On September 28th, the fan club organized for the 16th time, a fan club meeting in Hilversum, The Netherlands .

65 Members and guest were present, 4 British and 7 Belgium members turned this meeting again into an international one.

Norwegian singer Arne Benoni was our special guest and entertainer. He performed Jim Reeves' songs with only the accompaniment of his guitar, as he had accidentally left the minidisk with  the music at home. It had little or no effect on the fine performance he delivered.

Unfortunately Leo Jackson couldn't be at the meeting, but a 10 minute video recording was shown of Leo playing some tunes on a guitar once owned by Jim. Arie had taped it when he interviewed Leo, last November.  

As usual various members traded their spare record and CD albums.

And at the finish of the meeting there was the traditional raffle, with prices like the usual LP albums, CD albums and books. The major part of the cost of the main price, a Jim Reeves DVD disc and DVD player, was provided by one of the American members. 

It always seems difficult to exceeds the success of the previous meeting but at the end of the day everyone agreed it had happened again

For more pictures of the meeting, taken by Alistair Biggar, click here.