(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!!!!
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