The Last Meeting of the Year – Christmas Luncheon





So we gathered for our last luncheon of the year at La Buvette, sponsored by Feltons, Chartered Accountants.




The Fare at this time of the year includes three courses, the main with bowls of frits in true french style, pudding and then coffee. A frivolous raffle took place where most won a prize of either and or scratch cards, bottles of bubbles and restaurant vouchers which set the atmosphere of fun and joviality in true Christmas Spirit.


Chairman John Hamblin welcomed everyone and gave a precis of the year.




Thanks were extended to Sally our Secretary, for her wonderful efforts with communications and organisation of the lunches, to Paul and Ben for their work on the Website and Twitter, raising the profile of the Club and making a presence on Social Media. In all a year of new adventures and engagements to be further built on in the coming year 2017.  christmas-montage2

Everybody joined John in thanking Bruce, our host at La Buvette and all the staff for their service and for looking after us in the past year.




Entertainment was supplied by close hand magician, Zap, The Magician

Member, Norman supplied his annual poem which with time restraints could not be delivered on the day, but is now produced for all below.

Richmond Lunch Club – 11th Anniversary


When it comes to networking

For top notch people and grub

There is only one place to go

The Richmond Luncheon Club


So, happy birthday Luncheon Club

You’ve reached the age of eleven

You give us so much pleasure

Some say we are in heaven.


So, thank you John and thank you Chris

For such a great idea

The Lunch Club is indeed the tops

And gets better every year.


Then there is the Higgins, Wenham and Glover

The ones with the welcoming smile

All that work behind the scenes

Makes it all worthwhile


So what about our members?

Some say a motley crew

I ‘m sure you will agree

That’s not exactly true


OK – we drink a lot

But what’s wrong with that?

It makes us more intr’esting

With our stories and our chat


You are very clever Luncheon Club

To pick Bruce and La Buvette

French cuisine at its very best

With meals we’ll never forget.


But a word of warning Lunch Club –  a word of warning


Just because you reached eleven

I can see you are really buzzin’

But La Buvette is older still

They have just done a dozen.

So ladies and gentleman, I’ve said it before and I‘ll say it again

When it comes to networking

For top notch people and grub

There is only one place to go

The Richmond Luncheon Club


Wishing All a Very Happy Christmas Season and Happy New Year


Next Lunch Thursday 26th January 2017 – watch for details