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CARS Christmas Lunch December 2010

15th February 2011 Created this page by adding the report & pictures.


Christmas Lunch - Saturday, 4th December.

CARS this year had their Christmas Lunch in the Glades Restaurant in Chelmsford. Post Code CM2 9AJ.

Although Chelmsford and surrounding districts have seen more than 6 inches of snow - the Lunch was well attended with 28 Guests, Members and Wives.

We met for drinks and a chat from midday - the main topic being "How did you cope with this unseasonal weather?"

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The Entrance to the Glades Restuarant

We had the restaurant to ourselves which was nicely laid out in such a manner that we were not squashed in.   It was decorated with Christmas trim and lovely and warm.

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Part of The Restaurant seating area - tables are laid around a small dance area.

You can "Google" Glades Restaurant Chelmsford or click here

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First everyone had to get there with the snow which had fallen
during the week   John, G8DET's car being dug out.

CARS President, Carl, G3PEM said Grace and the Lunch, which had been pre-ordered, arrived in a quiet professional manner.

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Murray, G6JYB and Neil - the new RSGB Regional Manager

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President Carl, G3PEM, Gwyn, G4FKH and Martyn G1EFL.

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Chrissy, Fran, Zipy & Ken Whittle

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Further down the table all enjoying the meal

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Ken & Zipy from the other way

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Charles G0GJS, Vice President of CARS

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Harry, G5HF - Life Fellow of CARS and Ethel from Writtle.

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Mark, M0IEO, RSGB Sub Regional Manager and Norman from SEARS.

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Everyone enjoying the lunch - there was no quiz this year by request.

A number of presentations to the Raffle enabled Carl to run a Raffle - the proceeds were given to the RSGB Fighting Fund (see later).

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Raffle Table with Prizes.

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Mark, M0IEO, Deputy Region 12 Manager (left), Phillip Brooks, Past Region 12 Manager and Neil Whiteside, G4HUN new Region 12 Manager.

CARS President called "Order" and Phillip took to floor to thank CARS for inviting him as a Guest and to introduce Neil who has now taken over as Phillip has been Seconded as a RSGB Board Member.   Phillip said he was very pleased to be associated with CARS and that CARS had been voted "Club of the Year" by the RSGB,

Phillip is seen here holding the Glass Presentation Trophy.

Neil then thanked CARS for inviting him as a Guest and was pleased to meet so many friendly Members.   He welcomed the opportunity to travel to such a thriving Club (he had come from Cambridge) and said he was keen to promote inter-Club events and inter-Club co-operation.

CARS Chairman, John pointed out we had Members present from SEARS, (Canvey Island), Braintree and an Essex Repeater Group Member from Rettenden - this was greeted with a well deserved applause.

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Raffle Proceeds being handed by CARS President Carl to Region 12 Manager, Neil.

Additional photographs will be placed in an Past Events Web Page in due course.

CARS Committee would like to thank Martyn Metcalf, G1EFL and Val his Wife for organising the event and with that President presented Martyn with a Flower to give to Val when she returns from her course.   Carl also presented Pauline with a pot containing a Narcissi for choosing the Glades.

Gwyn, G4FKH organised a tray and a cash donation was made to the Chef and Staff who had looked after us so well.

Goodbyes were made and everyone returned to their homes.

Danbury Hill still had snow even though most had gone from Chelmsford.

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Road outside Chairman John's QTH in Danbury.

Our thanks to The Glades Restaurant, Martyn and Val for organising it and all those who supported it.

What do we do next year?   Do we repeat the excellent event?   Suggestions to a Committee Member, please.

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