572 - Sun 26 Dec 1993 - Westburn Park (22) - Hares: Wild Local, Blind Drunk - Scribe:
571 - Sun 19 Dec 1993 - Drumtochty Forest (29) - Hares: Little Shit - Scribe:
570 - Sun 12 Dec 1993 - Scolty Hill (33) - Hares: Sharnie, Tiger Feet - Scribe:
569 - Sun 05 Dec 1993 - Hazelhead - Hares: Olymprick, Royal Flush, Crusty Loafer, Flying Boats - Scribe: Sonic
"Crem de la Crem"
Sunday 5th December 1993
Hares: Olymprick, Maggie and the boys (x2)
There I was
siehed syeed thinking about walking round the run with Ben and Katie, as it was "her" turn to run, when blow me (as I often say !!) she magnanimously offered to let me run. Obviously this mental aberration was nothing at all to do with the state she was in after attending the Hash "Mystery Meal" the night before.
We arrived at the On-On (me having tried to find streets paved with cobbles en-route: great for someone elses hangover) on the morning to find a good tum out of Hashers in mourning (?). Or, in the case of Ronnie "The Wild Local" Robb: in moaning. Having gone through the mass of announcements: Xmas Party, Netbybridge (see attached), monthly meals, West Coast weekend, the RA for the Day "Aids" awarded the pre-run Down-Down to:
· Myself (Sonic for 200 runs, and it feels just like yesterday since I started thanks to Anne!) and "
· Fi-Fi" and "Hot n' Delicious" (both for 100 runs).
"Olymprick" described the basics of the run - loads of shiggy and A-B-C checks: Atholl Brose, Beer and Christmas cakes respectively, then it was On-On.
On up into the woods on the edge of the golf courses with the hash suffering from blurred vision - it was the use of both white and yellow flour that introduced a bit of myopia. The trail was duly followed around the golf course, Martin "Easy Life" Eldon's son Henry increasing his handicap by falling off the 18th tee, and the "Wild Local" uttering the prophetic words "I'm not going to make it". Through the caravan site across the half-submerged rugby pitch, into which puddle/lake Adam and Buddy take header
At this point "Hippo" and I skirted the park area and picked up the trail weaving about the playing fields. We found out later that we, and a good section of the Hash, had missed the Atholl Brose check at the North Sea memorial garden. On-On back into the woods and at last - shiggy, good stuff. wet, muddy and mixed in with horse shit. "Hippo" and I exchanged salvo's before reaching the road and another check at which point I stopped for a piss.
Adam (who I suspect of having sideways walking tendencies) made a tactical and rudimentary error in trying to throw shiggy at the GM whilst in the process of taking his piss. He learned the error of his ways as I hit him with a wad of shiggy (whilst he was moving I might add) later on in the run - there's nothing like the sound of a lump of shiggy hitting a bin liner clad hasher!!. Around the woods up the side of the golf course (this was a clockwise circuit), "Tony "Farmer" Giles made the mistake of running alongside "Hippo" close to some shiggy - it wasn't a pretty sight. back into the woods, through sone incredible shiggy (must have been waist deep on Olymprick when he set it) to the "B" beer check.
"Hippo" was hiding in the steel box consuming a can until "Farmer" lobbed a boulder onto the top - seemed like revenge to me, it took "Hippo" a while to stop reverberating
Out from the beer check through more of the woods and quickly arriving at the "C" Christmas cakes check. First time on the run I saw Harley, who had been delegated as "Checking Chicken", there he was ahead of the FRB’s!! Leaving the "C" check it was a lope down the crematorium road back to the cars and Aids awarding the Down Downs, to:
"Hippo" For complaining that as he normally acts as RA he never gets a Down-Down.
"Easy Life" and Henry - For Henry's persistence in calling after Daaaaad.
"Wild Local" - Water down-down to assist the recuperative process.
"Hashtray" - For embarrassing the RA by leading him up the road into the woods whilst smoking a ciggy, performing a manicure and drying her hair, (is Aids unfit or what!).
