A menu for the “Forster Dinner” was made available re the “Stroke One” club but as neither Messrs Braithwaite or Phillipson were at the meeting it was decided by the President that the matter would be dealt with next month
A well attended meeting, there being only 3 members unable to be there. Other than a mention of the “Forster Dinner” to be held in July or August, there was no other business.
Rather disappointing attendance, again only 16 members present. The President thanked Terry Braithwaite and John Phillipson for organising a most enjoyable “Simpson Dinner” with 21 members attending.
Considering the atrocious weather the attendance of 16 was very good and the President expressed his thanks to those present. Simpson Dinner confirmed to be on Thursday the 2nd of February at the Victoria Park Hotel, 7.00 for 7.30.pm.
The accounts for 1993/94 were submitted and read by John Wood, members present being given copies. Venue for the “Simpson Dinner” to be the Victoria Park Hotel on or about February the 2nd. The meeting was followed by an excellent buffet, thoroughly enjoyed by all members present.
Book sale conducted in the usual half yearly fashion by Gordon Macgregor. A letter from Dennis Reeve tendering his resignation was read out by the President. The Railway Hotel is changing hands but the new tenant is known to our President, who feels that we should be alright for our future meetings. We are definitely alright for the December meeting at the Railway, which will be on the 14th of December. A vote of thanks was given to John Phillipson re “Ladies Night” but it was felt that it could have been supported by a better attendance level.
The President welcomed Lawrence Kidney to the Club. Following his recent marriage, the Secretary presented the Club with bottles of whisky and gin. “Ladies Night” dinner confirmed to be at Clarence House on Thursday the 10th of November.
Ballot for proposed new member Mr L Kidney taken and the result was favourable. John Phillipson is to approach Clarence House re “Ladies Night Dinner” on either the 3rd or 10th of November if possible.
Peter Leach presented the Club with “The Guinness Book of Sporting Blunders”. Mr Boddy asked if the accounts were now available and it is hoped they will be ready next month. After further discussions re a Club Tie, it has been set aside due to costs.
The President thanked John Phillipson for organising the “Forster Dinner” which had been enjoyed by the 16 members attending. He then asked if John and Terry could be giving some thought to venues for “Ladies Night” which is usually held in November. Bernard Delph has put forward a Mr Lawrence Kidney for proposed membership to the Club. Bill Jones has very kindly donated to the Club a signed copy of “Willie” by Mike Gardner, being the biography of Willie Horne. The subject of a Club Tie was again raised and the President and Treasurer were of the opinion that the Club was not really in a position to subscribe part of the initial costs. However, they are to discuss this in detail and the matter will be brought up next month.
The President asked Mr Phillipson to update members on arrangements for the “Forster Dinner”, John advised that the dinner would be at Clarence House on Thursday the 4th of August, price £11.50 inclusive of gratuity.