Hi Everyone, well our 50th anniversary has come and gone, the night went far to quickly but certainly was a ripper and one to remember for years to come. It was great to see so many smiling faces..
With well over 250 current and past members attending it was such a memorable evening, the memorabilia room, the 36 motorcycles on display proved to be very popular. It didn’t lack for something to look at. Many of our current and past members hadn’t see each for many years and in some cases it was decades so there was plenty of catching up to be done, a true Yak Fest!
Dinner was a casual affair but very popular along with music and a little dancing later in the evening. We all know a night like this just doesn’t happen, was a wonderful team effort. On behalf of everyone who attended a very big thank you goes out to the members that made the following all come together:
Locking in a date and organising the function centre, food, band, decorations
Function area set-up and the much more difficult clean-up the following morning
Organising our 3 new Honor Boards
Designing and organising the 50th Polo Shirts & Merchandise
Our wonderful 50th Banner
Yummy 50th Cake
Everyone who brought their awesome bikes and club memorabilia along
Photo’s of the night
Spreading the word to past members
The brave members who acted as security over two nights to protect some very valuable items
Highlights of the evening included:
MC Jo Spencer kept the formal part of the evening moving along
Introduction of the 3 Foundation Members who have remained continuous club members for 50 years
Handing on of the only known surviving Membership Medal (#13) from original KooWeeRup MCC – Operational from 1927 to 1939
Announcing Mark Blackwood as an Honorary Member
Unveiling of the 50th Anniversary Banner
Presentation of a special edition 50th Anniversary Polo Tops to – Founding & Life Members
Presentation of 3 new Honor Boards – 1: Life Members 2: Honorary Members 3: Committee Members
Presentation of Anniversary Polo Top to Des (Our longtime Barman at Paky Bowls Club) and Appreciation Plaque to Pakenham Bowls Club
Cutting of the Anniversary Cake by the 3 Foundation Members
Daniel Milner was unable to attend with his speech being readout by his mum Lois and ably assisted by his dad Lou
Counselors Bret Owen, Kaye Cameron and past Mayor and Counselor Bill Ronald attending
Everyone who attended, from old to new members and everything in between..
Formal Part of The Evening:
MC for the Night Jo Spencer
3 New Honor Boards
Lois and Lou Milner read son Daniels speech
Beau presenting Knobby with 50th Polo
Beau Sharp and Des Leigh
Lindsay Hansen presenting Original KWRMCC Membership badge to Spanner
Bret Owen, Spanner, Kaye Cameron and Bill Ronald
Founding Members – Kim Woodward, Lindsay Hansen and John Spencer
Unique 50th Polo Shirts for Foundation, Life & Honorary Members
Concellor Kaye Cameron
Mark “Nugget” Blackwood with his Honorary Member Medal & 50th Polo Shirt
Faces from around the room:
And a few from set-up & pack-up..
Looking forward to honoring the original KWRMCC 100th anniversary in 2027 !!