This week was the KAS Christmas night with a very good attendance on the night. President Colin welcomed members and asked if the members who attended the recent xmas meal had enjoyed their evening which everyone had. The certificates and polo shirts were then handed out by John “Papa Smurf” Reid and the Jimmy Gilbert quaich was presented to Ken for winning the supreme championship with a recently acquired Neolamprologus brevis.
Colin then announced that there was a special presentation and Jean Symington was presented with her honorary membership in recognition of her dedication to KAS but also promoting the hobby of fish keeping. Jean is a great member but more importantly a great person and thoroughly deserves her award the committee was unanimous in voting Jean received her accolade as she embodies everything someone receiving this award should be.
With all official business taken care of it was time to enjoy the refreshments and food that had been prepared and donated by members and generally just enjoy the evening a huge raffle was then had and a guess the weight of the cake competition with the cake donated by Adele Christie the correct weight was 5lb 9oz with both Mandy and Brian and Jean being 1oz out Mandy and Brian generously let Jean take the whole cake home rather than split it.
On behalf of the committee I would like to wish all members and their families a very merry Xmas and a happy and prosperous new year. The first meeting of 2014 will be on the 13th of January