June 2022 Sports Meeting Report – Quoits

Sports report to follow but here is a taster of the three amigos arriving for the showdown at Beck Hole.

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May 2022 Meeting Report – AGM Part 2

The second part of our AGM was held on Thursday 26/05/22 at Geo’s Scarborough. The event was well attended, with the most notable attendee being incoming Chairman Pete Calow who had been forced to to miss the AGM Part 1. 

Geo’s was an innovative choice of venue, with good food and service. However, there was quite a lot of background noise generated from the restaurant below, making discussion somewhat challenging. Incoming Chairman Peter therefore opted to deliver most of his prepared speech via this report – please see below:

‘Those of you that know me will be hugely relieved that there’s to be no long rambling speech at this point, but just one or two bullet points to set out. 

Apologies for my non-attendance at the AGM, owing as many of you know to Covid within the household, and a surfeit of caution regarding this. 

Firstly, many thanks to David and all on his committee for their fine efforts last year. 

After the vote at the National AGM to open-up the new membership requirements, our own club rules will need reconsideration to account for this. The committee will have a look at this. Along with other 41 Clubs, we are moving with the times in that Charles Hindle is our new Vice Chairman. He will be the first non ex Round Table member to join the Scarborough 41 Club committee, and I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating Charles on this. 

I am conscious of the fact that the Aalten visits have ceased during the pandemic, and that we need to try to organise fresh contacts with Aalten, despite the difficulties that the small membership of Round Table now presents. Aalten are due to visit us again, and are reportedly keen to do so, and so we will try to set things in motion during the next year.’

Peter Calow 

(Peter then added a PS at the end of his email ‘At least no bad jokes feature above’. Not sure if he was having a go at yours truly, but then again, if the cap fits…).

All in all, it was a watershed moment for outgoing Chairman Dave. Not only was he handing over the 41 Club reins to Peter, but the following day was his last day at work before retiring. This came as a surprise to many members, as Dave has never seemed to age like the rest of us. Painting in the attic maybe? (Like in the story of Dorian Gray – come on gentlemen – keep up).

Peter therefore made one of his first duties proposing a toast to Dave, to wish him a happy retirement, before ending the meeting with RTBI.

THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH by ALTERNATIVE REPORTER

In place of the planned visit to SeaGrown on the Southern Star moored in the harbour to learn all about the cultivation and harvesting of seaweed which was cancelled at the last minute (will we ever succeed with this visit?) those members with a thirst to quench met in the Leeds Arms for a pre-meeting drink before been chivvied by John White into leaving at 7.30pm to walk to the restaurant in time for the second part of the AGM and the induction of our new Chairman.

Although we had the sole use of the upper floor of the restaurant the noise from the ground floor and the sound system made life difficult for the outgoing Chairman Dave, the Secretary Mike and the incoming Chairman Peter to be heard. The silver lining in the cloud was that Peter was unable to entertain us with his pre-prepared half hour address and limited his remarks to thanking David and his team for their efforts over a difficult period.

The Chairman’s regalia was duly handed over and the past Chairman’s jewel presented with David H (standing in for Stuart who was absent sailing around the Baltic Sea looking for Russian submarines in the absence of any whales) doing the honours with the camara.

The absence of table settings having become apparent the growing concerns of members about when and where they were going to eat was assuaged when plates albeit somewhat small and cutlery was placed on the tables by the restaurant staff. A series of tapas style dishes soon followed and the reason for the small plates became apparent.

Your reporter, David H and Nigel waited patiently as other tables were served a variety of dishes but nothing arrived until one table showed some sympathy by sharing their roasted green peppers. The noise of furniture being eaten finally drew the attention of the restaurant staff who initially explained that the correct number of meals had been served but were persuaded that additional food should be served to the starving trio. Further enquiry revealed that the restaurant had served 2 tables of 10 and 1 of 5. A quick count revealed that there were in fact 2 tables of 8 and 9 who had scoffed the trio’s share!

Several small plates later a satisfying meal ended with a miniature burger, fries and a salad. 

With the noise levels from the ground floor having reduced Chairman Peter was able to make himself heard to propose a toast to Former Chairman Dave on the eve of his last working day before taking a well-earned retirement. 

There was no other business and the meeting ended with the usual toast to RTBI.

