Club Night News: 21st December – 20th Christmas Quiz!

Roger’s Christmas Quiz

Hon. Life Member Roger Culpin’s consummate Christmas Quiz has been an annual highlight of our year for 20 years! Fellow Hon. Life Member Janet Thackray checked her Programme collection and the first one was definitely in 1997!

This year it was as fresh, fiendish and fun as ever and enjoyed by a large and convivial gathering of members and friends. There were time honoured rounds including Roger’s Travels, general knowledge and logo/brand close-ups. Once again, Angy Ellis, in sparkling jacket and form, MC’d an endorphin inducing musical round that was a joy. And there was delicious Christmas cake made by Veronica Barker to a secret recipe, and liquid refreshments laid on by another Hon. Life Member, Don Bennett

It was not about the winning, though the winning team, the “Dirty Dozen”, beg to differ and, your blogger must point this out, Joe Grabham’s team, seated by the piano and calling themselves the “JoeAnnas”, came a creditable third. Joe, of course, recently a glorious Master of Print winner, is also Hon. Life Member

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

From Mike Boult: our annual dinner will be at Bowburn Hall Hotel for Friday16th February 2018. The price remains the same as last year at £20 per person. There will be notice on the notice board from Thursday 30 November. We need your name and how many guests you wish to bring. It will be a great night! Everyone is welcome!

DPS Exhibition, Durham Town Hall

Our Town Hall Exhibition has been extended to the end of January 2018 and has been refreshed with a change of prints on display

Member Survey – have your say!

As launched at the AGM, member survey forms were available from David Hickman. Please return if you have one on the first night back in the New Year 4th January or fill one in on the night

Society Challenge 2018

Hon. Programme Secretary Paul Ritchie announced that after the success of Society Challenge Crystal Ball in 2016, there will be a new challenge this year involving rather beautiful glass mannequin heads. Members can borrow one for a week at a time and use their creative photography skills to include them in photographs. There will be a night in November to view the pictures together

Images from the Crystal Ball Challenge are in a newly restored gallery in Members’ Galleries 2016 on the Galleries page here

Competition Countdown

The 2018 competitions will be in your printed programme when we return for President’s Night 4th January and of course on this website soon

2018 Membership

It was agreed at the AGM that fees remain the same for 2018: £40 Full Year, £20 Half Year, £20 Students and Overseas members

Our new Hon. Treasurer Barrie Forbes has produced a proforma for members to complete that will save time on the night. You can pay for the Presentation Dinner as well (or nearer the time) and by cash, cheque or Bank Transfer. Please note our bank details are different from last year

Next Meeting: Thursday 4th January

By time honoured tradition, the first night of our new year is President’s Night. Our President, Peter Walton will be showing a superb body of work!

Pictured: from the Crystal Ball Challenge 2016 by Dave Murrell

                                                          1d.  Dave Murrel

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