AT the recent Annual General Meeting of Vaga Probus Club, president George Pendlebury reflected on his 12 months in office and paid tribute to the achievements of his highly supportive committee for its success.

Vaga is fortunate to have Chris James in place as vice president and Chris was duly elected and he thanked George for his expert stewardship of the club while in his care.

Chris will bring to the role his considerable administrative experience having very effectively undertaken the position of speakers secretary in successive years.

Robin Noble was elected vice president to maintain the collective spirit' which has seen Vaga go from strength to strength with numbers currently close to the club's 60 membership maximum.

The customary programme of meaningful talks and discussions largely by guest speakers at the club's twice monthly meetings have again been a real feature and the appointment of Phil Angus to look after such matters in future was much welcomed.

Equally George spoke for everyone in thanking social secretary Russell Denbigh for his varied programme of social trips and visits to places of interest.

These have been both enjoyed and well attended and George was especially appreciative of his recent Annual President's Day at Stanbrook Abbey near Worcester.

Vaga will benefit through the ongoing services of Peter Raddenbury as secretary and Keith Ray as treasurer and in welcoming the appointment of Geoff Woodyatt to the committee as the member without portfolio.

George thanked Anthony Priddis for his innovative ideas in that role during the past 12 months.

The club also values the stewardship of Laura Hayward and her team at the Ross Conservative Club where meetings take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings of each month.

The AGM finished on an entertainingly challenging note as thanks to the undoubted quiz-master capabilities of former club president Paul Mason, members were asked to recall answers to some of the topical issues that guest speakers had raised in their presentations over the past 12 months. Robin Noble proved to be one most adept and was suitably rewarded with Paul Schafheitle just missing out in the runners-up spot.