Report on the 2014 Association Annual Gathering in Southampton, where members socialised, watched films, and visited stalls. Anna Hicks gave a talk on Tristan da Cunha's geology and the island's disaster plan.

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2014 Annual Gathering

The Tristan da Cunha Association
returned to the Southampton Holiday Inn
for the eighth year running for its
Annual Gathering on Saturday 26th April 2014.

Photos from Ann Ashworth and Mike Faulds
Over 100 people attended our tenth residential Annual Gathering

Ian Mathieson's Miles Apart Book Stall
John Cooper on the Reception Desk
Janice Hentley's Souvenir Stall

Films were shown this year in a larger space and Michael Swales (centre) led a workshop to give members an opportunity to present their ideas

The Annual General Meeting Chaired by Michael Swales (centre)

Treasurer Ian Mathieson
presents the accounts
Vice-Chair Guy Marriott taking the Chair for the election of officers for the last time. He and wife Liz organised the raffle which raised £289
Former Tristan Administrator Mike Hentley is elected Vice-Chair on the retirement of
Guy Marriott

Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Bates was thanked for his work
as he is retiring from the post at the end of the year.
Vice President Sir Martin Holdgate (left) and above with Iain Orr. Martin led the response to Chris Bates' statement about the dire state of Tristan's Calshot Harbour


Geologist Anna Hicks (left)
gave this year's talk on
the geology of Tristan da Cunha
and her work helping the Tristan Government to develop
their Disaster Management Plan.


There will be an article published in the August Tristan Newsletter containing details of Anna's lecture with several of her excellent photos which she showed during the talk.

Susan Patterson, Frank Rogers
and Pat Patterson


Above - International visitors:
Angelo Repetto from Italy, Sandra Kornet from Holland, Heather Broadbent from Canada and John Gardner from USA

It was bought by Ken Rogers (right) from the Isle of Man. Ken and his wife Fran
have attended all ten residential
Annual Gatherings
since the first held in Hythe in 2005.

The auction raised £581

Barry and Hazel Carter, Frank Rogers and Dennis Swain
Ron Burn (left) again conducted
a lively and successful auction
which included the sale of a life jacket
used on a recent Tristan passage.



Photos taken at the Dinner Dance

Why not join the party at the 2015 Annual Gathering?
We will post notice of the event in the August Newsletter and on the website that month.