Probus Christmas Lunch Wednesday 14th December 2022

A different venue for our Christmas lunch this year, moving to the Mill House at Swallowfield. This proved to be very successful with good food, pleasant surroundings and of course, excellent company.

It was good to see new member Tony Allen and his wife Jan and some neighbours of Alan May who stood in to replace Geoff and Ann Twine as they had to cancel through health reasons at the last minute and also Derek and Elizabeth Roberts who went down ill a few days ago. Hopefully they will all recover in time for Christmas.

The photographs this year were taken by various people on each table and have come out well. Click on any photograph to enlarge.

Once again thanks are due to Alan and Liliane May who have arranged everything for today’s celebrations and proved what a professional team they are. Thank you from our members.

Probus Publicity in December 2022

A good month for our publicity that appeared in the early part of December in the local magazines, and we got a small (and edited) version in the Basingstoke Gazette of 8 December of the review by our President Alex Marianos that I used as copy for the three magazines that have a January edition. I had also sent this review to the Basingstoke Observer, but they did not run with it in their 8 December issue so we shall have to wait for it in their next one in two weeks on 22 December.

The image of the CommunityAd front cover for the Overton, Oakley & Kempshott is shown larger than reality purely because of the space available. It should be A5. Whereas the Old Basing Winter magazine (also a CommunityyAd publication) is A4. However we must be grateful that both sizes of these magazines gave us a double page spread.

The eagle eyed of you will have noticed that the Kempshott Kourier for December is not shown as it has only gone to print today because, so I am told, the editor was stuck in east Africa having had his passport, money and camera stolen whilst on holiday.