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IF YOU ARE NOT YET RECEIVING YOUR POLICE PENSION OR ARE JOINING A BRANCH OUTSIDE YOUR FORMER FORCE AREA, PROOF OF YOUR POLICE SERVICE WILL BE VERY HELPFUL AND SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION TO BRANCH SECRETARIES.
Photographs from the Rolls Royce Experience with High Tea very kindly donated by Colin Barrell and what a lovely chap and good company he is! A successful bid at O Sole Mio for the Rocky Appeal led to the most enjoyable afternoon one could imagine. A trip over the downs around Hampshire and into West Sussex in a beautiful 1932 Rolls Royce, Champagne in the countryside and High Tea at the lovely Langrish House near Petersfield; who could possibly ask for more? Joyce Taylor treated her grandsons to a trip in a Mustang around the Goodwood Race Track and they loved every minute of it! All this courtesy of Colin. A little bird tells me that these trips will be on offer at the next O Sole Mio fund raiser so why not treat yourself?
Monday 4th December 2017, 1230 for 1300
Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, Cosham
Please let me know sooner rather than later if you wish to attend. I also need your menu choices. The cost is £20 per member and £25 for guests - I have managed to keep the cost as per last year after a small increase. This lunch is heavily subsidised by Southampton Police Club Trust Fund and also Jean REYNOLDS's Marriott membership discount. I have also arranged for FREE parking for this event. All YOU need to do is to go to Reception, on arrival, and give your vehicle registration number to enable free parking.
Your first drink has a 20% discount at the bar. Should you wish to take your own wine then there is a £10 corkage charge. Any bottles taken MUST be with me at least a week prior to the lunch.
A. Duck Parfait, Spiced Fruit Chutney & Toasted Seeds
B. Leek & Potato Soup, Crispy Onions & Chive Crème Fraiche (V)
A. Roast Turkey , Chestnut & Sage seasoning, Cranberry Sauce
B. Baked Sea Bass, Shredded Fennel, New Potatoes, Tomato & Fennel Dressing
C. Sweet Potato, Feta & Creamed Spinach Strudel (V) Served with Seasonal Vegetables & Potatoes
A. Christmas Pudding & Vanilla Custard
B. White Chocolate & Winter Berry Cheesecake Cookie Base & Wafer Biscuit
Coffee, Mince Pie
PLEASE NOTE ABOVE EXTRA MENU CHOICES SHOWN IN RED.
THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN AND WISH TO AMEND YOUR CHOICES PLEASE EMAIL ME.
Email your menu choice to Roger or contact him by phone.
Please make cheques payable to NARPO SOCIAL and include any donation to the raffle should you so wish.
Our Assistant Social Secretary, Dave Knapper, is intending to run another of our very popular quiz nights in October. These are great fun evenings and you bring your own nibbles and drinks and we will provide your supper of fish, chicken or sausage and chips. A great opportunity to bring your family and friends to make up your own teams. Further details will be published later but please make a note in your diaries.
Our trip to the Normandy beaches is now arranged and anybody going should ensure that they have paid their deposit for the trip to Greys Coaches at Petersfield in accordance with the information I have given you all earlier. If anybody has any queries over the arrangements please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be publishing timings etc at a later date.
Following the success of our recent visit, earlier this year, to see "The Fabulous Fifties Show" at the above venue I have organised another visit to see the Christmas Show on Monday 11th December 2017. I was unable to secure my earlier choice of date as the venue is already nearly fully booked, which should indicate how popular these events are. To date we have a total of 40 people attending this event and I shall shortly be closing the list for anybody else wanting to attend. If you are at all interested in coming with us please let me know as soon as possible. I am very confident you will enjoy a good old fashioned Christmas show, with plenty of fun and laughter, and lots of traditional songs. Just the tonic you need to prepare yourselves for Christmas.
The cost per person is £27 which includes the Show, Christmas lunch and dessert, a cream tea in the interval, and as much tea and coffee as you want. I will need to add to this price the cost of the coach travel once I have ascertained the final numbers travelling and the size of coach I need to hire. I would remind you all that I shall be asking for a non refundable deposit before the event.
I am very pleased and honoured to tell you, that our Branch has been awarded the privilege of having a "Golden Boat of Bounty" mounted on the board inside Queen Alexandra Hospital. The golden award, which is the top one we can achieve, will be placed on the board commemorating our Branch's fund raising achievements at a ceremony to be held about 6pm on a Friday at the end of July or early August 2017. There will be a suitable inscription on the boat acknowledging the Branch's contribution. Any Member and their friends or family may attend the ceremony and I will be publishing the date shortly. Once again your dedication and commitment to our fund raising events have resulted in us being recognised for our contribution.
On behalf of Dave and myself, may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your wonderful support again, and I sincerely hope you are enjoying the functions we are arranging for you. Your continued enthusiasm for our gatherings is the recipe for a very successful future together so long may it continue.
We are presently exploring the facilities offered by the above club for our use in further social functions and skittles evenings. More information when we have it.
The next meeting of "Hugh's Horde of Hungry Hooligans" will take place at the "White Horse Public House Droxford Hants on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 1200 hours for a 1230 hours lunch.
Places will be allocated on a "first come first served" basis and any new Members wanting to join us will be made very welcome. I have reproduced below, for your information, a copy of the Menu exclusively available to our group, and despite the fact that it has been necessary to make some price adjustments for this coming year, our host Shekhar, has allowed our inclusive lunch price of £10.00p per head to remain unchanged. In return for the excellent service he and his staff provide for us I would ask that you may consider paying £10.50p per head to cover a small gratuity to them.
Shekhar and his wife Alex have become good friends to our NARPO group, and have already approached me with a view to running a buffet lunch/supper for us in order to assist us in raising funds for our nominated Branch charity.
Names of those persons wishing to attend the forthcoming lunch, together with the number of places required and your lunch choice, should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org by SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2017.
Pappadums with a selection of dips
Hot or Mild Chicken curry
Mild Vegetable curry
BBQ Chicken Melt topped with cheese and bacon and served with chips
Grilled chicken salad served with vegetables
Minted Lamb or Rosemary Shank served with vegetables or chips
Beer battered cod chips and peas
Scampi chips and peas
Crispy whitebait served with chips and peas
Omelette chips and peas
Fruit crumble served with cream or custard
Fay, Mike Harland, Cheryl and Paul Donnellan
The famous radiator and the Spirit of Ecstasy
Colin pours the Champagne into crystal glasses
Colin and his beloved Rolls