Well, what can I say.
Our exhibition at Dawlish RBL today, April 30th, was a great success with £23:50 coming from the admission fee, plus an extra £14 coming from a raffle of a Joby Gorillapod donated by great friend and fellow bubbler GrandmaMattie who also donated some greetings cards and a small framed print that will be sold at a later date, with all the proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal.
The exhibition started with a VIP hour before opening to the public, where the president of Dawlish RBL, Lt Cmdr Tom Elliot RN began the event by reciting the Ode to Remembrance which was followed by a minutes silence.
The invited guests consisted of Legion Officials, The Mayor of Dawlish, who officially opened the event, local councillors, our former MP Mr Richard Younger-Ross, a keen photographer himself, and Mr Ian Birdsey, whose company is responsible for the official photography and video of Dawlish Air Show and Carnival, and who acted as judge by choosing the winning entry for each of the six categories exhibited and also the Best in Exhibition, for which the prize was sponsored by the Framing Lot of Dawlish and was won by Catherine with her picture of Tulips.
It is now time to relax for a few days after seeing the rewards for all the hard work that has been put into organising the exhibition, and I would like to thank all who attended for supporting this exhibition and contributing to the Poppy Appeal, and for making it a success, with a
Special Thank You to:-
GrandmaMattie for her generous donations.
Mr Ian Birdsey of Blackboard Associates, for being our judge.
The Mayor of Dawlish, Cllr Mrs Helen Humphries for opening the event.
Lloyd Maunder Butchers and other local businesses for their contributions towards the VIP Buffet.
The Framing Lot for framing the Best in Exhibition picture.
I am so happy and proud to see such support given to the small band of Phunographers who are the members of our fledgling Photography Club and who helped in making this exhibition a great success, namely:-
David, Bob, Caroline and of course, Catherine.
Lastly, very many thanks to Dawlish RBL for their co-operation and use of the function room, without whose help this exhibition would never have happened..
Once again, many thanks to you all.