Dinner - Reigate Manor Hotel, Reigate - February
Manor Hotel was again the venue for the 2013 Annual SVVS Dinner and
was attended by a smashing turnout of 100 people.
This was the fourth Dinner presided over by the new Chairman
Bozi Mohacek (aka Vintman), ably assisted by Mrs Chairman Julie Mohacek who organised the Raffle,
- and who also presented the cups. Raffle ticket sales were carried
out by Julie, Janet Russell, Thelma Oakes and Gosia Hone.
The Hotel staff were very friendly and efficient and were almost unnoticeable by their
super efficiency! The use of the Bar area and the small Brokes room as pre-dinner drinks
seating area was a great success. Not much can be faulted with the meal
and the service.
After the superb meal, the SVVS Cups and accolades went to: Matt
Tester who got the Chairman's Cup for winning the Treasure
Hunt; the Hero Cup was awarded to Andrew Randall for the 'An Interesting
Historical Car Restoration'; the Wollett Award for winning the SVVS Quiz
went to Mike Gooch OBE; and award for Outstanding Services to the SVVS, the
President's Cup, was presented to Colin Mulford who our previous Editor for
As to the Guest Speaker, we were lucky enough
to obtain the services of Ruby Cole. Ruby
Cole is a National Trust Ranger with the Surrey Hills team, responsible
for the Leith Hill area. Her talk with slides included an overview of
her work and about the volunteer teams she is responsible for. She told
us about some the properties that the Trust owns locally and gave us
details of the various flora and fauna in our region. She also told us
how difficult it is to manage our Master of Ceremonies and Publicity
Officer Tony Russell who has become a National Trust Volunteer. Since
his second retirement, Tony had put on a bit of weight, so Janet sent
him out to get fit. Seems Tony's every activity is preceded and succeeded
by lingering cigarillo, which he cannot smoke at home!!
The proceeds of the raffle went, as is the tradition,
to the Speaker's chosen charity which was rather obviously the local
area National Trust .
The Photos below were taken by Hon Secretary Malcolm Bailey. Please click on any thumbnail picture
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The Reigate Mannor does us proud with lovely
table presentation and printed table plan and menus
Pre-dinner drinks in the bar and in the small Brokes Suite
Photographs taken by Malclom Bailey shown in table order of people who were present
Tony Russell introducing Chairman Bozi Mohacek who tells a joke before the Chairman's
Chairman announces award of Chairman's Cup to Matt Tester, and
Hero Cup to Andrew Randal
Stanley Randall 96 !
Chairman announces presentation of President's Cup to Colin Mulford.
Quiz Trophy to Mike Gooch OBE
Chairman announces The Guest Speaker, Ruby
Ruby Cole who is a National Trust Ranger, Surrey Hills, gives
presentation on works at Leith Hill
Ruby picks the winner of the Raffle and Julie Mohacek presents the
prizes as she did the Cups
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