The 481st Meeting of Henley Probus Club was held at Badgemore Park on 10 January 2023 – the Chairman welcomed the guest speaker and visiting guests to the meeting. Reports were provided to the meeting by the Chairman, Treasurer and Fellowship Secretary.
The Chairman then formally welcomed and introduced the guest speaker Michaela Clarke of the Henley Herald.
Michaela opened her presentation by advising that the Henley Herald, which she set up and owns, would be 10 years old this month. Michaela has lived in Henley for 30 years and she set up the news website to cover the town of Henley-on-Thames. The news website provides rolling news and is updated daily (Monday to Friday) with typically 5 updates per day, and there are regular updates on selected items. Michaela took the meeting through the entirety of the Henley Herald website with a slide presentation covering aspects such as Top Stories, Highlighted News, Sponsorship, Community and went on to discuss the relationship of working in partnership with local businesses, the sponsors and her freelance reporters.
The Chairman thanked Michaela for the presentation which was warmly appreciated by the members.
The Chairman then closed the formal meeting and the members then gathered for drinks followed by lunch.
Henley Probus meets at Badgemore Park on the second Tuesday of each month; it starts with an informal gathering of its members (plus Visitors) for a discussion and coffee, with the formal meeting commencing at 1130 followed by a lunch. Each meeting normally includes a presentation from a guest speaker, and it is planned that the next meeting, to be held on February 14, will include a presentation from a member of Nettlebed Creamery.
If anyone is interested in joining the Club, please make themselves known to Roger Griffiths our Membership Secretary (01491575137/email firstname.lastname@example.org) or to any Club member that you may know.