Monday, 11th February. The morning was taken up with a District Training Team meeting at The Derbyshire Hotel at South Normanton. Rtn John Barker chaired the meeting which was also attended by David Pedlar, Steve Lawes, Mick White, Peter Moralee and myself. The topics for debate were the forthcoming training session for incoming Presidents, the second District Officers training session and of course the District Assembly.
We had some lengthy and meaningful debates about a number of related items which will hopefully improve even further the standard of training and familiarisation delivered in the District now.
I would like to express my thanks to all concerned for the time and effort all these people have expnded and continue to expend on behalf of Rotary.
In the evening I drove over to Nottingham Airfield at Tollerton, a place I had never set foot in before. My actial destination was an Indian Restaurant situated on the airfield. After taking a couple of wroing turns I managed to arrive at "Miah's" with plenty of time to spare. The occasion was the celebration by the Rotary Club of Keyworth and Ruddington of the 35th anniversary of the granting of their charter.
President Grenville Turner chaired the evening which was very informal. Assistant Governor for Trent Group, Sandra Morrey was present with her husband Chris and it was also nice to see Past District Governor Roy Parsons up and about again after his recent illness, from which he is still recovering and getting back to his old self.
I wondered how a restaurant on a tiny airfield in the middle of nowhere could survive, but as Miah's has been going, very successfully, for a number of years I could only assume it must be the quality of the food, the ambience and the service. An excellent venue for any club contemplating an evening out with a meal.
Thanks to Grenville and all the club for their hospitality and friendship. Special thanks to Grenvilles wife, Jackie, who was excellent company throughout the evening.