THE PROBUS CLUB OF ST NEOTS
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SOCIAL EVENTS 2023
Monthly Lunch – 4th January 2023
The New Year began with our usual monthly lunch gathering in the St Neots RFC, where 31 members sat down to a three course meal consisting of Tomato and Basil Soup, Chicken and Ham pie with carrots, beans, mash and roast potatoes, followed by jam sponge and custard. This was our first members lunch for our new President. There was much talk about the Christmas and New Year celebrations enjoyed by those present. Our Treasurer was pleased that his new toy for collecting monies electronically was working and being well used by members to pay for their subscriptions, lunch and events.
Coffee Morning – 17th January 2023
The January Coffee Morning held on 17 January in the St Neots Rugby Football Club was very well supported with a total of 32 members and partners attending. Thanks for Robert for supplying the photographs below.
Past Presidents Lunch – 15th February 2023
February saw the Past Presidents of the Club and their partners gather for a luncheon at The Wheatsheaf in Perry. This was our first such event for some time so it was nice to see 21 people in total attending and they were able to partake of the excellent food on offer. Below are a couple of pictures of the event. Our Thanks to Bill for organising the event as the Immediate Past President.
Spring Carvery – 22nd March 2023
In addition to our usual monthly luncheon March saw the Spring Carvery take place in the St Neots RFC on a sunny Wednesday. There were 47 members and partners sat down to a superb choice of meat from the carvery, including beef, chicken, gammon, turkey and pork, accompanied by cauliflower cheese, carrots, beans, cabbage, boiled and roast potatoes. Dessert consisted of Black Forest gateau or Strawberry gateau or Fruit Salad and ice cream, followed by tea or coffee and mints, all courtesy of Jackie and her crew, who looked after everyone really well. Below are some photographs of the event. An excellent raffle was as usual organised by Roger.
Anniversary Lunch – 3rd May 2023
The Anniversary Lunch was held on Wednesday 3rd May in the St Neots Rugby Football Club. 58 members and partners and 4 guests (President and lady of St Neots Rotary Club and President and lady of the Sandy Probus Club) sat down to a three course meal of Melon Parma Ham and Rocket starter, this was followed by Beef Bourguignon served in a giant Yorkshire Pudding accompanied by Roast Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables, dessert was a choice of Black Forest, Strawberry or Chocolate Gateaux or Fresh Fruit Salad. Jackie and her team pulled out all the stops to make it a very memorable occasion. As usual Roger did a sterling job with the raffle, helps to boost the Club funds. Below are some photos taken at the event.
Strawberry Tea – 28th June 2023
This year the Strawberry Tea was held in St Neots Rugby Football Club and the tea was provided by our regular caterer (Jackie and her crew). 47 members and partners sat down on 28 June to a superb selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche, followed by a wonderful selection of cakes and scones accompanied by strawberries and cream. There was little chance of anyone going away hungry and we will certainly be doing it again next year.
Below are some photographs of the event.
Probus Walk at Wimpole- 26th July 2023
Seven walkers enjoyed a walk at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate this morning in fine sunny weather.
Their walk took them to the 18th Century Folly on the crest of the hill overlooking the parkland, and then via the Western Belts Woodland Path and the South-Western Lake back to the Stable Block starting point. I think that everyone enjoyed the varying views of the Wimpole parkland, which the walk provided.
Participants in the Walk were: Les Blignaut and his granddaughter Amber Bornman, (who kindly took the pictures below), Dave and Marilyn Rolin, Robert and Elizabeth Sibson and Bill Musk- Leader.
Hopefully we may have a few more walkers next time.
Probus BBQ- 23rd August 2023
This year we replaced our annual Hog Roast with a BBQ at the St Neots Rugby Football Club provided by our regular caterer Jackie and her crew. The weather was very kind to us and on one of the hottest days so far 41 members and partners turned up to enjoy a wonderful spread. Below are some photos of the event, courtesy of Les and Robert.
Probus Lunch- 6th September 2023
Our September lunch always features a guest speaker and this was the case for this lunch. 29 members and 1 guest sat down to a wonderful meal provided by Jackie and her crew of Pate, followed by Cottage Pie with vegetables and roast potatoes, followed by cheesecake or fruit salad, both with ice cream. With the temperature hovering around the 30 degree mark the President gave permission for jackets to be removed, thus making everyone a little more comfortable. After lunch we were treated to a musical quiz courtesy of our own Joe Wallace, who had brought along his trombone and euphonium. He entertained us with musical clips which those present had to identify, not just the tune, but the musical from which it came and the composer, not so easy. All this was interspersed with tales of his musical career. A very interesting and different after lunch event.
Below are some photographs of the event.
Please click on the link below to see and hear Joe playing his trombone.