41 Club Connects – added to Upcoming Events

Dear Scarborough 41 Club Member,

I hope this finds you well as we emerge from the depths of a locked-down winter.

41 Club Connects national events are now coming thick and fast, thanks to Don Mullane and the Connects team.

Rather than keep updating you with posts here which mostly repeat the same information, all 41 Club Connects and other 41 Club national events (online or actual) will now be posted to the Scarborough 41 Club Calendar/Diary, starting with tonight’s event.

So you can now see what’s in store for you on the home page of our website (right hand side column, as before) or in the Calendar.

In order to join a published Zoom meeting, please see the link in your personal email from National lurking in your inbox or go to 41 Club Connects.

Let’s hope we see some of our own Scarborough 41 Club events in the Diary before too long!

Yours as ever

David

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Words of wisdom from grandchildren

Never trust a dog to watch over your food – Patrick, 10
When your dad is angry and asks, “Do I look stupid?” don’t answer him – Michael, 14
Never tell your mum her diet’s not working – Matthew, 14

Stay away from prunes – Billy, 9
Never pee on an electric fence – Robert, 12
Don’t squat with your spurs on – Sally, 11
Don’t pull your dad’s finger when he tells you to – Emily, 10
When your mum is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair  – Jane, 9
Never allow your three-year old brother in the same room as your school homework – Lisa, 14
Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac – Andrew, 9 
You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk – Shane, 8
If you want a kitten, start off by asking for a horse – Naomi, 15
Felt tip marker pens are no good to use as lipstick – Lauren, 9
Never try to baptise a cat – Sam, 8

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

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Wishing you a Happy 2021 – and 10 things to ponder for 2020

1. The daftest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner.
2. 2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay away from positive people.
3. The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house and their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors.
4. This morning I saw a neighbour talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I told my dog…. We had a good laugh.
5. Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pyjamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.
6. Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands?
7. I never thought the comment, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot pole” would become a national government policy, but here we are.
8. I need to practise social-distancing …. from the refrigerator.
9. I hope the weather is good tomorrow … for my trip out to the bins.
10. Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go into a bank wearing a mask and ask for money.

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Christmas Message from the Chairman

2020 has been a very difficult year with the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing rules affecting most activities that we took for granted. Our own 41 Club has not been able to meet since earlier this year when your Committee had to make the decision to cancel all planned meetings until further notice.

The Committee did have a business meeting a couple of months ago with a socially distanced outdoor meeting in Tom’s garden, where we were kindly offered an array of beverages and Dave Ascough especially enjoyed Tom’s hospitality, not leaving until after midnight!

At this special time of the year, where we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the happiness that followed, let us hope that 2021 can bring us all happiness and that the vaccines developed will help to control the COVID-19 virus.

Have a lovely time over Christmas with your families and loved ones but stay safe. I look forward to seeing you all again sometime in 2021 when we are hopefully allowed to meet again. We have agreed with Ian Johnston, our kind treasurer, that the first 41 Club meeting of 2021 will be a really special one to celebrate our return.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all.

Stephen Slade
Chairman, Scarborough 41 Club

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Further appeal from Gordon Hayes: Westway Food Bank

Good morning all

Please find below my weekly FB post regarding the situation at WOA foodbank. We remain really desperately short of many items and the very high distribution rate continues unabated. As always, any publicity would be greatly appreciated.

With very many thanks on behalf of WOA.

Best wishes
Gordon

Week commencing 15/7/20

An enormous thank you once again for all the hugely generous donations to Westway Open Arms food bank in Eastfield – people’s generosity is both amazing and humbling – it really all does make a huge difference. Over 80 emergency mainly family food bags are still being distributed weekly – thank you so much once again for making this possible.

We continue to run extremely short of the items listed below – many shelves have almost completely run out.

Please note we are unable to store and handle fresh fruit and vegetables. Currently we have a plentiful stock of pasta and tea bags. Food donations can generally be presented to the main entrance between 10am and 12 noon on Monday and Tuesday, or between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Alternatively I’m happy to have things left with me and I’ll take them across. There is a yellow box and wooden stall by my front door to drop things in – I can sort it from there.

