Saturday, 2 February 2013

Coffee Morning and a Chinese Charter 1st February

Gail and I drove over to Gordon and Lorraine McGlone's house this morning for a "Rock up in Red" coffee morning.  When we arrived there was already quite a number of people enjoying the hospitality.   Everyone had been asked to wear something red as the event was in support of the British Heart Foundation which the colour red signifies.

There was a second session in the afternoon when I am told even more people attended.     I think I am right in saying that Gordon and Lorraine raised over £400 from the day.  Well done to both and thanks to everyone who attended.

In contrast to the "red" theme this morning, the evening's theme was Chinese, with the Rotary Club of Nottingham holding their 95th Charter celebration at Chungs Restaurant in Nottingham.

Rotarian Stuart Limb was kind enough to be my driver for the night - so many thanks to him.     The evening was completely informal - except for the dress code - and thoroughly enjoyable.    Speeches were reduced down to just two, with just the President, Peter Lewis and myself speaking.   It left much more time for socialising and enjoying the fellowship of friends old and new.  I fully recommend the idea to other clubs.

Thanks to President Peter and the Nottingham club for their hospitality on the night.

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