Congleton Dane Probus Club (formerly Congleon Probus Two Club) held their monthly meeting at the Lion and Swan on Monday the 16th of September and the chairman thanked John Wolstenholme for organising the trip on the Judith Mary, the lunchtime cruise on the canal boat. It was the chairman’s pleasant duty to welcome new member Denny Stevens to the club. Denny was made very welcome by the members and gave an outline of his previous experience in business.
Brain Cook gave more details of the proposed trip in January to hear the Glen Miller tribute band play at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. He already had a good response to this suggestion and all names had to be in place by the October meeting as the numbers had to be finalised by the end of October.
The Club Golfers were briefed on the arrangements for the annual inter-Probus golf day due on the 15th of October with members eagerly looking forward to the challenge. Continuing with the sporting theme David reported on the both the boules and the crown green bowling events which had taken place at the end of August and early September. Both had proved popular and it is hoped that these events can be repeated next year.
Gordon Watkin brought members up to date with the arrangements for the autumn lunch which is being organised to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the club and so will be a rather special event with invited guests and entertainment planned. The snooker group continues to prosper, now meeting at 10.00 o’clock every Tuesday, and whilst well supported Don Newling always stresses that all members are welcome, irrespective of previous experience.
Some members have been experiencing ill health recently. Peter Jordan gave the meeting the latest information regarding their situation and the chairman asked that the best wishes of all the members for a speedy recovery should be conveyed to them.
The speaker for the day was John Parsons, the town crier for Nantwich amongst his other posts. He gave a very interesting talk, outlining the duties and responsibilities of town criers, where they had in the past fitted into society and what their obligations and duties were to-day. he told the members how he had become a town crier, gave a very convincing demonstration of his bell ringing and speaking capabilities, following which he answered many questions and was thanked for his talk on behalf of the members by Don Cole.
Congleton Dane Probus Club (formerly Congleton Probus Two Club) was founded some 20 years ago. We meet once a month to listen to an invited speaker. However during the year many other activities are arranged, visits to places of interest such as television studios, factory sites, museums, days out at the races,
sporting events ranging from snooker (regularly) to ten-pin-bowling, canal boat cruises, countryside walks, club lunches with spouses invited and
If you would like to attend one of our meetings please contact us on www. congleton-probus.org.uk