Pancreassassination!

09-10-2015

Club news: Petersfield

November is Diabetes awareness month so, thanks to Nick Moss, in an attempt to induce the type 2 variant as a warm up, we set off to the Jolly Drover in Hillbrow to enjoy one of their infamous pudding nights. Sarah whipped us into order so naturally we wondered where she had picked up the skills. After a small portion of chilli to warm up our stomachs (and flan for those who were more muppet than a man) it was on to the puds....

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Wilderness Evening

08-10-2015

Club news: Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Following a Gala Dinner to raise funds for the Alex Grose Memorial Trust, five members of Ashby 41 Club, having coughed up £25.00 each for the highest bid for a Wilderness Evening, were duly ready at 6.00pm on Friday 21st August.So it was that David Southward, Andrew “Johno” Johnson, Greg “Chairman” Clark, Patrick Maxwell and myself found ourselves in a wooded copse somewhere on the Staunton Harold Estate u...

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Region 10 Cluster Meeting

04-10-2015

Club news: Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Six members of Ashby 41 Club (Greg, Goody, Kevin, JR, Woody and Ian) and one from Ashby Table (Crawfie) attended the 2015 Region 10 Cluster dinner at Breadsall Priory on Friday 25th September. To ensure that the alcohol intake was maintained for everybody during the evening, a minibus was arranged from Ashby, with pre-dinner entertainment provided by JR regaling us all with tales from his Speed Awareness Course taken the preceding week....

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The 2015 Adam Dean Memorial Walk

04-10-2015

Club news: Ashby-de-la-Zouch

This is one of my favourite signs and typifies the theme of the annual Ashby Round Table annual Country Walk! This took place in the Peak District on Saturday 3rd October, with 16 Tablers and 41ers taking part. The weather this year was perfect, dry, not too warm (although it was when you w...

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Chester Archery Club

30-09-2015

Club news: Chester Grosvenor Knights

Grosvenor Knights of Chester 41 Club had a great evening at Chester Archery Club last month, with even our blind member Tom Walker trying his hand with a bow and arrow (see photo opposite). We were joined by a number of members from Chester Round Table and Deeside 41 Club and needless to say we retired to a local pub after for a meal and a few beers....

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September's meeting (recap)

21-09-2015

Club news: Guisborough

September meeting: Rotary’s 50th Anniversary Charter Night Dinner. A table full of us attended our Rotarian colleague’s celebration event at Gisborough Hall on Thursday 17 September. An evening of congratulations, which was attended by RIBI’s National President (Peter Davey) and Guisborough Town Mayor (Malcolm Griffiths) to name but a few. This fine evening was attended by me, Paul Dickinson, Mike Drake, Mel Ha...

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The Orient Express - Waterloo to Siddenham

17-09-2015

Club news: Leicester de Montfort

Our thanks to Mr Straker for enthusiastically hosting a once regular event in his garden and domicile. From my records we were last there in 2012 - and we had the opportunity to see the progress thet the local rail engineers have made in extending the line from Waterloo.Following drinks in the garden (remarkab...

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41 Club 70th Anniversary Lunch

15-09-2015

Club news: Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Seven members of Ashby 41 Club (me, Goody, Hugh, Greg, Pete B, Kevin and JR) ventured north to the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 12th September for the 70th Anniversary Lunch of 41 Club. The first problem when we arrived at the venue at 11:30 was that the bar wasn't due to open until 12 noon, but fortunately common sense prevailed and pints of Black Sheep bitter were being served only 10 minutes later!

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So Near, Safari!

06-09-2015

Club news: Petersfield

Eight Ex-Tabler's house were thoroughly cleaned on Saturday in readiness for this year's running dinner.  After enjoying canapes (Dates stuffed with goat cheese and walnut in top - Wow!), Champagne and a stunning view across Hampshire, up at Ted and Christine's, we dispersed across Petersfield to enjoy starters and then on to another house for the main course, before finally meeting up for desserts, more drinks and a party at Mi...

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Burger this for a laugh

03-09-2015

Club news: Petersfield

It was National Burger day in the US last week, so it would be nice to report we were recognising the celebrations of our transatlantic cousins.  It would be a lie, though.  Just a fluke, as we neither adopted, adapted nor improved.Nothing flash this month, simply a burger plus a free pint from The Folly, plus plenty of banter making for an excellent evening, of which I remember nothing except having a good time (I w...

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