HAYLING ISLAND BUSINESSMEN’S CLUB
Report John Cushion
With the Annual Barbeque over and the Club in recess for August it is time to take stock on the year so far and look forward to future events.
The Wally Egan award was made by Club Vice Chairman Dave Stanway at Hayling College at the end of year assembly on 19th July to Sam Fletcher. This annual monetary award and suitably engraved Rose Bowl is made in memory of Wally who served HIBC both as Chairman and Secretary for many years until his death in 2007. The college selected Sam for the award because of the qualities displayed by her and for being a good team worker. Many congratulations to Sam.
At the same time Club Committee Member Marcus Foot presented the Geoff Foot Sportsperson of the Year award to Jake Todd. This is a new trophy and monetary award in memory of Geoff who was a Club member for many years. The Club is pleased to sponsor this award to help promote sport at the College following on from the country’s successful Olympics. Jake is 15 years old and is currently the 2013 RS Feva National Sailing Champion. Let us hope Jake is a future Olympic champion also.
Plans for next year’s Barbeque are already underway and the first meeting of the Barbeque Committee is due to take place in September. Arranging the event involves a great deal of hard work and anyone interested in lending a hand next year or indeed in joining the Club please contact Marcus Foot at firstname.lastname@example.org
The date for the Pig Race night to be held at the Community Hall has been set for Saturday 9th November. This has proved to be a very popular evening and an even bigger and better event is planned for this year. Tickets at £8 including race card and supper, children under 12 at £5 will shortly be available from Club members and usual outlets. The Club is looking for local businesses or individuals to Sponsor a Pig, all proceeds going to local good causes.
Arrangements are now well advanced for the Club’s Christmas Cabaret to be held at Mill Rythe Holiday Village on Saturday 21st December. The event which has been very competitively priced at £25 a head including a 3 course meal should prove to be a tremendous success for the Club and a major boost to its fund raising efforts. Entertainment will be provided by the ever popular band Out Of The Shadows who provide their own exciting brand of 60s music. The event is open to any local businesses or organisations wishing to arrange their Christmas Party with us and join in the fun. Tickets will shortly be available from Club Members and the normal outlets or by phoning 02392462660
A reminder to all Club Members that the Annual Ladies Night will be held at Hayling Golf Club on Saturday 28th September. Confirmation of numbers and payment will be required by John Cottle at the first Club meeting in September.