Changing of the Guard at Probus
Thursday 22nd March was the Audlem and District Probus Club AGM and Annual Lunch at which President Norman Bourne handed over the Chain of Office to Mike Harthern.
Norman was thanked for a very successful year by Mike Smith in spite of him being nervous of what lay ahead. Jokingly it was said that his presidency might be known for a record number of members passing on to the big Probus Club in the sky, but in reality there has also been a significant numbers of new members joining.
Our Treasurer declared the Club's financial position was on a sound footing in spite of the change of venue and membership was approximately at a healthy 85.
Jerry Sullivan was appointed Social secretary as John Evans stood down after 5 very successful years in post ( with Jan the real Social Secretary!). John will continue to organise this years holiday.
Speaker Secretary, Alan Joslyn announced an excellent programme extending to the year end and was seeking a volunteer to take over, to which Mike Smith responded saying he would be willing to step in.
Alvar Jones and Ben Clark were thanked for many of the essential, but behind the scenes, activities providing the sound system and manning the bar.
Flowers were presented to Jenny Bourne and Patricia Hughes for their work in providing coffee on the days the members meet.
Many thanks to the caterers Beech Tree for an excellent meal and to David Hughes and Team for organising the event.
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