Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Newton Abbot Charter Dinner 17th September 2010

I spent a very enjoyable evening at Newton Abbbot for their Charter Dinner. It is a tradition that they invite the Vice President to speak about the current position in Round Table and 41 Club after which it was good to hear the many humorous stories from their RT days , you could see they obviously had fun.

There were many there that I knew from my days in Round Table and it was good to see those present that attended when I visited Newton Abbot when I was Round Table President and spoke at the Round Table 5oth Charter.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Isle of Wight RT 5th Charter 9th October 2010

On a beautiful sunny weekend, Jill and I had the pleasure of supporting Isle of Wight Round Table on the night of their 5th Charter

A superb meal was followed by dancing and playing the Roulette and Blackjack tables until 1.00 in the morning.

The Isle of Wight now has two tables one of which is one of newest tables in the country (Isle of Wight 1277) and also one of the oldest (Ryde 16). They were joined by Coburg 151 RT from Germany, who came across to help celebrate the twinning of the clubs and publicise the Old Tablers Germany meeting in 2011 which is to be held in Coburg. I have details if any one is interested, we both hope to attend.

In all a good night of fun and fellowship, and also monies were raised to support the R.N.L.I. – National President RTBI John Kilshaw’s charity, to include an auction of tabler’s Jewels or anything they had left unattended on the table !!

Leicestershire 41 Clubs Cluster Meeting 17th September 2010

I had the great pleasure in joining in and supporting Leicestershire 41 Clubs first ever Leicester Cluster meeting hosted by Leicester De Montfort 41 Club at Leicestershire Golf Club.

President Malcolm was there, with guest speaker John Spence. The evening went very well and it was good to see so many enjoy the fun and fellowship on the evening and I am sure it was good for them, to meet up with old friends and catch up on times past.

Seaford and Newhaven Round Table Golf Day 8th October 2010

A beautifully warm sunny afternoon saw me joining guests and members of Seaford Round Table (hosts) and Seaford 41 Club for an afternoon’s Golf at Seaford Head Golf Club for the Seaford and Newhaven Round Table Charity Golf Day.

The golf course was in excellent condition being an undulating, downland course with magnificent views of the Sea and the South Downs especially those from the 14th Hole onwards which had panoramic views of the famous Seven Sisters towards Beachy Head with an exhilarating shot to finish the round; the tee is nearly 300 ft up on Seaford Head cliffs with a drive down to sea level.

Woking 41 Club Gourmet Night October 5th 2010

I had the pleasure of attending Woking 41 Club’s Gourmet/Charity Evening and a cheque was presented on the Night for The Ocean Youth Trust.

The superb evening comprised of a specially prepared 5 course meal with accompanying wine and port tastings with expert commentary on their origins together with tasting notes.
Woking are a very Active 41 club and are fortunate to have an active Round Table in their town and it was good to see the close liaison between the two with an active joint programme.

Yellow Belly Ball 25th September 2010

Along with Malcolm and Yvonne, Drew and Moira Cochran, Allan and Sally Pattinson , Donald and Doreen Watson, Jill and I joined in at the Region 9 Lincolnshire Yellow Bell Ball. Together with almost 100 others, we enjoyed a superb meal and evening of dancing at the Assembly Halls in Boston and also learnt many of the reasons of the term Lincolnshire Yellow Belly, the favourite of which was that many yeas ago the Lincolnshire Regiment included a tunic with a yellow front. It also happened to coincide with Lincolnshire Day. A good night was had by all with a large contingent coming up from Welling to enjoy the hospitality.