We finished up as 33 again with Jane Maylon as a second time visitor. Good news, she is applying to join
Before we started there were a couple of points of information that members were asked to note:
- The Live Chat on our website that Scott Griffiths mans is not intended as a general point of enquiry for members. It is primarily there to assist visitors to the site. Please respect this .
- Prompted by the expressed concerns of the Mayor of Gants Hill and in view of our increasing numbers our meeting will start from next week onwards at 7.20am
Oh! and by the way, it was raining this morning for the first time in a long while.
The Performance League
Howard Bullock is out front after the first week of the month with 64 points.
Vincent Goode treated us to a photo archive of EBF before lockdown through to our current zoom presence. His time and effort were rewarded by an enthusiastic welcome from members; both for his endeavour and the obvious anticipation of many of our members for the “live” meetings to commence. The best reaction was given by one of our Baby Zoomers who expressed a desire to see how tall (…or presumably how short) everyone is.
New Member Induction & Existing Member Renewal
Terry Maylin was able to report a new member admitted this week, Nicky Baker. Congratulations and welcome Nicky, your profile will be added to our website shortly.
The 60 Second Round
Paul Dulieu was adjudicating the Oscar from what seemed to be an extremely spacious sauna although the absence of sweat proved the giveaway, that it was his home office recently electrified by Allan Moller.
Aileen O’Connor standing in for Collin emphasised the importance of accreditation, particularly with reference to tree surgeons.
Our newest members, Nicky Baker made me smile with references to “mobile massage” and a “hands-on” approach. I am sure I will get used to it!
The Bard of Hadleigh made a dramatic return to form with a version of the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme. This poetic metaphor was a reminder of the importance of Directors Insurance when employees or members of the public cannot be put back together again.
Simon Essex showed us not only a donated spider plant but all the little spiderettes that he had created. Could this be a retro pop ensemble “Simon and the Spiderettes”?
Brian Painter has been tearing his hair out for a lady who has been literally tearing out hers.
Tina Walker suggested that if you think you cannot afford a Virtual PA you probably should have one.
Ben Golding was so excited about a new Utility Warehouse offer that he brought out his piggy.
Finally, however it was Scott Griffiths with a pastiche of Paul Dulieu’s winning formula from last week that won him the Oscar.
10-minute presentation by Kieron Peaty
Kieron Peaty’s turn this week. He produced strong evidence to support the epithet that “time flies when you are enjoying yourself” when applied to his extended presentation that really did give a clear insight into his skill and enthusiasm. What more could you want!.
Spot the Hare
We continued with our “Spot the Bronze Hare Statue” competition and this week it was passed on by Sarah Steel to a new custodian. It turned out that Terry Maylin was the owner and that a handful of members spotted it hiding during the meeting. Points awarded to those who guessed correctly.
Great meeting! Fantastic presentation from Kieron! He really is an expert in his field!! Lovely to have a trip down memory lane in Vince’s education slot! Can’t wait to get back to seeing you all in person!! ( plus I spotted the hare 🤣 )
See you all next week 😁
Well, I definitely wasn’t eagle eyed enough to spot the hare hiding at Terry’s that early in the morning! As a ‘Baby Zoomer’ I can’t wait to meet everyone in person and hopefully that day will come sooner rather than later. Enjoyable Ed Slot from Vincent.
Kieron’s 10 minutes was very informative about his work and the incredibly high standard he works to was obvious.
Glad you didnt have the the hare Sarah, would have been a nightmare trying to look through your patio doors!
Very creative ed slot from Vinnie and very enjoyable. I didn’t spot the hare but I did spot hairless Vinnie many times as we wandered back to the olden days. Even more creativity in Kieron’s presentation. Excellent meeting well conducted by our Chairman.
Well done Kieron on your 17 minutes very informative. Great trip down memory lane with Vince and it really brings home how much I enjoyed the physical meetings which I hope we can get back to soon, more of which later! The Hare is about to have a new home so keep your eyes peeled!!
Another new member this week, congratulations Nicky and testament to our business group being worthy of such attention.I had a feeling it was Terry with the hare, he was holding his left arm up covering the hare a few times! Great meeting and enjoy the weekend, live your life!
Great meeting and glad that I won the Oscar – sorry Richard!!!
Spotted the hare and look forward to finding it next week hopefully.
Excellent presentations and overall quality of the meeting.
Great news Nicky has joined us. Great Ed Slot Vince and I cant wait to see everyone including our new members in person. I thought I saw the hare behind Terry but thought no can’t be how wrong was I LOL. Brilliant 10-minute presentation Kieron. See you all again next Thursday have a good weekend.
Well done to Captain Scotty, your creativity certainly earned the Oscar this week. If we are starting the meetings at 7:20am, I guess the banter should also start earlier. See you next week at 7:00am!! I enjoyed preparing the ed slot slide show, it’s just a shame there wasn’t more time, as I had to cut quite a few photos. Next time. watch this space…
Thanks for your kind words team, and thanks for staying awake long enough to realise my presentation had run over time. Great meeting, great ed-slot Vince and as always, great to share business and see you all. Have a good week everyone.
A really enjoyable meeting from the off with Vince’s nostalgic look back on times gone by. The photo of the fried breakfast was a timely reminder of the good times to come when we can return to Calcott Hall.
A good number of excellent 60 second offerings and a very polished 10 minutes from Kieron.
Business passed , New member and visitors threatening to join.
Whats not to like about EBF
great 10 minutes and super Ed slot from Vince. Was really nice to reminded the warmth, support and friendship that is the core value of EBF. Can’t wait for the real breakfasts again!
One of our best this week. Great Ed Slot with nostalgia from Vince and a polished 10mts from Kieron, one new member(Nicky) and yet another new application from Jane – we just keep on growing. Most importantly though this week showed care for each other and good causes… loved it.
I am delighted people are already ordering a spiderette. Great meeting.,