British Club – A fond farewell

The British Club gathered for a farewell party for departing members.

The British Club gathered for a farewell party for departing members.

Twink Gates-Zimdar

A fond farewell for the following members who have played an integral part in the success of the British Club over the past years: George Vardy (past president) and Jean Vardy (past Social Committee Chair), Doreen Daniels (past Membership Chair, Social Committee and Member at Large) and Jim Daniels, Peggy Vitale (past Social Committee and Member at Large), and Sal Vitale. We are sorry to see them leave, but wish them every happiness in their new beginnings in other parts of the United States where they will be closer to their children. They will be truly missed!

It was a bittersweet event on February 25 as 34 members of the British Club gathered together at an hors d’oeuvres party held at the home of Ethel Willmot to bid the above members a fond farewell. An altogether splendid evening, with a Marquis in the garden with outdoor seating, all lit by tiki torches and the sounds of fabulous background music. Contributed by members, everyone enjoyed a vast assortment of delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres with a selection of beverages including red and white wine and champagne/mimosas. Following the hors d’oeuvres everyone enjoyed a selection of wonderful desserts, including a delicious fond farewell carrot cake. Members all listened to the exciting stories of new beginnings as their friends leave to start their new adventures. Embracing the camaraderie of the evening, everyone sang along to We’ll Meet Again, Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When, by Engelbert Humperdink. There were a few tears!

Everyone thanked Ethel for inviting members into her home to host this very special, successful event.

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 1:00 until around 4:00 p.m. This is followed by a social hour and a bar meal.

For membership information contact: Joan Reichert at 720-375-5516, email [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 SBHOA1, SBHOA2 or SaddleBrooke Ranch.

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

The British Club now has 54 members from the following hometowns:

England: London, Brighton, Bradford – West Yorkshire, Coventry, Didsbury (Manchester), Cambridge; Battle – Sussex, Dingle and Atherton – Liverpool, Doncaster, Stoke-on-Trent – Staffordshire, Sherwood Forest – Nottinghamshire, Louth, Uttersby – Lincolnshire, Felixstowe, Bristol, Cowley – Oxford, Ashbourne – Derbyshire, Southsea – Hampshire, Wigan and Leeds, Orpington – Kent, Newbury, Berkshire Nr. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

Isle of Man: Douglas and Foxdale

Ireland: Limerick City

Scotland: Glasgow

Wales: Blaenavon, Swansea – Glamorgan

Canada: Sault St. Marie – Ontario, Vancouver – British Columbia

Sicily: Cinici

West Germany: Buxtehude

U.S.A.: California: San Francisco, King City, Yorba Linda, Long Beach; Massachusetts: Needham; New Jersey: Nutley; Montana: Billings; West Virginia: Elkins, Beverly; East Texas: Fort Stockton