With very many thanks again – and please continue to share ?

Tins of tuna
Pasta sauce – jars
Soup tins
Boxes of cereal
Sugar 
Tinned fruit
Custard – ready made tins or cartons
Tinned carrots and tinned sweetcorn
Potatoes – tins or packets of dry powder
Tins of meat free pasta
Tins of meat curry
Tinned meat pies
Sweet and chocolate biscuits – small packs
Soap bars

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Showing the Archive

Growing interest is being shown in the Club’s Archive here on the website. The Archive is designed to digitise the history of Round Tabling in Scarborough, to try to bring it up to date, to have a reference point for new members to peruse, and to give your Editor something useful to do over lockdown.

We are all grateful to those who have shared their momentos and photographs to date. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to contribute. Or you can add your comments to each Archive item here on the website.

Stay in touch with new Archive items as they occur by subscribing to the website (top right).

Finally, as we have had no meeting reports for a while, I have dropped it from the home page and substituted the Archive category instead. Once we get back to our usual 41 Club routine we can put the reports back in their rightful place.

David H

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Appeal from Gordon Hayes: Westway Food Bank

A massive thank you for all the very generous donations to Westway Open Arms food bank in Eastfield – it really does make a huge difference. In excess of 80 emergency food bags are being distributed weekly – thank you again for making this possible.

We are currently running desperately short of the items listed below – some shelves have now completely run out.

Please note we are unable to store and handle fresh fruit and vegetables.

Food donations can generally be presented to the main entrance between 10am and 12 noon on Monday and Tuesday, or between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Alternatively I’m happy to have things left with me and I’ll take them across. There is a yellow box by my front door to drop things in – I can sort it from there.

With many thanks again – and please share ?

Gordon


Tins of corned beef
Tins of tuna
Pasta sauce
Jars of curry sauce
Sugar
Tinned custard
Tinned fruit
Tinned carrots
Packets of dry potato
Tinned rice pudding
Tins of meat free pasta
Tins of meat curry
Tinned meat pies
Biscuits
Long life fruit juice
Soap
Plastic bags with the strong handles

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Eddie Gregory RIP – the Order of Service

Nigel has received a copy of the Order of Service from Eddie’s funeral sent to him by Ros.

Nigel has kindly scanned two of the photos from the Order of Service so we can all remember Eddie.

A great guy and very much missed by us all.

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Sad News: Eddie Gregory RIP

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that my great friend and stalwart of Scarborough Round Table, Eddie Gregory, passed away on Thursday evening.

I am sure that we all have wonderful memories of Eddie. When something needed doing for Round Table, Eddie was always to the fore, particularly if it needed his ingenuity as an engineer. I remember him waging a one-man war to protect the Round Table wishing well in Peasholm Park with all sorts of complex metal contraptions.

He would always be very welcoming to new members and made sure that they were fully involved in the club. Socially he was the glue that held together many of our gatherings.

I am sure that you will join me in sending Ros, Sarah and Stuart our commiserations and I know that our thoughts will be with them at this difficult time.

Nigel Sheppard

Eddie was Chairman of Scarborough 41 Club in the 2000/1 year.

Eddie was a great friend during all my time in Table and afterwards. Whether it was organising Rallies, putting on cabarets (including stripping down to his undies), Eddie was always there and always ready to play his part and do his bit. And of course, whenever our ladies were called upon, with the lovely Ros by his side.

I don’t remember him being ruffled by anything, and he took part in so many of our activities with great humour and joyfulness. He will be much missed by all who knew him.

David H

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Staying connected in the Virus Crisis

When we are in isolation, and with the threat of a greater lock-down imminent, it is important not to lose contact with family and friends.

One of the excellent tools to do this is Zoom, an app built from the ground up as a video-conferencing tool. It is cross-platform, and will run on all machines, including PCs, laptops tablets and smartphones. It is free to use for private purposes.

We use this to converse with our family all at once across the world, bringing everyone together in line of sight.

If you would like help to set up this tool, or with any other IT connectivity matter, please get in touch. Happy to help. Remotely!

Best wishes, stay connected, stay safe, stay apart.

David H

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