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May 2022 Meeting: Geo’s – slight change to pre-meet

We meet at Geo’s (formerly Anton’s) as originally planned. However there are now alternative plans as Seagrown cannot accommodate us. Read on.

We now begin at the Leeds Arms at 6.30pm for those who wish to wet their whistles. As before, it’s then Geo’s at 7.30 for 8.00pm.

Geo’s Restaurant, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, Cocktail Bar & Vibrant Dining, is slap bang on Scarborough seafront. Harbour views: “City Vibe, Sea Side.”

Dominic and John met at Geo’s earlier today to planner evening and Dom says the place looks really swish and should be on top form to entertain us.

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Scarborough 41 Club donates to The Rainbow Centre

Scarborough 41 Club has donated £500 to The Rainbow Centre to help them progress their excellent endeavours in offering practical help to vulnerable people in the town’s local community.

We wish The Rainbow Centre continued success in their mission.

Each year the incoming Chairman of Scarborough 41 Club names his chosen charity, to receive donations raised by the members during his year.

The Club’s Chairman for 2021/22 was David Ascough and he chose The Rainbow Centre for their outstanding work in providing debt advice, food and clothing banks together with various other invaluable services to people in need, including the homeless.

The Rainbow Centre was founded in 1997 and is in need of donations of any size whether it be monetary or food and clothing, particularly in the current difficult economic times people are facing.  

Pictured are David Ascough, Scarborough 41 Club Chairman handing over the cheque to Trish Kinsella, Manager and John Trebble, Trustee and volunteer at The Rainbow Centre.

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Tangent National President says Thank You!

An email to our esteemed Hon. Secretary:

Dear Mike

I just wanted to send an email to express my gratitude for your very kind contribution to my charity Re-engage, following Wynn’s recent visit to Scarborough. Your donation and raffle purchases are very much appreciated.

Yours in Continued Friendship 

Heather Parry 


Heather Parry  

National Association of Tangent Clubs 

National President 2022-23

Tele:                   07768317287 

Website:           www.tangent-clubs.org 

Charity:             Re-engage: Bringing Generations Together 

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Quoits Competition Beck Hole, Goathland, Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Dear All

I am pleased to announce the Quoits club at Beck Hole is up and running again. I have spoken with John Morley, the team captain, and he would like to invite all 41 Club, Round Table and FARTS members for a friendly Quoits Competition on 07 June 2022  starting at 7.00pm .

Glenys at the Birch Hall Inn will stay open for us afterwards for a pint and snacks.

John asks if each contestant can donate the usual £5.00 each to give to the Air Ambulance charity.

Hope to see as many of you as there possible. Please contact me to let me know if you can attend. (Email in Directory – Ed).

Regards 

Darren

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May 2022 Meeting: Geo’s (NB date change)

Date change!

The refurbishment of Geo’s (formerly Anton’s) is to take a little longer than anticipated and it doesn’t officially open its doors until the middle of the month.

As a result, the date for our next meeting has been put back a week to Thursday, 26 May 2022.

Geo’s Restaurant, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, Cocktail Bar & Vibrant Dining, is slap bang on Scarborough seafront. Harbour views: “City Vibe, Sea Side.” Preceded by drinks and a talk on the Sea-grown Boat.

We begin at Sea-grown on the harbour at 6.30pm but we’re awaiting final confirmation of that. Geo’s at 7.30 for 8.00pm.

Any apologies are due by noon on Friday, 20 May.

Further details will follow, including the arrangements for the induction of our new Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Please note: if you have already apologised, believing the meeting was to be on 19 May, our estimable Catering Officer will be in contact with you soon to check if your apology still holds or if you are able to come along on this new date.

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April 2022 Meeting Report: AGM at the Crescent

The following is a brief outline of the evening, full minutes to follow from Simon Lockley (via email) in due course.

The AGM evening at the Crescent Hotel started well. National Council Liaison Officer Wynn Parry reported on the change of Association rules to the effect that clubs could invite any new members regardless of whether they had been in Round Table previously or not. This is without limit in number. 

Wynn commented that that our 41 Club is one of the biggest in area and indeed in the country which, in my opinion, is worrying for 41 Club nationally given that we are ourselves conscious of our shrinking numbers. 

Wynn asked that we support National Tangent’s charity work by buying raffle tickets which we duly did; the Club also voted to give a lump sum of £100.

The previous minutes from the AGM were passed; the AGM had been with minimum attendance by officers only at the Nags Head, Scalby due to Covid restrictions.

