THE ELITIST ZERO CLUB DIVISION 1 Bim Gingell for GBU V Oakley Rambo’s Stuart Davies for Desperados V W.D.L.I DIVISION 2 Roger Dunford for One Over the 8 V Avago’s Colin Thorn for Mine’s a Guiness V Avago’s Colin Thorn for Mine’s a Guiness V One Over the 8 Saturday March 15th Mike Smith for Mine’s a Guiness V Loose Connections J.Butler for District Commercial V Avago’s Mel Redding for Mine’s a Guiness V Golden Oldies Charity Cabaret High Individual Games Div 1 Night Eric Bartholomew Alley Cats 61 Steve Aldridge Alley Cats 63 With Our Very Own Brian Grace Keith Hosier Associates 62 Steve Prater Associates 60 Comedian Ron Cooper Trev Mortimer Code 8's 66 Paul Johnson Installation B 67 Songs From L.E Damastair Chris Lander Missfits 76 Robin Hunter Missfits 61 Music From Ian Collins Nigel Wyatt Missfits 65 Tom Read WDLI 62 Special Guest appearance Chrissie Read WDLI 62 Rob King Div 2 Eddie Taylor District Commercial 61 Your Compere For The Evening Chris Mulley Golden Oldies 60 Maureen Nickless Pete Crane High Hopers 65 Supper And Show £10 Paul Holland Loose Connections 62 Just Show £5 Brenda Knape Loose Connections 60 Tickets on Sale Now Mark Aldridge Mine's A Guinness 62 Vince Monger One Over The 8 61 Pete Dyson One Over The 8 60 Mike Brown Walkie Talkies 62 Tickets On Sale Now CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Having a party? Got about 100 people coming The new smoking shelter is now finished and in use. Could we request that rather than stand outside the front door and smoke, it would be appreciated if members could now but no function room? DON’T panic - The use the new shelter. Wessex Club lets you hire their hall out, There are a few things going on at the moment to improve the Club, the carpets have which includes the bar. been cleaned and the chairs are being refurbished. We will be having 6 chairs done at a time. No matter what event There is still no news on the re-development at the Racecourse. Weddings We are looking into running a Beetle Drive on a Saturday evening in the near future. Birthdays Keep your eyes on the notice board and Malc’s table tops. ETC Maureen Nickless has organised a charity evening to try and raise a substantial amount of money for Retinitus Pigmentosa and the artists are donating their services for free. To Book or for more information go to www.wessexssc.co.uk (Terms and condition apply) Are you bored and have nothing to do? Why not join your clubhouse committee? A free drink on us!! BIRTHDAYS Simply be the nominee for 4 joint or Steve Wordley - 40 on 6th March 8 individual, new and successful applicants in 2008 and a £10 bar voucher is yours!! In your spare time why not take a look at our web site www.wessexssc.co.uk We are still looking for your suggestion/ideas We need your input CARVERY DATES Coming Up Soon March 2nd (Mothers Day) March March 23rd Easter Carvery Sat 8th Private Function Sat 15th Charity Cabaret April 6th Oct 5th Sat 22nd Private Function May 4th Nov 2nd April June 1st Dec 21st Sat 5th All Day Sports Sat12th Killer Skittles Sept 7th Sat 26th Private Function May Sat 3rdPrivate Function Sat 10th Private Function Sat 17thWestern Theme Night Sat 01-Mar Racing Fri 23rd Cheese & Wine & Killer Sun 02-Mar Medal Skittles Wed 05-Mar Seniors Medal June Sat 08-Mar Sun Tickets on sale now 09-Mar Carole Scott Cup Fri 6th Bingo & BBQ Sat 21st Private Function Members £7 Guest £10 Children £2.00 Sat 15-Mar July Sun 16-Mar Thr 20-Mar Monthly Weekday Stableford Sat 12th Race Night & BBQ Fri 21-Mar Monthly Weekday Stableford August Sat 22-Mar Sat 2nd I.O.W Coach Trip Sun 23-Mar (Easter Sunday) Mon 24-Mar April Fool Texas Scramble Fri 28-Mar Racing Sat Sun 29-Mar 30-Mar Racing Junior Medal This Years Summer Outing is The I.0.W On 2nd August 2008 Do you have any news which you Members £ 14.00 would like to see in the news letter? Guest £ 16.00 Then please put your suggestions in the Children £ 5.00 box by the pool table Booking form will go up on 15th March A THANK YOU TO LOU, 29 YEARS ON THE WESSEX CLUB COMMITTEE Lou joined the Wessex club committee in June 1979 completing over 29 years as an active committee member. Fred Cook and Cynthia Lane were the Chairman and Secretary of that era. Lou has worked for Scottish & Southern Energy (SEB) for over 40 years and was a club member all this time even before he came onto the committee. Lou joined the committee the same day as Mike Rogers and stayed on a few months after Mike resigned. Lou was the Wessex representative for the SEB depot at Hambridge Road for many years recruiting numerous new members from his position as storekeeper. Spotting a new employee Lou would have them signed up before they knew what hit them. Lou has seen 3 different Wessex club premises from the old and new one at Oxford Road and obviously the current one at the Racecourse. People often forget that for around 2 years early in the new millennium the club were without premises and the committee along with Lou met at the Lamb pub locating new premises and then negotiating terms and conditions with the racecourse. Also easily forgotten was the building works involved with the new main hall and snooker room and the refurbishment of the original bar area and changing rooms. This involved almost weekly committee meetings as plans changed constantly. Lou feels particularly proud to have been a major part of this massive achievement to ensure the future of the Wessex Club, when at times the future of the club looked in doubt. Lou is a man of many talents which include being a qualified aircraft and glider pilot. He also owns a 1960s Kawasaki 750cc Motorbike a 1914 Steam Ransome Mower and a Lister Static Steam Engine all of which he has restored himself and frequently used to display them at Newbury and other shows. It would take too long to list all his other hobbies. However, committee meetings will not be the same without Lou’s sense of humour and keeping us all on our toes if Lou happened to disagree with us. On behalf of the committee and the members I would like to thank Lou for all his hard work over the years and hope he continues to be a member for a long time to come.