Wednesday Feb 20 ‘meeting minutes” at Fox

(courtesy of our scribe Mr J Page)
Taverner members out in force at least 10 to my recollection including the illusive Mr. Horace Hackett. Notable MIA individuals were Chris (still recovering from the Maldives???) & Sid (no money left after Vegas). Questions asked about the Prez but no one had any up to date info.
A few comments about Martin’s tan from Cuba
As usual many topics came under discussion from the existence of Christ ( Karl to send info to a select few) through the vacant job in the Vatican to the methods of cooking lamb, to fees for 2013.
Nothing really decided on in those areas but KJ got the group going about Dragon Boat racing & as it was still prior to 9:00 PM & we were still in the 2nd round it was decided that we would enter a Dragon Boat crew to the competition next September. I have already claimed the “drummers”spot. We would also challenge Cosmos to put out a crew. This prompted the challenge of the “Bragging Boat” trophy which Keith readily agreed to organise with an old paddle.
There was some discussion about practice but this was poo-pooed, but eventually accepted for 1 time only. From that point on the story got a little out of hand with the idea of continuing paddling  out to St Andrews for a BBQ & if we run out of wood we could have a Viking funeral & burn the boat.
The evening wound down with some reminiscences about previous UK Tours & the working of some kind of schedule to visit yours truly in the Grace after my spare parts replacement. (note grapes are only acceptable after they have been trod & fermented).
One notable ommission from Mr Page that bears noting – plans are underway for  a ‘2014 Taverners Calendar’ that will feature members (one member per month), tastefully photographed in various poses and states of dress or undress, that will be sold far & wide…well maybe amongst ourselves only!!! I suggest proceeds (if any) go towards Prostrate Cancer…so far Karl, David, Martin, Philip, Keith, Imdad are signed up…..6 spaces left – sign up now!!!!
Upcoming events
Sammy’s surprise birthday party at Fort Whyte on Friday,  March 1
Cosmos Social ( check with Cosmos members for tickets) on Saturday, March 2
Poker Night – Martin’s place – Friday, March 22
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It’s been awhile…

and so time for a quick update on happenings past & future in Taverner land.

The MCA Bonspiel has been and gone and a brief synopsis of the event has been posted on the Bonspiel page on this blog.

A meeting was held on Feb 1 to discuss the Taverner tour of England in 2014. Dates and arrangements were discussed by those present (Neil, Chris, Sid, Philip, Ali, David, Chomo (sort of), Martin, Ray R, Jon P…if I missed anyone – sorry)… potential dates, locations, modes of travel, accomodations etc were discussed. Jon P has been  in touch with a tour company in England and copies of the correspondence has been put on the Taverner Tour page on this blog for your info. As plans proceed further info will be provided to those interested.

Practices have resumed at JB Russell School on Wednesday nites at 8pM. Turn up if you so choose…(the schedule will be posted on the calendar once I can find the damn thing again on my computer)

Taverners on the move:

Sid & Jon P along with Neil Patel & Ray Ramratran (sorry Ray forgot how to spell it) are off to see the Kiwi’s win the Rugby 7’s in Las Vegas this weekend…question is will Sid & Neil share a bed again on this trip while watching Titanic? (It did happen in Minneapolis one year)!

Chris E is currently en route to the Maldives for some R & R…if you get sick between now and 16th or so it’s off to the walk-in clinic for those who he Dr’s…

I know Karl is heading off shortly to go golfing in Florida somewhere and no doubt Ray K has found a Nascar race somewhere in the warm that he will head off to…

If anyone else wants their travel plans publicly announced let me know…will happily post on here

Taverners on the mend or soon to be:

Haven’t heard anything more but our illustrious Prez, Keith T, was recently in the hospital for some surgery & Jon P will be going under the knife at the end of the month to get a new hip…

Sammy’s birthday is coming up and he is organising his own surprise B’day party on March 1 at Fort Whyte Centre. If you haven’t already replied to his email – do so or you may miss out.