Blair­gowrie Probus Club fes­tive lunch cel­e­bra­tions

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - CHURCH NEWS -

Blair­gowrie Probus Club pres­i­dent, Ian Con­roy, wel­comed 53 mem­bers to the club’s an­nual Christ­mas lunch held in the An­gus Ho­tel on De­cem­ber 13, and ex­tended a spe­cial wel­come to guests Deb­o­rah Rogers, pres­i­dent of Blair­gowrie Ro­tary Club, and to en­ter­tain­ers Dav­ina Far­quhar­son and Nancy David­son.

A min­utes si­lence was ob­served in mem­ory of past pres­i­dent Robert Cor­mack who died re­cently.

Brian Scott pro­posed a very suit­able toast to the late Ian Scott.

He also thanked Ian’s daugh­ters on be­half of the club for the gen­er­ous gift of the wine for the Christ­mas lunch in his mem­ory.

Ian had for many years been deeply in­volved with Probus, and spoke to the club on two sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions on his fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in the Sec­ond World War, and sub­se­quently as a com­mer­cial pi­lot.

Michael Cas­sels, con­venor of the club’s angling sec­tion, pre­sented the an­gler’s tro­phies to Harry Clax­ton who won two tro­phies, and to Brian Scott.

Club mem­ber Colin Ste­wart then spoke of his re­cent ex­pe­ri­ence of ‘driv­ing ’ a driver­less car from Perth to Blair gowrie, a most fas­ci­nat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and a sign of what is to come in the fu­ture.

Colin went on to speak about the Perthshire Clas­sic Car Fes­ti­val 2018 which is be­ing or­gan­ised by Blair­gowrie Ro­tary Club and will be based at Scone Palace on April 21 and 22 (see story on page 3 of this week’s Blair­gowrie Ad­ver­tiser).

More in­for­ma­tion on the event is avail­able at www. blair­gowrieclas­s­ic­car­tour.co.uk

Club mem­bers Andy Lang and Jim Webster then pro­vided mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing their own hu­mor­ous com­po­si­tion of the ‘Blair­gowrie Probus Song’.

The lunch was con­cluded with Christ­mas fes­tive mu­sic pro­vided by soloist Dav­ina Far­quhar­son with Nancy David­son pro­vid­ing the mu­si­cal ac­com­pa­ni­ment.

The pres­i­dent brought the lunch to a close by re­mind­ing mem­bers of the next meet­ing on Jan­uary 10.

The speaker at this meet­ing will be Alis­tair Walker and his sub­ject will be Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

All are wel­come to at­tend.

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