Members assembled for our traditional New Year’s Meal on 08 January 2020 at the Dona Theresa restaurant in Hatch End. Our evening started with a minute’s silence whilst the members and guests marked the sad passing to Higher Service of our member and Past President John Cone. John had made a significant contribution to the Club over the years, finishing with a long stint as our Community Service Projects chairman. His humour and optimism will be much missed.
Other members of the Club had attended funerals during the day, and so that evening our spirits definitely needed lifting.
The staff and management of Dona Theresa were more than up to the task, providing us with a sumptuous meal and the most friendly service. In the end we were sad to leave the convivial and cosy atmosphere for the cool night air and the drizzling rain.
Next week, we are back to normal in our usual venue for a Business Meeting.