Newsletter 16/08/2013


 I view the fact that our last two cooks have left because they were unable make much in the way of profit, the Committee is reviewing the entire catering strategy. It could be some time before normal service is resumed. Catering is an important element in the Club’s financial planning, but it does depend on good support from the members for it to work properly. With the two recent changes of cook, coupled with some unreliability of service, the members’ confidence in our catering provision has understandably dwindled. Please bear with us while we try to get to grips with the issues.

A motley crew enjoying the newly refurbed stable area:


    Please save your 10p pieces to add to the charity fundraising pile on the bar.

If you know members who have email, please encourage them to sign up for the free Newsletter if they haven’t already done so. We have over 270 subscribers and there could be several more with broadband out of the total 350+ membership.

Forthcoming events:     

Saturday 31st August – The “Neil Diamond” Experience.

Thursday 5th September – Quiz, presented by Fiona Palmer. The Jackpot stands at a mouth-watering £230 ! And for each quiz from now on the odds will shorten until it’s won.

Saturday 28th September – Steve Clements guitar/vocals.                

GUEST ALES     “Hobgoblin” (abv 4.5) sponsored by CHC, “Crop Circle” (4.2) sponsored by Sid Martin and “Shot in the Dark” (4.2) sponsored by Lorraine. If you wish to sponsor an ale of your choice please talk to Laurence.

This week’s offering !

A new monk is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.


He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the old Abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent   copies.

The old Abbot says, ‘We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son.’

He goes down into the dark cellars underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts   are still held as archives in a locked vault that hasn’t   been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go by and nobody has seen the old Abbot come out.

So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.

       “We missed the R!    We missed the R!   We missed the R!”

His forehead is all bruised, and he is crying uncontrollably.

The young monk asks the old Abbot, ‘What’s wrong, father?’

With a choking voice, the old Abbot replies, ‘The word was…..CELEBRATE’

Ted Milnes

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