2016 – October Report

HIBC community Forum report October by Bruce Mowatt

Due to popular demand from our annual Barbeque Party goers, we have rebooked the Abba tribute band for our next BBQ event in July 2017.

At our recent luncheon meeting we had the pleasure to welcome one of our founder members namely Paul Wilkins who joined the club in 1964. He stated that he is impressed that the club is still very active and achieving all the original aims in supporting the community. His advice was for the club to continue with the good work.

We received thank you letters for the club’s donations to the Hayling Scouts and the First responders, who supported and helped at the annual BBQ.

Arrangements for the Pig race night to be held at the Hayling Community centre on Saturday 12th November are well under way, with tickets priced at £8 and £5 for children. Ticket price includes a race card and supper. The event was held for the first time 4 years ago and over 150 Islanders and friends enjoyed an exciting evening of racing and supper. With a capacity limited to 200 people at the hall, tickets may be in short supply, so recommend that you purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are available from club members, also: – Cards for Occasions / Morris Dibben / Geoff Foot Estate Agency all based in Mengham and the Community Centre in West Town.

The club members have been working over the last few months to enlarge and modify our existing garage to accommodate our 17 seater minibus. This involved removing existing walls and extending garage length and height. I am pleased to state that the bus will now fit comfortable into the modified garage. A job well done by members working together.

The club welcomes potential new members as our guest at the luncheon meeting, held every 2 weeks, allowing the guest to see first-hand how the club operates, and meet the existing members. The Chairman declares the meeting open after lunch which allows members to hear and express their options on the latest activities of the club. If you wish to join a thriving club, working for the good of the community. Then please e-mail our recruitment officer for further information: – recruitment@hibc.org.uk