Gala Night 2014
We had a well attended Gala Night on Friday 11th April 2014 . It was attended by the Mayor of Harrogate councillor Michael Newby . Members from other clubs in our region also attended . It was pleasing to see some former members in the audience . President Vince Herke gave an opening address welcoming ,the Mayor and visitors . After a short introduction ,Vince asked Harry Lobley to start the film show. The show was well received in spite of a few gremlins with the video player . The main program then finished , it was followed by the Film of the Year .This film had not been entered into any of the proceeding categories,but had been entered into the competition .This was followed by a short recruitment film ,made by club members. The buffet then followed and was enjoyed by all . Following the raffle draw , Vince asked the Mayor to present the trophies and certificates of merit to the competition winners and runners up . At the end of this The Mayor asked for a group photo to be taken with the winners . He then thanked everyone who had contributed to a fine evening . Vince Herke thanked the Mayor for coming . He then thanked Ron Carravick who is retiring from club treasurer after many years . Vince then closed the evening hoping to see everyone next year. Can I add as a post script Thanks to the Ladies who worked so hard to put on such a good spread for the buffet . Can I also thank Rita who organised it especially when she is caring for husband Ted who has been ill for some time .To that end we all wish him a speedy recovery .Can I also thank Harry Lobley for putting the film showcase together ,I know how time consuming it can be . See you all in October.