Saturday, 5 December 2015

Annual dinner 5th December 2015

Jack takes his seat

Right now, what shall we talk about?

Table 2 gets chatting

Waitress takes orders

Is Ray at the head or bottom of the table

What's Chris conjuring up?

The 2 longest serving cut the cake

Some of the trophy winners

Great venue, good food and excellent company was the order of the day for the Devon sections 2015 annual and anniversary dinner held today the 5th December. Members attending met firstly in the bar, before being called upstairs to the Topaz room in the Tiverton Hotel for the dinner. Dermot announced a quiz which we could have a go at during the meal, there was much head scratching and  groaning when the answers were given after our meal. After the first course, Ray and Tony were called up to cut the anniversary cake as they were the longest serving members present, we have to thank Di for making this very scrumptious cake. After the meal, Dermot gave us an address which touched on the types of motorcycles that would have been available when the section formed against those available today, thanks were also given to the committee members for their work throughout the year and an appeal was made for committee members and officers, also for an increase in monthly meeting attendances. Prizes were given out as follows: Jeans trophy - Tony Petherick, Bridge garage cup - Tony Petherick, Ron Chugg cup - Ray Rowcliffe, VMCC post war cup - Dermot Elworthy and Mike Kidd, Francis Cann cup - Tony Petherick and Brian Cordey, Les Soper Tankard - Ian Bryant. Keith informs me that £65 was collected from the draw, thanks to everyone who brought prizes. Now a few dates for you to put in your diaries, January 3rd is our new years lunch at the Welcome fryer 12 for 12.30 and then our first run of the year will be the Spring run from the Corn Dolly on the 13th March, so now all I have to do is to wish you all a happy Christmas and remind you there are only 3 months to fettle the old thumper before March. ps: Chris says he was pleased at my good behaviour but it was only because my party popper failed to reach him !!.