NOGGIN 'n NATTER
HIGH TEA TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH 2
I was recently in England I had travelled there to see my mother who lives in Hertfordshire. Her birthday is 8 September, which of course was the day her majesty passed away. At the recent general meeting, I suggested we have a function to celebrate her life.
We had a function at the clubrooms to celebrate her majesty’s life. The event only had very short notice, but we still managed to have 20 members attend. Everyone bought various food items - I bought along sandwiches which were cheese and Branston pickles and there were also assorted cakes and salmon with caviar. I managed to borrow from my federal member's office, a lovely portrait of her late majesty which everyone commented was an amazing picture.
I bought along some assorted memorabilia from the Queen's life and there were flags hanging from the club room walls.
Her majesty had an amazing life and had carried out her duties over the years with amazing skill and grace. She will be missed by everyone in Britain and the Commonwealth and by millions of people all over the world.
A life well lived!
Member no 3487
SATURDAY ARVO NOGGIN 'n NATTER
At our Club House
The inaugural Saturday Arvo was a huge success, not numbers-wise on the day so much as those attending enjoyed the YapYap, the food supplied was great and the working Members of the Club were able to complete the Trophy Showcases rebuild after the floods with many hands making light work.
Five of our midweek run members were unable to attend, four of them being struck down by Covid and Jeff Hesslewood having his shed constructed. Do hope the Jones's and Hoger's are on the mend. The afternoon was a great chance for John and Glen Boyce to join us as well as Jan Burke and Barry Lutwyche. We also enjoyed the company of Jenny and Eric, visitors from the UK, who are staying with MG friends, Tim and Lyn Bateman.
Caught up with the Derriman's, Barbara being a huge presence in the Canteen and maker of the lunch packs for the “flaggies”. There are so many unsung heroes who make the various areas of the Club function. Thank you, Barbara. It was also a great opportunity to interact with Members of the Management Committee who also attended. Special thanks to our Club Captain, Don Webster, who arrived bright and early to open the Club House and set up the Bar etc.
NEXT SATURDAY ARVO
YAP YAP/NOGGIN 'n NATTER
SATURDAY, 13 AUGUST 2022
12.00 NOON TO 3.00 PM
As from 2010, the Clubrooms will be open only on the first and third Friday night of each month from 6.30pm until 9.30 pm. Come along on those nights for a night of "THINGS MG".
Every first Friday night of the month we will try to have a special guest or activity so come along and enjoy whatever it is on offer. A night navigation run or table top rally will be held every third Friday night. Rocker cover racing is becoming a regular feature of Noggin 'n' Natters. Be part of it! Rules are available here.
Noggin 'n' Natter commences at 6.30pm with food available for purchase - generally a sausage sizzle costing $4.00. The Library and Bar are also open, so come along and chat with friends. Special Noggin 'n' Natters, such as the annual Old Members Night, are also held.
Photos and news from recent Noggin 'n' Natters
Following the night of the Asian Adventure, Max and Noeline Johnson offered a ‘Welcome to Winter’ on Friday 4th June, and what a cold night it was. Numbers were down, but spirits were high which bodes well for attendance at future evenings.
In an attempt to tie our evening meeting with something important that was occurring outside the club, Tim and Lynne Bateman hosted an Italian themed meal in honour of ‘National Lasagne Day’, even if this spurious event only existed in their own minds. And of course, our resident sommelier, Flavio, was able to advise on a suitably accompanying wine – a cheeky Lambrusco.
Unfortunately, our next themed dinner which was to be in celebration of USA Independence Day, had to be cancelled because that nasty virus exerted its own independence and forced us into virtual lock down.
Well, we were not going to put up with that, so we revolted which coincidentally tied up with our French amies celebrating Bastille Day. Tim and Lynne provided a meal of Quiche Lorraine with Crepes for dessert, which satisfied the hungry hordes.
But there is more yet to come as inventive minds seek to find suitable external events that can tie up with a themed dinner.
MGCCQ Noggin and Natters
Our fortnightly Noggin and Natters at the clubrooms (First and Third Friday of the month) have come back with a bit of a difference, post COVID lockdowns.
The main problem was that we could not have our traditional BBQ and buffet servery, so alternatives were investigated.
As there was no restriction if you brought your own food, and consumed it yourself, our first attempt was a “design and bring your own pizza’ night, with many variations of this fairly basic fare, according to individual tastes.
Tim and Lynne Bateman then came to the party (literally) with the idea of Gourmet Burgers, which were well received.
Following this success, they offered to provide an Irish menu of taties and Guinness to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Looking for other significant occasions they then decided that an ‘Asian Adventure’ would be appropriate for the Buddha’s Birthday.
The photo shows the contented diners sitting at the arrangement of tables representing a mandala. Tim and Lynne were then thanked by acclamation, however it was difficult to achieve with only one hand clapping!
Future special meals are planned for upcoming Noggin and Natters – watch this space. Actually, it would be better if you watched the Weekly Newsletter on the website, as the information is likely to be more up-to-date.
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