The event was the usual mix of great fellowship and renewed friendships.
Jill Harris, our own associate member, whose late husband Vaughan was with us at our founding, was taken ill on the final night, but now seems to be getting stronger. She has been leading a very busy year as Tangent National President, and spoke very entertainingly after dinner on the final night.
Andrew presented our plans for Cluster 2018 in Calpe – “Here we go again!”. Bookings are now open and are already coming in. To find out more about next year’s plan visit http://www.iberiancluster2019.com.
FISH AND CHIPS SOCIAL
29 members friends and family enjoyed a really nice evening and great food at Davids fish and chip restaurant in Moraira, all for the princely sum of €10 per person.
A really good fellowship evening which will be repeated in 2019.
RAIN STOPS PLAY
Heavy storms forced the cancellation of our annual “Billy Boules”, pentaque match against Costa Blanca 41 Club in June
Instead, we all met up for the tapas evening, planned as the victory dinner.
Steve Moores was our coordination link, with Gordon Macnab, chairman of the Costa Blanca club the organiser.
30 plus of us enjoyed a great evening of fellowship.
And no one had to struggle to remember who won.
Gordon ended the evening by thanking everyone for turning out, despite the storms, and our own chairman, Malcolm Lee thanked Gordon and our Javea hosts for a fun time.
LUNCH IN THE CLUB NAUTICO
Our May social was a very successful lunch in the yacht club.
A great turnout ensured a fun time was had by all, while we were served the usual excellent cuisine.
Thanks to chairman Malcolm for this thoroughly enjoyable lunch to mark spring.
WEBSITE AWARD …. AGAIN
At the National AGM today, in Belfast, our website has been named as the website of the year, for the second year. We last won in 2016, when the David Hewitt award was received on our behalf by Past President, Gordon Macnab.
Last year Gordon received the award again, this time for Costa Blanca 41 Club’s website.
And on 14th April our member, and also Past President, Ian Mackenzie received the award on our behalf, from National Communications Officer, Godwin Stewart. This is particularly significant, as Gordon gave us great encouragement when we formed Calpe and District 41 Club in 2005, and Ian was the President who presented the club’s charter in 2006.
We will celebrate the 12th anniversary of being chartered on June 14th, at the amazing Restaurante Puerto Blanco, in the company of new President, Phill Ellis, and our own Jill Harris, the new National President of Tangent.
We move in exalted company.
Our March meeting is our AGM, and this year outgoing Chairman Keith praised the health of the club. He reviewed his year, and thanked the many people in the club who have supported him. Malcolm Lee was elected as Chairman, Steve Moores as Vice Chairman. Steve continues as Menus & Venues coordinator for this year. Andrew Johnson continues as Treasurer.
Andrew reviewed progress so far on Cluster 2019. Keith installed Malcolm as Chairman, and Malcolm outlined his social programme for the year. Another good year in prospect.
BOWLING IN FELLOWSHIP
We had a chilly but fun morning, bowling with our neighbouring club, Costa Blanca 41 Club, based in Javea. 20 players from the two clubs played in pairs at the Javea Green Bowls Club (at The Inn on the Green).
Chairman Keith organised and hosted the bowls, while CB41 chairman, Keith Hyde, organised
We think that we played pretty well as a club, but we chose not to embarrass anyone by declaring the winner.
Great fun. Great fellowship Thank you Keith and Keith!!