Wisbech Business and Professional Men's Club welcome new chairman and announce events

PUBLISHED: 11:29 24 January 2017 | UPDATED: 11:29 24 January 2017

Outgoing chairman Michael Bates with new chairman Marin Eggett.

Outgoing chairman Michael Bates with new chairman Marin Eggett.

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Thirty-four members of the Wisbech Business and Professional Men's Club attended the group's annual general meeting held at Mendi's on January 11.

Chairman Martin Eggett with vice chairman Tony Yates.Chairman Martin Eggett with vice chairman Tony Yates.

Outgoing chairman Michael Bates thanked all the members for their support during his tenure and another successful year.

The Wisbech Alzheimer’s Society will receive a cheque from the club at the February meeting as they were the chosen charity for the month.

Martin Eggett will be the new chairman for 2017 and was presented with his chain of office. Michael Bates was presented with his past chairman’s badge and Tony Yates with his chain of offer as vice chairman.

Martin Eggett briefed the club of what he has planned for the year, including his chairman at home luncheon on May 21, race night to include the ladies on August 9 and the annual boat trip on the broads on August 18.

The new committee for 2017.The new committee for 2017.

He also announced that the annual ball will take place on October 7, with Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner Councillor Jason Ablewhite booked as one of the speakers. Former Leeds, Notts Forest, Blackburn & Chelsea footballer Duncan McKenzie and auctioneer from the BBC’s Bargain Hunt Charles Hanson will also be at the ball.

Meadowgate School in Wisbech is this year’s chosen charity.

Officers elected were chairman Martin Eggett, vice chairman Tony Yates, secretary David Bruch, treasurer Richard Wilson, assistant treasurer Colin Harvey, press secretary Peter Dennis, speaker finder Derrick Holmes assisted by David Hodgson.

Committee members elected were Michael Bates, Roy Duff, Robin Harnwell, Colin Harvey, Derrick Holmes, Brian Kierman, David Patrick.

A charity presentation night will take place on Wednesday February 8.

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