"Olymprick" - For letting his car keys get locked inside the car.
"Olymprick", Maggie etc. As Hares (good run).
"Little Shit" = Hashshit for trying to snitch on Julie as she got him mixed up with "Olymprick" in last weeks write-up (easily done!!).
All done it was On-Inn to the Northern Lights for Stovies and Christmas games. If you want to find out about the games - ask someone who was there, I wasn't.
Those who ran:
Trevor ANCELL Little Shit
Adrian ATKINSON Aids
Ronny BANBURY Bammy
Fiona BICK Fifi
Bev BROWN Brown Owl
Phil CARPENTER Thermos
John CARTER JC
Steve CUDDY Hill-Ary
Karen SMITH Glasgow
Willie DUNBAR Wee Willie
Martin ELDON Easylife
Maggie ELDON Royal Flush
Sharon GASCOIGNE Sharnie
Tony GILES Farmer
Sarah INNES Pink Panther
Andy JORDAN S.F.B. (Shit f' Brains)
Ruth LEITH Struth
Catrina MANDIC Twin Peaks
John McINNES Michelin Man
Andrew MOWAT Fallguy
Anne MURRAY Southern Comfort
Glenn NEWLANDS Drillbit
Alan RAMSDALE Sheep's Arse
Julie RATCLIFFE Dynamite Twin
Martin RICHMOND Sonic
Ronnie ROBB Wild Local
Howard ROPER Hippo
Theresa ROPER Mrs T
Becky STEVENS Hot n Delicious
Nicky STOKES Hashtray
Ron STRACHAN The Penguin
Chris TAYLOR Crusty Loafer
Neil TAYLOR Flying Boats
Greame THAIN Olymprick
Hank WILLEMSE Harley
David WILSON Rock-it
Derek WOOD Capt Bligh
Brian YEATS Tiger Feet
568 - Sun 28 Nov 1993 - Monymusk (40) - Hares: Southern Comfort, Shubidoo - Scribe:
567 - Sun 21 Nov 1993 - Bennachie (20) - Hares: Joint run Elgin H3 - Scribe:
566 - Sun 14 Nov 1993 - Durris (33) - Hares: Chip'n'Dale, Dynamite Twin - Scribe:
#566 happened at Spyhill Cottage on the Slug Rd and was one of those days when Aberdeen gets the UK award for having the most sunshine, usually the rest of the UK is pissing down. In Aberdeen it was cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. This didn't dissuade ET & Dynamite Twin, the hares, who managed to lay a trail of white flour on 2 inches of snow and nearly get away with it. This run also saw one of the odd visits by Dad Dad, who in usual style prematurely discovered and demolished the beer check.
565 - Sun 07 Nov 1993 - Brdge of Don (18) - Hares: Harley - Scribe:
#565 turned out to be AH3's longest run since Superman's mega half marathon in the year dot. Harley decided that a little jaunt round Grandholme Moss was not long enough and that a trek through Whitestripes, Bridge of Don, via Danestone, including numerous crossings of the River Don and a scenic tour of Tilleydrone. Three hours of hard running and a well-deserved Hashit.
