Each year, well most years actually, the DCC holds an Annual Dinner to which members and guests are invited. It is often the only time of the year that partners of members get together and it has been to many venues over the years. Unlike some clubs (e.g. venerable Buxton ones), we have not had to move on from place to place because of our behaviour but we have changed the venue over the years looking for a reasonably priced meal but convivial surroundings. The last few dinners are described below.
This dinner will take place on June 15th, 2013 and will replace the traditional 2012 and 2013 November dinners. If you are a member, please go to the members' pages to order tickets or if you are not a member, contact a member to get a ticket on your behalf.
The dinner was held on 26th November 2011 at the Masonic Guildhall, Stockport.
|Left: Tom, recipient of caver of the year
Right: Andy gets the mighty miner award for 2011-12
An excellent dinner was held at the Old Rectory Hotel in Haughton Green, Denton. All the organising was done by Sue and Tony with speeches by John New and AG. The venue was really good with the hotel to ourselves. A number of members stayed overnight. Because of pressure of time, the Club awards were not presented after the dinner but were presented at the AGM on 13th December. If you were not there, then I am sorry to say that you missed a really good night out in the company of more than 100 members, ex-members, guests and friends. The awards this year went to Nigel for Caver of the Half Century (well slightly less actually), Len, Geoff and Bill for Digger of the year, Ed for Mighty Miner and Liz for Tolerance (putting up with Nigel). There are more pictures on the gallery.
The 2009 Dinner was held at The Coach and Four, Wilmslow. There was a short talk by our retiring Chairman and our guest speaker. Tony got the digging award this year and the Club awarded itself the Tolerance Award for putting up with Simon for so long. Caver of the Year was not presented this time.
The 2007 dinner is past history now. However, if you heard some foul rumours about bad taste competitions, then you heard correctly. Thanks to Sue, we had the Guess-The-Bottom competition, a copy of which can be downloaded on the Club pages.
We also had a photo competition with five entries and Simon won because of his superb Alum Pot photos (see our Home Page or caving gallery for example). Awards were given to Tony Brocklebank for Caver of the Year bearing in mind his support in many ways and not least his contribution to new finds at Matienzo; Phill and Elaine Taylor for Mighty Miner because of their work in Tom's Shaft and looking after the museum; Simon Dillon (again!) for Digger following successes in Matienzo; and Steve for Stunt based on his violin playing and his canoe in the Hough Level. Sarah Berry got a much deserved Tolerance Award after Allan told her he was only going to be away a week when he went to Matienzo with Simon for a fortnight.
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Last updated: 29/03/2013
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