Life at JSBSC in 2012

Easter Monday was celebrated with the usual Easter Bonnets Competition, which Jean & Jenny won.

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Jean & Ed
Janet, Wendy, Sandra, Ann Mould, ?, Jean, Jenny, Audrey, Chris, Gudrun, Anne Muir
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And a faithful few decorated eggs
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Also dinner with club friends, Ted & Maureen - click for larger photo

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Then June 2nd was our yearly trip into the Mountains to play against the Vallees club. They had moved to new premises at Toldos, unfortunately without adequate air conditioning. Our brains fried, we lost - by a large margin! but there was a splendid lunch to start the tournament

 

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David & Philip - the opposition! Ruth , John, Pip on the left, Peter & Carol on the right Vernon, Gerry, Kay, Brenda
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Brenda, Gary, Brenda & Judith John, Jackie, Barbara, Sue, Meg Barbara, Geoffrey, Ann, Lynne, Sue
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Gerry, Gary, Judith, Brenda's back. Carol, Ruth, Peter Jackie, John, Mike, Meg
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Sue, Chris, Lynne, Barbara - our best team! President of the Vallees - Philip with 2 of their team  

 

.Then on June 4th there was a celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee- the poor French were slightly bemused!

 

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John & Bill Russell Audrey, Ruth, Sandra Gwyneth & Nancy
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Barbara, Maria, Sandra & Trish Barbara, Maria, Sandra & Trish Sue & Pip
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Graham propsing a toast - back of Anne & Joy Peter, backs of Mark & Carl Heinz Pam, Chris, Audrey & Gwyneth

 

The next event was a very sad one: the death of Malcolm, who had been a wonderful mentor to Maria and me. A memorial evening was held for him at the club on September 3rd. The club was packed: many of the people I did not know.

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Malcolm Harris 1933 - 2012

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Peter Ford & Trish Manny & Pat standing  
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Back of Richard, Pat & Geoff Daunt Pat talking, Malcolm's son to the right of her Trish, Richard, Manny & Don

 

A Car Rally was held on 30/9/2012.

A return match was played against the Vallees in October : again JSBCC lost, but this time only by a smidgen!

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Manny talking to Bill DeHavilland Gudrun, Wendy, Gaby, Chris Batt Judith, Barbara, Gerry & Royston
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Carole, Anne & Peter The 2 presidents standing: Manny & Philip Roy indulging
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Graham, Jackie & Mike Maggie, Kay, Alan & Manny Carole, Chris, Anne & Peter

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The Vallees president, Philip Day, with his top team- Roy & Liz

 

Then in November our president, Manny, delivered a bombshell : he tendered his resignation to the 'Members of the Board', with immediate effect quoting 'irreconciable differences'. This caused some consternation but Ted , not even on the committee, kindly took over until the next AGM on 2/2/2013.

A Student Tournament and dinner took place on 4/12/2012. I missed this as I was flying back from India on this day .Santa came and delivered prizes -the winners were Jill and Mike Heanes

On 9/12/2012 about 40 members of the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir performed at the Club to an audience of about 50.

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These 5 smart chaps are members of JBSSC: Gary, Fred, Mike, Graham & Chris

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Unfortunately the Clubhouse is not the ideal place for such a group - the columns prevent half the choir from being seen!

12/12/2012 saw the Annual Christmas tournament - with 50% prizes! - worth attending for the free glass of cava and mince pie.

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