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What do Terry Maylin, Vincent Goode, Colin O’Connor, Tina Walker, Matt Barry, Howard Bullock and myself got in common? We are all members of the Banana Bunch. Members who exhibited in one form or another at today’s meeting…..a banana!
This week Howard Bullock was Top Banana in his almost obscene luxuriation in the skinning and consuming of said fruit. Let’s try and get the numbers up next week and see who can win the accolade of Top Banana.
Good attendance again; 20 members and visitors Colin and Aileen O’Connor ( Health and Safety) and Jay French and Stuart Sullivan (builders). Spoiler Alert, both indicated they wished to apply to join.
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
Terry Maylin announced Mason Edwards’ renewal of membership and also reminded us of the need to get visitors to our meeting. Those who invited visitors to our Visitors day, get feedback and a return from those who attended and those who did not attend, get them along to join us next week.
It was Ben Golding himself who delivered this week. Good it was too. We all divide up into colours apparently:
Knowing this you should know how to approach the different types to your advantage.
The 60 Second Round
There was a noticeable change of mood this week….more upbeat. Those who have thrived continue to do so; others confirmed an upturn of business however small.
John Freeman showed us porcelain plank tiling which gives the feel of postmodernist bathrooms throughout the house. It was probably just the light.
Stuart Smallcombe has posted a blog warning of how to avoid excess service charges. “Bill Shock”
Matt Barry is involved in a campaign with Brentwood Council to warn of the dangers surrounding the “Lurgie”
Brian Painter has had a warning from his governing body of the dire consequences for members of his profession giving a client the Lurgie by direct contact
Alan Moller is suddenly very busy and as if to prove he was broadcasting from his van looking very relaxed
Nick Cooke is into Garden Rooms. Apparently “Screw Piling” makes it easier and cheaper. We already had Bill Shock from Stuart now its Screw Piling from Nick.
Dean Caldon awarded the Oscar to the Mayor of Gants Hill for his excellent cross-examination of one or two members about him and his business….and they got the right answers. Phew !
10-minute Q&A Session
Instead of our regular 10-minute presentation, this week we had a questions and answers section which provoked a range of questions from our members and some excellent and informative answers. Adding these sessions to the meeting on an occasional basis is a great way to find out more detail about what we all do.
A good referrals round. That’s all for this week; keep eating the bananas.