BLACK COUNTRY ACCORDION AND MUSIC CLUB
The Third Anniversary Celebrations JAN. 23rd. 2012
You can carefully make plans well ahead and then suddenly you have a problem.
I found that I was to finally have a new knee fitted the day before our club party.
I have missed very few of our events and missing this one was a blow for me. I
should be back to normal for the next meeting, I hope. Barry has very kindly kept
me informed and I have received lots of feedback from various members.
Many thanks for the ‘get well ‘ wishes received. I would like to send a ‘get well
soon’ to Reg Philips who was a founder member and long standing friend of all
the committee members. Reg has had a bad time and is on the mend now so we
can all look forward to seeing him again soon. Quite a few of our elderly members
have experienced health problems lately so let’s all hope for things to return back
to normal quickly. Fred has returned looking good and June, our singing prodigee
is recovering her voice. New blood needed, now. We do seem to have a regular
trickle of new members so things are not at all that gloomy.
Three years since year dot then. We have a strong membership, many happy visitors
and cash in bank, so we have a lot to look forward to. Slight childish tremors upset
the committee at the end of last year but were soon dismissed, so roll on 2012.
The canteen amassed enough cash to fund both the Xmas and Birthday parties,
this fact pleasing everyone. So, a plentiful supply of food and drink with a night of
fun and frivolities provided by Roman Volaschuck and Luba, his singing spouse, all
added up to another pleasing night of entertainment.
Roman is a great accordionist and singer and Luba is a remarkable singer. She sang
quite a selection of tunes including Eidelwies and Somewhere over the Rainbow.
Both these tunes really impressed everyone. Roman himself played a super, varied
selection of tunes ranging from theTyrol, including a yodelling voice capable of
starting an avalanche, Strangers in the Night, My Way and Blue Moon.
The usual Tote and Raffle went down well. Members excelled themselves with the
quality of raffle prizes they kindly donated and another birthday celebration was
also on the cards with non other than Tom Jones from Wales,(no,not that one) and
this was enhanced with Roman playing a very amusing selection of birthday tunes.
French, Russian, Scottish, Irish music followed and Luba rounded the evening off
with a number of Ukranian songs finishing with non other than Kalinka.
Yet another very pleasing night and once again, full marks to Roman and Luba.
After three years of music and pleasure we are all very pleased with the progress
that the club has made and we are all looking forward to the coming year.