ELLON and District Probus Club held its annual general meeting when President Alistair Sinclair handed over to his successor David Couzin.
Also at this meeting, long-standing club secretary Norman Davidson stood down after many years of service and recording of meeting minutes which were always reported in a most informative and humorous way. He is succeeded by Tony Labrooy.
In his retiring address, Mr Sinclair gave an account of life between retirement and stopping work called ‘Twixt Career & Retirement’. He related how he had always worked for a large organisation, did not really wish to ‘drop’ everything in one go, and the idea of running a boarding facility for cats appealed to him.
Members heard of the initial planning of the enterprise, including gaining official consent and all the problems that followed through to welcoming the first clients.
He spoke of more than five years in business before ceasing trading due to the increased amount of bureaucracy.