Wisbech Business & Professional Mens Club - 2017

July 2017

 

Martin Eggett Chairman welcomed 45 members and guests to the July meeting held at Mendis Wisbech.

During the evening two new members were inducted into the club these  being Steve Ross Company

Director for The Fixing and Plastics Centre Ltd and Christopher Hawkins Health and Safety Manager

for Fenland Fire Appliance Ltd. There will be two further new members inducted at the August meeting

which will bring the total club membership to 60 members.

 

The Go-Karting day held on Sunday July 9th was won by Terry Roughton. A few places remain for the boat trip in August and the Annual golf day in September is fully booked. Tickets for the Grand Ball in October are now on sale.

 

The guest speaker for the evening was Duncan  McKenzie who played football for Nottingham Forest, Leeds, Everton, Chelsea and Blackburn. He told members very funny stories of his career especially when

working with Brian Clough. He was thanked on behalf of the club by  Terry Roughton.

 

The next meeting will be on 9th August at Mendi's. This is a Race Night Evening to include our Ladies and Guests.

 

 

June 2017

 

35 members and guests attended the June meeting at Mendi’s. The chairman Martin Eggett welcomed a new member John Groom. He was presented with a club badge and membership card.

 

The guest speaker was Anthony Winterbourn from Fenland Distillery. Members then tasted ‘Lemon Liqueur’ and ‘Toffee Vodka’ which was very enjoyable. Fenland Distillery will be at Secret Garden. Find them as Fen Spirits on Facebook and www.fenspirits.co.uk. He was thanked by the past chairman Michael Bates.

 

The Chairman at Home day was very enjoyable and the Chairman thanked all for supporting it.

The Golf day is fully booked with 12 teams on 7th October while Go-Karting is almost fully booked for 9th July. 10 pin bowling will take place later in the year

 

The next meeting on Wednesday 12th. July at Mendi’s with Duncan McKenzie, former professional footballer for Leeds, Everton, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest as speaker

 

May 2017

31 members and guests attended the May meeting at Mendis. The Chairman Martin Eggett welcomed

a new member Alan Sacre who is The Quality Intake Manager for Hilton Meats Retail. He was presented 

with a club badge and membership card. The Chairman At Home function on Sunday May 21st is

now sold out. The guest speaker was Andy Coles, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire. He was thanked on behalf of the club by David Bruch. The date of the next meeting is 14th June with a visit from Fenland Distillery of Outwell.

 

 

April 2017

 

32 members and guests attended the April meeting held at Mendis Wisbech Chairman Martin Eggett stated that two new members will be inducted during the May meeting. He also announced that 40 people had already booked for his Chairman At Home luncheon on Sunday May 21st at the West End Restaurant and that a few more places were still available.

The guest speaker for the evening was Taleyna Fletcher who is the Townscape Heritage Officer. Her role over a four year period is to manage and deliver the project. Taleyna joined Fenland District Council in January this year. She gave a talk and slide presentation detailing the project which will include restoration of 23 buildings in the High Street which will include funding from the Heritage Lottery. During the presentation members asked many questions and at the end she was thanked on behalf of the club by a former Chairman and Councillor David Hodgson.

The date of our next meeting is Wed 10th May when the guest speaker will be Jason Ablewhite Police and Crime Commissioner

 

March 2017

 

38 members and guests attended the March meeting held at Media Wisbech. It was announced that the Chairman At Home will be held on May 21st with a two course carvery lunch at the West End Restaurant Wisbech with entertainment being supplied by Lula May a brilliant 40's and 50's singer. A Go Karting Day is arranged for July 9th. Also a visit is to be arranged to The Meadowgate School Wisbech by club members.

The guest speaker for the evening was Brian Hall representing the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust.The mission of the trust is to build a LNER Class 17 express locomotive to operate on the national heritage network and at railway heritage centres.He gave a detailed presentation on the process of making this locomotive with the build cost of around two million pounds. He was thanked on behalf of the club by Michael Bates.

The date of the next meeting is Wednesday April 12th when the guest speaker will be Tayeyna Fletcher The Township Heritage Officer for the HFL High Street Update

 

February 2017

 

Martin Eggett Chairman welcomed 32 members and guests to the February meeting held at Mendis Wisbech. During the evening he inducted two new members into the club these being former club Chairman Michael Swann who has returned after several years absence and Gregory Heath who is associated with The British Legion. Both members we're presented with their club tie, badge and rule book.


Michael Bates last year's Chairman announced that the amount raised for his charity amounted to £2308.


 

 

The guest speaker for the evening was Jackie McPherson Head Mistress of The Meadowgate School .The school started in 1974 originally at Orchard Court and then moved to Meadowgate  Lane. There are 160 pupils at the school from 4 years old to 19 years with special needs and learning difficulties. The members
were most impressed with the lessons and activities offered to these children. That is why this year the Chairman has chosen the school for his charity.
 

The date of the next meeting is March 8th when the guest speaker will be Brian Hall Chairman of The Steam Locomotive Trust.

 

January 2017

 

Michael Bates, Club Chairman, welcomed 31 members to the Clubs' Annual General Meeting at Mendis, Wisbech. Outgoing Chairman Michael Bates thanked all members for a very successful year and support during his year of office. He will be presenting a cheque to The Wisbech Alzheimers Society the result of his chosen charity during the February meeting.

 

During the evening Martin Eggett was presented with his chain of office as the new Chairman for 2017 and he in turn presented Tony Yates with his chain of office as Vice Chairman. Martin Eggett then presented Michael Bates with his past Chairman's  badge.
 

    

Martin Eggett gave brief details of his year in office which includes his Chairman At Home Luncheon, Ladies Race Night, Annual Boat Trip and Gand Ball. The charity chosen by this years Chairman
will be The Meadowgate School, Wisbech.


The date of the next meeting is on Wednesday February 8th which is a charity presentation night.