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Minutes of business meeting held at 11.00 on 09/09/14

1. Peter Scholes’ funeral was at St. Bede’s chapel on 27th August. Keith, Mervyn and Dick attended. He worked and studied part time in obtaining his qualifications, starting work in 1953 at the British Iron and Steel Research Association. He moved to Teesside in 1978 and became an active member of the Cleveland Institution of Engineers and the Cleveland Archaeological Society. After Peter retired, he was a freelance writer. He was the biographer of John Edward Stead FRS, a leading metallurgist who had worked for Bolckow Vaughan.

He was married in 1958 and widowed in 2011. Keith made a donation on behalf of the club for research into deafness. Mervyn and Dick, two former colleagues added their appreciation.

2. There were 30 members and 2 guests present and 11 apologies.

3. The minutes of the last meeting held on 19th August were accepted as a true record.

4. Membership lists were available in hard copy for members who do not have email.

5. There were two guests at the meeting. Mike Irvine who was a regular speaker to Probus and Rotary Clubs. He is a retired River Tees pilot. Keith Bell who has retired after many careers as driver, chef, business man and rugby coach to youngsters in Stockton. Both will become members and Keith welcomed them to the club.

6. The next activity will be the trip to Top Hat on 17th September. There were no questions regarding this.

7. There will be a members’ lunch at the Bay Horse in Hutton Rudby on 1st October. Turning up on the day will be fine, but members were invited to let Keith know their menu choices beforehand to reduce delays on the day.

8. David Middleton was not present, but he will give details of the Christmas lunch including the menu at the next meeting. The cost will be £16 for both members and guests. There will be no subsidy from the Harry Tarran legacy. The lunch will be held on Tuesday 16th December at the Wainstones Hotel in Great Broughton. There was nothing to report by the Secretary, Website Manager or Speaker Finder.

9. Royal British Legion lapel badges to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 were offered for sale. Following the visit of the Lancaster bomber to Teesside airport on 28th August, an appeal has been made for funds to keep the aeroplane airworthy. Stefan will add a link to the website. For those without email, Alwyn Boulby and Alan Crossgill will assist those who wish to donate.

In the fun draw, copies of the memoirs of General Sir Thomas D’Oyly Snow were won by Amara Jayaweera, Brian Ashton and Mike Humphrey.

10. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 21st October. The talk will be on Mountain Medicine of Nepal given by Dr. R. Parkin.


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The Lancaster Bomber link received from Alan Crosskill for donations

Lancaster Link