Chairman’s Blog – Meeting Thursday 19th July 2012
24 members present. Jason Nortey had arrange a sub, Charlie Copping of Coopers and we had 2 visitors, Jamie Nye from Martin & Co., Estate Agents and Daniel Hawkins from Broadwalk Property Management.
Everyone had to suffer me doing the Education Slot this week, but I will remind you of the challenge. “Givers Gain” is a very effective slogan that BNI used and we are looking for a slogan that will encapsulate our networking group as effectively as “Givers Gain” does with BNI. A £50.00 voucher to any member who comes up with the epithet that EBF can adopt as its own. If we don’t get a suitable one no one will get the prize. If we get more than one each will get a £50.00 voucher. Please think hard about this and let us have plenty of ideas to choose from. This is an ongoing search so whenever the idea strikes you let us know.
The 60 second round got off to a good start when Mike Topping declared that he had been rogered by Mike Rogers. Kevin Radford declared himself to be a Brad Pitt look alike, but didn’t appear to have rogered anyone and Richard Smith was looking for anyone who needed a service. Mike Rogers appeared for once bemused.
It was all going rather down hill until we were rescued by Joan Jaggernauth who this week had reached the letter “p”. Apparently “p” stands for pressure points and she then passed round a rather excellent male nude that would have made Rodin proud although no doubt Mike Topping would have thought it was being rogered by its metal stand. Those of you who were not there will no doubt appreciate how the stand was attached to the model. We were further rescued by Brian Painter and Paul Booth. On his own Brian Painter recalled a lady trying to jump out of a plane whilst it was still in the air and then to illustrate penalty charges Paul Booth turned him into a goal keeper trying to jump………….
To end a rather surreal 60 second round Graham Thurston was observed to deliver the whole of his 60 seconds without putting his hands in his pockets and for this he quite rightly deserved and received the Oscar.
I am not sure what amounts to normal with regard to 60 second rounds, but I suspect next week will be more like normal.
Scott Griffiths reported in excess of £30,000.00 worth of business recorded this meeting which is keeping us well on track.
The 10 minute section was Claire Greenslade’s first presentation and she dealt it very well. She needed to bring a van to deliver all of her props and she made a selection of mugs available to the members. Shall we let her have another 10 minutes next week and see what goodies we will receive??? Well done Claire.
Scott Griffiths made the suggestion of an Olympic sweepstake and if anyone is interested in arranging this (may be one or two of you getting together) if it could be available for next week it might be an amusing way of raising some money for charity and a stimulus to interest in the Olympics (as if there wasn’t enough of that around already).
I hope some one is willing to come forward to do this and in anticipation I look forward to seeing you all next week.