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February Newsletter from Graham Evans
Denbigh and District Probus Club
Precis of Meeting February 5th 2024
I welcomed everyone to the meeting. There was an excellent attendance of 31 members and guests. In particular:
Guests Janet Smith and Veronica Williams and Speaker Rufus Adams
We had apologies received from
Bryn Davies (family celebrations
Ian Glass (Monaco in the Maurauder)
Chris Madoc Jones
Donald Hanby (Unforseen circumstances
David Roberts (unforseen circumstances)
Bob Jones (unwell)
We look forward to seeing them all again at future meetings..
I gave an “offering of thanks”
February brings the snow
But also brings snowdrops
Let us all be fortunate enough
to see more snowdrops than snow
We then had our meal which this month was chicken followed by a chocolate torte.
I commented on the Summer Outing on the Llangollen Steam Railway. Corwen to Llangollen and return train trip with afternoon tea.
Cost £32.50 including an afternoon/cream tea on the return journey. We need to inform Steve if we are planning to go on this excursion on April 27th. We already have about 20 members participating but there’s room for more, so bring your payment to the next meeting to secure your place.
The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Denbigh Probus Club is in the planning stage. The date proposed is Saturday October 19th at the Oriel Hotel, Vale Suite, at 6.30 for 7.00pm. A two course meal and celebration cake will be followed by entertainment (as yet to be decided). Suggestions range from a Comedy Magic entertainer with music to a Ladies Choir or a Steel Band. Costs to includr the two course meal and entertainment would be between £35 to £40 a ticket. Again this needs to be confirmed.
Our Vice President, Anne Mellor has decided to stand down from the position, so a replacement Vice President is being sought. Happily, Anne is going to remain as a member.
This month we congratulated Bryn Davies, Len Devine and Lesley Bothwell on their birthdays.
We had a ten minute break and when we returned I introduced our speaker, Rufus Adams, who present his talk entitled From Vancouver to Toronto. Rufus comes highly recommended and is a member of Rhyl Probus. He taught at Bangor University and is also a particular expert on Lloyd George.
Julia Hughes has provided us with an excellent synopsis of the talk, which I have attached to this e’mail.
There were several questions for the speaker with several members recalling their own similar journeys.
A vote of thanks to speaker was offered by John Barr.
The Meeting was closed with the toast to Denbigh and District Probus Club.
The next meeting will be on Monday March 4th when our speaker, Tony Griffiths will talk about “ Back to the 50’s” 1950 was a very good year !
Graham Evans (President)