2014 – June Report

50 Glorious Years

On the 12th April the Hayling Island Businessmen’s Club celebrated their Jubilee with The Worshipful the Mayor of Havant.

Report by David J Pawley – Publicity Officer

Members both past and present and their partners attended a celebratory dinner with the Mayor as the guest of honour. The event was very well attended and it was generally agreed that the club was going from strength to strength in supporting the local community, not only with the Hayling Island Community Bus but also with donations to other local deserving causes, the latest beneficiary of which is the new Girls Brigade organisation being set up at St Andrews Church who received a donation of £200.

A special vote of thanks was also given to the Lions who will be presenting the Club with £3,500 as a contribution to our funds.  Their continued support is greatly appreciated.

Although no one has told the weather, it will soon be Barbeque time again and Club members are busy preparing for the Club’s main fund raising event of the year, the ANNUAL BARBEQUE At Northney Farm, St Peter’s Road, North Hayling on Saturday 12th July 2014. Tickets are already flying out the window for this hugely popular event and record numbers are expected again this year. Club Chairman Dave Stanway and his helpers will again be spending many hours on the day spit roasting a whole side of succulent beef in addition to which there will be the normal barbeque fare as well as vegetarian options. Entertainment will be provided by not one but two UK premier tribute bands, TAKE all THAT and ROBBIE WILLIAMS supported by a lively disco, stalls and games. There will also be beer and soft drinks for sale as well as a wine bar. The price of tickets are £17 which includes as much food as you could possibly eat and represents excellent value for a memorable night out. PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TOWARDS THE RUNNING COSTS OF THE HAYLING ISLAND COMMUNITY BUS AND OTHER LOCAL BENEFICIARIES.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE from all Club members and the following outlets:

The Lions Community Shop in Mengham

Haydens Garage in West Town on 02392 462660

Hayling Community Centre in West Town on 02392 467 562

Morris Dibben in Mengham on 02392 465941

Geoff Foot Estate Agents in Mengham on 02392 461666

NEW MEMBERS –. The Club will always welcome enquiries for membership