Blairgowrie Probus Club festive lunch celebrations
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.