QUESTER 3: – 20 YEAR CELEBRATORY AFTERNOON TEA
– 16 MARCH 2019 AT THE WINCHESTER HOTEL AND SPA, WORTHY ROAD, WINCHESTER
The first Chairman of Quester 3, Martin Atchley, chaired the inaugural meeting of the group on the 16 March 1999 at his home in Winchester. Martin held the post for 9 years during which time the group increased in membership and by 2001 had started to meet in the IBM Clubhouse in Hursley.
In 2008 Sonia Philips took over as Chairman and the group went from strength to strength. For a period, during her 8 years as Chairman, Sonia personally organised all the monthly visits until it was decided that individual members should take responsibility for organising them.
On the 16 March 2019, 16 members of Quester 3 Group (see photograph) celebrated its 20 years with an Afternoon Tea at the Winchester Hotel & Spa, Worthy Lane, Winchester. It was an enjoyable social occasion. Jan Reynolds, the current Group Leader, welcomed everyone and mentioned that Quester 3 still has three members who were at the inaugural meeting 20 years ago – Christine Allen, Susan Butterfield and Mel Wainwright.
Jan wished the group well for the next 20 years and said, of course, that Quester 3 does still continue to rely on its members for suggesting and organising the monthly visits.