Chairmans Dinner 2014
The ACA Chairmans Dinner was held this year at the Arrow Mill Hotel in Warwickshire, courtesy of Simon & Agnes Woodhams. Guests arrived on Friday and as is usual, several drinks were downed before mustering in the dining room for a splendid 3 course dinner, we were supported at dinner by one of our Associate Members Mike Littler and his wife Brenda. Following breakfast on Saturday the group dispersed to "Do their own thing", mustering in the bar, fully booted and spurred, for scheduled pre dinner drinks at 1830. A slight delay was encountered when the hotel hot water system decided to fail but being hardened matelots we overcame the hardship and between cold showers and Submariners Dhobys we managed to all be ready for dinner by 1930. Joined this time by the Patron Andy Barnwell and his wife Linda, we experienced another fantastic three course dinner designed by Simon then retired to the bar for sea stories and such. Attendees this year were Patron Andy Barnwell and his wife Linda, Denis and Margaret Woodhams, Jesse and Ena James, Clive Brooks and partner Diane, Dave Wallace and wife Claire, Harry and Linda Worth and John and Cath Sheldon. Aplogies were taken form the currant Chairman John Fagan, the newly retired Pete Imrie first Chairman Mike Green, Rab Butler and Alf Tupper all of whom had valid reasons for non attendance.