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Stay up to date with our monthly newsletter released by Club President Graham Evans


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)

Sue Ellis-Jones

Anne Mellor

Charles Rees

Merfyn Roberts

Philip Brelsford

Chris Madoc Jones

Len Devine

Duncan Cameron

Donald Hanby (Unforseen circumstances

David Roberts (unforseen circumstances)

Bob Jones (unwell)

Carol Lester

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)

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