Seniors Annual Dinner - Watch this space
Annual Dinner 2012 - Results of Questionnaire
The result of the Questionnaire shows that by 3 to 1 members would prefer a Presentation Lunch following the AGM. We shall make the necessary arrangements and give more details in due course.
BW Seniors Committee.
15 July 2012.
Annual Dinner 2011
Belton Woods Seniors
Annual Presentation Dinner
Friday 18th November 2011
Time for the 2011 Annual Dinner, and the Seniors and their good ladies donned their best frocks (the men decided to remove them and put on their jackets instead) and mosied on down to Belton Woods for the annual shindig.
We were greeted by the staff dishing out the champers, canapes and corsages. After the usual indecision on which to eat and which to pin on the ladies, lively conversation then ensued - "..wow that cheese straw does look elegant on the front of your dress".
Then it was time to make our way to the Dining Room - very nicely laid out - and recreate the "find the right table" competition which is so successful at every Seniors event.
Duly parked we reminded ourselves of what we'd actually ordered all those weeks before (very useful reminders on the name badges) with much shaking of the head as we realised that was at least two diets ago.
The Captain and his good Lady were then applauded in (why are they always late?) and the staff were off into serving mode. And what a job they did, everything on time in the right order and very nicely presented. The wine was especially good, which was a shame as I was driving, and the food excellent.
The Captain gave an excellent and amusing speech thanking the many who'd ensured the year's events went like clockwork and Vice responded in good style too - a scoredraw I thought.
Then the Mike Whitington and Ray Woodcock prize giving moment arrived and we all stared in great envy as these two walked off with everything between them - indeed the biggest shock of the evening was when Colin announced an entirely different name for one of the raffle prize winners. I am of course exaggerating a tad as a quick turn into the photos will prove.
Finally our own resident DJ "diddy Ray Woodcock" started the entertainment and the dancing (I use the term loosely) commenced. As a special treat we have a video of the final round of Seniors Have Got Talent (I, rather mysteriously in my view, got knocked out very early on).
This was an excellent evening and I heard more than one person say this was the best Annual Dinner we have done. So our grateful thanks are due to the many Belton Woods staff, who worked hard and were very professional, Captain Tony, Vice Ian, Peter Bishop for taking our money, Steve for ensuring Ray and Mike got all the prizes and Colin who made most of the arrangements, sold the raffle tickets and bustled about all evening to ensure everyone was fed and watered.
The raffle made over £200 which means a good start for the next Captain.
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