The Silver Fawn Club’s 49th Anniversary Dinner Dance was held on Saturday, 29thJune at the Souths Sports Club, Acacia Ridge. This year things were done a bit differently and the Dance was held in a lovely venue on the South side with a band from Sydney and our debonair DJ Dennis in action.
The hall was decorated in a Red and Silver theme with help from the Tucker family, Loos family, Weerasinghe family, our Treasurer, Susan and Ovil de Franz and I must say it did look magnificent with the tiny sparkles lighting up the ribbons to the balloons.
We had 150 people registered to attend the dance. Unfortunately, not many of the older Club members were able to attend. However, it was great to see some new members and plenty of guests. All who attended were offered a “welcome” drink of their choice at the Bar which was highly appreciated. The food provided by the Club was great and in plenty although not the usual Sri Lankan flavour. The younger members welcomed this change.
After a bit of a slow start, the band “Fiesta” cranked up and most of the patrons were on the dance floor having a great time. The raffle draw was a complete success with the first prize being a return air ticket to New Zealand. Thank you to all those people who donated towards the raffle prizes and also pledged money towards the Souvenir, especially Warren Loos for getting so many sponsors. A special thank you also to Laurensz Manricks for co-ordinating things with the band and also being our MC for the night.
Finally, thank you to all the members and guests who attended to ensure the evening was a great success.
It is Christmas time again and that time of year when we are all set to party. As always, the Golden Years Christmas party was a tremendous success with over 140 members and guests attending. The hall was beautifully decorated in traditional Christmas colours of Red, Green Gold and Silver. The party had a mix of fun, good food and dance.
On arrival members were greeted warmly and given a piece of traditional Christmas cake made and beautifully wrapped by Rena Henderling either in gold or silver as well as a welcome drink of sweet sherry. It was nice to see so many familiar faces and at the same time welcome new members to the Silver Fawn Club family.
An entrée of patties and cutlets was followed by a sumptuous buffet lunch by Jeremy Henderling of Dutch Burgher favourites – Ghee Rice, Chicken Curry, Ceylon Roast Pork, Eggplant Pahai, Leg Ham with mustard sauce to name a few was enjoyed by all followed by the dessert buffet which was a treat one would not want to miss. This was followed by Breudher, Cheese and Iced Coffee.
Our Compere for the day was Dennis Arnolda who ensured that everyone participated in the sing a long of old time favourites and Christmas Carols with Laurensz Manricks on the piano and Egerton de Franz on guitar.
Our DJ, Ty Fox entertained all present with a great selection of music and a number of members and guests danced which was followed by a session of old time favourites usually reserved for the mid night session at a New Year’s Eve Dance.
The raffle was a huge success which helped greatly to defray some of the costs and we must thank all those who supported this by donations of prizes and the purchase of tickets. Although there was some hiccups on the day with the air conditioning as it was a very hot day, we have received many comments from those who attended this function on what a great time they had.