564 - Sun 31 Oct 1993 - Feteresso Forest (34) - Hares: Klingon, Sharnie, A Cranston - Scribe:
563 - Sun 24 Oct 1993 - Blackall Forest (30) - Hares: Shaky, Smiler - Scribe:
562 - Sun 17 Oct 1993 - Kirkhill Forrest (26) - Hares: Pincushion, B Hart - Scribe:
561 - Sun 10 Oct 1993 - Hazelhead Park (25) - Hares: Fallguy, K Mowatt - Scribe:
560 - Sun 03 Oct 1993 - Aberdeen Grammer School FP Club (44) - Hares: Nureyev - Scribe:
559 - Sun 26 Sep 1993 - No 10 (21) - Hares: Easy Life, 4 Pack - Scribe:
558 - Sun 19 Sep 1993 - Bridge of Bogend - Hares: Stainless, Farmer - Scribe:
557 - Mon 13 Sep 1993 - Tullos (45) - Hares: JC & FiFi - Scribe:
556 - Mon 06 Sep 1993 - Bridge of Don (38) - Hares: Wee Willy, G Duff - Scribe:
554 - Mon 30 Aug 1993 - Midmar (26) - Hares: The Envoy - Scribe:
555 - Sat 28 Aug 1993 - Rendcolm College, Nash Hash 93 - Hares: little Shit & Drillbit - Scribe: Hot 'n' Delicious
SCRIBE: Hot 'n' Delicious
THE WEEKEND WEE WILLIE MISSED (7TH NASH HASH)
For most of AH3 travellers, Nash Hash began on Friday night (except for Wee Willie who stayed in with great aunt Flo). Little Shit, Olymprick and Drill Bit were amongst the early party goers who managed to drink the local pub dry on the Friday night. The three then decided that the 300 metre dash back to their tents was too far, and despite there being no alcohol left in the pub, to stay over. After squabbling over who should share the double bed, the three settled down to a night of fun and games? But who willingly sleeps within a mile of a snoring Olymprick? Even a flying trainer doesn't shut him up but instead provides the perfect bed mate (in his dreams) as he lovingly hugs Little Shit's smelly shoe. Meanwhile, Drill Bit decides to sleep walk to the blond-down-the-hall's room, but misses and ends up in a pile at the bottom of the stairs. Problem: he has no clothes on and has woken the entire, packed hostelry up in the process, including two Doberman Pinchers.
Meanwhile....a coach load of Hashers depart from the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh for the same location. Thankfully the luxury bus has a coffee machine and a lavatory - all that is necessary for a seven hour journey. No "stop the bus" every five miles; just a continual procession of hashers piling into the pit. Klingon partook in a solo naked bus tour of Edinburgh. No sleep. Six a.m. the bus arrives at Rendcolm College. But no welcome Party, where the hell do we go? At least we can have a coffee, and think about it. Ten cups later, the bus driver informs us that the water is a fortnight old and not to be used. One hour of going round in circles, we're back to where we first arrived, and decide to carry the gear from there. Out comes the baggage - only some of it has got a wee wee wet. At this point the bus driver informs us that the loo is only there for emergencies and not to be used to the extent that we were using it. Had we not noticed that it had been overflowing? Well all that overflow had seeped through to our luggage. Al Fresco was slightly upset at the state of her sleeping bag!!!!! A good start to the weekend: Moral - never ever travel by bus.
AH3 then set to work on putting together goodie bags for the 555. Pottsie (Teign Valley H3 hasher with orange wig and sixteen year old daughter who Olymprick was seen on top of) rallied the troops with his horn, and much interest was mustered in the run of the Weekend. AH3, identifiable by tartan dickies, and accompanied by about 200 others and Wild Local, set off on a trail laid by Little Shit and Drill Bit. Despite not knowing the area, the run was far superior to anything laid by C2H3 over the weekend. Sharnie and Hot & Delicious were jumped on by East Grinstead hashers. But only one shiggy puddle - note the disadvantages of living in a hot climate. (un)fortunately for the hares, free beer can about half way round, and half of the pack short cut back the beer tent lead by Olymprick. But those who followed missed out on the beer check at the pub - that-had-been-drank-dry the night before. Emergency beer supplies were obtained.
The hashland games were crap - the same events over and over again with slight variations. Klingon and Hot ‘n’ Delicious won the three legged race over the pole (excitement!!!!). Some harriette involved in a tug of war with the tractor, lost and ended up under the tractor. Someone else fell in the pool, and knocked their head in the process. Someone else managed to slide down the bank to the beer tent and skewer themselves on one of the marquee pegs at the bottom. And someone else had alcohol poisoning. Total hospitalised on the first day: 4.
