Probus Christmas Lunch 2010
The Chadwick Hotel  -  Thursday 16 December

 

The Chadwick Hotel was yet again the venue for the St Annes-On-The-Sea Probus Club Christmas Lunch.  95 members and guests booked; the lowest attendance figure for many years, but those who came said they enjoyed it very much.  Last year's successful raffle was repeated and the prize-winners were:

10 M&S card:  Stuart Alexander
20 M&S card:  Irene Sumner
30 M&S card:  Doreen Parker

Special thanks to Keith Barlow who, as usual, printed the individual menu cards and was the official photographer; to the committee members who turned up early to help laying out the tables and to Eva Boothman, the manager of the Chadwick who, together with her very amiable staff, helped to make the whole afternoon one with happy memories for everyone present.

We were very sorry indeed not to be able to welcome our President Stuart Westley to the Lunch.  Because of his illness he has been quite unable to attend any meetings at all during his Presidential year.  Our Vice President (and next year's President) Harold Stokes stood in for Stuart on this occasion and the Secretary's wife Gill Willey (who is also Harold's daughter) accepted the flowers on his behalf.  The flowers were presented by the Immediate Past President the Reverend Robert Wells.

Make a note in your new diary - the date for the Christmas Lunch next year is Thursday 15 December 2011.

Cliff Elliott

 

Gill Willey, IPP the Reverend Robert Wells, and Vice President Harold Stokes. IPP Rev Robert Wells presenting the bouquet to Mrs Gill Willey

Mrs Gill Willey addresses the guests in thanks for the flowers.  Also seen are Secretary Matthew Willey and daughter Zanna. Social Secretary Cliff Elliott presents the top raffle prize to a delighted Doreen Parker, wife of Past President Norman.