Last Tuesday saw the annual WPS Presentation evening. This year we tried something a little different and had a fundraiser in the form of an Auction. Members kindly donated an amazing range of goods and services from pots of preservers and rare fuchsias to camera bags, DVD training courses and photographic days out.
Club Finance Officer, Keith Roberts, commented on the evening:
The following quote from Chris Goody just sums it up:
"On all counts that was the best end of season session we've had at the club since I've been a member. There was a real buzz in the atmosphere. As well as the income from the auction, I think the services will encourage a greater bonding between the long standing members and the relative newcomers - fantastic."
Thanks must go to Chris and Marian for setting up the auction, to Fred for organising the Presentations, and to Libby (& Chris) for organising the buffet and drinks, and to John for keeping us on track, and many thanks to those who gave goods and services to auction. With particular thanks to all those members (and wives) that attended and so generously supported the auction.
For those who could not attend you may wish to note that that the auction raised £712 for club funds. As treasurer, I was 'well impressed' with such tremendous fundraising, which puts the club in a very strong financial position going into the new 2014/15 season starting in September.
Many thanks to everyone, your input is so much appreciated.
A quick reminder that the club will be open for a learning and sharing evening on Tuesday 27th May: Look forwards to seeing you there.