I hope you all had a merry Christmas, and I thought I would take the opportunity to thank all of you who came to Chairman’s Drinks on Sunday, for your company and bonhomie. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and, like so many of you, I would like to thank my wife Lyn and daughters Helen and Frances for keeping us all fed and watered. The dishwasher was working overtime well into the evening, but I said she could have Monday off.
We can look forward to the next formal meeting on 8th January when Simon Price, Head Cutler, talks to us of the charitable works of “We Love Lichfield” (more elsewhere on this very site).
And also, as you should have already heard from David Dimeloe, the forthcoming Ladies Lunch on 16th February has a significantly enhanced menu, and will be a really good event. So please, support your club and honour your better halves, and join us for what will be a lovely meal and occasion. For any of you that have organised events before, you will know the importance of getting responses in as early as possible, so do book in with David as soon as possible and come and enjoy yourselves.
We go into the New Year tinged with sadness, following recent news of Stuart Wyss and, today, of Barrie Hopkins. With them in our memories, may I wish all of you and your families the very best for the New Year, and look forward to seeing you soon.