Stratford Upon Avon

14/15/16 OCTOBER 2016

Once again, the weather was kind to us.  Although numbers were down this year, it made it easier to get around the tables to meet with everyone.  The Friday evening began with our meal, following this we settled down to watch a DVD compiled by member George Thomson.  Unfortunately there was a problem with the machine, but luckily on the Saturday morning, following phone calls from Pam, our Chairman, the company replaced the machine and all went according to plan.  

The Saturday morning was taken up with the AGM's of both the Foundation and the Society.  Following lunch, the afternoon began with George's famous auction.    The Chairman then presented the long service awards to those in attendance, the rest posted on to them.    Following this,  members enjoyed a slice of cake along with their coffees and teas, donated by member Marjorie Evans.  As it was the 65th anniversary of  the film, "The Great Caruso", it was deemed an appropriate choice for this year's film.  After this, it was time to break and get ready for the evening, meeting up just before 7.00pm.  Following the evening meal, we drew the raffle, and member Barbara Farnsworth had once again produced a beautiful portrait of Mario  to be raffled in aid of the MLEF, as well as producing two smaller ones for our raffle.  After this, we settled down to watch a DVD of the true life of Enrico Caruso, a documentary.    This finished at 10.30 pm, and those members not too tired, stayed and chatted for a while.

Sunday morning is taken up with a member's choice of Mario music compiled by George Thomson and then presented on CD to that member.  A raffle is then drawn to determine who will  get to choose next year's personal collection.  George then presented a film presentation of snippets from 1940's and 1950's films, which was very enjoyable.  The weekend concluded at mid-day, when members said their goodbyes and left to make their various journies home.  


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