The death of our much respected and loved secretary, Geoffrey Norris, on the eve of the club’s AGM, cast a shadow at the end of a very successful year of activities celebrating the 40thanniversary of the club’s foundation.
Geoffrey epitomised all the best features of a Probus member. His warm smile and welcome to members and guests set the tone for our regular monthly meetings and at our social events when our wives and friends joined us on outings, theatre trips and lunches. His laid back approach to the duties of secretary masked a dedicated efficiency in ensuring the management committee ran the club’s affairs effectively throughout his tenure of eight years.
Despite the sorrow of his wife’s untimely death soon after their move from Cumbria to Chadlington almost 13 years ago, Geoffrey’s friendly personality was evident from his first joining the club in 2005 and he joined the committee within a year, since when he served the club with distinction.
His sudden passing has shocked us all but remembering him will always bring a smile to us and our sincere gratitude for the unique contribution he made to ensuring that good fellowship was at the heart of our activities.
It has been a privilege to have known him.