Where: Queens Head Inn Perth
When: Friday, November 18, 2011
Due to the closure of the Centennial Hotel, a new venue was sought and the committee decided on the Queens Head Inn at Perth. This seemed to be a popular choice as bookings were up on recent years with 34 people indicating they would attend. Whilst we were in a general dining area, we were given a large area for our group and this seemed to be well received. Again it was great to see HMAC represented by their new president Tony Gray. Unfortunately Will Deal was on the mainland so could not join us. It is also an opportunity to catch up with those partners who don’t get to the field – Leanne Hay, Tanya Pearson, Gloria Willis, Tracey Cameron, Deanne Klimeck, Pat Jacobs and Geoff’s friend Margie as well as a couple of newcomers in Andrew’s partner Mel, and also some members we haven’t seen at the dinners namely, Mick Green, Mick Madden, Ross Blackwood (whose wife was Jan was in hospital and we wish her a speedy recovery), Michael Hope and his wife Kay, Doug Colbeck’s wife Sue and Malcolm Watson. I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone!
Tony Gray again brought along a collection of old engines, including a Dynajet pulsejet from yesteryear that had a lot of people thinking. Some thought it was an Olympic Torch! Others thought it might be a baton of some description but many new what it was and would like to have souvenired it!
Trophies were also handed out for those that participated in various events during the year. Club Champion went to George C, followed by Greg R 2nd, Kevin H 3rd and Terry P 4th. Congratulations to all. In addition there were plenty of door prizes going around. Wine from Kevin H and George C and some club sponsored goodies. Thank you all. The feedback about the new venue appears to be positive and if you had the fishermans basket, you probably didn’t each much the next day as it was huge!
Unfortunately the pleasant evening was supposed to be the prelude to a Tomboy, Old Timer and Control Line day on the Saturday but again Mother Nature intervened and the day was blown out with strong winds. We have not held one contest so far this financial year – that must be a first!
Some snaps from the evening are shown here.