President Kevin was getting a bit concerned when I had not arrived for the Club's 18th Charter. Unfortunately we got a little lost and then stuck in traffic, but managed to just get to the Park Inn for 7.30pm - start time.
The evening started off with musical entertainment by a talented young pianist, David Somers. We had a very well prepared and efficiently served three course meal before the roll call of clubs and the usual toasts. PDG Rami Seth presented to President Kevin, the paperwork associated with the chartering of the Club back in 1994/95.
Entertainment was provided after the speeches by a great young singer - Caroline Budden (an Honorary Rotarian from the Ilkeston Club) and a young Tenor Sax player by the name of David Williams. They had never performed together before but were absolutely excellent and had to do an encore because of demand from the audience.
I was honored to present a Paul Harris Fellowship to Rotarian Eddie Woolrich, who was absolutely overwhelmed by the presentation.
Overall this was a really enjoyable night. My thanks to all concerned.