King's Lynn/Emmerich Twinning Club
Events during 2011
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8th November AGM
The Annual General Meeting took place at the Green Quay and was attended by 34 members, including the President, the Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Colin Sampson, and the Mayoress. Three members of the Committee, Penny Dossetor, Ann Foreman and Penny Harrison, had reached the end of their three year term, but were eligible to stand for re-election. All three were willing to stand and were duly re-elected. Two more people, Annie Ricketts and Monika Rieger-Ridd, were also voted on to the Committee. The Chairman, Brian Harrison was also re-elected to serve for a third year as Chairman. After the business meeting members repaired downstairs for a German supper prepared by Alison Gifford.
26th - 30th May Visit to Emmerich
A party of about 30 people made it to Emmerich for our bi-annual visit. While some people travelled independently, the main group flew from Stansted on a Thursday evening, arriving in Emmerich at 11pm. Friday was a free day to spend with our hosts but on Saturday afternoon we all met up for a barbecue outside the Schlösschen Borghees, as we had done two years ago. This time the weather was not so kind and eventually we all piled into the house, but before that Brita, the Emmerich chairman, had organised us all into groups and put us through our paces with a short quiz to test our knowledge of our own countries. On Sunday, another free day, the weather was much better and by Monday, our last day, we were into a heatwave. There was a farewell reception at the Stadttheater in the afternoon before it was once again time to say goodbye and make our way back to the airport and home. As always, old friendships were renewed and some new ones were forged and judging by the conversations on the way home, everyone seemed to have had a good time. Our turn to play host next ...
February 22nd Quiz Night
There was a good turn out for this event, with ten teams, including one from Fakenham, pitting their wits against each other. Some of the questions were quite challenging, but people rose to the occasion. Some teams turned in some quite high scores and two of them were joint winners. There were German style refreshments in the interval, which gave people a chance to socialise.