What else should I know about the event?
The Annual Dinner is a formal event and as such, has a number of traditions and quirks associated with it that guests should know about before they attend. You needn't be intimidated by these rules, the Annual Dinner is a fun evening which is only improved by the traditions associated with it.
1. Guests should not make their way to their table until called. The Master of Ceremonies will call you to your tables when the time is right, until then stay in the bar.
2. Don't sit down at your table until you are invited to. When you are first called to your table, stand behind your chair until you are invited to sit down by the Master of Ceremonies. This is normally after the top table of club officials has been clapped into the room.
3. Don't remove your jacket until you are invited to. This is another rule that demonstrates the formality of the evening - guests must keep their jackets on until a club official invites all guests to remove it if they wish.