The book of common prayer was published in 1662 and transformed the English language going forward. This awareness of the richness of our language was amply demonstrated by the 23 members present who participated in a lively meeting.
The Performance League
Paul Booth is the current leader followed in joint second place by Simon Essex and Kevin Radford a couple of points behind.
It was Toby Acton who this week pointed out the opportunity to make a pitch when someone asks “How’s Business?”. “Not too bad” just doesn’t cut it, Tell the enquirer the areas you are currently involved in and how you have the capacity for more.
Terry Maylin confirmed that Dean Caldon has renewed his membership for another year. This might be his 7th year and still as fresh-faced and youthful as the day he joined.
The 60 Second Round
Simon Essex was our Oscar adjudicator as he continues to demonstrate his unbridled enthusiasm for his new venture at The Greenhouse.
Highlight of the week was Sarah Steel’s visit to Grimsby…. and returning apparently unscathed. Many many years ago, when I lived there they had a fishing fleet. Now they want to know about pensions as its pension week such was also on Howard Bullock’s mind when he followed Sarah. If you think Sarah Steel has an exciting life what about Sarah Bell, clutching her passport she is going to Canvey Island.
Simon Ben Golding was into poaching. Bulb Energy have put up their prices without telling their clients. Point Bulb customers his way. He was so excited by this prospect that he got out his pink piggy, even got it to honk.
Stuart Smallcombe has his profile on Linked in, please comment on his new materials. And for heaven’s sake like him, even love him if you must.
Richard Reed is putting his toes into the troubled waters of holidays abroad. They are out there.
Alan Moller looked much more relaxed on a sofa than in the van.
Scott Griffiths has found the perfect gift for his son…..a snake. Charming!
Quote of the week from Mason Edwards He is getting sick of being in the office and is looking forward to “getting his hands down a toilet again” so let’s get out there and find him a toilet near you.
And the Oscar went to Sarah. That’s Sarah of Canvey rather than Sarah of Grimsby, Well done Sarah Bell.
Meeting Secretaries Report
Scott Griffiths reported two new members of our Lottery Syndicate and keep your eyes open for a Zoom Social.
Synergy Team Report
Paul Booth reported that the Finance Group got physical on Tuesday in a socially distanced sort of way.
10-minute presentation by Aidan Squire
It was my 10 minutes this week and I hope I gave you all food for thought
I look forward to next week
lively meeting as always with a great attendance. who’s Simon Golding?
Great meeting!! Fantastic 10 minute presentation from Aidan and really good education slot from Toby!
Though has Simon and I suddenly become married 🤣
Looking forward to seeing you all next week 😁
Have corrected the blog above but left the original in place too so that these comments make sense!!!
Great meeting and thank you for reminding me to go onto Stuarts linkedIn page.
Great meeting folks. hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Another Zoom meeting. Fat Larry and his band will be turning in their graves. Thanks for a fab meeting and I hope Toby enjoys his week camel riding in the Arabian desert. Happy new year to Richard.
Fun as always but where was my invite to the wedding Simon and Ben?! Looking forward to the Greenhouse mystery event next week – I’ll be popping in.
Another great meeting enjoyed Aidan’s 10 minutes and Toby’s Ed Slot. Looking forward to popping into the Greenhouse next week. Well done Sarah B for winning the Oscar.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Great meeting , Toby,s ed slot was spot on and I have been guilty of doing exactly what he said not to. I will have to change my spiel when meeting new people. I can recommend Aidan and Terry for all your legal needs they have been excellent in help my family and my business .I managed to here you all and once parked up could even see you .See you all next week
A concise presentation from our Chairman. You know the expression “where there’s a will there’s a relative!” Well done Sarah and Toby.inf
Our usual high standards were met by all for the attendance, ed slot, 10mts, and general positive vibe from us all. Have a great w’end all :-).
Great Meeting well done Toby- quality ed slot as usual. Great to see such a good turnout, long may it continue!
Greetings from Dubai! Great meeting last week… congrats Sarah on the Oscar and a great 10 minutes form Mr Squire esquire
Great meeting last week. Was helpful in reading through the bits I missed at the end. See you all tomorrow on the screen.