During the course of the meeting the new Committee was elected and two awards were presented: the John Evans Memorial Trophy, awarded to the member judged to have given the best performance in the recent production of Anything Goes, and the Diana Gay Rose Bowl, presented to the member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Society over the year.
President, Phyllis Reeves, had a difficult task in choosing the winner of the John Evans Trophy this year as there was a real abundance of talent.
However, she made a great decision in selecting Louisa Jones, who played Reno Sweeney and newcomer Paul Bailey, who played Billy Crocker, as the joint recipients.The winners were announced by Ann Evans, widow of John and mother of longstanding member, Nia.
Unfortunately, neither Louisa nor Paul could be present at the meeting to receive the award in person but both said they were delighted and honoured to have been chosen.
The winner of the Diana Gay Bowl was Pamela Williams. This award was voted for by the membership and was presented by Paul Gay in memory of his late wife who was a talented wardrobe mistress and treasured member and friend for many years.
Members nominated Pamela for her creativity, skills and enormous patience in choreographing the main dance numbers in the annual production and for the Troupe, both this year and in previous years.Another highlight of the meeting was unanimous decision to confer life membership on Jean Evans. Jean has been a member of the operatic for many years and during that time has made an enormous contribution both on stage and off.
Most recently, Jean has been responsible for the wonderful hairstyles, wigs and fascinators that are always completely appropriate to the period of the show and never fail to add a touch of glamour!
Thanks to all who attended the meeting, to Ann Evans and Paul Gay for presenting the awards and best wishes to the new Committee for the coming year!
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