A warm welcome was given to our new members, by the fire brigade.

First Meeting

The start of the evening was slightly contrived in order to get Anne and John Mahany to the front where initially they were presented with flowers and wine to thank them for all their efforts in the club. The main reason for getting them to the front was to present them with honorary membership.

Mike presenting the flowers and wine to Anne and John

Honorary Certificates awarded

In preparation for the break the kettle was boiled but this upset the fire alarm and we all emptied out of the building onto the pavement. Shortly afterwards the fire brigade arrived and allowed us to re-enter for our cuppa/wine/nibbles.

The fire brigade attending the boiling kettle!

The evacuation followed by the drinks and nibbles mixed us all up and enabled us to enjoy a chat.

Enjoying the wine and nibbles

It was a good evening with Chris Harvey winning the fun Summer Image competition and gaining a prize of a bottle of wine. Note for new members this is not the norm for a competition.

Pictures courtesy of David Faulder.