September 2021 Meeting Report: Tapas Evening

The Chairman quickly gets back into the swing of things

After almost two years since our last 41 Club we returned to the La Roca restaurant on Blands Cliff to repeat the excellent evening we last enjoyed as our first meeting back after Lockdown.

The evening was enjoyed by all attending although there was a disappointing number of non-apologies the upside on low numbers being generous amounts of food and wine for those who turned up ! Hopefully now we are up and running again with regular meetings 41 Clubbers will now get back into the swing of submitting their apologies.

There were three guests in attendance at the Tapas meeting namely Andrew Hayes Ben Kitto and John Price.

There was a toast to the memory of sadly missed Tom Cathcart who passed away recently and will be greatly missed. The restaurant owner kindly contributed a bottle of Whiskey for the purpose and out of respect to Tom.

Unfortunately national councillor Wynn Parry who was due to attend the meeting was unwell and unable to join us, there was talk of Shingler stepping in with a talk on his motor home but this idea developed a puncture and deflated for better or worse !

Ben Kitto gave members an update on Round Table, membership numbers are a challenge at the moment but hopefully now that we have come out of Lockdown membership will perk up.

Brian Heaps present at the meeting mentioned that 2021 marked 50 years that he has been attending 41 Club for which Brian was congratulated.

Nigel tells of his 7 Spades Slam whilst Darren looks on fascinatedly

Meeting report and photos kindly contributed by Stuart Baines.

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September 2021 Club Meeting: La Roca

Our first post-Covid Club meeting is on Thursday, 16 September 2021 at La Roca, 4-5 Bland’s Cliff, Scarborough YO11 1NR, 7.30 for 8.00 pm.

Please be aware that John White (who is helping Dominic to get started) has approved La Roca as being safe, well ventilated and Covid compliant.

For those who wish to socialise beforehand, please meet in The Merchant at 27-29 Eastborough for 7.00 pm.

Apologies in the usual way via the website link above at the latest by noon, on the previous Friday, 10 September 2021.

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Message from the Chairman

Chairman Dave has asked me to inform members that, due to changing circumstances, the planned August Nag’s Head BBQ and Treasure Hunt has had to be postponed.

It is hoped to hold the event at our normal date for the first meeting of the new year: the third Thursday in September.

More details to come as soon as possible.

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Chairman’s Chosen Charity for 2021-22

Our Chairman has chosen The Rainbow Centre as his selected charity for the Club’s support during 2021-22.

The Rainbow Centre was established in 1997 to offer practical support to vulnerable people in the local community. Since then, they have grown and offer an open door to anyone in need of help with any issues they are facing, offering compassion, support and hope.

Each year they make around 12,500 critical interventions, offering assistance to vulnerable people during their difficult circumstances and beyond.

They are a small team of dedicated staff and volunteers who believe in fairness and equality and they are very grateful for the support of the community in helping them to continue to provide their many services and facilities.

This support can provide assistance such as an emergency food parcel, a hot meal in their community cafe, access to shower and laundry facilities, clean clothing, bedding and other household essentials. They believe people should have access to the most basics of needs.

Dave writes:

My chosen charity for my year in office is The Rainbow Centre, Scarborough. The Charity offers assistance and guidance to all types of vulnerable people, including the homeless, and debt advice. I feel this type of charity will benefit from the level of donations we are able to commit to, having a greater impact than to much to larger charities.

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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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