summer garden party

It’s felt more like Autumn recently than Summer and those hot days we had seem a bit distant. It was during those warm weeks that we had a gathering of the Petuaria Players to celebrate the stepping down of our President Mo Spence after twenty five years in the role. Daughter Nicci and her husband Paul Robinson (both devoted supporters of the group) hosted the event.

Chair Richard Bateman present President Mo with flowers from the group after 25 years in the role

Our thanks to Paul and Nicci for a fun day, the wine was flowing generously and the food was equally plentiful and delicious.

Previous members joined current ones to join Mo on her day

Moreen (Mo) Spence can chart her involvement with the Petuaria Players to the very beginning – our first year, 1961. Then in 1994 after her first attempt at retirement the group asked Mo to be President. Since then she has supported the group and help keep us in check with her facts and figures and record keeping. After threatening to retire from her post for the last ten to fifteen years or so she finally made the decision to relinquish the role by making it a nice round 25 years.

President Mo and President-elect Wendy pose for the inaugural handover…

Assuming the mantle of responsibility is Wendy Elliott. We are very pleased to welcome her as our new President. Wendy may be known to some as a previously active member of the group on the stage, and is still a regular audience member.

To Mo we pass our thanks, our best wishes and love and know we will see her in the audience as usual.

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