This is a highlight of the social calendar and this year 46 members and guests attended.
The lay-up was done on the prior Wednesday night. Many thanks to everybody who helped,
it was much appreciated, and got the job done in double quick time.
Luckily Saturday night was dry, but very cold. By contrast the club was warm and
inviting. A number of dinner jackets were in evidence and, not to be outdone, the
Ladies looked elegant in evening or cocktail dresses.
Diana had chosen cream and green as this year's table colour scheme and in the candle
light the old clubhouse looked really quite atmospheric. Our caterers, 'Food for
Thought', provided a very good menu which had something for everybody. There was
a choice of three starters, four main courses and three desserts followed by cheese,
biscuits, coffee and mints.
The evening started at 7:30pm with cocktails or drinks from the bar. Shortly after
8:30pm ‘dinner’ was announced and everybody took their seats.
The meal was very good, the wine excellent and, I can only speak for our table, the
company an absolute riot. I think that comes from friends who are relaxed around
one another and not afraid to let their very dry humour shine through.
During dinner a number of serious, and a number of, shall we say, less serious toasts
were proposed. The response to one particular tribute was Nigel officially inducting
Pete Carpenter into Bodgit & Co, and presenting him with his own B&C engraved corporate
pencil. Poor old Pete looked very chuffed and embarrassed all at once.
Tony then presented Sue and her girls with gifts and thanks for all their hard work
in providing the dinner. He then presented Diana with a bouquet of flowers and thanked
her for all her hard work in organising the evening. Over coffee Leo and Ann Bond
drew the raffle, the prizes for which had been donated by members of the Management
Committee. Afterwards people seemed very happy to linger at the tables and the buzz
of conversation went on late into the evening as did the dancing. A great evening!
… and finally really a big thanks to all those hardy stalwarts that came back on
Sunday morning to help clear up. Over and above guys! Over and above!