35th Annual General Meeting 26th June 2014

At the 35th Annual General Meeting of the Probus Club of Basingstoke David Tivey was appointed President for the ensuing year. A retired Factory Inspector, he lives with his wife Bridget in Cliddesden Court near Queen Mary’s College. He moved to Basingstoke from Derbyshire in 1976 with his wife and family. He has two sons, both married and five school age grandchildren, all living in Hampshire.

“I was introduced to Probus by a former colleague but had not regarded myself as a “clubby” person. I found a very warm welcome from a group of men, many of whom had remarkable life experiences and had some great tales to tell. I immediately felt myself at home in their company.”

He went on “I want, in my year of office, to rebuild our membership towards the constitutional figure of 55 and to encourage more members and their wives and partners to join in and enjoy the social programme we arrange.”

The retiring Secretary, Gerry Anslow, from Kempshott, was presented with an engraved glass bowl by the outgoing President Paul Flint, to mark Gerry’s ten years of service on the club’s committee. Paul Flint of Hatch Warren will become the Secretary and Alan Porter of Bramley returns to the committee as Vice President.

Following the meeting the members enjoyed canapés provided by Lesley Atchison, wife of Tony, the Outings Organiser, and wine provided by Gerry Anslow. Lesley was presented with flowers and wine in appreciation of her support during the year.