Report back on Congress 2011
Congress 2011 was held at Welkom Inn, and seemed to go off very well. We started off with our usual Ceilidh on the Friday night in the Clubhouse. This was M.C.ed by John Bell with his usual good humour and a few songs. We also had Dave Rankin piping for us as well as various members of Goldfields contributing.
On the Saturday morning the “Business” session took place, with all the reports from the Provincial Chieftains and the installation of our Federation Chief and Lady President for 2011-2012, David Brown and Sandra. We certainly wish these old friends a very successful year in office, along with their Provincial Chieftains.
Saturday night saw us in all our finery for the Ball, what a great sight this was. We were all piped in by our “Official Piper” Stewart Third and from there on the fun was great. We even “crowned” our Fed. Chief.
My grateful thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of Congress, especially to Debbie and Trish who were my right hand men. Goldfields is one of the smaller Societies and I think it says much for the spirit of Caledonianism that we could tackle something like Congress so well.
Links to the various Congress are below