With two Presidents, Sukh Atwal and Patrick Parkes, it was a busy top table at The Novotel and I was sitting next to the Speaker, Mr Graham Keale, a showbiz journalist. We had some fascinating chats during the course of the evening.
After a tasty meal of Sea Bass, there was a traditional Roll Call of Clubs present followed by the normal toasts. During his speech President Sukh bestowed upon Rtn Chris Elston a Paul Harris Fellowship, an honour that seemed to go down very well with the club members present. Congratulations to Chris on this achievement.
Graham then spoke about some of the stars of show business that he has interviewed over the last 39 years. Co-incidentally he started work as a journalist the same year that Castle Donington received its Charter, 1974. His talk was humorous and interesting, filled with snippets about well known household names.
During his speech President Patrick presented Gail with a bouquet of flowers.
Thanks to Patrick and Sukh for making the evening so enjoyable. Just a few charters left during this year now.
|President Sukh Speaking|