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Message from Brian Brittain 2 March 2018
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The Annual General Meeting of the Phoenix Ukulele Club
will take place at the Subscription Bowling Club, Wigan
at 7:30am on Tuesday 27th March 2018
Election of Officers
All present Officers – Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer will step down from office.
Nominations are invited for new Officers for the fiscal year 2018-2019. Please convey your nominations, which should be seconded and confirmed by the person so nominated, to the Secretary – at firstname.lastname@example.org by latest 19th March 2017.
Note that the present Officers are willing to stand for election for a further year.
Voting for Officers will be made at the meeting and a majority decision will suffice.
Approval of the Accounts
Full details of the accounts are available for members to study on request. These were verified at a Committee Meeting on 26th February 2018. Fuller details will be given with the final notice of the AGM following the closing date for nominations and resolutions.
Members will be asked at the Meeting to approve the accounts accordingly.
At the last AGM, members agreed a subscription of £10 per member, merely so show commitment.
This matter is for discussion at the meeting, and other resolutions will be considered. Again any resolution on this matter should be advised to the Secretary by 19th March 2018.
Any other resolutions for consideration are welcome, and should be advised to the Secretary by 19th March 2018.
In line with provisions of the present Constitution, all members are required to show commitment by being in attendance for at least one meeting during the subsequent four meetings following the AGM. Any member(s) not doing so without reasonable excuse will be deemed to have forfeited their membership.
Presently, thereafter, members will be required to attend for at least 12 sessions during the fiscal year to maintain their membership. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration. Any member not fulfilling this requirement, without reasonable excuse will be deemed to have forfeited their membership. Again this requirement may be subject to a resolution of amendment
Time will be given for consideration of any other matter(s). If there are such matters for discussion, please advise the Secretary by 19th March 2018, in order that these can be advised to all members and considered beforehand, saving time at the AGM itself.
A full agenda, account details and details of all nominations and resolutions will be advised to member by email following the closing date of 19th March 2018.
A copy of the present Club Constitution can be downloaded HERE, any questions or queries please ask.
Everyone seems to have thoroughly enjoyed the Duets Night. Thanks very much Trevor for all the effort put in before and during the evening. Thanks to Steve for the scrolling, only one mistake spotted. Thanks to the smaller Ashes – Brendan on drums, Tom on bass, Eddie on harmonica.
We may possibly have volunteers to fill the gap in the Leader’s List. Won’t say anything yet but giving them little time to make their minds up.
What a swan song from Smashie and Nicey. Great stuff, just about everyone got up to do a turn. Some more than others, when it would probably have been better for everyone if I’d stayed sat down !!. What a pity we will not see the likes again, but grateful thanks from everyone for all the pleasure you have both given - much appreciated, enjoy your retirements.
Thanks to this week’s Ashes – Dave on bass, Brendan on drums, Eddie on harmonica and Tom on percussion and bass and drums – so versatile. What do they say about jack of all trades ???
Graham stated in his set list circular that we would do as many as we could get through and apart from Margie which was substituted with Wig Wam Bam and Hot Stuff, which we really must do sometime soon, we did them all and then some.
So thanks to Les B, Dave D , Joy, Eddie, Tom, Mark, Joe, The Abba ladies (Joy, Elaine and Gillian), Brendan, Brian, Trevor, Graham K, Graham P, Mary would be Proud of them the Ainscough Bros, Mary and Jo, Les H, Steve G, Steve (Grand Dad, it’s too Loud) McGreavy, not forgetting the Five Degrees – Joy, Jo, Elaine, Eunice and Gill (the song was actually sung by the Supremes, but they’re not that good).
Shorter STARTIME, but some good stuff from the following
This Thursday, it is Diane and Dave’s do at the Crown, New Springs.
Next week it is Trevor and Steve’s Duet’s Night. There is still time to tell him your chosen number at email@example.com
It is also presentation night so wear your T-shirts for the photoshoot.
Following a Committee Meeting on Monday 26th, I shall be issuing the notice of our AGM. So it’s time to start thinking of Nominations and Resolutions for that meeting on 27th March 2018.
