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A new era has been celebrated by an organisation in Lynn at their annual general meeting, during which the club’s youngest-ever chairman was welcomed to the role. Ryan Brown, 22, took over as chairman of King’s Lynn and District Round Table No. 54 from Ian Claxton at the meeting earlier in the week. Mr Brown said: “It’s an exciting time to be part of Round Table as it is an organisation that is growing nationally and giving more men in Lynn the chance to embrace life to the full while supporting the local community. I am looking forward to bringing something new to the Table, which will give existing and new members the chance to simply have fun and build long-lasting friendships.” Nationally Round Table is celebrating 90 years and this year Lynn member Amrinder Chana will be taking over as the area chairman. The organisation is open to men aged from 18 to 45 and provides opportunities to make new friends, try out new activities and support the local community.

 

Pictured are: outgoing chairman Ian Claxton, left, with new chairman Ryan Brown.

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King’s Lynn and District Round Table No. 54 gifted £500 of goods for the Benjamin Foundation. Meeting up at Barclays Bank on the King’s Lynn High Street as we promoted what Round Table does in the community was the perfect setting for handing over the items (socks, gloves, hats, cosmetics and personal hygiene goods).  The Christmas spirit was in full flow and everyone was in good spirits.

Benjamin Foundation £500 Good for Shoe Box Appeal - 181214

Benjamin Foundation £500 Good for Shoe Box Appeal – 181214

 

King’s Lynn and District Round Table  No. 54 were delighted to present a cheque for £1300 to the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company.  They were merrily singing carols outside of Sainsbury Hardwick when we turned up on mass.  Have a read about what they do and you can see why we donate to such an amazing group.  They are also ready to support us when needed.

Link in the Lynn News is here (although we change from Rotarians to Tablers and back to Rotarians again!).

Lavender Hill Mob - £1300 - 141214

Lavender Hill Mob Cheque Hand Over

 

Round Table 54 were called and once again stepped up to the mark.  A deserving person in the King’s Lynn area contacted us for help and we responded with a new washing machine, food vouchers and of course some washing up goodies for the new machine.

Trevor Bramham, director of  Bramham Electrical kindly installed the new Service washing machine for free as well as taking the old one away.  He repaired the waste pipe and took the time to explain the warranty if anything goes wrong.

Trevor fitting new Washing Machine The new Washing Machine

Just a quick update.  We’ve been doing a few cheaper nights lately to save for a big event or two during the year.  This one came along by chance.  We looked into doing this at a nearer location in King’s Lynn but the cost was prohibitive to say the least.  We then heard from the Ladies Circle in Lynn that they had been to Bircham for the evening and shown how to make different types of bread from a basic dough recipe, and only £10 per person (minimum of £120).

With 12 people in tow we arrived at the Bircham Windmill Bakery Event in Great Bircham where Stevie welcomes us.  Stevie is the Master Baker their and runs the mill with his wife.  We started out with a couple of cups of tea as Stevie ran through the history of the mill and how it came into his family.  This was followed by a huge tray of dough being brought out to us and divided in 12.  From there we were shown how to knead and shape the dough into rolls, iced bun rolls, mice, octopuses and of course bread loaves.

After attempting to copy and make our own versions Stevie collected them all on a tray stuck them in the warming cupboard and then into the oven proper.  As they were cooking we were allowed full access to the windmill so we explored and talked for the half-hour whilst the bread proved and then baked.  The smell throughout the mill was amazing to say the least.

At last the bread was ready and we bagged our attempts, brought some more Bircham bread and said our farewells.  Never have I been to a night when the lads did not want a pint afterwards.  There were too many dreaming of toast and butter when they got home for that though.  All in all another different but superb night.

www.birchamwindmill.co.uk

 

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Another fun packed night.  We met up at the Swan in South Wootton for our Bi-Annual Quiz Night, drinks and sandwiches.  The quiz started at 20:00 and the banter had already started.  It was a good turnout of five members and a prospective.  A few beers in and the questions were getting difficult.

Looks like the chocolate loser prize would be ours again.

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A sad day has come and passed.  Kevin Bristow, a long standing member of over 7 years has been chucked out from Round Table 54 and into the 41 club.

