Ron Smith – sad news

With great sorrow, we learned that Ron Smith passed away on 26th April. Ron was a longstanding member of Lichfield 41 Club and formerly Lichfield District Round Table 1200.

On behalf of his many friends in the Club, we offer our sincere condolences and best wishes to Pam and all Ron’s family.

Further details will be circulated when appropriate.

Roger Hartley

Update – meeting minutes – March 2024

Updated minutes for the formal meeting held on 27th March are available here, with clarity on National AGM voting plans.

And whilst we are at it, Vice Roger has passed on a request:
The new RT250 Chairman has asked if we know of anyone with a suitable venue for a Barn Dance for the whole Table “Family”.

So if you happen to have a spare barn or palatial hall available, please get in touch with our soon-to-be new leader.

Chairman’s remarks – March & April 2024

Slightly delayed due to the webmaster being asleep at the wheel, but all the better for the anticipation you must all have felt, click here to enjoy Chairman Colin “Zorba” John’s most recent epistle, which must surely go down in the history of Chairmen’s remarks as being the only one to include the word “greek” 10 times.

Talking of Zorba, who can forget the literally unforgettable final scene from the 1964 film Zorba the Greek, starring Anthony Quinn as the eponymous* hero. The final part of the final scene is strangely reminiscent of two golfers celebrating having found their lost balls in the sandpits at WHGC, I feel.

*Of course, eponymous is itself derived from the Ancient Greek ἐπώνῠμος (epṓnumos, “concerning giving one’s name to something; named in a significant manner; surnamed”). For that matter, so is epistle, via a diversionary journey through Latin and Old French.

AGM, Council etc – update

Officers’ reports are now available on the AGM page.

Not many sleeps now until the AGM, which is on Wednesday 24th April at WHGC. Please check out the calling notice here, especially if you are excited about filling a role on the Council.

Don’t forget to book in or apologise to John Godson by Thursday 18th April.

Thinking of our well-dressed Council members, some of you may remember The Style Council from the ’80s. It was formed by ex-frontman of The Jam, Paul Weller, and Dexy’s Midnight Runners* member Mick Talbot, who both apparently hated the “rock myth and rock culture” of the day. Decide for yourself whether you prefer The Style Council’s “My Ever Changing Mood” over the Jam’s “Down in the Tube Station at Midnight” and”Going Underground“, or Dexy’s “Geno“.

*Dexy’s was named for dextroamphetamine, the late night drug of choice for Northern Soul dancers to keep them going into the small hours.