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Annual Dinner Dance 21 November 2015


The Annual Dinner is a premier event in the Club’s programme and this year we had

yet another excellent turn out with 138 members and guests attending the Crowne

Plaza, Marlow.

The function room looked magnificent with the table centrepieces of tall Martini

glasses delicately adorned with uplighters of blue with crystals and tealights. The

colour theme for the evening was the Club’s colours and Christine from Joker

provided the top table flowers which looked amazing.

The Commodore welcomed everyone and wished them all a pleasant evening. He

added that sadly there were some members who were not able to attend due to ill

health including two Past Commodores, Vedantee Williams and David Maurice

and requested everyone to drink to absent friends. Vince announced that it was Lise

Frilund’s 80th birthday on that day. He added that Lise is a founder member having

joined in the mid 70s and was Commodores lady for two years in the early 80s. She

has continued to support the events throughout this time and is known for being a

“dynamo” on the dance floor with an endless amount of energy. The Commodore

presented Lise with a bouquet of flowers from TWYC.

Our new Toastmaster, Bill Barr did an excellent job of managing the usual formalities

of the evening with speeches and toasting’s which this year were kept to a minimum

to allow more time for dancing. John Forsaith gave his speech which was a “Vote

of Thanks”. John’s speech was as always very humorous and informative.

The chef did us proud again this year and many members have subsequently

commented on the excellent choice and quality of the delicious menu.

The Commodore, ably assisted by Terry and Martin, presented the following

trophies and plaques to those members who had won our various competitions as

well as the special awards for achievement and service to the Club and two extra

special awards.

The Illuminated Cruise Trophy awarded to the best illuminated boat at the

evening sailpast was jointly awarded to…..Charles Quartly of Sapphire

Martin Browne of Duquesa

The Chessun Trophy awarded to the best kept boat at the Commodore’s

sailpast was awarded to……………………………...Jayne & Colin Law of Tipsy

The Blue Fox Chalice awarded for high standards of seamanship on tidal

waters was awarded to………………………..……………….Keith Clarke of

Steorra C

The Karadesa II Cleat awarded to the best individual crew was awarded to

…………………………………………………...……....Sarah Dean of More Magic

Ted Rowe Memorial Endeavour Trophy awarded for endeavour and help

above that normally expected was awarded to...........Lorraine Knibbs of Ellanti

The Commodore’s Special Award awarded for outstanding help and

assistance was awarded to…………………………..Martin Browne of Duquesa

The TWYC Extra Special Awards awarded for outstanding commitment to the

Club was jointly awarded to……………………………..Colin Law of Tipsy

Gillie Galloway of Searenity

The raffle this year was organised and by Colin and Jayne (Tipsy Mouse) and there

were excellent prizes to be won. Jayne no doubt had been driving a hard negotiating

bargain for some of the prizes.

The Band for the evening were “The O’Fenders” and were a lively band with the

second session presenting a Blues brothers tribute. The last session saw the dance

floor full with members and guests dancing for the rest of the night until 0100. Lise

was still going strong and dancing until the wee hours!!!

A special vote of thanks must be given to our Commodore and his lady for

everything undertaken in order to make the evening such a resounding success.

#2015 #socialevent

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