Chairman’s remarks – May 2024

Students of this ongoing blog will be familiar with the webmaster’s self-indulgent penchant for inserting video and music clips into the text, in the hope of enlightening and, sometimes, entertaining them.

Sadly, this next clip, prompted by our new Chairman’s Chairmen’s report, must rank as one of the most stomach churning videos available on the Dark Net.

First, read his words here; then, watch the video content here, and following that, if you can bear it, make a comment below.

I apologise in advance. Except…does anyone else note the strange similarity of the drummer to our new chairman?

If you need further light relief, here are highlights of Eurovision 2024 – and, for contrast, the entirety of Eurovision 1974 (or just jump to the highlight at 34:46)

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.

YiCF
Roger Hartley
Chairman

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.

Chairman’s Remarks: Jan – Feb 2024

Chairman Colin “Ladies Man” John recalls events over the last couple of months – haggis, Welsh cakes and atomic bombs**. Now there’s a line you don’t often see. Read more here.

Chairman Colin and Tangent Chair Jenny Gray at Ladies Lunch.

Please don’t forget Chairman’s Drinks on Sunday 24th March – let Colin know asap if you will be attending, and any dietary requirements.

**On the subject of atomic, remember the Blondie classic from 1980? It’s not actually about atomic bombs of course. Or is it?