Tomorrow is the day when chaps of our age get down on one knee and utter those three little words – HELP ME UP !!!
I’ve just come back from our U3A Italian class – Why should you not eat pasta alone ?
Because you could get cannelloni. :-)
Well done to both our leading team yesterday. Dave for a very good selection of tunes and Margo for her command of the audience as per. Thank you. Thank you to this week’s - Ashes Brian on drums, Ken on bass, Tom on percussion and Eddie on harmonica. Thanks to those who lead on some of the numbers – Les B, Joe, Anne and Elaine for Que Sera Sera, Eddie, Graham P, Eddie and Les B who Walked in the Room, Mark , Brian for Lying Eyes (Margo on drums), Anne, t’other Brian, and we took a chance on Joy, Gill and Jo; Dave D (eventually), Mark and Owen for Loving to Boogie
What a STARTIME this week, hardly enough time to fit it all in. So thanks to:
There is still the gap for a another leading couple on the Leader’s List, thanks to Anne for volunteering to scroll, but it is the t’other part that’s needed drawing up the playlist and presenting. Anne with Donna would make a good team ? Latest list attached if I remember, I will be accompanying Joe in future in place of Elaine.
Next week it's the turn of The Two Graham's - sadly their last, set list later.
A fine session ably lead by Joe last evening, some very good tunes in there, thanks very much, and we did manage to find him two glamorous assistants in the absence of Elaine, so thanks for the expert scrolling to Eunice and Diane.
A full set of Ashes this evening, so thanks to Brendan on drums, Brian on bass, Eddie on harmonica and Tom on percussion. Thanks to those who lead on many of the numbers – LesB; Eddie; Donna, Anne, Diane and Margo , but mostly Donna were on the locomotion. Dave D; Ernie, Eddie and Donna said Hey to Good Looking, Steve McG loved to boogie (and appear in Boots hearing aids ads); Don walked the line; Graham P; Donna was second hand Rose once she found her note (honestly a lot of us tried to help her find it); Mark; Lee was goosed by a fox – warning here Dave is going to use this as the opener to U3A future meetings in place of either Froggie Went A Courting or You’ll Never Get To Heaven; Steve McG (again) played his ukulele as the ship went down; Dave D messed about on the river, and Brendan was alone again – naturally.
Thanks for a varied and entertaining (and videoed) STARTIME to
It is Diane and Dave do at the Crown, New Springs tomorrow, Thursday.
Brian is arranging for the printing of the gig books.
We are told that Carole’s operation was successful and she is recovering. Hope to see both her and Brian soon. Our best wishes.
Thank you Dave and Lee for a good evening and an entertaining session. Just a tad more of Piggy Went A Courting would have been the icing on the cake, but we can sometimes have too much of a good thing.
Thanks to Brian on drums, Eddie on harmonica and the multi-talented Tom on bass.
Thanks to those who lead on some of the numbers – Les B; Mark; Ernie; Brendan; Donna, Betty, Eunice, Anne and Diane gave us the Baby Face Medley (non-male gender fluid version), Eddie, Don, Dave S, Les H and Eddie were going to take a Ferry across the Mersey until Les split his drink and Eddie had to sail single-handed, whilst Les swabbed the decks. Joe walked his baby back home. On this one, Dave advised that it was a Cmaj7, Am, C, Am progression all the way through, except when it wasn’t. And to be honest, it wasn’t. Jo, Graham K. Jo, Mary and Dave had their blue eyes crying in the rain. Mary wasn’t too keen on getting up, but did extremely well, and has offered to do Hot Stuff and Wig Wam Bam next time. Brendan sang Lucille in place of Don. What a pity Don had left early! Brendan, Trevor and Dave made a mashup of the Rock a Billy Mashup.
A varied and entertaining STARTIME, with a couple of numbers new to me and most.
Trevor is still looking for members to advise of numbers for his next duets evening on 27 Feb, and Donna is looking for tunes for the Olde Tyme Music Hall session on 27 March.
Next week it’s the turn of Joe and Elaine. Some good stuff coming up here, set list later.
