THE BMLS – AGM & GTG
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.
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.