The Bedfordshire Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

June 2009
Newsletter No 173

In this issue:

Ball report.
Demonstration.
Quiz answers.
Branch Social and AGM

BALL REPORT

I`m sure I don`t need to tell you how much hard work goes into organising an event like the annual ball, especially those of you involved in your own organisations. However, when the evening turns out as successful and enjoyable as our recent ball it all seems worth while, at least until you start worrying about the next one! All the essential ingredients band, MCs, food, raffle etc. and a good venue contributed to a great evening and it`s always good to see old friends again as well as new ones.

DEMONSTRATION

On 21st March the Bedford Rotary Club held a social evening in Renhold Village Hall to raise funds for the Inyathi mission in Zimbabwe. The event took the form of a ceilidh with one or two brief displays by the demo team and some piping. The evening got off to a rather slow start with people arriving in dribs and drabs and showing more interest in gossiping than dancing. However, the combination of George`s jockeying and the music eventually got the dancing started and the rest of the evening went with the usual ceilidh swing. There was a very nice buffet supper and bar which no doubt oiled the proceedings and I`m told 422 were made for the appeal.

QUIZ ANSWERS

  1. ALBA,
  2. CUILLINS,
  3. AULD ROCK
  4. HEATHER ALE,
  5. GOOSEBERRY,
  6. HEBRIDEAN GOLD (apologies for the mistake),
  7. SKULL SPLITTER,
  8. MONSTER MASH,
  9. TRAQUAIR House Ale,
  10. DARK ISLAND ALE.

BRANCH SOCIAL AND AGM

This will be held on Sunday 21st June in Oakley Village Hall starting at the earlier time of 7.30pm. Alex Lawton and Joan Sawyer will MC the dancing and the programme is as follows:-
Meeting of the Waters R Anchors Aweigh R
Wild Geese J Cutty Sark J
Wisp of Thistle S Crossing the Bay S
Saltire Society Reel R The Calm Before the Storm R
Shene Gate J New Rigged Ship J
MacDonald of the Isles S Swirling Waters S
John of Bon Accord R The Sailor R
Extras:-
The Flight of the Falcon J Pelorus Jack J

The AGM will take place during the tea interval and will be dealt with as quickly as possible. AGENDA
  1. To receive apologies.
  2. To adopt the minutes of the AGM held on 22nd June 2008.
  3. To consider any matters arising from those minutes.
  4. To receive and adopt the Chairman`s report.
  5. To receive and adopt the Hon. Secretary`s report.
  6. To receive and adopt the Hon. Treasurer`s report.
  7. The election of the committee:
    Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Committee members.
No nominations have yet been received for officers or committee members and, as always, we would be very pleased to hear of anyone willing to join up. If you can`t come to the AGM just contact any committee member.


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This page was updated on 24 August 2009.