We said a big ‘Thank You’, to Mike Clarke, who has been our Club Chairman for the last three years.
Club volunteer, Andrew, presented Jessica with the Chris Hendon Cup, and Emma, Paula, Amy and Christian with Chris Hendon certificates.
On Saturday October 8th Gateway Club members from all over south Hampshire met for a day of fun sports. This was the 15th Inter-Gateway Sports Tournament to be hosted by Brockenhurst Gateway Club and held in the Brockenhurst College Sports Centre.
115 Gateway Club members came from the Winchester, Romsey, Parkside (Aldershot), New Forest, Brockenhurst and Andover Clubs. The games included football penalty kick, cricket shot, darts, badminton, balancing beam and hula-hoop relay.
14 New Forest Rotary members helped us run the sports and their Vice President Tim Richardson presented the medals and trophies. Brockenhurst’s ‘A team’ won the tournament, taking back the Richard Pawley Shield after three years of not being a winning team. The Runner’s Up Cup was won by Aldershot Parkside, and New Forest ‘Tigers’ won the Best Team Spirit Cup.
On August Bank Holiday Monday 2011 Brockenhurst Gateway Club entered the Brockenhurst Carnival parade dressed as characters from ‘Dad’s Army’.
Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson, Corporal Jones, Jack Walker and poor old Pike were all there, along with some lovely Land Girls and the odd spy!
Everyone made their own costumes and got into role play of their characters. Brockenhurst Club’s Dad’s Army entry won a well-deserved 3rd prize.
‘Wizard of Oz-ish!!’
article by Jonathon Lenaerts, Brockenhurst Gateway Club member.
Brockenhurst Gateway Club’s Singing Project group performed their work on Thursday 24th March 2011 in the musical show ‘The Wizard of Oz-ish!!’ There was a twist to a tale based on the Wizard of Oz, performed with the original songs, as well as songs from the Sound of Music, a nursery rhyme ‘How much is that doggie in the window’, the well known song ‘The saints go marching in’ and the classic ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’.
Jonathon Lenaerts (Scarecrow) did a solo of ‘If I only had a brain’, and Jessica Snell did a solo on the piano. Many other members of the club performed the characters in the story.
The show was directed by Alexa Phillips, Brock College Drama teacher and Cynthia Wilson, Musical Director. It was well attended by an audience of over 100 people, who had a very enjoyable evening.
Jenny Knowles, Brockenhurst Gateway Club Leader, and Mike Clarke, Chairman of the club’s management committee, said, ‘We are pleased it was a successful event and that we were able to run the project with the help of a grant from the Councillor Devolved Budget Scheme’.
The cast and everyone who took part in the Singing Project workshops are looking forward to the next chance to perform and hope to see you soon.
Brockenhurst Gateway Club members and supporters took turns to man a fund raising stall through the three days of the Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show.