Chairman’s Blog – Meeting Thursday 6th December 2012
25 members present, 1 guest, Charlie Hancock, a Graphic Designer. A really good turn out given the inclement weather. Thanks to everyone for making the effort.
The Education Slot anticipated the 60 second round. Let me elucidate. David Plumley regaled us with further urgings from Elbert Hubbard who was a man very much into orientation and how that could make us better people. One of his orientations is goal orientation. Indeed I believe this is the first one. The opening contribution to the 60 second round was the great man Alan Shaw himself who had been inspired by acting for a girl friend, some one who plays for Arsenal. He apparently wants to meet more WAGS. Not to be out done Graham Thurston claimed to have “done” lots of West Ham footballers. Now there’s goal orientation for you.
The cold weather inspired pullover wearing. Graham Wright sported a salmon number and Richard Reed, not to out done, sported a violet ? pullie. Remember the meeting of Thursday 20th December requires everyone to try an turn up with a pullover that can compete for the prize of the most garish.
As well as sporting a pastel shaded pullie Richard Reed portrayed his socialist leanings by quoting from Ruskin, whatever next.
As we get closer to Christmas and the Season of Goodwill approaches a cautionary note from Brian Painter – Christmas can be stressful. He’s right of course. Even the act of choosing presents can be stressful let alone paying for them. Nonetheless David Plumley offered up what I thought might be a suggestion for Harry Potter videos with talk of Viruses, Trojans and in particular Malware. (Wasn’t he the one with the beard?)
Brian Painter also had a telephone conversation with Paul Booth in his 60 seconds, but nothing could stand in the way of Jason Nortey who had taken time out of his holiday to attend and suitably dressed down with brown shoes, blue trousers and….. yes you’ve guessed it, a pullie. The Oscar was bound to be his and it was.
The good news from a statistical point of view was delivered with some relish by Scott Griffiths. We recorded in excess of £90,000.00 worth of business last month and we are on track in our second year for delivering the two million mark. As if to bring us all down to earth the referrals round was a little more gentle with the numbers, but all in all a very good meeting.
Reminders for you for the next couple of weeks:-
- Please make sure you notify Tina Walker of your preferred menu if you are attending the Christmas Dinner on the 21st December and if you are still deciding whether to go or not please let Terry Maylin know before the next meeting.
- Please arrange to make payment for your chosen menu in advance of the meal.
- Don’t forget that the meeting on the 20th December will feature Secret Santa (bring a present), the most garish pullover competition and the Brian Painter quiz which hopefully will live up to last years billing and provide lots of answers we can all disagree with.
- Let me have your comments on this blog, this meeting or things in general.