This section is dedicated to all the members who help behind the scenes. We are  always looking for volunteers for our coffee mornings and for other events, if you are interested, please do get in touch with Christine Rossal



Our member Lisa Bruggink Weis gave a very lively, entertaining, and informative presentation on sparkling wine (and let us sample some excellent drink and enjoy accompanying nibbles) on 23rd May 2023 in the clubroom.

The speed with which the cork flies from the bottle? The differences between the tank and traditional method? What causes corking? What factors influence the manufacture of the best sparkling wines? Is Dry really dry? We heard all this and much more from Lisa, and came out from her presentation with a better idea of this fascinating subject, and in some cases with a literal thirst for more.

There are a few pictures in our Photo Album to give you a better sense of the afternoon.

For several years Sander Vriesman singlehandedly supported our website and published all the content we have been able to enjoy on it, having built the website from scratch. He is not himself a member - he is the son of our member Hanna Vriesman. Unfortunately he has never been able to take part in any of our club events, as he lives and works in the Netherlands, which only makes his contribution all the more extraordinary. He has now trained a successor to handle the mundane support tasks, but continues to be generous with his time and with his professional expertise for all the more knotty issues such as system updates. We are very grateful for all he has done and continues to do for us.

(Photo to come)

Following on from the fine tradition set by Pauline and Jean, Helen and Paula are now the librarians, dedicated to keeping the club library full of interesting books. Our resident librarians are both very well read and if you are looking for a special book, please ask for their help! The library is open during our monthly coffee mornings.