Once again, the Club held its Christmas Lunch at the Allerton Court Hotel.

Club President Danny Myers welcomed twenty-seven members and the President of the Northallerton Rotary Club, Duncan Davison, as our Guest. Apologies and greetings were    received from former President Fred Ayrton , Bert Travis, David Hill and Mike Peacock.

Keith Gilbert said the Grace and Stewart Bain led the Loyal toast. Responding to the formal welcome, Mr. Davison related four anecdotes from his career in agricultural sales, notably dealing with the problems of getting farmers to pay up!

Philip Jones organised a raffle. It raised £125 towards club funds but was interesting in that, with competition for the ten prizes, George Barker held four winning tickets – no one asked how this was contrived!!!! I

It was agreed that this was a very welcome luncheon and thanks were expressed to Stewart for the organisation. The President closed the gathering with all best wishes for Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year.