Congleton Dane Probus Club held their monthly meeting at the Lion and Swan on Monday the 20th of April and Chairman Don Newling opened the meeting by welcoming the members, new member Philip Roberts and the speaker for the day Susan Leicester.
Don Newling presented Philip Roberts with his lapel badge and membership pack, Philip then giving the members a brief outline of his background and experience during his business career. The members made him very welcome.
Don Cole brought the members up to date with the various social events now being proposed. He circulated a list of possible ideas for outings during the next twelve months with a request for the members to please complete the questionnaire and indicate their particular interest in any of the proposals.
David Heard, David Dickinson and Vaidy Iyer gave up to date information about their proposed days out and Paul Nadin gave the date of the next luncheon meeting as being Monday the first of June.
Doug MacKenzie gave the information regarding the Past Chairman’s lunch and also informed the members that he was in discussion with a local hotel regarding the autumn lunch.
Susan Leicester gave an interesting talk entitled ‘An English woman in the White House’. The talk was accompanied by illustrations of the White House, was well received and Trevor Adams thanked the speaker on behalf of the members.
The speaker at the May meeting will be John Hooley, a member of Macclesfield Probus Two Club, and he will be giving a talk on ‘The Royal Yacht Britannia and her Predecessors’ which should be interesting.
Probus clubs are local to towns and districts and are made up of retired business and professional people. They are non-denominational and the name itself derives from the first three letters from ‘PROfessional and BUSiness’.