British Club Ladies’ Coffee Morning and Book Exchange

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It was a wonderful, cool, crisp, sunny day on Saturday, Feb. 15, when seven members of the British Club celebrated Valentine’s Day at the home of Joan Reichert. Although small in number, the ladies enjoyed their friendly camaraderie, catching up with recent events in their lives. Joan served a delicious Valentine’s buffet with fresh sausage rolls, an assortment of nuts, chocolate cake, coconut macaroons, French macarons, shortbread, lemon slices, heart-shaped cookies, and Dove chocolates. Freshly brewed tea and coffee, of course, complimented the wonderful buffet! Though unable to attend, Barbara Atkins sent ahead fresh lemons, which were really appreciated by all.

Everyone thanked Joan for inviting them into her lovely home in SaddleBrooke to enjoy the special celebrations of the day.

Every second and fourth Friday of the month the British Club has a social event in the bar area at SaddleBrooke Clubhouse which includes the following activities: canasta, Mexican Train, and maybe bridge from 1-4 p.m. This is followed by a social hour and a bar meal.

For membership information, contact Joan Reichert at 720-375-5516 or [email protected]

Membership is open to any person who was born in Britain or The Commonwealth, or holds or has previously held a British passport, and is a current homeowner in either SaddleBrooke One, SaddleBrooke TWO, or SaddleBrooke Ranch.

The member’s spouse or partner may be of any national origin.

The British Club now has 35 members from the following hometowns:

England: London; Brighton; Bradford, West Yorkshire; Coventry; Cambridge; Didsbury (Manchester); Isle of Man,  Douglas and Foxdale; Battle, Sussex; Dingle and Atherton, Liverpool; Newcastle upon Tyne; Louth and Uttersby, Lincolnshire; Felixstowe; Bristol; Cowley, Oxford;  Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Southsea, Hampshire; Wigan; Leeds and Newbury; Berkshire Nr. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey).

Wales: Blaenavon; Swansea, Glamorgan

Canada: Rossland, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Sault St. Marie, Ontario

France: Loches, Loire Valley

U.S.A.: San Francisco, King City, and Yorba Linda, California; Chicago; Needham, Massachusetts; Nutley, New Jersey; Billings, Montana; Elkins and Beverley, West Virginia.