The Gentlemen's Ale Sampling Society
1982-2017 35 YEARS OF BEERS
Tuesday 1st November
Stede Court Estate, Harrietsham
Idea courtesy of Len
Five Teams, Five Segways, the big wheeled cross country types. Two hours of learning to ride followed by speed and time trials round the courtyard at Brian's place.
Followed by a sit down dinner and drinks - food lovingly prepared by Chef Henslow.
Excellent turnout, only Steve Riches (injured) and Alan missing. Plenty of guests, 6 in all, plus neighbours and waiters brought the total to 30!
It would turn out to be one of the biggest meetings ever when Brian had decided to prepare and cook all the food on his own. Typical!
The guys from Segkind (www.segkind.com) were great. Many thanks to Danny and Mark. They taught everyone to ride......
and just look at all the floodlights - it's like daylight!
They taught everyone to wear funny hats......
Then they let us loose ........
Having mastered the SEGWAY it was time for the results -
FASTEST - PHIL RALPH, MOST SKILFUL - JOHN BRICE, MOST RECKLESS - MIKE DAWE
Then it was time for Dinner ...................
You can even enjoy a short video......
As you can see the usual suspect (Hew) was consuming the usual brew (in the blue bottle).
We finally found out who the Fines master is, Nick owned up and co-opted Don as his Fines Minder, and what a job they did.
Nick explained the new system - if you are fined you PAY, with a smile.
As an example Nick fined a guest, Theo, £10 for being an Arsenal supporter - and Theo paid up with a smile.
Nick then fined everyone for everything and raised £75! Probably beating the fines for whole years gone by.
THAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT!!!!
The Chairman reminded everyone to vote for their choice of meetings - or suffer the meetings being imposed on them.
YOUR CHOICE GUYS!
The Christmas Meeting is Pedibuses in London. Details nearer the date.
Good meeting - hope you all enjoyed it.