The surprise day on Saturday 7th June 2014 started at the ASDA car park in South Wootton, King’s Lynn.  It was raining hard and it looked like it had set it.  Kevin was dressed as a small garden, whilst the rest of us had to be clothed in something with a flower on it.  Most of us chose a Hawaiian theme, and one as a flowery wizard.

Kevin had his first bottle of beer gaffa taped to his hand and a collection box to the other.  When everyone had arrived we made our way to the bus stop to catch the Coast Hopper to Brancaster and the White Horse Pub for our first celebratory drink of the day.  Here the gaffa taped bottle was removed and replaced with the Pewter Tankard that celebrated Kevin’s chuckout and then filled with a pint of Wherry.   The group made our way out to the veranda at the back to be greeted by blue skies and sunshine.  This was to stay with us for the rest of the day.  After a second drink and some bar snacks we made our way out and caught the next Coast Hopper upto Burnham Market.

Here we were introduced to the Hoste Arms with more drinks, and the nicest toilets in North Norfolk.  We sat down in the courtyard for a while having a laugh and numerous conversations about everything.  More drinks were consumed and then we walked over the road to the butchers so some of us could get some food.  Pork pies where bought and scoffed as we made our way to the final pub for our celebratory meal.

The Lord Nelson was a short walk down the road where we were greeted by the Area 6 Chairman and our own President.  More beer and soft drinks were bought as the food was prepared and we sat in the beer garden enjoying the sun and banter.  The party moved into the private room for the meal.  Toasts and speeches were made and Kevin gave us a small speech about his time in Table 54.  Then it was off again to catch the last Coast Hopper into Hunstanton.

The sun was still shining out on us all and we visited The Waterfront for another drink and to sit on the beach front.  Cinnamon doughnuts were supplied for all there and then off for a stroll to the Marine Bar near the bus stop.  A few nipped off to one of the many chippies in Hunstanton, but some of us were saving our selves for the final pub.  We caught the X10 and got off at Snettisham and onto the Rose and Crown.

Food time.  Burgers and Scampi and a final pint for the trip home.  The food here is always excellent, as well as the beer.  We stayed here for a while with some old table stories and LOTS of jokes told by 41 member Jim.  Then off to the bus stop for the final bus back to King’s Lynn.

Overall a fantastic day was had by all, and one that will be remembered by those that attended.

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Another fun night was had by all, including two new prospective members.  We popped down to Electrix Trax Ltd. in Spalding about an hours drive from King’s Lynn.  This was a Tuesday night event as the Race Track is not open on a Monday.  Dave Johnson came with us from 41 Club as he had to return one of Holbeach Round Tables Jewels that fell in his pocket at an earlier event.  Lucky Dave looked after it for them.

We had a turnout of 13 for the night, a lot of laughs and swearing as the cars either stuck to the track like glue or flew off at every opportunity.  We then stopped at McD’s on the way home to celebrate the win of Chris Rix, followed by Tom Rawlings and Paul Moore.

 

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This post has been a little while coming.  It was difficult to decide how to best present it, but a gallery seemed the best.

On the night of the 28th April 2014 was the RT54 AGM.  It was a dark and rainy night, but a beacon of comfort shone out through the gloom.  There, in the distance following the Ouse river was our destination, The Bank House Hotel where warmth, sustenance, drink and most of all great company waited those who were attending this hallowed of all meetings (for this year at least).

The Chairman from Vancouver RT 1114,  Ash, was in attendance along with Rob.  No doubt there to attempt to steal some regalia and reclaim some of their own.  Larry Russen, a long term honorary member of 1114 was also here planning on disrupting the AGM at every turn.

Paul Moore started the meeting by running through last years AGM minutes, introducing the guests and then inducting two new members.  There should have been a third, but unfortunately he was away at a conference that he could not miss (We will get him later!).  Read more

Another donation passed onto a very worthy organisation.  The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House  provides specialist palliative care to those living with a life-limiting illness, whilst supporting their carers and also providing bereavement support.  The Hospice works closely with local GPs, District Nurses, and health and social service colleagues.

The £100 came from the Paranormal Talk night held earlier in the year with the amazing Norman Fahy who waived his fee as long as it went to Tapping House.  Round Table 54 and 41 gladly did this, and doubled it at the same time.  The cheque was presented to the Tapping House shop in Snettisham.