Monday, 17 September 2012

28th Charter Celebrations at Bretby

After a weekend free of Rotary activities (except letter writing, emails, telphone calls and reading papers) this evening, Monday 17th September, Gail and I travelled to Branston Golf and Country Club at Burton for the Charter celebrations of the Rotary Club of Bretby.

David Henson and his wife Elizabeth accompanied us to the meeting with David taking on the role of driver for the evening.   President Norman Carpenter greeted us as we arrived and made sure that we were all OK before attending to his other guests.     I marvel at how well Norman goes about his day to day business, coping so admirably with the disability of being almost blind.   I think his charming wife Clare must play a big part in this.

About 100 of us sat down for a beautifully prepared three course dinner after which there was a roll call of clubs and then various Rotary toasts.   

Following on from the formal part of the evening we were entertained by two young local musicians - Sam and Ed, jointly and aptly called "Salmon Head".  With sam on the guitar and Ed as the singer and alternatively playing a brass wind instrument (Saxhorn ??) they played for about 40 minutes and were warmly applauded, leaving the audience asking for more.   I had not seen these two local young men before, but keep your eyes open for them, they were very good.

Many thanks to President Norman, Clare and to the Rotary Club of Bretby for their company and for a fabulous night altogether.
Sam and Ed - "Salmon Head"

Myself and Gail enjoying the evening

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