Fancy a cup and chatter? You do? Then look no further than Retford Mens Probus Club.! Retford Men’s Probus Club has been running since 1971. Our meetings take place at the Westhill Community Centre, Ordsall at 10.00am every other Friday. If you would like to come along to one of our meetings, please view the website https://retfordmensprobusclub.org.uk. Contact Retford Men’s Probus Club, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Secretary on 07542 852037. You won’t regret it! A bigger turn out than usual for the first meeting of the New Year with over forty members present. After the aforesaid cup and chatter session, when members greeted each other with belated seasonal wishes and New Year greetings, most of the group( sober by now), except for the non drinker who were eager to get to the coffee pot and do it justice, a sense of warmth and friendship was felt all around the venue. As the meeting was called to order, President Andrew Jefferson and Club Secretary Rob Boeuf, welcomed the gathering officially, reiterating seasons’ greetings to all for 2020.and any relevant notices were given out. Various members were thanked for their input over the 2019 sessions, e.g. for organizing functions during the Christmas period, which once again proved to be a great success and now seems to be regular part of the club’s annual programme, designed to suit most tastes as members are from a variety of backgrounds and hold a wealth of knowledge between them. The engaged speaker on this occasion was Christine Shaw who addressed the membership on the subject of “Fifty Years of James Bond” The talk including a film presentation, was well received by those present, and their memories of Bond films was second to none. In fact secretly some of them wishing they were the man himself, (Dream On) shaken – not stirred!! Nobody fell asleep during this presentation, just in case they missed the beautiful settings and luxury surroundings, or even the beautiful girls in each. A question and n session followed, members often asking and others from the floor answering the questions which were confirmed by the speaker. The talk covered the writers, producer, gadgets, ideas, stars who played the part over many years, some now household names , some not so successful, but admired by the ladies in general who often put them on the same pedestal of their handsome husbands we’re led to believe? Another great start to decade for the club and would appear set to continue with two more speakers arranged for the members’ entertainment. On January 24th Ian Morgan will address the group on the subject “Footpads Kings and Highwaymen”. A complete change of subject for the February meeting, when the subject of “Container Plants and Vegetables will come under discussion. Hope to see you there!