Epworth Men’s Society marks a successful year at AGM

Another successful year was reported when the Epworth Men’s Society held its AGM at the town’s Mowbray Arms pub last week.

Members had enjoyed numerous trips, speakers at their monthly meetings and the organisation had ended up almost £300 in the black.

Chairman Barry Briggs thanked members, and especially those who serve on the committee, for their support. He singled out social events secretary Dave Hayes, who organises the visits members undertake, for a special mention.

Trophies were presented from a recent games night. Dave Turner retained the Chester Cup for dominoes, Eddie Mellers won the overall Championship Cup and the Michael Tyack Cup for whist, Bob Berry won the Claude Baines Cup for darts and Mike Harm the Atkinson Cup as the best runner-up.

Barry Briggs and vice-chairman Eddie Mardell will continue in office for another year. Other officers elected were: minutes secretary Roger Callam, treasurer Mick Ford, press secretary Eddie Mardell, speakers’ secretary Ken Bickerstaff, social events secretary Dave Hayes and games secretary Stuart Taylor.

Events coming up include a brewery trip and a guided tour of Gainsborough Old Hall. Phone Ken on 01427 872288.