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Chobham Business Club

The Chobham Business Club has been meeting for 37 years. President & Fundraiser: Tricia Matthews has been involved and on the Committee for 35 of these years and is joined on the Committee by Craig Bourne; Richard Whittington; Keith Ford; Yvonne Wilcocke; Joanne Potter; Lindy Anderson and Vivian Woodruff. Contact details for The Committee can be found on page 03 in the Chobham Business Club directory on this website.

The objective of the Club is to enable business people to meet and discuss matters for the mutual benefit of members, not only in Chobham but also surrounding Towns and Villages. We are lucky to have a number of retired members who have a wealth of experience.

Each month Members and Guests meet for lunch or dinner at one of the member restaurants and discuss matters for the mutual benefit of members and the village, we also raise funds for local worthwhile charities as on page 24 and 25 of the directory. If anyone would like to come along to a function, please contact one of the Committee members. Anyone who lives, works or has a connection to Chobham may join Chobham Business Club. The application form for membership can be found on page 38, should you wish to join please print out the form from the directory and return to Joanne Potter. The Directory is available in print format and is distributed to members and businesses, it can also be found in various outlets in Chobham and villages in the surrounding area.

The founder of Chobham Business Club Ted Slough (deceased) started the club in 1983 joined by John Medhurst, John Jenkins, Peter Coxhead (deceased), Ken Atkins (deceased) and Malcolm Leigh (deceased). The club was named Chobham Luncheon Club and grew from strength to strength and eventually changed its name to Chobham Business Club.

Chobham Business Club started the Chobham Carnival 36 years ago and after two years it was handed over to the current Carnival Association. The Carnival takes place in the village every year on May Day and Chobham Business Club sponsors the May Queen Float and judge the other participating floats.

Each year we present the ‘Bill Silk Award’ to a worthy recipient who has done a lot of charitable work in the local area. This year the Award went to Gordon and Ann Parris for their continual outstanding work with the ‘Children with Special Needs’ which they founded 25 years ago, they are also involved with other charitable work and on various committees in the local area.