Thursday, July 18, 2013


With fillet mignon on the menu and some fun live rock and roll music, it was time to kick up our heels and celebrate the completion of Convention tonight. The dinner honored fellows and past International Presidents then culminated in the installation of the 2013 - 2015 International President and her board.
A truly beautiful installation ceremony was conducted by Shelley Petley, with individually hand made dream catchers, complete with POWERtalk swish were given to the incoming officers as a momento of the occasion. Irvine Walker reduced half the room to tears with his moving rendition of "Wind Beneath my Wings", then Incoming President Val Harper gave her installation address before being presented with a spectacular gavel from President Carol Priess and her President's Pendant.

I will post a copy of the address as the next post. Hugs all round followed as members congratualted the new board in a receiving line, then more hugs as we each farwelled our friends.
Convention 2013 has come to an end, and we all look forward to the next convention in Rotorua...

Oh yes...the dates for Rotorua are...

                   2015 POWERtalk INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
                   ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND
                   15 - 18 July, 2015

See you there!


  1. Actually only the Division VPs' dream catchers had the POWERtalk swirl, but all were custom made in POWERtalk colours by a member of the Maliseet tribe in New Brunswick, Canada. The President-Elect received a double dream catcher for her two upcoming terms, and the President's had a few flower beads to remind her of Hawaii.

  2. Thank you Shelley. They certainly were beautiful. I'd love close-up photos to post if anyone has any.


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