Photos provided by Charlotte Hughes and write up provided by Sarah Robinson
The AGM and Christmas dinner was held at the Best Western Otonabee Inn, Peterborough, on November 26, 2016. There was a good turnout of 47 people. After much visiting and a chance to examine the silent auction items, master of ceremonies, John Gullick welcomed everyone to the festive dinner tables. He told us that the first table of silent auction items were closing and proceeded to announce the winners. John called on Prior Smith who paid tribute to Fred Ayers, one of the founding members of this club. Fred passed away recently. Prior then said grace and we sat down to a delicious dinner.
After dinner Jeff Souch, out-going President, gave us some interesting information taken from archival material. Jeff thanked all members of the board and in-coming President, Bill Graham for their hours of work and dedication. Jeff conducted the business meeting. Val Souch gave the Financial Report. Jeff thanked Dave Thompson (secretary) and Karen Thompson (director) for all their hard work as they are stepping down from the board. He also thanked Jim Watt who is retiring after many years of service but will still be on hand if help is needed and thanked Murray Parnell for his help over many years. Murray will remain as a director but is stepping down as events coordinator.
John Gullick followed up on the survey and thanked all those who participated. The results will help to form a long-range plan for the club. The winners of more auction items were announced before we played Shippo and the Christmas gift game. The winners of the last of the auction items were announced and we concluded the evening with a very competitive boat game which Jim and Merridy Watt won by a narrow margin over Vicky and Murray Parnell!
It was a good evening and everyone enjoyed themselves.