Some 80+ OCC members descended on the Greenlands estate in Henley-on-Thames, England at the weekend of 30 March-2 Apr to take part in a packed agenda of excursions, meetings, presentations, lectures, elections, receptions, speeches and dinners. With a mix of business and entertainment, we accomplished a great deal while having fun. Perhaps the most rewarding aspect was meeting new friends we’d only met previously via social media and email.
People traveled from the east and west coasts of the US and Canada, the Canaries, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Ireland and all around the UK to attend this event. The early arrivals were picked up at Greenlands by river barge for a water-borne excursion on Friday evening. It was a lovely day despite the dire forecasts for rain, and some 30 members enjoyed a 2-hour tour through Henley, ascending via a lock into the upper reaches of the river.