The November Convention The November convention is usually the least attended function in the Formby calendar, what with the traditional holiday season having ended and of course dark nights and worsening weather. This last convention of the year proved to be the exception to that rule with a really good attendance on both days and decent weather as an added bonus. 2011 has been a very special year owing to the fact that the GFS is fifty years old and although the earlier conventions in 2011 had reflected this fact, the November meeting was still very much a part of the year-long celebration. Dorothy and Albert Seaborn Dorothy and Albert Seaborn will remember this year and this convention for a very good reason, they celebrated their sixtieth year of married bliss and the GFS committee awarded them a free membership. Dorothy and Albert never miss a meeting and are always to be found on the front row – it just wouldn’t be the same without them. Andrew Little Also this weekend recognized the efforts of Andrew Little who has run the tuition class for the last five years. Andrew retired at this convention and his efforts were recognized when GFS president Gerry Mawdsley presented Andrew with an inscribed glass tankard. The GFS Shop The GFS shop under the management of Kathryn Pollard continued to do good business, this was the first convention when the new book by Sue Smart and Richard Howard entitled “Turned Out Nice Again” was available. The ladies who work on the shop at the conventions (Kathryn Pollard, Pat Taylor and Dolwyn Shone), are all volunteers and deserve every credit for what they do. The shop is providing vital extra funds, which help to keep the Society alive in these financially fraught times. Award John Walley received a very special award at the September convention when his 50 year membership and total dedication to the cause was recognised by the Society and he was also asked to switch on the Blackpool Illuminations. In November Blackpool Tourism decided to complete the award ceremony by presenting John with a special certificate for the lights switch on. The certificate was presented to John by GFS President Gerry Mawdsley.
NOVEMBER 2011
Good attendance for the last meeting of the year
The November Convention The November convention is usually the least attended function in the Formby calendar, what with the traditional holiday season having ended and of course dark nights and worsening weather. This last convention of the year proved to be the exception to that rule with a really good attendance on both days and decent weather as an added bonus. 2011 has been a very special year owing to the fact that the GFS is fifty years old and although the earlier conventions in 2011 had reflected this fact, the November meeting was still very much a part of the year-long celebration. Dorothy and Albert Seaborn Dorothy and Albert Seaborn will remember this year and this convention for a very good reason, they celebrated their sixtieth year of married bliss and the GFS committee awarded them a free membership. Dorothy and Albert never miss a meeting and are always to be found on the front row – it just wouldn’t be the same without them. Andrew Little Also this weekend recognized the efforts of Andrew Little who has run the tuition class for the last five years. Andrew retired at this convention and his efforts were recognized when GFS president Gerry Mawdsley presented Andrew with an inscribed glass tankard. The GFS Shop The GFS shop under the management of Kathryn Pollard continued to do good business, this was the first convention when the new book by Sue Smart and Richard Howard entitled “Turned Out Nice Again” was available. The ladies who work on the shop at the conventions (Kathryn Pollard, Pat Taylor and Dolwyn Shone), are all volunteers and deserve every credit for what they do. The shop is providing vital extra funds, which help to keep the Society alive in these financially fraught times. Award John Walley received a very special award at the September convention when his 50 year membership and total dedication to the cause was recognised by the Society and he was also asked to switch on the Blackpool Illuminations. In November Blackpool Tourism decided to complete the award ceremony by presenting John with a special certificate for the lights switch on. The certificate was presented to John by GFS President Gerry Mawdsley.
NOVEMBER 2011
Good attendance for the last meeting of the year