This is a brief description of past Club events in 2022. 

 

January Club Meeting

We had a presentation of Safeguarding Policies in Essex, given by Russell White, a Social Worker with much experience. This highlighted the procedures and some of the problems working with the many needy people in our County.

 

February events

Club Meeting

This month was our AGM and we had presentations from Committee members about the past year, as well as some of the future events planned.

The 2021 Accounts were issued to all members present and they showed that in a year of recovery, we had sustained a healthy balance in our bank account and achieved four Social events without needing to use any reserves.

The President's charity this year is Cancer Research UK, and one of their local organisers was present to receive the Club donation of £500.

Mike Woodward takes over as President for the next 12 months, and all the other positions on Committee were confirmed and voted en-block by all members. You can see the responsibilities for the next twelve months on the updated Committee Members page.

Tony Rudd was thanked for his leadership as President for the last two years.

There is a photograph in the Photo Gallery of the handover of the Chain of Office.

The Social events for this year were presented to the meeting and you can see all of these, together with our Club meeting details, on the 2022 Diary page.

Quiz Night

At the Golf Club on 23rd Feb, and was a very enjoyable evening. The only complaint from a one or two people to the quizmaster (Alan Eldret) was that some of the questions were a bit harder than at our last quiz. However the knowledge of our members generally was most impressive.

 

March Club Meeting

Cathy Shelbourne gave a very interesting talk on Admiral Lord Nelson and his Suffolk connections. Most of us were not aware of some of this history so it made for a good meeting.

 

April Club Meeting

We had to book a speaker at relatively short notice as our original one couldn't make it. However, Peter Regelous, who has made a profession out of Public speaking and presenting, gave a very entertaining talk about his life in Show Business.

 

May Events

Club Meeting

Our speaker, Ed Fairey, gave the history of the National Garden Scheme with an overview of the organisation today and the good work they do in supporting charities. Ed's passion for gardening started when he was 6 yrs old and he is now Chairman of the N.E. Essex branch of the NGS. He also looks after a 7 acre garden in Ardleigh which he has developed from a generally derelict building and site. The gardens at  Mayfield Farm are part of the NGS scheme and a number of our members are due for a visit there in June. Should be a good visit.

Garden Party at Frinton Heritage Trust Garden. 

On the 21st May. The weather was good and we had a large number of members and partners attending. It seemed to be enjoyed by all with good food served and a bar for further refreshment. Well done to our Social Committee. There are a few photos in the Photo Gallery showing some of those attending.

Keith Banks Memorial Golf Competition.

On the 25th May, it was the second year of this special Golf event at the Frinton Golf Club. Again it had a good turnout of members and this years winner was David Wilson with 33 points. Well done David. There are a few pictures in the Photo Gallery of those attending.

 

June Events

Club Meeting

We had Mike Calame giving us a talk on Bee Keeping. Mike brought along some live bees and various bits of equipment to educate us on this interesting subject. Although he has now reduced his considerable number of hives down to just seven, since moving to Frinton from Suffolk, he still produces considerable amounts of honey, and we learnt a lot about the value of bees to Society and how bee keepers like Mike can even help crop growers to improve their harvest. Thanks Mike.

Great British Afternoon Tea

On the 15th June we held this special event, with a Jubilee theme, at the Golf Club. It was well attended and a very enjoyable social afternoon. Once again, thanks to the Golf Club for their great service.

Visit to Mayfield Garden

On 22nd June, a party of about twenty visited these gardens in Ardleigh, which are part of the National Garden Scheme. Ed Fairey had spoken to our meeting earlier in the year about his gardens and we were able to see some of the glorious displays he had talked of. Ed's enthusiasm and expansion plans he described really were inspiring and this may be worth another visit in the future.