The October carvery lunch in the Garden Room at the Sefton Hotel was very well attended and 100 members and guests sat down to an excellent meal.  

Thanks to your generosity we managed to raise over £270 on the raffle which all goes towards the running costs of the MRA.  Thank you very much for prizes donated not only for the raffles we have at the lunches but also the coffee mornings – they are always gratefully received.  

Our guest speaker, Mike Quayle, did an excellent job giving us a whistle stop tour of Nepal, starting with the temples of Kathmandu, the very busy streets full of rickshaws and prayers chiselled into rocks.  We saw the Everest region of the Himalayas and the devastation caused by the earthquake in 2015.  Mike is a fund raiser for the Pahar Trust which puts money towards building schools in the region and he asked me to pass on his thanks to those of you that bought some of the notelets that he brought along.

Many thanks to everyone involved in organising another very successful lunch.  If you wish to attend a lunch please send in your booking form asap or at least by the ‘closing date’ on the booking form.  If you know you will be off Island when the forms come out please contact Eunice at the office so she can reserve a place for you and arrange payment on your return.  We will always do our best to fit everyone in and your cooperation is much appreciated.

 Barbara Mason

October - 200 CLUB WINNERS

 Doreen Christian - £30.00        Annette Solkin - £30.00

Ann Murray- £30.00

Remember you have to be in it to win it!  Contact the office on 817007 to join.


                          Kenneth Diack- East         Edward Clifford - North Adrienne Davis - North


Once again, the Steam Packet have very generously donated a voucher for a car and two passengers which will be auctioned off at the Christmas Lunch.  If you intend to bid for this please be aware the travel time when you can use it is restricted.


It hardly seems a year since I sent you all the very best for the 2017 festive season, and here we are again approaching the end of another year and what a memorable one it was for the MRA.

We started the new year with an award from Celton Manx for a much-needed refurbishment of our Ramsey office. This was followed in May with our luncheon which was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our 20th anniversary since John and Margo established our organisation in 1998.  I would again like to thank everyone involved for making it a successful and outstanding occasion.

We continue, I believe, to provide a great opportunity for nearly 400 Manx residents to meet up at lunches, events, trips and holidays and it is with great pleasure as the Director of the MRA that I have this opportunity to wish you all the very best for Christmas 2018 and to hope you all have a happy and prosperous 2019.

Howard Parkin


The first Rummikub session held at the Archibald Knox on Wednesday 31 October proved to be a great success.  The conservatory area of the lounge bar suited us perfectly.  Tea and coffee were provided by Karran, the Landlady and home-made cake provided by members.  A big thank you to those ladies and to Celia Marshall for hosting the afternoon.

The sessions are held once a month, usually the last Wednesday in the month, but for December on Thursday, 27th, starting at 2:00pm.  If you think you may like to come along and would like to know more, please contact Celia on 460965.


Barbara Mason


The next Rummikub will be on THURSDAY 27 December -2.00 – 4.30pm at the Archibald Knox, Onchan. A few members will be meeting for lunch at 12.00 in the Archibald Knox, before playing the game. If you would like to join them, please telephone Celia (621925) to confirm so she can reserve places – choose from the menu on the day.

 Celia Marshall