Meeting minutes June 24 and next meeting

Minutes for the formal meeting held on 19th June are available here, for your pleasure and delectation. Hon Sec Rob apologises for any typos or interesting and unusual formatting, but he wrote it whilst being blown in the Outer Hebrides.

Next meeting is 17th July at WHGC; our speaker is Joe Perry who will be talking about the Staffordshire Hoard.

A plea from John Godson: please make sure that you book in or apologise by 6pm on Thursday 11th July, as per normal. After that, any last minute changes or cancellations to Colin John please, who will be standing in for John at the meeting.

Topically, many of you will remember D:Ream’s 1994 hit “Things can only get better“, featuring physicist Brian Cox on keyboards. This single indirectly helped Labour win a landslide victory in 1997.

D:Ream and Brian Cox got back together at Glastonbury just last week to play that song again and guess what…

Next Meetings

Wednesday
3 July
Informal, 12:15pm at Bod Bar and Cafe, Yoxall Way, Streethay, Lichfield WS13 8FT
Wednesday
17 July
Formal Speaker Meeting 7:15 for 7:30pm at Whittington Heath Golf Club - The Staffordshire Hoard with Joe Perry

Please book-in or apologise by 6 p.m. Thursday 11 July to John Godson:
Meetings – Booking in and Apologies
Wednesday
31 July
Informal, details TBC
Wednesday
14 August
Formal Speaker Meeting 7:15 for 7:30pm at Whittington Heath Golf Club - The HS2 Marston Box Slide with Caroline Warrington

Please book-in or apologise by 6 p.m. Thursday 8 Aug to John Godson:
Meetings – Booking in and Apologies
Wednesday
28 August
Informal, details TBC
Wednesday
11 Sep
Formal Speaker Meeting 7:15 for 7:30pm at Whittington Heath Golf Club details TBC

Please book-in or apologise by 6 p.m. Thursday 5 Sep to John Godson:
Meetings – Booking in and Apologies
Wednesday
25 Sep
Informal, details TBC
Wednesday
9 October
International Night, details TBC
Wednesday
23 Oct
Informal, details TBC
Wednesday
6 Nov
Formal Speaker Meeting 7:15 for 7:30pm at Whittington Heath Golf Club details TBC

Please book-in or apologise by 6 p.m. Thursday 31 Oct to John Godson:
Meetings – Booking in and Apologies
Sunday
10 Nov
Remembrance Sunday
Wednesday
20 Nov
Informal, details TBC
Wednesday
4 December
Christmas Meeting 7:15 for 7:30pm at Whittington Heath Golf Club. TBC

Please book-in or apologise by 6 p.m. Thursday 28th Nov to John Godson:
Meetings – Booking in and Apologies
Wednesday
8 Jan 2025
Formal Speaker Meeting 7:15 for 7:30pm at Whittington Heath Golf Club - moved from 1st Jan

Please book-in or apologise by 6 p.m. Thursday 2 Jan 2025 to John Godson:
Meetings – Booking in and Apologies
Wednesday
29 Jan 2025
70th Charter Night provisional date
Wednesday
26 March 2025
President's Night, details TBC
Wednesday
23 April 2025
AGM
7:15 for 7:30pm at Whittington Heath Golf Club TBC

Please book-in or apologise by 6 p.m. Thursday 17 March 2025 to John Godson:
Meetings – Booking in and Apologies

Click through to the website to view the next meetings information or Go to the calendar

Chairmumblings

As our illustrious ChairBligh contemplates his increasingly damp scuppers, and his bilges are slowly drained by his never-stopping handpump, he has found the time to dip his nib in the dark well and produce his latest e-pistle. Enter, if you can bear it, his world.

As you read his prose, you may wonder why I haven’t included a link to his chosen song. It’s because even I have standards. Instead, via a rather tenuous link, enjoy Smokey Robinson’s Tears of a Clown. I did try to find a video of R Dean Taylor’s “Ghost in my House” but failed, so, to bring a further nostalgic tear to your eye, here’s Uptown Funk dubbed to a compilation of classic movie stars dancing.
-Ed