St Neots Social Events 2024

THE PROBUS CLUB OF ST NEOTS

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Club Secretary Contact: stneotsprobussec@gmail.com

SOCIAL EVENTS 2024

JANUARY

MONTHLY LUNCH

Our first Monthly Lunch of the year was held in the St Neots Rugby Football Club (RFC) on the 8th January.  Numbers were well down on our usual turnout, with only 24 members attending. Let us hope that we have a return to normal in February, otherwise this kind of attendance means that lunches may not be viable in future. We had the sad news that one of our members had passed away on 31st December.  On a more upbeat note we increased our membership by one with the induction of Trevor into the club by Bob, the Immediate Past President, we hope he will enjoy his time with us.

COFFEE MORNING

Our first Coffee Morning to the year was held in the St Neots Rugby Football Club (RFC) on the 22nd January. A total of 30 members and partners attended.  This was a really good turnout for our first gathering and shows that these events are popular with the membership.

FEBRUARY

MONTHLY LUNCH

The February Monthly Lunch was held at St Neots RFC on the 7th February when a total of 31 members attended. Those present were served with a starter of Bacon and Mushrooms, followed by Half a Roast Chicken, rounded off with Treacle Sponge and Custard.  There were some very full stomachs.  There was a special rousing rendition of Happy Birthday for Roger H, who was celebrating his 94th birthday.  Roger has served on the Committee for a considerable time and is currently our raffle master, ensuring that our funds stay suitably topped up. We had sad news of the death of one of our Associate Members, who passed away on the 21st January.  We welcomed a guest to lunch and hope that he will be inclined to become a member.

COFFEE MORNING

The February Coffee Morning was held at St Neots RFC on the 21st February. 32 members and partners attended, tucking into an assortment of biscuits accompanied by tea or coffee served by Lesley and Lin.  We had the sad news of the death of one of our Members, he had been a long term member of the club as well as the local golf club. On a brighter note it was nice to see Terry with us after a long absence, thanks to Bob for giving her a lift.

MARCH

MONTHLY LUNCH

The March Monthly Lunch was held at St Neots RFC on the 6th March and was our first lunch of the year to be followed by a speaker.  This was also the first lunch where wives and partners were invited to attend as paying guests to hear the speaker.  There were a total of 40 members, wives and partners present to hear Hugh regale us of his time as the official Red Arrows photographer from 1979 – 1981, his talk was an interesting insight into the woking of the Team and also the pressures of getting the right photograph.  The assembled audience seemed to enjoy the talk and it is hoped that this will encourage more wives and partners to attend our other two lunches with guest speakers scheduled for 5th June and 4th September. Those present were treated to a wonderful lunch of Prawn Cocktail, followed by Beef Stew and Dumplings accompanied by, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Cabbage, Beans, Cauliflower and Broccoli, this was followed by Spotted Dick and Custard. All this was provided by Jackie and her crew – it was a wonder we all stayed awake for Hugh’s talk.

Below are some photographs of the event:

SPRING CARVERY

Wednesday 27th March saw 48 members, associate members, partners and wives attend the annual Spring Carvery in the St Neots Rugby Football Club.  Those attending were treated to a magnificent array of food provided by Jackie and her crew.  The food on offer consisted of a choice of meats (including: Turkey, Pork, Beef and Gammon) these were accompanied by Roast and Boiled Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding, Stuffing, Crackling, Carrots, Broccoli, Cabbage, Green Beans, Apple and Cranberry sauces, Horseradish and Gravy.  This was followed by a mouth watering display of desserts, these included Lemon Merengue Pie, Strawberry Gateaux, Black Forrest Gateaux, Profiteroles, Fresh Fruit Salad, Jam Sponge, Treacle Sponge, Custard, Cream and Ice Cream. A truly wonderful lunch.

There was lots of conversations with colleagues and old friends which is what the club is all about. I was nice to see some members who we had not seen for some time attending.

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and hopefully this will help us maintain attendance at future functions.

Below are some photographs of the event. Thanks to Les for his photographs of the event.

The Meat choices.

Conversations in full swing

Conversations in full swing

Nice to see Pat at our Carvery.

The selection of cold desserts – there were still warm ones to come!!

Our Raffle Master ready for action

No Roger is not praying – or maybe that he has not lost any tickets!!

Raffle prize being given to lucky winner

 

APRIL

MONTHLY LUNCH

Turnout for our April luncheon was rather poor with only 25 members present.  The Committee came to the conclusion that this might have been due to the fact that the Spring Carvery took place a week before.  The President asked all present to encourage attendance in order for the luncheons to continue to be viable. Jackie and her crew provided those attending with a Tomato and Basil Soup, Chicken and Ham Pie with Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables, followed by Gateaux.

Immediately after luncheon there was a Special General Meeting to agree revisions to the November 2021 Constitution. Those present voted unanimously in favour of the amendments.

COFFEE MORNING

Wednesday 17th April

MAY

ANNIVERSARY LUNCH

 

COFFEE MORNING

JUNE

MONTHLY LUNCH

JULY

MONTHLY LUNCH

AUGUST

MONTHLY LUNCH

SEPTEMBER

MONTHLY LUNCH

OCTOBER

MONTHLY LUNCH

NOVEMBER

MONTHLY LUNCH

DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

 

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