Monday, 20 August 2012

20th August

I had the sad duty today of attending the funeral service of Godfrey Pratt, a founder member of the Rotary Club of Newark Castle.  The service took place at Grantham Crematorium.  During the service Rotarian John Lewington spoke movingly about the life of Godfrey and lso read out an abbreviated obituary penned by Godfrey himself before his death.

After the service I joined family, friends and fellow Rotarians at the Cedric Ford Pavilion at Newark, the usual meeting place of Newark Castle - a suitable and apt venue to remember Godfrey who had been a keen Rotarian for 25 years.  Godfrey will be very much missed by those who knew him.

In the evening I chaired the District Team Meeting at the Novotel, Long Eaton.  Twenty five members of the Team attended.  During the evening David Pedlar and Noel Harrison gave a presentation on The Rotary Business Initiatve.  This exciting initiative is currently being developed and trialed with a view to circulating it district wide later in this rotary year.  The object is to renew and to develop our links with business and industry with a view, longer term, to assisting in our membership drive.

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