Chairman’s Blog – Meeting Thursday 29th March 2012
Best turn out yet – 31 members and 4 guests – just squeezed everybody in. The meeting welcomed Steve Richards of Medical Assistance UK, Clare Greenslade of Blue Candy, Pam Sanders of Ab Fab London Events and David Brown of PSW Building Consultancy. Clare and David seemed to show particular interest in another visit and membership.
David Plumley worked so hard in his Education Slot that it gave him a nose bleed or was it his body’s way of complaining about the runny scrambled egg. I happen to like it like that, but I appear to be in the minority of one.
With so many people in attendance the 60 second contributions were both many and varied. Terry Maylin (The Enforcer) gave us an insight into the murky underbelly of life that he inhabits most of the time. Kevin Brooks gave us all a lesson in deportment, standing to deliver his 60 seconds and sitting down afterwards without giving away that he had split his trousers. Howard Bullock of Clear Financial Advice spent an interesting 10 seconds of his allotted 60 seconds clear-ing his throat. Could this be regarded as a prop or may be even a strap line. I now know what motivates Colin Beckett. He is looking to stimulate and help Cochice. He asked us if we thought it was right. I am in favour of anything that helps under privileged or down trodden peoples. The fact that it might be a long dead leader of the Sioux Indian Nation seems neither here nor there. Geoff Todd was at pains to explain how much of his business was centred around digging holes. Am I to take it that you would consider an undertaker joining the group as being a clash with your business Geoff? Other incongruities today included Richard Smith having a broken down gas boiler and not being able to get it fixed, but in the absence of Brian Painter we needed to look elsewhere for true entertainment in the 60 seconds and our resident bard, Kevin Radford, did not let us down. He deservedly was awarded the Oscar by showing that you can write free flowing poetry and yet still have the letters RMK at the end of every other line.
Scott Griffiths’ report to the meeting regarding value of reported business £9,500.00 and the prognosis that if we carry on at the current strike rate a million pounds recorded business for the year is not beyond the realms of possibility – should give us all encouragement.
Consistent with his business strengths Paul Booth gave us a careful and efficient 10 minutes with a built in testimonial from Steve Richards – a well presented 10 minutes – or was it 15?
May I once again repeat my request in the announcements namely, anyone who wants to go to Hyde Hall respond my e-mail indicating dates of availability, I have had 8 back so far.
I have left the best till last. Dawn produced the Members Directory that she has been so successfully working on over the last month or so. It really is a well presented document that will help us promote our group more effectively. Remember, once you have used up your initial allocation of 25 more can be collected from the meeting next week.
This week was record breaking in numbers, let’s see if we can make next week the best since records began.