In the last couple of months we visited Easts Leisure (East
Maitland Golf Club) and the opportunity for our coalfields Members
to enjoy some friendship close to home. The SWILKS/THOMSON vehicle
somehow became lost (a long way from Lake Macquarie) and the meeting
was completed without interjection. Our meal arrived about the same
time as Al and his crew. We knew he wouldn't miss that!.
It was good to catch up with Alan CURTIS and Ann. Skippy has been
off the scene for a couple of decades, but appears to have given up
the horses and historic vehicles in favour of wines and chocolates (HV
Chocolate Factory is on his property at Lovedale) in pursuit
of a more leisurely lifestyle. We also managed to stir up Graeme
CLARK and Greg COOK on the day. Welcome, all.
This month we went to Nelson Bay Golf Club to inspect their new
building (burnt down 2015) and meet up with locals there. Legatees
Mary KELLY and Lorraine LAUGHTON (formerly THOMPSON) and Esma KANE
are all 'Bay' locals, and attended. Tom LUPTON brought Betty out for
a well- eserved excursion after her lengthy brush with ill health.
Graeme CLARKE travelled a fair distance with Joy and made it two in
a row! We were all intrigued and keen to meet with Matt CONNOR and
his Assistance Dog, Max. Matt has not long retired from NSWPF and is
now a local, often seen with Max in the Soldiers Point area.
We welcome you all and continue to enjoy a good roll-up each
month, with the even numbered months involving formal meetings, and
the odd numbered ones just an excuse to catch up and enjoy.
We will be at the Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club for our Christmas
Lunch and meeting on Tuesday 12 December just after 11am. Al and Bob
have negotiated the Club's best deal for drinks, nibbles, a three
course meal and the magnificent view over Lake Macquarie at bargain
prices. Please come along and bring friends. Signalling your
intention to come is preferred for catering purposes, and you can do
that through known contacts or firstname.lastname@example.org or 0425336801.