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Buying for Investment

Adele Parkinson, daughter of our President Nominee, was our speaker at this week's meeting. Adele is a solicitor with Bower & Bailey, specialising in conveyancing, and spoke about buying leasehold properties for investment, highlighting in particular some of the pitfalls that people often miss when considering such an investment. There are often numerous hidden costs involved in such a d...
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Windy Day Out for Old Town Golfers

The annual club golf day took place this week at the Gloucester Golf Club. Defending Champion Satnam Bains came up against previous winners of the trophy and other regular attendees at this event in an attempt to retain the title. And the weather did its best to make it a tricky task, with sunshine competing with blustery winds blowing across the course. It was clear that anything over 30 point...
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Breakfast at the Museum!

Well, not quite, but we were delighted to welcome Jeremy Holt as our speaker, a local solicitor who came to speak to us about the Swindon Computer Museum, of which he is Chairman. Jeremy's always had an interest in computers and IT and, indeed, a lot of his professional work involves IT. The origins of the museum were from a friend of Jeremy's called Simon Webb, who had an enormous collection o...
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Bowled Over!

The (sometimes) annual club 10-pin bowling night took place during the week with an impressive 43 club members and their families turning out. The first 5th Wednesday event of the year saw family members from 8 to 80 vying for the title of club 10-pin champion. Everyone had two games each to try and post the highest score. Following that, the top three scores from the two games participated in ...
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View from the Bridge

We were delighted to welcome 2016/17 District Governor Richard Purdon, a member of the Rotary Club of Cheltenham North, to our meeting this week. The DG made a point of starting his address by assuring the club that he would not simply be reeling off a succession of statistics. As it has been a couple of years since the incumbent District Governor routinely visited clubs, Richard was keen to ex...
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