Saturday, March 31, 2012

Congress Dinner

Together with about half the Congress Attendees I donned my gladrags last night for the Conference Dinner in The Adelaide Convention Centre. 

Shauna Hicks, who spoke at the Congress, was the Hostess of my table. We were joined by Michelle Nichols and Jonathan Auld from Ebenezer, NSW, Seonaid Harvey from New Zealand, a lady from Penrith, NSW, a couple from Brisbane and a couple from Blaxland in the Blue Mountains. Five of the six people who were tweeeting from the dinner were seated at out table; the other Tweeeter, Liz Pidgeon was a few tables away. We had great fun talking, laughing, tweeting and posting cheeky messages about the evening.

The entertainment for the evening, a bush dance ensemble was a bit corny but was enjoyed by many, our mate Seonaid joined in the fun when members of the audience were invited to take part. June Penny from the ACT was  a very popular the recipient of the AFFHO award for meritorious service to family history. Familysearch representative, Dan Poffenberger who fancies himself as a comedian, was the after dinner speaker giving a humorous presentation looking at quirky entries from parish registers and other documents.

As usual my camera came out of my handbag to record images of the evening.

Kathleen and Patsy

Mel Hulbert (L) and Friends from Botany Bay Family History Society
Jenny Joyce, Natalie Dempster and Jackie van Bergen
Jan Gow and Shauna Hicks
Trevor and Mary Ann Rix
Michelle Nichols and Jonathan Auld
Bruce and Barbara Simpson
Mr and Sue Reid
Shauna Hicks, Jill Ball, Seonaid Lewis
Dinner Sponsor was the NSW Registry of BDM
Main course - a lot of chicken with a few vegetables
Tweeter at Work
Bushdancers provided entertainment
June Penny (Left) listens to her Citation
Liz Pidgeon took a break from Tweeting to visit out table
The Assembly listened intently to Dan Poffenberger
Red Carpet Ladies

1 comment:

Bribie Family History Association said...

Thanks Jill for catching so many great memories from the Congress with your camera. It's really good to look back and remember all these moments in time.


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