Arriving at the same time as us was Assistant Governor Sandra Morrey from the Rotary Club of Trent Bridge - Sandra is not renowned for arriving early !! Sorry Sandra.
After a meal of salmon President Peter dealt efficiently with a few items of business before introducing me as the speaker for the day. I gave my talk on "Peace through Service", the RI Theme for 2012 - 13 and present Peter with a letter from RI President Sakuji and an Origami crane.
After the talk, Pres. Elect gave a vote of thanks. Photos were then taken to record the occasion. Gail and I both enjoyed our visit to Newark and were pleased by the friendship of people in the club towards us.
My thanks to President Peter, President Bob Crowe and the members of the Rotary Club of Newark. Thanks also to Gail for driving today.
|DG Dave, AG Sandra and President Peter|
|DG Dave with President Peter and an origami crane|
A lively question and answer session followed, in which the cost of Rotary membership and our falling numbers featured heavily.
Many thanks to President Trevor and the members of the Rotary Club of Beeston for their welcome and hospitality and to Gail for once again listening to my talk and for taking the driving duties.