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Prior to the official start of the 2023 event some veterans lined up for a photograph. L to R
Front: Ryan Decorova, Violet and Wayne Howell,Roy Daniel, Trevor Mclaren, (Mr Interloper) Fred Coke, Rudie Inniss, Gilmour Smith MC. Back:Felix Manners, Don Nelson, U/K, Capt Muglsha.
This is the 10th year that we have had our annual Summer Ball at the Tally Ho, Conference and Banqueting centre, Birmingham. The location is very convenient for guests travelling from different parts of the country.
We had 102 people sitting down to a 3 course meal, preceded by a fruit punch reception. The service was excellent and the food was good
A special mention goes out to all the staff at the Tally Ho who make the extra effort to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening was none other than Mr Gilmour Smith who promptly kicked off the proceedings by welcoming guests back to the Tally Ho for the first time since 2019. This year’s Guest speaker was Lt Cmd Lionel Winston RN Rtd who delivered his speech by video due to unforeseen circumstances.
Entertainment was provided by saxophonist Samantha-Jayne and DJ Trevor Junior.
There was a small raffle after which guests swiftly took to the dance floor. The music went on until 1pm and wonderful night was had by all. Looking forward to next year.
Guest Speaker Capt Rtd Sue Liburd MBE
Summer Ball 2017.
On Saturday 24th June 143 members and guests gathered at the Tally Ho Conference and Banqueting centre, Edgbaston,Birmingham for the association's annual Dinner and Dance. This year we celebrated our 22nd anniversary. Master of Ceremony was the one and only Cliff Walker JP, MBE who, over the years has done an excellent job in ensuring that we have a prompt start and the night runs according to programme. During the meal guests were entertained by the dulcet of of saxophonist Samantha-Jayne. After the meal and a couple of speeches, the ever popular (big people DJ) Trevor Junior took charge and we danced till 2am.
Our guest speaker was the award-winning businesswoman, social entrepreneur, international human capital consultant and executive personal strategist, (Capt Rtd) Sue Liburd MBE. Sue, who had a corporate career spanning commercial, public and third sectors gave an excellent and enlightening speech on her career in the Army and her path in life which has led to her obtaining the OBE in 2016.
BCVA would like to thank all members and guests who attended our 22nd anniversay celebrations this year for their continued support in helping to make the event such a wonderful occasion.
Please make a note in your diary that next years Dinner and Dance will be on 30th June 2018 at the usual venue.
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