There was a mixture of excitement and sadness at the final lunch for Convention 2015. We all continued to enjoy good food and company, but with the realisation that we would all soon be going our separate ways.
After a delicious meal, President-Elect Christine Endo announced awards for PREM and 20/20. Although a number of clubs increased membership (8 by 100%), very few submitted the 20/20 paperwork – a reminder to us all that we’ve got to be in to win!
Many groups were celebrated for their hard work before and at Convention and Linda Bergman, Convention Coordinator, gave a very moving tribute to her team of 9, presenting them with silver fern pins, while President Val Harper thanked Linda for her sterling efforts. Linda also brought forward three key hotel staff who have made such a difference to the efficient running of our Convention to thank them, and presented them with gifts. Two more staff will be celebrated this evening.
The Blog team was also thanked and presented with gifts.
Many groups of people were celebrated and I lost count of the standing ovations!
Vicki Lamb closed the lunch with some wonderful pearls of wisdom.