GFS September 1999

NEW MILLENNIUM

Another great weekend was experienced by many of the members of the GFS at the September 99 convention in the Spanish Hall located within the massive Winter Gardens complex in Blackpool. The weekend was full and varied with concerts throughout the two-day event, not only for the experts, but also for those just beginning. Even those who haven't even started with the instrument were catered for with tuition classes.

FILMS

The feature film on the Saturday evening was "Much Too Shy" and on the Sunday, a capacity cinema audience watched "The South Bank Show", probably the finest documentary ever made about GF. The September convention is always the main even of the GFS calendar because this is when the annual general meeting takes place and the election of the Society officials for the forthcoming year is held. No major changes and President of the Society, Dennis Taylor was elected once again to steer the GFS into the next millennium.

LUCKY LIONEL

Lionel Owen was the luckiest man in Blackpool on Sunday, his ticket was the one that Win Formby drew out of the hat when she performed the draw for the annual Grand raffle. Lionel walked off with two Gibson banjo/ukes, a UB1 and a UB2.

HONORARY MEMBERS

Illustrious life members John Walley and Bernard Young were both presented with commemorative certificates to mark their honorary life membership within the Society. John Walley is a founder member and Bernard Young is a past-President. They have both contributed much over the years and deserve their senior status.
GFS September 1999

NEW MILLENNIUM

Another great weekend was experienced by many of the members of the GFS at the September 99 convention in the Spanish Hall located within the massive Winter Gardens complex in Blackpool. The weekend was full and varied with concerts throughout the two-day event, not only for the experts, but also for those just beginning. Even those who haven't even started with the instrument were catered for with tuition classes.

FILMS

The feature film on the Saturday evening was "Much Too Shy" and on the Sunday, a capacity cinema audience watched "The South Bank Show", probably the finest documentary ever made about GF. The September convention is always the main even of the GFS calendar because this is when the annual general meeting takes place and the election of the Society officials for the forthcoming year is held. No major changes and President of the Society, Dennis Taylor was elected once again to steer the GFS into the next millennium.

LUCKY LIONEL

Lionel Owen was the luckiest man in Blackpool on Sunday, his ticket was the one that Win Formby drew out of the hat when she performed the draw for the annual Grand raffle. Lionel walked off with two Gibson banjo/ukes, a UB1 and a UB2.

HONORARY MEMBERS

Illustrious life members John Walley and Bernard Young were both presented with commemorative certificates to mark their honorary life membership within the Society. John Walley is a founder member and Bernard Young is a past-President. They have both contributed much over the years and deserve their senior status.