didn’t stop one of our group taking a closer look at the muddy paths! This section of the waterway combines the river Churnet and the Cauldron Canal and can be quite hazardous for boats due to the variable water levels. Lunch was taken at the Boat Inn (which is now for sale).
Novembers walk will go to Westport Lake from Bathpool. This walk was attempted a couple of years ago but was abandoned because of torrential rain, let’s hope for a better outcome this time. Graham Tunnicliff.
PETER LLOYD WRITES:-
The Photo Competition is open to all members and it will end today at this October meeting. It is an open category competition. Please present up to two photos on 6 x 4 borderless glossy photo paper. The photos will be judged by the members at the November meeting.
The gallery section of our website has been updated with many more photographs of Probus holidays, events and history. Also, more photographs of members have been added. Peter.
PROBUS CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT THE MANOR HOUSE HOTEL ALSAGER
WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER 2019
12.00 for 12.30pm start cost £23 each
Pressed Ham Hock and Garden Herb Terrine, pickled vegetables salad and toasted sourdough GF
Poached Salmon, potato and red onion salad, lemon emulsion, granary tuile GF
Chilled Fresh Fruit and Melon with charred Grapefruit V GF
Leek and Potato Soup with crispy leeks, bread and butter V
Roast Breast of Turkey with pork and cranberry stuffing, pigs in blankets and gravy GF
Roast English Beef with Yorkshire pudding and a rich beef gravy GF
Baked Scottish Salmon Fillet with a parmesan and herb crumb, served with a lemon and dill cream sauce GF
Roasted Red Pepper, Courgette, Caramelised Red Onion and Cornish Brie Filo Tart with dressed rocket and a cherry tomato sauce V
All main courses served with roast potatoes, buttered sprouts, honey roast parsnips and thyme roast carrots
Traditional Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce GF
Belgian Chocolate Profiteroles served with warm chocolate sauce V
Clementine Gel Mulled Winter Berry Cheesecake with spiced berry compote V
Freshly Brewed Coffee or tea served with a warm mince pie.
Last night my wife sent me a text to say she was in casualty. When I got home I watched all 50 minuets of it…., never saw her once! She still hasn’t come home yet! I’m starving!!!
Submitted by Chris Brough.
THE AMATEUR PHILOSOPHER.
Nothing would be done at all, if a man or woman waited
until they could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890) English Theologian.
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 the on Wednesday 27th November at Kidsgrove Cricket Club, 9.30 for 10am.