Whilst some of us were partaking in the interesting games, half of AH3 were attending the G.M.'s meeting under the guise of GM with the Pygmy Hash House Harriers and the like (ie. Twin Peaks, AH3; Sharnie, ASS Hash; Olymprick, Haggis Hash House Harriers - Scotland's oldest hash; and Klingon, courtesy of no hash-who'd want him?). Despite a carefully worked out proposal for a joint Nash Hash venture between AH3 and East Grinstead, North Hants will be staging the event in '95. Reasons for this were: 1 / the stipulation that the AH3/EG3 venture be held on Xmas Day (not popular with the family hashers) and 2/because of Klingon's flatulence.
The band "Sax Appeal" were so good that Klingon decided to get a better look at the two blond sex players, by positioning himself at the edge of the stage for a good view (up their skirts). Julie was asked whether she would like to have a sugar daddy in the form of an RAF crab type. By midnight, the dickies began to droop and many of AH3 disappeared. The trio from the pub-that-had-been-drank-dry stayed for a sing song into the early (late?) hours. Wee Willy enjoyed his first night of freedom away from the wife's relatives.
Sunday morning and welcome to AH3 run number 556. The "white face blue bus - and orange lips" run began. The blue bus was the only bus that swung from side to side, and sprayed water from its windows. The hares looked a little anxious, obviously wondering why it was their run that Aberdeen and East Grinstead had decided to go on. They were even more worried when the map of their run went missing down Olymprick’s Y-fronts. Didn't make any difference - it was still a crap run. Shiggy was found in small quantities. Shame that amateurs have to join in though - Klingon threw stones in his, Best sticking to the water next time, as he did a better job of spraying everyone at the end of the run, including Robo, Hence, down downs went to Klingon, Olymprick (for being himself), and Wild Local (for being himself) - full of imagination these C2H3 hashers. Still, note that AH3 swept the boards again. The back window managed to remain attached to the bus, although Wild Local was last seen disappearing out of it. Apparently he returns co Aberdeen next week - it's always next week.
Guernsey Hash Christmas party was well attended thanks to more of the same hashland games. Twin Peaks, true to form, joined in the sing song, sitting on Father Christmas's lap, and lapped him up. Meanwhile pink dungarees went missing. Klingon wasn't at the Christmas party due to partaking in the wibbly wobbly with a concoction of hashers calling themselves Aberdeen. Actually, it was the in hash to say you belonged to over the weekend - only AberdeenH3 and C2H3 hashers would not admit to this. C2H3 said that they were not pleased with us as we had encroached on their runs with our 555- I think it was just because we did not pay then heaps of money like they wanted from Yorkshire for staging a run at their precious Nash Hash. I wonder if they will try and ban Aberdeen from their next weekend like they tried to do with East Grinstead this time??? We can only hope!
Hash cabaret was boring (where were the tartan tarts, or indeed a Scottish endeavour of some sort? No good moaning about having to sing patriotic songs if you don't do something about it!!!) The only tartan on show was Sharnie's tails, and the bedraggled dickies. Worm became very attached to one of the Guernsey boys pig heads, taking it with him everywhere, even to bed?? Still no sign of the pink dungarees, Twin Peaks? Wee Willie went to bed after leading the Hash Proms. The rest of AH3 stayed up to the early hours. Hash gossip has it that periodical spent the night in the tent of two AH3 harriettes, mentioning no names (other than Space Cadet and Julie).
AH3 run 557 began in the same location as the 556, but this time We were stranded by the bus and had to run back to the college. And we found shiggy, without Wild Local's help. Hot & Delicious was the victim of some amateur's throwing which ended up right in her eye. Some very nice C2H3 hashers helped her clean up, asking whether it was those "nasty East Grinstead boys" who had done it. Next time they saw her, she was being carted of into a mud bath by the very same "nasty East Grinstead boys". AH3, East Grinstead, and TNT tarts, dressed for GH3's 54321 slightly early, and ended up the most photographed hashers of the weekend. Anyone would think that these C2H3 hashers had never seen shiggy before? No, must be wrong as they were all wearing these T-shirts saying "I love shiggy". About half way through the run, Olymprick's plane departed from Manchester, without him. Wee Willy was the only AH3 hasher to remain clean throughout the weekend. Found a friend for Hash Drunk - Chichester Hasher who tells us that he runs with his aunt, uncle, grandparents, and pet dog, and is now going to teach them all about water and mud splashing.
