Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Bulwell & Basford Charter 8th May

Gail and I spent a delightful evening in the company of the President of The Rotary Club of Bulwell and Basford, David Smith, his wife Ruth, the speaker Tim Reddish and his wife, Val.   This was B & B's 51st Charter anniversary and was what may be described as a traditional charter.

With about 75 Rotarians and guests present at Woodborough Hall, the evening went very well.    The meal of Roast Spring Lamb was truly delicious and well presented.

After the meal, roll call and break it was on to the business of the evening.    I responded to the toast to RI and proposed the toast to the Rotary Club of Bulwell and Basford.   Following this I was asked to present Paul Harris Fellowships to two truly deserving club members, Arthur Pask with 35 years Rotary service and Keith Bentley the present club Treasurer.

The main speaker was Tim Reddish, a local man who grew up in Nottingham.  He is the Chairman of the British Paralympic Association.  Tim became blind as a young man but decided that this would not stop him from doing whatever he wanted to do. He recalled receiving a grant from the Rotary Club of Bulwell and Basford towards the cost of his sporting activities.   He went on to excel at Swimming and has won medals, including gold at several Paralympics.  His speech was entertaining and inspiring - a pleasure to listen to.

Arthur andKeith with their PHF certificates

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