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Chairman Chris Hull opened the meeting and apologies were announced by secretary, Fraser Suffield.
We were told of member David Morgan, who had had a nasty fall, and we all wished him well. He is believed to be recovering nicely.
Birthday greetings followed, and our secretary’s report confirmed satisfactory administration, but regretted low membership numbers. Anyone wishing to join should contact any member, or Fraser Suffield on 01665 576236.
Treasurer Forbes Grant confirmed that we are solvent.
We were then introduced to speaker Richard Postlethwaite, who as a member of probus was well known to the audience.
Richard gave a talk entitled The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, which was from the perspective of a schoolmaster and gave us a fascinating insight into its history and workings.
It commenced for boys aged 15 to 18 in 1956, was extended to girls in 1958, and is now for 14 to 25-year-olds. There are three awards of increasing difficulty and Richard told us of the joys and difficulties of running it. It was obvious that he has a very high regard for the scheme, which has done so much for so many children and young adults.
The vote of thanks was given by Tony Willis for a talk which honoured a highly respected scheme.
Our next meeting is on August 2.