50TH ANNIVERSARY AFTERNOON TEA ~ 15 FEB 2016
The Ballet Society searched through their records and assembled a list of those who have been continuous Members for 40 years or more. There were more than 50 Members who fitted the bill! Then we invited them to a 50th Birthday Afternoon Tea together with our Honorary Life Members. Special guests who joined us were our very supportive Patron, Lady Southey; David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet; Kenneth Watkins, Director of Philanthropy; Lisa Pavane, Director of The Australian Ballet School; and Colin Peasley, Special Gentleman.
There was a mass of gold balloons in the main passage and a huge display of multi coloured ones in the Deli together with a gorgeous display of flowers from The Australian Ballet.
It was such a happy occasion with a feast of ribbon sandwiches, colourful cupcakes and champagne topped off with a magnificent Birthday cake (made by our ‘Member for Catering’, Ruth Triggs). Vice President, Emma Hendry and President, Josie Woodgate had to blow out the candles before the Fire Brigade was called!
All the speakers told us how wonderful we were and the President just had to agree with them! Our Members are very proud of what we have accomplished in 50 years and look forward to the future with great anticipation.
Josie Woodgate OAM