2017 – April Report

Annual Summer BBQ –  April Report by Dave Stanway

Saturday July 8th sees this years annual HIBC BBQ at Northney Farm return with a replay of ABBA headlining the entertainment.at the request of many of last years revellers. Everyone knows and loves the ABBA classics, from Dancing Queen, Mama Mia, Fernando and many more, they are a sure way to get everyone on their feet. 70’s themed dress is welcome should you really want to get into the swing of things.

There are stalls and games, food includes burgers, hot dogs, and our usual beef joint that we call ‘the beast’. The night’s entertainment is supplemented by our regular DJ and we always end the night with good old dance. Tickets are now available from the usual outlets…

  • ·         Cards 4 Occasions,                       
  • ·         Hayling Island Community Centre,
  • ·         Foots Estate Agents,                     
  • ·         Morris Dibben Estate Agents,        
  • ·         Northney Tea Rooms,                    
  • ·         Stoke Fruit Farm.                           

or from any club member at a price of £17 which includes entertainment and food. The last few years have been complete sell-outs so be sure to secure your tickets early.

Sadly club member Paul Bolton lost his fight with cancer recently after suffering poor heath over recent years. Paul was a valuable member of the Club since 2008, all club members send their condolence to Paul’s family. We are also saddened to hear of the sudden loss of another ex-member in the last few days. Aksel Arneke was a club member from 2004 until 2014 when he returned to his homeland, Norway, to be with family, again the club sent condolences to his family.

There were 2 draws for the 125 Club, one for March & April, numbers 29 & 87 each winning £50. For more details on the 125 club or to join please see our 125 Club page on this website.

We are currently looking for new members. The club name can be a little misleading as it is not necessary to be a Businessman to join. Anyone with time and the interest to be part of a club with the Ethos of helping the less fortunate on Hayling Island can apply for membership. In addition to aiding this worthwhile cause through the planning and arranging of fund raising events, there are member social gatherings throughout the year. The combination of these activities enables members to build close relationships, and find friends for life. For further information please email recruitment@hibc.org.uk  or contact any club member.