I was appointed as Chairman at the AGM held on 26th March 2015 and consider it a great honour and have confirmed that I am fully committed to maintaining the highest standards and traditions of the Club.
We have a very active and friendly Club and are fortunate in having the support of our ladies and widows. The previous committee agreed to serve another term of office and I am most grateful for their enthusiastic and caring support. Together we administer a wide variety of engaging activities. We continue to enjoy our new venue for regular meetings at the Verulam Golf Club. They include our monthly luncheons and informal coffee mornings. At each luncheon we have a speaker on a variety of interesting topics as follows:-
April – ‘Cryptic crosswords by Tony Savage’. He explained the background and variety of these puzzles with many examples.
May – ‘London Transport in Wartime by Mike Leverton’, who gave a fascinating talk about the important part played by London Transport during the war years.
June – ‘The story of Wine by Peter May’, who impressed us with his knowledge of the history and development of wine.
July – ‘The City Livery Companies by Joe Studman’, who explained how the Livery Companies originated and developed.
We have had some enjoyable events and outings summarised as follows:-
March 27th – Day visit to London to see the Wallace Collection followed by a conducted tour of the BBC Headquarters building. We saw their 24 hour newsroom in operation and had the opportunity of participating in a short radio play and TV report. The recordings were played back to us – very amusing.
April 22nd – A coach trip to Oxford where we spent the day in a variety of museums and University buildings.
May 17th – 22nd – A five day Spring holiday in Norfolk where some of our members and their ladies spent a most enjoyable stay at an excellent hotel with many trips to local highlights.
July 8th – A coach trip to RHS Wisley where we spent the day admiring the splendid and very extensive gardens and greenhouses.
Rambles – Our monthly rambles comprise of a short walk usually three or four miles followed by an enjoyable pub lunch, using a different location each month.
We have recently welcomed three new members to our Club and are continuing our drive to recruit new members. We have available a one page handout that summarises our activities. A copy is available to anyone on request.
This website has been modified and improved and it is intended to continue to improve it with updates including more photographs of recent events.
We continue to be concerned about any health problems or difficulties experienced by our members and their ladies. We are anxious to provide assistance where ever we can and this particularly applies to anyone living alone. We are endeavouring to discover any member who is approaching their 90th birthday so that we can mark the event in an appropriate manner.
Our next update will be published in September 2015 and this will provide further explanation and detail of ongoing and future activities.