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What is it?
It is an organisation for retired Gentlemen. No lower age limit if fully retired.

Its aims
To promote fellowship, friendship and social intercourse between  "members".

What does it do?
Offers talks, lectures and presentations, either by "members" themselves or invited guests.

When does it meet?
Fortnightly from September through to early May.

Where does it meet?
In St. Mary's Church Hall, on Wednesday afternoons at 2.00 pm. Tea/coffee are served with biscuits.

Are there any other activities?
There are two overseas tours/cruises arranged each yeare (for "members" and wives/partners), as well as five-day breaks within the UK along with days out to special events.
In addition a Christmas Lunch outing is arranged at exclusive hotels for wives/parthers. Usually about an hours drive away.
For the members a special "Men Only" Christmas outing is arranged (just for the day).

How does one become a "member"
Simply come to a meeting, introduce yourself to the treasurer, (on the right as you enter), and he will register you.

What are the fees?
There is no "membership" fee. You simply pay a levy at each meeting, currently £2.00, which covers the cost of the room hire, speakers and refreshments.

What are the rules?
There are only two rules. We do not discuss politics or religions from the floor or in debate.
Even so, the organisation is Non-denominational and non-political. All are welcome.

How are the officials elected?
As perhaps, the most unique and informal organisation in the village, all officials are invited by the committee to take up any post that becomes vacant. (The present Social Secretary was invited to take up the post in 1988). 'There is no A.G.M.

What's in a Name?
At its founding in 1975 when the present rules were laid down, the founder, Mr Harry Wrigh, was looking for a distinctive name for the organisation. As they met in the Church Hall it was suggested that a certain Nicholas de Luda who was sent from Louth (Luda) in Lincolnshire, by the then King in 1364, to rescue the church from its rather dilapidated state, and who is now much revered in the church, was just the name for the organisation. The rector approved, even though Harry Wright insisted on the two above mentioned, and only rules.

Do we support any Charities?

This is a trust which provices support for those old Ghurkas (most of them now in their 80s and 90s) who fought so bravely for this country in the last World War but did not serve long enough to get a military pension, like thousands of us. We have our National Insurance to fall back on. They have nothing.

For more information contact: Robin Russell (General Secretary) on 846246
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Speakers and Events 2020

January 8th - Philip Waker: Funny Old World

January 22nd - Robin Russell: Memories 3

February 5th - Kath & Clive Richardson: Antiques

February 19th - Tony Price: CPR

March 4th - D. Trezise: Fun, Facts and Fantasties

March 18th - John Scotney: Japan

April 1st - Paul Schofield: A History of East Hull

April 15th -
Geoff Gray: Turkey

April 29th - Bill Bromwich: Musical Theatre Part 2

May 13th - Mike Rymer: Roll Out the Barrel, 17th Century Coopers

September 2nd - Alan Beadle: The Golden Age of Highway Men

September 16th - Liz Shepherd: Development of Anlaby Road Part 2

September 30th - Rona & Tony Dickinson: The Rescue of a 24lb Naval Cannnon

October 14th - Michael Leach: Land of the Lema's

October 28th - John Day: Rise & Fall of my Business

November 11th - Michelle Beadle: Out with the Old, and In with the New

November 25th - John Day & Bill Bromwich: The History of Printing

December 3rd (Thursday) - Ladies Christmas Lunch (venue to be announced)

December 9th - Men-Only Christmas Dinner (venue to be announced)

SEE YOU AGAIN IN 2021 - Why not introduced a friend?

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