Nice to see Eric back amongst us after his battle with the lurgy. Hope to see Brian again soon after his foot infection, which has made him go limp, nasty that !!.And our very best wishes go to Carole for her coming op, we trust all goes well, and hope to see both her and Brian in the not too distant future, fit and well.
Brian put together a really entertaining evening, thanks very much from all. Thanks also to Diane and Eunice for the professional scrolling. (We noticed that Eunice and friends had set up as a branch of Costa Coffee.)
Thanks to this week’s Ashes - Dave (sometime Tom) on bass, Tom on percussion, Eddie on harmonica and Brian on drums. Thanks to those who lead on some or many of the tunes – Les B; Joe; Eddie; Trevor;, Mark; Donna; Betty; Graham P; Carole, Ann and Eunice sang the locomotion; Donna, Betty and Trevor were teenagers in love, Ann, Gillian and Donna had suds in the bucket, Dave D was wonderful tonight, Carole, Ernie and Les H.
An extended and very entertaining STARTIME, so it is thank you to
Note that the Leader’s List has been amended with the inclusion on 13th March of A Ladies’ Olde Tyme Music Hall direct from the Leeds City Varieties, featuring many highly regarded acts including Leonard Donna Sachs, but on this occasion “chiefly yourselves”. Please let me know if this makes your subsequent turn as leader difficult.
Trevor is looking for duet numbers to put in his next session on 27th February. Please let him know early, these things are not put together in five minutes, although most try to make it appear so !!!
This Thursday it is Diane and Dave’s do at the Crown, New Springs.
And finally have a great time with Frank on Saturday.
Thanks to Trevor for an excellent show and great choice of songs, and I said there was really no need to worry about finding a glamorous assistant to rival Steve G, so thanks to the gorgeous Eunice and the equally gorgeous Diane for the scrolling. Experts and an example to us all.
Thanks to the band this evening, Tom on bass, Brendan on drums and not too sure if he managed to whip it out, but Eddie on harmonica.
Thanks to those who lead on some of the numbers – Les B, Mark, Joe, Carole, Diane and Margo did a Doo Ron Ron, Les B and Eddie were in Blue Bayou (what happened to the “pause” at the end?). Tommy F was Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Joe and Graham P Enjoyed Themselves whilst they were still in the pink, Carole, Gillian and Anne Always Had Something To Remind Them, thank you girls but we’ll forget that one !! Eddie and Brian were Trying To Catch The Wind, Graham P, Brendan, Carole and Anne were Debbie Harry, and Graham and Joy Hit the Fever Road Jack.
Short but very good STARTIME, so it’s thanks to
It is Diane and Dave’s do at the Crown on Thursday this week.
Well that got us off on a great start for Christmas, well done all our ladies and many thanks for all the effort.
Thanks to Betty for the scrolling, well done for a first attempt and what can I say about the way Donna conducted the proceedings, and a perfect choice of music.
Thanks to the supporting act of Ashes, Brian on drums, t’other Brian on bass, Tom on percussion and Eddie on harmonica. Thanks to all those who stood forward and lead on many of the numbers, Les B, Dave D, Graham P, Brian, Joe. Eunice, Anne, Margo, Joy, Diane and Gillian gave us Long Live Love. Ernie, Trevor, Eddie, Al, Anne, Les H, Mark
Well done, and so they should be, to Joe and his 7 dwarves with a version of seven little girls. Apologies for the blatant advertising in this feature, a large bill has been sent to Martin.Bernard, Joy, Don, Steve G, David S
It was noted that nobody asked me to either volunteer or join in the raffle to be the back end of the camel. How come Eunice always wins ?
Eunice, Joy, Diane and Jo walked back to happiness. Brendan and Donna gave us a good version of Victoria Wood’s Let’s Do It.
No STARTIME this week, no time in a full programme. I was locked out when I finally got home. The catering was superb, again thanks VM jummy.
No meeting on Boxing Day. Our next outing is on 2nd January when it is the turn of the two Grahams. Look out for some new items. Set list later probably a Boxing Day treat.
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