December News

Chairman's Message and list of future events. For the full newsletter, please go to: Newsletter #152

Hello Essex Thameside members

Welcome to our last newsletter of the year.

We had a splendid Sunday Lunch on 17 November at the White Hart Inn, Margaretting Tye. Attended by 25 members, it was an enjoyable and sociable lunch gathering. You can read about the lunch in the newsletter. We will in due course organise another Sunday lunch in February next year.

I thoroughly enjoyed attending the NEC Classic Car Show in Birmingham. I think that next year I may have to attend the show for 2 days in order to see all the cars and stalls in the 8 halls. You can read about the show in our newsletter.

The Dinner Dance with our friends from Essex and Suffolk Borders at the Marks Tey Hotel was another successful dinner evening. Our neighbours arranged excellent entertainment, and had clearly spend a lot of time dressing the tables and the room. I find that staying for the night at the hotel seems to make a weekend of the event. Hopefully we will be able to arrange another joint dinner dance in 2020.

I would like to inform you that Doug Warren has resigned as Editor of our newsletter. The committee and I would like to thank Doug for the all time and amount of work he has put into producing a splendid newsletter for 12 years.

Thus we have an opening for a new Editor, and we would like to hear from any members who would be interested in discussing undertaking the role. With the amount of work involved we believe we it might be worth having two members working on the newsletter.

My idea of expanding the newsletter from 12 pages to any number of pages has worked well. In the future we would like to incorporate more photos and hopefully more articles. I would ask members to please come forward with any articles they can write that would be of interest to our members. You do not need to have a large amount of text, as pictures can tell a good story.

Our committee would like to take the opportunity to wish all our members and families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing many of you at our next club night on Tuesday 3rd December, at Langdon Hills Golf Club. We will be having a general question quiz with prizes, a raffle with some rather nice prizes to be won. Sausage rolls, mince pies and sweets will be supplied on each table for our festive gathering.

Graham Cook