Annual General Meeting

We held our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 18th June in Garfield Church Committee Room, Ryde, marking the end of another successful year, our 86th.

It also marked the retirement of June Cox as Vice Chairman.  June had been on the Executive Committee and Music Co-ordinator for many years and then added Vice Chairman to her ever increasing workload.

Her involvement with the Festival started in 1949 when, as youngster, she first entered a class. For a considerable time she was Choir Mistress at St John’s Church, Newport during which time the Choir entered the Festival every year with consistent success.

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Chrissy Booth had baked a cake to mark the occasion.

June Cox cutting her cake.

 

 

To mark these many years of support upon her retirement she was appointed as an Honorary Life Vice President.

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Barry Allen, Chairman, presenting June with the Certificate recording her as a Honorary Life Vice President.  He also presented her with a gift of Medina Theatre vouchers.

 

 

Chrissy Booth was unanimously voted in as our new Vice Chairman.  She will also remain as Joint Dance Co-ordinator and Child Protection Officer.

Three Special Awards were also presented.

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Yiran Ma was awarded the Mark Radford Award for being the performer of 18 years or under who, in the opinion of the Instrumental Adjudicator, showed particular promise in the Instrumental Classes.  As well as a Certificate she also received a cheque for £50.

 

 

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Amelia Luter was awarded the Mark Radford Award for being the performer of 18 years or under who, in the opinion of the Vocal Adjudicator, showed particular promise in the Vocal Classes.  As well as a Certificate she also received a cheque for £50.

 

 

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Zoe Beardsall was awarded the Barbara Walter Award for being the performer of 18 years or under who, in the opinion of the Vocal Adjudicator, gave an Exceptional Vocal Performance in the Disney and Stage Song Classes.  As well as a Certificate she also received a cheque for £50.