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Lowestoft Probus Club

PUBLISHED: 10:36 18 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:02 06 July 2010

Chairman Harry opened the meeting at 10.02am with 37 members present, no visitors. A letter had been received from Vannessa, who is the treasurer of the "First Response Group," our speakers at our last meeting, thanking us for the £30, and could we recommend them to any other clubs who needed speakers.

Chairman Harry opened the meeting at 10.02am with 37 members present, no visitors. A letter had been received from Vannessa, who is the treasurer of the “First Response Group,” our speakers at our last meeting, thanking us for the £30, and could we recommend them to any other clubs who needed speakers. Apologies for absence: Alan Coleman, Richard Mann, Ernie Smith, Sid Eldridge, Frank Hill, David Orburn. Frank Devereaux was reported absent, but miraculously appeared at the back of the meeting to the amusement of all. George had visited Sid who had lost a lot of weight but was still cheerful and would welcome others. Austin had been to see former member Jack Keeler, recovering from a stroke, he wished to be remembered to all. Doug had not much to report on the wildlife except he had heard of great tits eating bats, but this was in Hungary. Birthday boys were David Gunby and Clive Bessey and we wished them well and we welcomed the news that Christine Shoebridge must be better, as she had gone on holiday. Secretary Wally had received two letters: One from Jenny Westgate thanking us for the cheque for the Palliative Care Centre. The second was from Waveney Ladies' Probus Chairperson Veronica Reynolds inviting us to their Christmas lunch, at the Beaconsfield Club on December 2. With his Newsletter editor hat on he still wanted items for the next edition. Wally is underwhelmed at the response to form a quiz team for October match v Waveney. Treasurer Tim was somewhat “Chancellor Darling” in his threat to cut the free lunches we sometimes have, and the free lunches we pay for at the Christmas lunch, or subs would have to go up, this because of the reduction in membership. Social Secretary Ken brought details of a Lochs and Glens holiday on October 15 and an organ concert by Tony Whittaker on October 13. Ken also brought an extra prize for the draw, a bottle of very special Jelly Beans. Any other business: 1 Committee to meet next week, 2 Bowls group can join a lunch at the Railway Club on October 2, £6 paid in advance, 3 Potters World Bowls, January 6, to be paid for £12.20 by November 20. The Speaker was our own Ken, his subject “Twinning of Lunaborg and Scunthorpe.” This occupied 10 minutes maximum. Then the club had a film about Sheffield, Ken's hometown, with an insert of a film about a murderer Charles Peace, which Ken had made about a 100 years ago. The second episode of the story we will hear on November 17. We wait with bated breath.

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