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A degree of satisfaction.......

A degree of satisfaction.......
Posted on Monday, 7th January 2019

It was fitting that a year of record success for the Suit and Tie Society should culminate in our best attended event ever! On December 15th 2018 this large gathering assembled in the splendid Marie Louise Room (see picture) of the Oxford and Cambridge Club for our 23rd Christmas Dinner. A pleasant surprise, though tinged with sadness, was a bequest from Henry, a popular member who died in 2017, which enabled us to enjoy the best Pol Roger champagne, before a traditional dinner which included roast turkey and all the trimmings, with Christmas Pudding to follow, ending with coffee, mince pies and port.

.......with Christmas at the Oxford and Cambridge Club

.......with Christmas at the Oxford and Cambridge Club
Posted on Monday, 7th January 2019

The Society’s Organiser, Robin, thanked Phillip who is also a member of the O & C Club for arranging the dinner so well, and said the efficiency of the staff concerned had been first rate. Members had once again been very generous with their gifts for the raffle, which without any membership fee is now our only source of income. He announced that the amount raised was by far the largest ever. James (pictured) was obviously pleased with his prize, as were the numerous other winners, and the many messages of thanks afterwards testified to the undoubted success of the evening.

An evening with the military

An evening with the military
Posted on Sunday, 6th January 2019

The Victory Services Club near Marble Arch has become a favourite location for our late November dinner and social, and thus a large contingent of us reported for an excellent dinner in their modern but elegant Club Dining Room, adjourning afterwards to the large, pleasantly furnished bar. Although conveniently situated, this venue keeps us well away from the pre-Christmas hurly-burly of central London. Typically, two of our most affable members, Keith and George, relax in reflected glory (left).

Bakers addressed by Master of The Rolls

Bakers addressed by Master of The Rolls
Posted on Friday, 4th January 2019

Our Society has been fortunate to again be invited to the splendid annual City of London Election Banquet of the Worshipful Company of Bakers, the second-oldest City Livery Company at The Mansion House, in the presence of the Lord Mayor of London. Thus on November 26th a group of us, many in white tie, enjoyed an excellent dinner, serenaded by a military band, and an amusing speech by the distinguished judge, Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls. SATS member and former army colonel, Andrew (pictured) wrote afterwards; “What a great evening you arranged! Thanks to Wim for facilitating the invitations. I've been to several of these, but this was the one of the most enjoyable, as we had such a good crowd”.

A little bit of France off Charing Cross Road!

A little bit of France off Charing Cross Road!
Posted on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019

Our dinner on November 14th was the second time we had visited
this charming French club-restaurant, which has been described as "a bastion of all that is French for over 40 years". Several of our members have a foot in both camps so we get to sample its delights! Not only is the food very good, and the ambience does give the impression of an intimate brasserie in France, but the service puts most London restaurants to shame, so that despite our number, no pre-ordering is ever required and every dish is delivered promptly and as it should be.

 

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