Burns Night Report January 2016

Report on Burns Night Meeting at Fledglings Restaurant on 14 January 2016

A pleasing 27 members of 41 Club including several members not seen for some time and 5 members of Round Table attended the early Burns Night Meal at Fledglings Restaurant at Yorkshire Coast College which Chairman Richard described as a 41 Club meeting with Round Table in attendance as guests. There were 2 other guests in attendance Ed Asquith and all the way from Australia Alan Gammel.

An enjoyable meal made up of typical Scottish ingredients including smoked salmon, haggis, neeps, taties, venison, cranachan and cloutie dumpling was well cooked and served by Yorkshire Coast Colleges second year catering students who were thanked by Chairman Richard for their sterling efforts on behalf of the members.
Tim Draper from Round Table addressed the haggis before stabbing it with a knife in time honoured tradition using a knife provided by the College and not the dirk he had stuffed down his sock and for entertainment after the meal Jim McCann also from Round Table read a mercifully short poem by the great Scottish bard called “Bottle and Friend”
Included with the meal was a shot of whisky. Several attempts were made by whisky aficionados to identify the whisky. Was it from Speyside or Islay – only for their pretentiousness to be exposed when one of the students appeared from the kitchen carrying a bottle of bog standard Bells!
The meeting concluded with reports from the various officers including one from the Sports Officer Jim Hughes reporting that regrettably doe to the recent wet weather all games involving members of the Club had had to be postponed but he did promise a full programme of sporting events as soon as the weather improved and ended with the usual toast to RTBI

Ian Brabbs

Thanks Ian, Ed (SB)

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