We were greeted by President William Saunders, resplendent in his tartan - there seemed to be a Scottish theme running during the evening with several others similarly attired. President William had arranged for members of the Derby Magic Circle to provide table entertainment during an excellent meal. After the meal the toasts followed the traditional pattern. At the conclusion of his talk, President William made a number of presentations to worthy Rotarians. Arthur Greenhalgh and George Beacock received Sapphire Pins for the PHF awards and Janet Threlfall and Keith Howard received Paul Harris Fellowship - my congratulations to each of them. William also gave floral gifts to a number of ladies who were top table guests of the club, including Gail.
After the formal part of the evening members of the Derby Magic Circle provided further magical entertainment till the conclusion of the celebrations at 11pm. It was an excellent evening's celebration of Rotary and with great entertainment Gail and I had a thoroughly great time.
|President William, his wife Eileen and my wife Gail|
|Table magician in full flow|