Farewell and thanks to Peter Elmes
Peter Elmes, Aileen Logie, Don McKay and Hilary Ferral brought us such fine music, we were bound to have a good time.
Rod’s programme made for a hall of happy dancers enjoying a mix of perennial Johnsonville favourites, some less familiar, and of course Désirée Patterson (devised in 2017 for that special birthday girl).
Thanks to everyone who made it such a joyful celebration of Peter’s music on his last night of playing his button accordion for Scottish Country Dancing. See our President Kristin Downey’s thanks to Peter on behalf of Johnsonville members here
The atmosphere of friendship, the colourful decorations and the delicious supper all added to the occasion. What a perfect way to finish our dancing year.
It was also the perfect time to thank Rod for all the work he puts in each week, enabling us to enjoy occasions like these. The Club presented him with a fatter envelope than usual (containing a special gift of New World (wine) vouchers), in recognition of his tireless dedication to making sure there’s something for everyone, beginners to advanced dancers.
We also presented flowering plants to guest tutors Catherine and Jeanette for their continuing commitment to our Club. They are both already signed up for repeat performances next year, and we look forward to welcoming them back.