After a couple of days with just the odd mundane meeting - Strategy Group on 4th and Football Tournament on 6th - this evening we went over to Ashbourne for the 65th Charter celebrations of The Rotary Club of Ashbourne. Our driver, provided by my own Club of Belper and Duffield was PP Paul Taylor and his wife Hazel. Nick and Ann Blurton from Belper also attended.
We were greeted in the car park of the Ashbourne Golf Club by the club President, Chris Hornblower who looked after us admirably for the evening. This was the first visit by Gail and I to The Gold Club at Ashbourne and we found it to be a great venue in a delightful setting. Our meals were well prepared and courteously served by the staff who were most attentive.
After the meal we went on to the traditional format for a Charter. Following that we were entertained by an accapella singing group called "Yesteryear" They consisted of a dozen gents who performed a wide variety of songs. An old friend of mine from my police days, Len Matthews, held the whole thing together and kept the audience amused with an even wider variety of jokes.
My thanks to President Chris and all the members of Ashbourne and to Paul and Hazel for taking on the role of driver.