Sunday 12 November 2017
A change of date due to holiday commitments. Sportomotive Annual Skittles Challenge, Elm Tree Inn, Hightown Road, Ringwood, Hants, BH24 3DY.
For those who have not been before and are coming from the East, you will approach Ringwood on the A31. A mile after the Shell petrol station, at the top of Poulner Hill, take the slip road signposted Poulner and Hightown (also has a brown sign with a picture of a bird of prey for the Raptor centre). At the mini roundabout at the top of the fly over, proceed straight across as if you were going back to join the A31, but turn left on to Hightown Road and the Elm Tree will be found after approximately 1 mile on your left hand side.
As in previous years we are returning to the Elm Tree Inn at Ringwood for our Annual Skittles Challenge. As many of you know, there is ample safe parking to the rear of the pub. We have our own private function room and skittle alley in the barn conversion. Again this year there will be a raffle for superb prizes. An opportunity to take the pot in the Killer skittles challenge and to be part of a winning team with all the glory that this entails. The 2018 Calendar will be available for viewing and ordering on the day.
Sunday 19 November 2017
Lotus Club Walk – Mottisfont Meander. Our last walk for the year will be on Sunday 19th November. It’s about 4.5 miles and will take us around the National Trust estate that surrounds Mottisfont Abbey. There’s a mix of woodland trails and quiet country roads. Since it’s November, there are likely to be some muddy patches, so stout shoes are advised. Meet at 10.30am for a 10.45 departure at the Mill Arms, Barley Hill, Dunbridge, Romsey SO51 0LF Please let Jane know promptly if you want to walk and want lunch or just want lunch: firstname.lastname@example.org. If the weather’s unpleasant Jane will email out at 8.00am to cancel the walk.
Sunday 3 December 2017
Get those Christmas Jumper’s, hats, earrings, flashing badges and anything else that flashes and sparkles and get in the Christmas Spirit. As last year’s event was such a success, we will be returning to the Bovington Tank Museum Vintage Christmas Extravaganza again this year. Decorate your Lotus for judging at the Crown Hotel before the run.
Sunday 17 December 2017
Annual Christmas Lunch, Passford House Hotel, Lymington Hants. Due to the popularity of the Christmas Lunch we have arranged with the Passford House Hotel to have exclusive use of their large dining room with its double aspect windows, with superb garden views, rather than the Cecil Room which we have used in previous years and have now outgrown.
All the usual games, quizzes and surprises will ensure another entertaining day this year. The log fires will be roaring, the Christmas trees will be sparkling and the wine will be flowing. Menu choices will be available soon on a separate flyer and the next newsletter.