Poolside line up to tease C2H3 as dirty hashers were strictly banned from swimming, or singing Father Abraham in the nice clean swimming pool. Mixed showers for everyone, apart from Olymprick who had been dragged away by Little Shit by this point, and would not have liked to have had to clean up afterwards. Boring down downs to C2H3 committee. More drinking of the watered down beer. And Wee Willie left at 2pm, at about the same time as the EH3 bus. I stayed until 5pm, and then took Worm to meet my father!!!
Just the type of boy to take to meet one's parents.
Shaky was there (must have had a boring week-end).
Many thanks to Aberdeen and East Grinstead for a superb week-end.
Hot & Delicious
#555 saw Drill Bit & Little Shit laying a shiggy trail to the pub that had been drunk dry by the early arrivals at Nash Hash '93. Quick thinking, a wip round and a taxi ride made sure the beer stop was a success. Olymprick made an excellent start to the run, standing in at the last moment for the missing GM, Twin Peaks. One of AH3 best ever turn outs.
Those who ran:
Trevor ANCELL Little Shit
Alan BALOCK Rambo
? BARLOW Bonker
Ken BARROWMAN Huey McBlaaaugh
Bob BUCKINGHAM Knob End
Steve CUDDY Hill-ary
Vince CULLING Hairy fairy
Alastair DICKSON Hash Drunk
Willie DUNBAR Wee Willie
Sharon GASCOIGNE Sharnie
Soraya GOODALL Martini
Billy HECTOR Mr Creasote
Barry HOOD Blade Runner
Andy JORDAN S.F.B. (Shit f' Brains)
Paul MAIDMENT Pope
Murdo McEWAN 80/-
Ian McROBBIE Whatdesay
Karen McROBBIE Fag End
Anne MURRAY Southern Comfort (Space Cadet)
Neil PEDERSON Twonk
Martin POSNETTE Posi
Stewart RITCHIE Fish fingers
Stuart ROBINSON Vital Spark
Les SALMON Ever Ready
Becky STEVENS Hot n Delicious
Dave STEVENS Bungee Finger
Neil SWINBECK Pathfinder
Greame THAIN Olymprick
Mike TRIPLETT Adonis
Terry WEIR Dog Biscuit
Eddie YARDE The Turkey
Basililian Pound (Visitor)
Big Foot (Visitor)
Big One (Visitor)
Deep Throat (Visitor)
Dirty McSquirty (Visitor)
Dummy monk (Visitor)
Flo Jo (visitor)
Hop hip (Visitor)
Monkey Glands (Visitor)
Mr Spill (Visitor)
Sister Sal (Visitor)
Snow White (Visitor)
Space locust (Visitor)
T Rub (Visitor)
The Barwise (Visitor)
553 - Mon 23 Aug 1993 - Kingswells (47) - Hares: Twin Peaks, Tinman - Scribe:
Wed 18 Aug 1993 - AH3 Committe Meeting - Ferryhill House Hotel Scribe: Twin Peaks
Aberdeen Hash House Harriers Committee Meeting Wednesday 18th August 1993
Ferryhill House Hotel
Present: Karen Mowat, Andy (Fall guy) Mowat, Graeme (Masterbaker) Thain, Catharina (Twin Peaks) Mandic, Adrian (Drain) Atkinson, Ruth (Struth) Leith, Rebecca Leith, Wee Willy Dunbar (late - but with good excuse - he was receiving his birthday gift from Fiona!)
