General Meeting - Evening Meeting

Thu 30th November 2017 at 19.00 - 21.00

Such an interesting speaker on Bee Keeping!! He really was - must have been a busy day at school!

ROTARY CLUB OF CHESTFIELD

Minutes of Evening Meeting

30 November 2017

Robert welcomed everyone & please to see 41 booked in a record.   

 

Guest Speaker…… Mark Woollard to talk about bees

Gill Sissons. RC Canterbury Sunrise

Recently retired Trevor Scandrett…

Andrew Brealy and his party of 453 relatives

David Bowley & wife Ann,

Godfreys  wife Sharon & John Care

Gordon Johnson & partner Ann ,

John Graham’s wife Liz

Kathy’s other half Kevin Fielding RC Whitstable

Nick’s wife Mary and

Ron’s new wife Irene

 

Apologies:

Dave Coupland, David Kingham, Elaine, Ian Thomas, Jean Sawyer, Jenny Samper, Owain, Paul HO, Robert Mc, Sarah, Reggie, Myfanwy  & Wendy

 

Club News of the week

 

Quiz night last Saturday what a great result we raised on last count £1,435 well done again to Team RC Chestfield, this event gets better each year.

Special thanks once again to Trevor quizmaster, David M technical, Andrew & Pat scorers, Jean, Andrew & Godfrey catering & set up, Pat M & Jean S raffle, as well all those members who sold tickets, attended, helped set & cleared away, it seemed by magic

 

Nick then surprised everyone by presenting Trevor with a Rotary Service Award and inviting him to become an Honorary Member of our Club.

There were many objections but we were all delighted really!

 

Grace - eloquently delivered by John Bishop

 

Royal Toast - President Robert

 

Presentation -  Bees by Mark Woollard

 

Many questions were asked of Mark indicating how interesting everyone had found his subject. 

Nick showed off by knowing the name of the upside-down basket (Skep)

 

Robert thanked Mark for his enlightening presentation

 

Car Parking, event December 16th

Godfrey needs more volunteers for December 16th the last session before Christmas.

AOB

The Golf Club had indicated that they might not be able to accommodate us for breakfast on Thurs 14th December but they can now.

 

Master at Arms – Nick did a great job in entertaining us, mostly by fining Andrew Brealy.  (He’ll be applying for a global grant if we keep picking on him at this rate!)

Visits and Greetings from other clubs/Near Misses

Presidents of the Rotary Clubs of Herne Bay & Whitstable were deemed to have sent their greetings

There was a Near Miss but I’m afraid I wasn’t listening carefully enough and forget who this was. (Q – if they were missed, does it matter?  Editor)

Next Meeting is a breakfast meeting 7th December. With Sue Hills attending re Bhutan

Next Board meeting will be pre-celebrating Christmas on 14th December Robert house. Apologies in advance please as usual

 Final Toast 

President Robert .