British Club Celebrates New Year 2023

Twink Gates, British Club Publicity

It was New Year’s Day, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. when 14 members of the British Club enjoyed a splendid New Year’s Day hors d’oeuvres party at the beautiful home of Eileen and Mike Sedgwick. As usual, we enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow members and dining on the delicious food members had contributed for the celebration, which included salmon bites and spreads, spicy meat casserole with French bread, Swedish meatballs, ham sandwiches, and vegetable rolls. Delicious desserts included trifle and peach cheesecake.

Following the hors d’oeuvres, a raffle was held, and winners enjoyed a coupon for Ethel Willmot’s boxed “Afternoon Tea for Two to Go” jars of freshly made lemon curd and beautiful mounted prints of Eileen Sedgwick’s paintings.

Later in the evening, they had a delightful time listening to Mike Sasche, one of our newer members, playing some wonderful tunes on the grand piano.

Arm and arm, they all sang along to “Auld Lang Syne” to welcome in the beginning of a wonderful New Year 2023!

Everyone thanked Eileen and Mike for inviting them into their home to welcome in the new year!

For membership information, contact Eileen Sedgwick at 520-834-4142 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 of either SaddleBrooke One or SaddleBrooke TWO. The member’s spouse or partner may be of any national origin.

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

Britain: Cambridge, Derbyshire, Ashbourne, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Lincolnshire, Louth, Isle of Man, Douglas and Foxdale, Kent, Rochester, Merseyside, Liverpool, London, Manchester, South Yorkshire, Newbury, Nr. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Newcastle upon Tyne, Oxford, Scotland, Lennoxtown, Wales, Swansea, Glan Conwy, Ireland, Limerick, Loches, France

USA: Mount Shasta, Calif.; Chicago, Ill.; Chicopee, Mass.; Billings, Mont.; Staten Island, N.Y.; San Francisco; Seattle.