Apologies: Andy (SFB) Jordan, Becky (H'n'D) Stevens, Farmer Tony Giles, Howard the Hippo Roper
Everybody had a drink in front of them by 7.25 p.m. so that's when we started.
MONEY AND MEMBERSHIP
Hash Cash Report presented by Fall Guy.
• Collected a lot of money, but have also spent a lot of money -
· Especially towards tankards, hip flasks and engraving (have now got a permanent dye for engraving)
· Have caught up with sweatshirt and T-shirt awards as well.
· Large expenses incurred at Nethybridge this year due to members not attending the weekend in full force. Beer expense figures for Nethybridge not entirely accurate, as the beer was consumed at other times after the event.
• Summary Accounts will be presented for general viewing at the AGM
Points raised -
• Bank balance currently quite healthy
• Without membership payments we wouldn't have cashflow and thus wouldn't have money to prepay deposits, T-shirts and subsidise events - thus a good balance is not a bad thing
• Our current balance almost proportionally equates to membership collection
• This money has to last until next year
• SFB's suggestion - not to spend it all at one event, because if you miss that event you do not benefit from Hash funds.
• Events should be self-funding as much as possible.
• Healthy bank balance means larger events can be subsidised e.g. AGM, Xmas Party etc.
• Membership to the Club is a predetermined fact - if you don't like the way that the money is spent - speak up about it - but not by not paying membership - this just means you are bludging on paid up members.
• Membership has been £10.00 per annum for at least the last 5 years.
• Down-downs in the car park are saving money.
• Howard and Theresa have saved considerable amount of possible expenditure by subsidising the Hash Beer for years - e.g. Glu Vine (I know that it is spelt wrong - but my spell checker does not include booze from foreign countries!)
• Awards are becoming more expensive as some of the runners are reaching 300 plus runs.
SO... HOW DO WE SPEND THE MONEY
• 555 Run at Nash Hash
o T-shirt sales (if they arrive on time - if they don't no problem - they'll just take a little bit longer to sell) should make money.
o Little Shit attempting to get info in effort to set a run at 555 - Masterbaker offered a hand to set the run and possibly a load of green chilli pies to add to the enjoyment of the event! Apparently there is no Saturday run - this is our point of intervention.
· ACTION - Little Shit and Masterbaker
o Welcome packs and registration being compiled. H'n'D organising magazine, Twin Peaks organising plastic bags and Aberdeen tourist information, as well as co-ordinating contents. Bag fillers (e.g Company giveaways) in any form are welcome. To be given to Twin Peaks or H'n'D by Wednesday 25th August.
o It was agreed that the current advertised date was not ideal as it clashed with the London 1000th.
o The following weekend is an Aberdeen Bank holiday and also the Glasgow weekend.
o Although it is normally the 1st Sunday run - why not move it independent of the Sunday Run to the 3rd October - all agreed
o Consult Nureyuv as he is the nominated hare for the old date 16th September. Does he still want to set the run for the AGM? Venue for AGM - Boat Club, again - all in agreement if venue available.
o Free food at the AGM and possibly subsidise drinks. Disco to be booked
· ACTION - Twin Peaks & Nureyev.
• Christmas Party
o Unfair to leave it's organisation to the next committee
o Everyone agreed that it was nice to dance - but needed slightly more space than last year.
o Various possible venues discussed including Station Hotel (possibly too big), Douglas Hotel (too expensive) Ashley Park (too small), Dee motel (too far out of town - but very hash atmosphere) and the Three Poceros in John Street. Thinking hats on for other venues???? Please contact Twin Peaks with any suggestions.
o Traditional Christmas fair required - maximum £20.00 per head food and drink.
o Hash to pay for band - possibility a ceilidh
o Formal dress (Posh frocks as usual)
o Free raffle - with some good prizes
· ACTION - Twin Peaks
• That should see enough money spent - next committee can spend what's left.
