For our Christmas meeting at Dudsbury Golf Club, we were accompanied by our wives and partners and moved upstairs to the beautifully decorated Bentley’s Restaurant. We were delighted to find a table plan set up, the tables laid, place cards set out and the coffee ready and waiting.
Our President, Richard Evans, welcomed everyone to the meeting and, after giving details of some very exciting forthcoming social events, he then handed over to Lindsay Reid, our Speakers’ Secretary, to introduce Jane Glennie who, in the guise of her alto ego Mrs Cox, gave a very amusing dramatic talk on the history of tea, with particular reference to how one ‘took tea’ in Victorian society. After the talk Lindsay gave a vote of thanks – and subsequently booked Jane for a follow up talk at our Ladies Lunch next June.
After a short interval for socialising and drinks, lunch was served very efficiently and seemed to meet with general approval. Unfortunately, at the point between dinner and dessert, one of our member’s suffered a ‘medical episode’ but, with help from members with a medical background and the staff from Dudsbury, he was taken to hospital and later allowed home.
Obviously, this had an impact on the mood of the proceedings, for both us and the Dudsbury staff, but the rest of the day passed off without further incident with a very enjoyable dessert and the excitement of the free raffle draw.
Comments from our guests and members as they departed were encouraging and indicated everyone had enjoyed themselves and that we had succeeded in putting them in the Christmas spirit!