2018 went out with a bang for RMM. The imagination and inventiveness of our members continues to amaze. A feast of movies kept us entertained, starting with our usual shorts which were based on ‘In Your Boot’. These ranged from the common pebble to a rock and a boot that was as bottomless as Santa’s sack. There was also a warning about what can happen if we don’t keep our feet clean and toenails cut! Being Christmas the shorts ended with one about baby Jesus. – Hilarious. The topic for the next Shorts is ‘Awkward.’ Non-compliance will be awkward, as you have 8 weeks to produce!
The quarterly comp was well supported with eight movies which ranged from travelogues to dramas and suicide. Geoff Ross’s ‘Wildlife of the Pantanal’ was judged number one with some spectacular footage, including sequences of the awesome Jaguar. Gary Dusting’s ‘Uluru Country’, was a popular second.
Then the food came out. Gourmet delights, from perfectly cooked snags and onions through diet busting, mouthwatering delicacies to a trifle that didn’t turn out as planned but tasted fine. And no-one over-indulged in the red wine. Then the impossible happened. With a ringing “Ho,Ho,Ho” Santa Claus arrived! He was obviously thrilled to be visiting RMM. His enthusiasm was infectious as he handed out his goodies and, of course, members gave him our usual, warm RMM reception.
Next year’s syllabus was there for collection; it’s something to look forward to, so until Feb 1st, to all our members, have a Happy Christmas and good movie making in 2019.
It was well after 11.00 before the last member left.
Text and photos supplied by Ron Fry
A variety of our members, including Jack who photo appears above provide updates for our journals to keep you up to date if you missed a meeting.