Rally Report from Eileen
Well another AGM come and gone – the 36th one.
Barrie and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. All the hard work and planning was certainly worth while. Our thanks to all the helpers, too numerous to mention, but really really appreciated.
The weather wasn’t very kind, but at the moment Sunday 4pm, the sun is shining ! ! But we are all a bit waterlogged. The AGM was over pretty quickly with a very friendly atmosphere. Lorraine will be sending you all the minutes so you will be up to date and know the results of the proposals.
The theme for the Dinner Dance was a “Masked Ball”. Everyone, bless you, wore a mask. All kinds jesters, batman, exotic, and long nosed, you all looked good and had got into the mood. The winner of the best hand made was Pete N, a fantastic Golden Rooster type, completely covered his face with a long beak and head feathers. I know for certain that he made it in the van on Saturday afternoon. This was after he found out we expected men to wear masks as well the ladies!
The D.J., Rich as usual was great, played us Strauss Waltzes to start and all our favourites later. Even when I did my striptease (just to get rid of my crinoline – I know what you’re thinking) he found appropriate music. Maxine and Alasdair worked wonders taking photos (some will be on the website) and a new chef made our food absolutely delicious.
From all the kind remarks I received after my talk on Friday evening “The Drink that changed the World” (TEA), you all enjoyed it, and the Earl Grey Tea Loaf.
We apologise for the mishaps that occurred ie. Coach not arriving (did eventually) and one meal choice not right but sorted.
It was great to welcome Ali & Alan (former members) to our dinner dance too.
I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year. See you all at the Social Rally 19th – 22nd March 2020 at Bletchingdon.
Eileen (Social Sec)
Here are just two of the lovely photos taken by Maxine. We’d like to promote her new event photography business, T & S Photography Ltd, and her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org