Choir members’ long service honoured

Arbroath Male Voice Choir recognised two long service members at their AGM in Knox's Church hall on Thursday. Both men were given honourary presidenships handed over by Douglas Cant and Sneena Guthrie. Pictured are, from left - Mr Cant, Iain Whyte, Ms Guthrie and Bill Fenton.
Arbroath Male Voice Choir recognised two long service members at their AGM in Knox's Church hall on Thursday. Both men were given honourary presidenships handed over by Douglas Cant and Sneena Guthrie. Pictured are, from left - Mr Cant, Iain Whyte, Ms Guthrie and Bill Fenton.

THE LONG service of two members of Arbroath Male Voice Choir was recognised at the annual general meeting in Knox’s Church hall on Thursday.

At the start of the meeting, outgoing president Douglas Cant announced that Mr Bill Fenton and Mr Iain Whyte, who have over 80 years of combined singing time with the choir, had been made honorary presidents. Each was presented with a framed certificate.

During the meeting which followed, the choir’s varied activities over the past year were reviewed, and it was noted that despite a difficult start to the season, both the Christmas and annual concerts had been highly successful. The hard work of the choir’s new musical director, Sheena Guthrie, and accompanist, Barbara Potter, was noted.

The following office-bearers were elected: Dr Richard J Irvine, president; Kenny Southorn, vice-president; Jay Ferrier, secretary; Jan Birse, treasurer; and committee members, William Arbuckle, Graeme Cant and Ross Henderson.

The choir resumes its practices on Monday, August 22, at 7.30 p.m. in Knox’s Church hall and has a busy programme of activities planned for the coming season. New members in all sections of choir are most welcome.

l Pictured in the presentation group at right are, from left - Mr Cant, Mr Whyte, Ms Guthrie and Mr Fenton.