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  AWARDS FOR MIKE AND TONY AT ANDERIDA AGM
Awards were made to out-going Chairman Mike Fleming and re-elected President Tony Flood at the Anderida AGM at The Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne, on Tuesday April 10th 2018.
Mike received a special service award to mark his fine work as Chairman and previously Vice Chairman and Competition's Secretary, while Tony was given the Anderida Accolade for his outstanding contributions over the past year.
Tony, who received a glowing tribute from newly-elected Chairman Alan Baker paid warm tributes himself to Mike, Jeff Fleming and Robin Kempe, who all stood down as officers.
They Received votes of thanks as did Tamara McKinley and fellow best selling author Peter James, who Tamara had succeeded as Patron.
Alan Baker had decided to step down as Vice Chairman as he was unable to get to some of the winter meetings, but, in the absence of any other nominations, volunteered to be Chairman for a second spell on the understanding that Tony, as President, would take those meetings that bad weather prevents him attending.
Dave Wells accepted a nomination to set up from Assistant Competitions Secretary to Competition Secretary, with Alan Baker standing as his assistant.
Alan agreed, by taking this role he should not enter the annual Short Story Competition, which he had won for the last three years!
A rule change will enable anyone to attend as a 'guest' member up to five times each subscription year at £4.00 per meeting. Those taking advantage of it are asked to ensure that they hand Membership Secretary Francis Wait the £4.00 guest fee before the start of each meeting.
This should help anyone who might be deterred from paying the annual subscription of £26.00 in one go!

Election of Officers:
Patron: Tamara McKinley (automatically re-elected).
President: Tony Flood, proposed by Francis Wait, seconded by Alan Baker.
Vice President: Brian Capron, proposed by Tony Flood, seconded by Alan Baker.
Chairman: Alan Baker, proposed by Francis Wait, seconded by Roger Hardman.
Vice Chairman: Vacant.
Secretary: Heather Flood, proposed by Francis Wait, seconded by Alan Baker.
Treasurer: Roger Hardman, proposed by Tony Flood, seconded by Mike Fleming.
Membership Secretary: Francis Wait, proposed by Alan Baker, seconded by Tony Flood.
Competitions Secretary: David Wells, proposed by Tony Flood, seconded by Mike Fleming.
Assistant Competitions Secretary: Alan Baker, proposed by Tony Flood, seconded by Heather Flood.
Website Editor: Tony Flood, proposed by Francis Wait, seconded by Alan Baker.
Newsletter Editor: Tony Flood, proposed by Francis Wait, seconded by Alan Baker.
Social Secretary: Dave Wells, proposed by Heather Flood, seconded by Francis Wait.
Publicity and Marketing Officer: Tony Flood, Proposed by Francis Wait, seconded by Alan Baker.

       Mike Fleming (left) and Tony Flood with their awards.
FRANCIS WAIT'S EROTIC BOOK
BANNED BY AMAZON


Francis Wait's new erotic crime thriller 'Without their Consent' is so sexually explicit that it has been banned by Amazon. It is a thriller about two men seeking revenge after being humiliated by females.

This e-book is still available on other websites such as Kobo, Sony and Diesel.
 
LAURIE'S LATEST SUCCESSES
One of Anderida's newer scribes, Laurie Wilkinson, has already had a number of publishing successes within 3 months. Four poems in the poetry columns of the Eastbourne Gazette; two poems in 'Peterborough' pages of the 'Daily Mail'. The Eastbourne Herald featured an article on Laurie, on the publication of his book 'Poetic Views of Life,' which has already gained eleven 5* reviews on Amazon. And there is a video to view on the Sussex Newspapers Group website of Laurie talking about and reading from 'Poetic Views of Life.' A donation from each book sale will go to 'Help 4 Heroes.'Laurie’s poem, ‘Eye Line Smile’ was accepted into the Great British Write Off, and will be published in a book ‘A Way with Words’ on the 20th November. And his next book of poems, ‘More Poetic Views of Life’ will be published in December 2014.
ANDERIDA MEMBERS WIN AWARDS AT EASTBOURNE BOOKFEST
At the Towner Art Gallery on Sunday June 1st, there was an awards presentation to winners of the writing competition, themed. 'New and Different.' Receiving prizes from MP Stephen Lloyd and the Mayor Cllr. Janet Coles, were Anderida members Heather Flood, Tony Flood, Robin Kempe, Hazel Elrick and Roger Hardman. Short listed were Jill Rutherford, Maria Louka and Lena Bowling.
TONY RECEIVES A RESIDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
More than 300 people attended the prestigious Eastbourne Herald’s Achievers Awards 2014 ceremony held at the Winter Gardens on April 25th. This is a yearly event to pay tribute to the town’s unsung heroes.

In the Resident of the Year category, Tony Flood won Highly Commended in recognition of his work as Chairperson of Anderida Writers, being a locally published author, joint leader, with his wife Heather, of the Creative Writing Group for the Over 50s Club and being the oldest members of the Sovereign Harbour vets Football Club.

The sponsor was Advanta Chartered Accountants and the framed certificate was presented by Malcolm Toghill. Tony followed in the footsteps of a fellow Anderida member, Dorit Oliver Wolff, who won a similar award in the same category last year.

Keith Ridley, editor-in-chief of the Gazette and Herald said, “Eastbourne’s sense of community means that this is always a very special night……the town should be proud of those who made it to the stage.”


L to R:- Tony Flood winner of a Resident of the Year Award 2014, MP Stephen Lloyd, Dorit Oliver Wolff, winner of a Resident of the Year Award 2013, and Heather Flood, Tony's wife.
My Life With The Stars
Venue: Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne
Date: Sunday April 27th, 2014

REVIEW by Francis Wait

Tony Flood's jokes and amusing anecdotes about showbiz and sports stars provided plenty of laughs in his engaging talk My Life With The Stars at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre on Sunday.
Former Fleet Street journalist and Sky Television executive Tony enthralled us by spilling the beans about famous personalities he has interviewed.
There were stories from Tony's celebrity book of the same title as his talk about Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Joan Collins, George Best, Muhammad Ali, Kenny Dalglish, The Beatles, Britt Ekland, Patsy Kensit and many others.
On a few occasions he referred to his notes too much, but for the most part the Eastbourne author fully engaged with his audience. They responded immediately to his well delivered punch lines and self- deprecating humour, interspersed with secrets about Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper, Sinatra, Presley etc.
Former West End actor Alan Baker introduced Tony, who last week won an Eastbourne Resident of the Year award, and also related some funny anecdotes of his own.
The Friends of the Hippodrome Theatre provided an interesting tour which took visitors backstage and into the dressing rooms where Charlie Chaplin, Max Miller and Peter Sellers once appeared. This added to a most enjoyable afternoon.

Above: Tony & Heather Flood with Jerome Farrow, from the Hippodrome Management Team. Picture courtesy of Eastbourne Herald.
 


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