Officers’ reports were given with no major issues forthcoming.

It was discussed what the situation regarding Aalten visits was currently. Apparently, Aalten are keen to firm up a date but Round Table are being cautious at the moment given that they only currently have approximately eight members. 41 Club hold funds to support a visit.

There will hopefully be a sports night, possibly Quoits, in the near future.

Given that Peter Calow the Vice Chairman was currently self-isolation, the handover to a new Chairman and appointment of officers could not take place and was been postponed to the next meeting.

A toast was made by John White in memory of Tom Cathcart.

A toast was made by Simon Ward in favour of Dominic Grunwell for his Catering Officer endeavours through the year.

At this point we enjoyed dinner which comprised of a Pate starter, Irish Stew and, to finish, Cheese and Biscuits or Sticky Toffee pudding.  

After the dinner, Chairman David Ascough inducted Neil Warburton as a new member.

Dave suggested the Rainbow Centre as his appointed charity for the year. He gave gifts to his officers in thanks for their services, Mike Shingler with a miniature replica.

Steve Slade was presented with his past chair gong, just a little late due to Covid.

With that, the AGM procedures were paused pending completion at the May meeting.

Meeting report and photos by Stuart Baines.

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Proposed Calendar of Events 2022-23

Our Catering Officer and his catering team are well ahead of themselves and have put together a proposed list of Scarborough 41 Club events for the next Club year.

26 May (note date change)
Geo’s Restaurant, Foreshore Road, Scarborough Cocktail Bar & Vibrant Dining, slap bang on Scarborough seafront. Harbour views. “City Vibe, Sea Side.” preceded by drinks and a talk on the Sea-grown Boat.
18 August
Summer BBQ – Nag’s Head. The Nag’s Head is a family run, Traditional Village public house. It is the beating heart of Scalby Village!
15 September
“Open night” Tapas Night at La Roca Little Piece of Spain in the back streets of Scarborough or Marisco Lounge like all the comforts of home but better, unless you have a chef and bar in your lounge.
20 October
Indian night, Scarborough Tandoori. Scarborough Tandoori Restaurant is the longest established Indian Restaurant in Scarborough and is renowned for the quality of the service and food.
17 November
“Open night” at the Rugby Club with club speaker. The Rugby Club’s function rooms boast spectacular views of the North Yorkshire coast, and each room benefits from a private bar, under-floor heating and air-conditioning.
TBC December
Xmas dinner/luncheon with partners. Wrea Head Hall. The dining experience will make catch your breath as you see the glistening glassware, sparkling cutlery and snow white napkins… and that’s before the food is brought to you by their attentive front of house staff, prepared by their dedicated kitchen brigade.
19 January 2023
Burns’ Night, Crescent Hotel? Joint with RT combines fine dining, ambience, and outstanding customer service to offer the best British Cuisine experience for the most discerning diner.
16 February
Gourmet Meal at Restaurant NINETEEN09. You are invited to sample the finest international cuisine at NINETEEN09 from some of the UK’s most promising chefs and up-and-coming front-of house talent.
16 March
Asian Meal at SABA.  Come and experience two amazing restaurants, on two floors, with two distinct flavours.
20 April
AGM at the Yacht Club. Scarborough Yacht Club is situated in the Lighthouse building at the end of the central pier of Scarborough harbour. The Club has enviable views across the harbour and South Bay, especially from the balcony where you can take in all the activities both on and off the water. You are assured of a friendly welcome at the bar with food being served.

The above are the proposed dates and venues for the forthcoming year. The “Open” nights are exactly that and members are encouraged to bring along a like-minded guest for the Club to make welcome and encourage new membership.

The Catering Committee have also been discussing a Chairman’s Night/Charity Party which will include partners. Further details to follow.

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April 2022 Meeting: Scarborough 41 Club AGM

Due to the fact that both our illustrious Chairman Dave and your hard-working, under-paid and under-appreciated Secretary (his words, not mine) will not be available on the normal date for our AGM.

So the date is now set for 28 April.

The venue is at the Crescent Hotel. Please note a 7.00pm rendezvous for a prompt 7.30pm start.

Dress to be smart casual, please.

If you cannot attend to see your hard-working, under-paid and under-appreciated Secretary in action, your apologies are due no later than noon on Friday, 22 April 2022.

Mike prepares for the AGM

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