Lentune Probus Men met on 9th May for their monthly meeting, when Pete Yeoman gave an interesting talk entitled “Across America in a Model T”.
In 2008 Peter took part in a centenary re-enactment of a car race from New York to Seattle, that originally took place in 1909. This re-enactment involved more than 50 Model T Fords. Pete was accompanied by Don Belcher who displayed his Model T Ford (previously owned by Pete) on the lawn in front of the hotel to enable Club members to study closely this iconic motor car!
Lentune Ladies met for lunch on 4th May and enjoyed a most interesting talk by Lucie Lewis on Naomi House - the local children’s hospice in Winchester at Sutton Scotney. Naomi House offers care and support to children who are not expected to live into adulthood. Individualised nursing care is provided to help enhance short lives and allows local families to make the most of their precious time with their children. Jacksplace young adults’ hospice is the only hospice for young adults in the region.
It has been a busy month in the club's social calendar.
On 10 May, club members and guests made a fascinating visit to the New Forest Fruit Farm at East Boldre. The farm is one of the largest fruit farms in the UK, covering 200 acres and employing up to 500 people. It specialises in growing and harvesting strawberries, asparagus and other small soft fruit which are distributed to major supermarkets. The farm uses modern growing systems; crops are grown in vast polytunnels and in high season can produce up to 60 tons of strawberries per day!
On 19 May, some 40 club members and guests gathered at MJ's Restaurant to enjoy our Spring Luncheon. MJ's is the on-campus fine-dining restaurant at Brockenhurst College, where students learn to cook and serve outstanding dishes, under the supervision of catering and hospitality professionals. A delicious meal was enjoyed by all with friendly impeccable service and high-quality cooking.
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