· 600th next year could be a bigger event
o We are better at doing smaller events - maximum 250 people
o We are not making a bid for Nash Hash in two years’ time - North Hants appear to be going for it.
o Maybe we could do a Jock Hash - at the 600th?
o We could suit the event to the venues available.
o 600th committee (if we decide to do it) should be elected in advance, 3-4 people.
o AH3 could provide advance monetary funding.
Fall Guy made a suggestion to revise the current committee positions - especially Hash Cash, On-Sec, Edithare and Interhash. This was discussed in some length with the final outcome being -
Interhash (position currently held by Masterbaker) - a communication point by means of a permanent Aberdeen Hash address and to correspond with any other Hash either within or without the UK. i.e. Inter Hash communications. (not necessarily International Hash communications) - Masterbaker is happy to continue with this position for 1993/94 if necessary, and no objections are raised at the AGM.
Hash Cash/On-sec (positions until recently held by Struth and Fall Guy) - deals with all internal Aberdeen Hash affairs - e.g. Awards, Money, Telephone and Run Lists etc. - Fall Guy is happy to continue in this revise role for 1993/94 if necessary, and no objections are raised at the AGM. (GM's note - many thanks to Andy for his dedication to this position in the last year - it's a thankless job, having done it myself, his efforts have not gone unnoticed)
Edithare (position currently held by Wee Willy) - Holder of the Hash Archives and producer of the Hash Sheet. The Hash Sheet was reduced from weekly to monthly this year on a trial basis. All present at the meeting were in agreement that this change was not for the best. It was suggested that there was a need for a weekly A4 sheet (Little Shit's efforts at the independent Hash Horn not going unnoticed) with run and social event information - and maybe a monthly bumper issue with scribes input and dirty jokes etc. Then at least if you missed a week you would know where the run was in the following weeks. Willy is unable to continue with the role of Edithare. Nominations for the position are welcome - you need access to a photocopier and probably a wordprocessor of sorts.
Hash Beer - (Position currently held by T'Ropers) - Provider of the beer, softies (and Glu Vine in Winter). T'Ropers are happy to continue in this role if necessary, and no objections are raised at the AGM.
Head Hare - (Position currently Held by Farmer Giles) - An undersold and important position - we have had a fairly disjointed representative this year with the loss of Ray Wells. This position requires more than a little organisation and motivation to get lazy sods to set runs. They should encourage younger members of the hash to gain from the experience of more seasoned hashers in the finer arts of run reckying and laying (Trails that is). Nominations are welcome for this position. One nomination currently known is Ian (Shaky) Chapman.
GM (Grand Mattress / Master) - (position currently held by Twin Peaks, previously John (Michelan Man) McInnes) - The 'Chief Executive' - representative at other Hash events, the motivator, the 'Mother' or 'Father' of the Hash and general punching bag, scape goat when things go wrong. Nominations are welcome for this position.
RA (Religious Advisor) - (position currently held by Shit for Brains with Howard Hippo the stand-in) - The giver of down-downs, Hash Cultural Ambassador and generally the person you don't tell any secrets to - not if you don't want the whole hash to know about it! Nominations are welcome for this position.
Social Sex (position currently held by Drain) - Organiser of Social events and general good times. Nominations are welcome for this position.
Hash Raffle - (position currently held by Glen (Drillbit) Newlands) - Organiser of the occasional pub raffle to boost hash funds. Prizes for the Hash Raffle generally rotated from raffle to raffle with the occasional addition of something new - whatever did happen to that copy of 'The Story of O' - Farmer Giles, I believe you were the last to win it? Also for organising our yearly bottle raffle at Christmas Party. Nominations are welcome for this position. One nomination currently know is Struth.
Anyone wishing to nominate somebody or be nominated (That can easily be organised), please contact Twin Peaks.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS...
All in agreement that the subsidy to Hares for the Beer Check to be increased from £5.00 to £10.00 effective immediately.
Hares to pay £1.00 on their own run
There should be a major effort made to encourage new runners to set runs, and where necessary pair them with more experienced runners. Setting the run is fun!
MEETING CLOSED 9.25 P.M. - GM HUNGRY!