Almost a landmark event in these troubled times, but it is with great pleasure that we were able to hold our 2021 Annual Dinner and Trophy Presentation with a total of 28 members and partners etc feeling able to attend. It was therefore the first time that the club has met in person since March 2020.
The event was held in the self contained function room at Romanby Golf Course Club House. I think that I can speak for everyone in saying that the precautions put in place by the Golf Club and also by ourselves made this an evening that we were able relax in and enjoy with colleagues old and new.
Well done Northallerton, this was a fantastic result and thanks to all those who submitted entries, whether or not they were included in the Club Entries or the individual competitions, without you this result would not have been possible.
The evening opened as usual with the awe inspiring displa of all the Club’s Trophies all set out at the head of the room.
This was quickly followed by a relaxed and leisurely three course dinner followed by tea and coffee.
A few weeks ago we reported on the success of our members in the Annual UPP Exhibition. Well, this weekend four of our members travelled down to Birmingham to the UPP’s Annual get togethjer at Hillscourt.
As part of the event there is a display of all the best entries submitted into circle competitions throughout the year, which have also been judged on a national basis. Each Circle’s most successful prints and PDI are displayed or shown for all to see and enjoy.
Once dinner was finished our chairman, Stuart Goldie, introduced our guest speaker for the evening, Peter Barron, a life long journalist, who for many years had been the editor of the Northern Echo. The talk he gave was both humorous, informative and with a message to all who are concerned for the future of local newspapers. He held members attention throughout with self deprecating but often hilarious stories and insights into some of the oddities and mishaps that he had experienced throughout his career.
This was followed by our traditional Presentation of Trophies. This year it was a little different, firstly because the trophies were presented to the winners by our Chairman, and secondly because whilst we only had a PDI Exhibition in 2021 we did have some trophies to present from last year’s Print and PDI Exhibitions as well.
Left to right:- Pauline Pentony receiving “The Print Trophy” as Print Photographer of the year for 2019/20 John Webster reciving the “Full Measure Trophy” as the PDI Photographer of the Year for 2020/21, and Sheila Coates receiving her Certificate for the Best Image Overall in the 2020/21 Annual Exhibition.
Our thanks go to all those who helped in putting this event together and also to Eddie Bishop and to Alan Graham for the photos taken on what was an evening enjoyed by all.
Paul, who is obviously delighted at this exposure said, “If you’re in the Leyburn area, please visit the exhibition and also take time to view the other displays and featured artists in their galleries. Also, the food and drink in the cafe is excellent too!”
Members might also like to see his updated web site, which has been designed to display on mobiles as well as desk tops etc.