50 YEARS

So....they began a club in Nineteen Sixty Five

and here we are, proudly still alive

 

but we know not to take ourselves for granted

a club will not naturally grow once planted

we're not a weed   thriving on neglect

we're a precious seed  needing  I suspect

constant fertilising and feeding

gardening is full of failures   Nature is fickle

and every blooming rose has its prickle

a snag that makes it all unravel

but we're taken them in our stride

name change

venure shifts

downstairs.... upstairs

we should indeed take pride

we're still here

(ups and downs not withstanding)

 

It's one thing to FOUND a club   declare it open

with a smack of that shiny new gavel

run the first Table Topics session ever

a promise of young minds sharp and clever

only to have it founder down the track

after all FROM FOUNDING TO FOUNDERING

IS JUST ONE SLY INSERTED SYLLABLE

a downturn in membership  a back slide

from soaring take off to bumpy ride

 

so where are we going to go from here?

ANOTHER YEAR AND ANOTHER YEAR?

each one of us can be a recruiting beacon

so many topics still to speak on

and speak we will... don't try to stop us

we're on a roll there's few can top us

confidence blooms for the raw greenhorn

HEAVENS THERE ARE MEMBERS GALORE NOT YET BORN!

may every one of us be a proud flagbearer

let's go for the Century

THE BIG 100

 

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