Thought we had 20 plus one visitor, Ed Crocker, former member who has sort of reinvented himself, however at 7.19 am, yes I was looking, Alan Shaw, like a ferret down a trouser leg, was in his seat, so we were 22 in all.
Paul Booth figured prominently initially. He was the runaway winner of the August Performance League and delivered the Ed Slot. His regular performance levels deserve attention by us as to what he says about our Group. His point today was the importance of Visitors, whether converted into members or not. It is important that we all are vigilant for new members. The more members the more business. This initiative is being pursued as I write this blog. May I add my voice to the encouragement for all of us to concentrate over the next few weeks on Visitors.
Alan Shaw had barely sat down before he was first up in the 60 second round. Mention of extensions, feasibility studies and Planning Permissions confirmed he was awake.
Alex Pink gave us a history lesson. Pre 1995 things were pretty primitive so far as the video industry was concerned. For those of us that remember those distant times other things were also primitive. A flavour of these from our older members might prove revelatory to young Alex…go on, comment on this blog by revealing the hardships of yesteryear.
Young Nick Cooke was still rattling on about basement flat extensions and bridges for wind turbines but he added to his wish list annoying little jobs. Nothing too small apparently!!!
Gary Waskett made up for a written off car by reporting, with a hint of glee I felt, the closing of doors by a massage parlour……..must have rubbed someone up the wrong way!!!!
Richard Reed like some demented bingo caller was all the 9s. 1399 for a safari, 399 in Madeira with a sort of BOGOF and 1999 for a five star cruise. If 1995 made Mike Rogers feel old, why not go on a cruise Mike.
The member looking farthest back in time was Our Pilgrim, who took someone back to their birth and a painful pregnancy and cured him of feeling uncomfortable in his skin. Now there is a challenge, find people uncomfortable in their skin and send them to Brian. In the meantime he can luxuriate in the achievement of winning the Oscar.
Anything else of note? Only that The Bard of Hadleigh was reminiscing about Dr Who and the Cybermen, which was well before 1995, and Scott Griffiths mentioned the “C” word…….at the beginning of September!!!
From the 60 sec. to the 10 mins.
Peter Hood had prepared us a quiz, all about waste, flushing etc and other Music Hall subjects of titillation. His hard work in preparation was rewarded with a helpful insight into his world and what he does….and the winner of the quiz even got a prize.
Numbers were also good, just under £9000 of business recorded and 18 referrals
I will not see you all next week, but I hope you all see each other