AGM confirms Derek Scott as Ringwood & Districts Ex-Tablers's Chairman.
February 21st Club Meeting provided a perfect opportunity to celebrate something unique. Our very own David Gifford Phelps has been in Tabling since March 17th 1953 when he joined Crewkerne. That’s 70 years in Tabling and most of it in Ringwood!!!. Remarkable and record breaking.
It is with great sadnes, Steve Wyatt a good friend and popular Ex-Tabler passed away while holidaying in Portugal. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with Maureen and her family at this difficult time.
Chairman John, Vice Chairman Derek and David (founder member of Ringwood & District Ex-Tablers) planted a tree in The Jubilee Garden as a memorial to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
A Message From Our Chairman, John Adams:
It is with great sorrow that we hear of the death of our loved Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
We find this disorienting. She had our greatest respect, she was part of our nation and existence.Steadfast.She has been our wonderful Queen, and has always been there for us.
I share with you our deep sorrow, and will be sending our sorrow at her passing on behalf of you all to Buckingham Palace.
God Bless Her.
1926 - 2022
At our August meeting we were delighted to induct four Ringwood Tablers into our Club.
Peter Lomax, Editor of Ringwood & District Ex-Tablers Magazine for the past two years, receives Award From National for his publication the Merrettable Times
A successful Ladies Night happened, at last. Vice Chairman John organised a great evening at The Captain's Cabin, Christchurch. We were delighted to welcome many dignitaries include National President Peter Good.
Ringwood & District Ex-Tablers have a new meeting venue. We now meet at The Old Beams, Ibsley. Change is good and we would like to thank St Leonards Hotel for hosting us over the many years when face-to-face meeting were the norm. While here, thank you Zoom a god-send during CoVid but now face mask-to-face mask meetings. Onwards and upwards...
Ringwood & District Round Table's Santa Sleigh could be seen around town collecting for charity as well as food for the local Food Bank. Congratulations to all who helped.
The Club was delighted to welcome two new members, Malcolm Lee and Tim Airey. Regional Councillor Richard Dyson performed the induction ceremony.
It is with great sadness, Mike Fraser a longtime Member and friend of all, lost his long battle with cancer this month. You will be deeply missed Mike. Our thoughts are with Liz and family at this difficult time.
Chairman Bob acknowledges, in Ringwoods most trusted newspaper, The Merrettable Times, August's meeting at The Three Tuns was the result of the 'July Rebellion' and then promptly annouces in the same paper "Summer is nearly over"
The memorial to Jimmie Gordon is progressing dispite the many hurdles The Poulner Pod are having to overcome.
The Copy Date for October's issue of The Merrettable Times returns to the usual date. Not sure if our Esteemed Editor had a good holiday, postcard was lost in the post.
July's Club Night at The Three Tuns a great success and by popular demand the Club has decides to hold a meeting in August at The Three Tuns with a slightly different format, says our Meals Monitor David. We are playing Boules before dinner of pie and mash followed by apple crumble with custard and to finish, after dinner coffee but no mints.
September copy date for The Merretatble Times has been brought forward to the 25th August. Our Esteemed Editor is away on holiday. Words fail me!
July Club Night is on. “We all meet on Tuesday 20th July at The Three Tuns, Bransgore”, writes David Phelps the Meals Correspondent for Ringwood’s Most Trusted Newspaper, The Merrettable Times. Unless, continues David, “Freedom Day is postponed”.
Watch for more information from our Correspondent.
Following publication of Richard's Year Book, Ringwood's website traffic increases a hundred fold
Spotted in the latest copy of The Merrettable Times,
a Diary Of Forthcoming Events and only one is via Zoom.
Ringwood & District Ex-Tablers Club donate £800 to Ringwood Junior School to help fund computers required for “home learning”. Much missed former member John Salsbury was the Chair of Governors for a number of years and this donation was in his memory.
Friends of Fordingbridge Surgery to receive £300 donation. Many members of Ringwood & District Ex-Tablers Club and Tangent, our sister club, are being vaccinated at the Surgery. In the middle of Lockdown 3 it was felt this donation to the Friends of Fordingbridge Surgery appropriate.
Ringwood & District Ex-Tablers Club support the Plastic Free Ringwood Community in its journey to remove and reduce single use plastics. Visit their website to check what R.A.C.E. do or see how you can reduce your dependency on plastic by clicking on the logo, "Putting plastic in its place".
It was with great sadness Jimmy Gordon, founder member of Ringwood Round Table and Ringwood & District Ex-Tablers Club passed away this month. Jimmy celebrated his 100th birthday last June. During his life, Jimmy raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for Cancer Charities. Jimmy will be sadly missed.
Ringwood & District AGM cancelled due to CoVid-19
Ringwood & Verwood Round Table reformed in Autumn of 2019