John Applin was a member of KVODS for over 30 years. He took over Chairmanship from Tony Hewitt-Hulin in 1976 and continued in
this position until 1999 whereupon he was appointed Vice President – a position he continued in until his untimely death in March 2000. He was very much a Company man, and thought everyone had a role to play on stage, however small or inconspicuous a part they had from a one-liner cameo, to a member of the chorus.
Indeed he often judged the quality of a show on how well the smaller roles and chorus ensemble performed. He himself undertook a number of these smaller ‘bit parts’ with great relish. To this end, his wife Rose (one of our Vice Presidents) approved KVODS decisions
to implement an award that would capture something of John’s views of shows, and would celebrate some of the work on view in these smaller cameo and chorus roles.
Karen Wale was a member of KVODS for many, many years. She became Treasurer of the company and remained in the post until she passed away from breast cancer.
Karen always supported the original youth group by attending all their shows and often running the box office. She would have been delighted to see that the youth group has been reformed.
This award is presented each year to the youth member whose efforts and positive attitude has always been outstanding.
The Hewitt-Hulin Award is an engraved silver salver, presented annually at the AGM to the person(s) considered to have contributed most to the Society during the preceding 12 months. It is presented in memory of Tony and 'Mitch' Hewitt-Hulin, who both contributed so much to the society. Tony held the position of Chairman of KVODS for 9 years until 1976 and Mitch continued to dedicate her time to KV.
Any acting or non-acting member of the society is eligible for this award, however, members of the General management Committee, including officers, or any person who receives a fee; e.g. producer, M.D., etc..are ineligible.
Our KV Awards are presented annually and in memory of some of KVTG's most dedicated members and contributors.
2013 Emma Wallis
2012 Sandi Krause
2011 Josie Piercy
2010 Rachael King
Manon Burfield &
2013 Julie Mills
2011 Helen O’Loughlin
2010 Matthew Stephenson
2009 Richard Roberts