Sunday, 18 November 2012

Annual Dinner and Prize Giving 2012

Another great time was had by all at our annual dinner and prize-giving on Tuesday 13th November at the Ingliston Equestrian Centre, Bishopton. The afternoon began with a get together to read a piece of writing related to the theme: ‘The Best Days of our Lives’, which incorporated childhood or school days.

We could either read our own work, or choose an excerpt from some other source. As always, the variety proved diverse and we were suitably impressed by the original writing on offer. We laughed and cheered, empathised and sympathised right up to the awards. This year’s recipients of the various cups and certificates were listed below. They were awarded by our own long-time member Sandra, aka crime writer Alex Gray, to whom our president, Joan Pretorious-Lougheed, presented a bouquet of flowers.

Quaich – Short Story

1st    Helen Baxter
2nd   Elspeth Munro
3rd= Wilma Ferguson
         Joan Fleming

Betty Munnoch Poetry Award

1st    Morag Moffat
2nd   Rosemary Gemmell
3rd   Morag Moffat
HC   Helen Baxter
C     Myra Duffy
        Elizabeth Gillespie
        Morag Moffat

Erskine Bridge Hotel Trophy – General Article

1st    Rosemary Gemmell
2nd   Wilma Ferguson
3rd    Joan Pretorius-Lougheed
C      Morag Moffat
C      Joyce Somerville

President’s Award for Achievement

Ernie Hasler

The prize-giving was followed by a delicious 2- or 3-course dinner and coffee, when more chatting was accompanied by wine. This annual event is the social highlight of our year and it’s a great chance for members to get to know one another a little better. It’s also an opportunity for postal members who live within reasonable distance to join us for dinner, if they work during the day. Roll on next year!

Many thanks to Joan Fleming for the lovely photos.


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