Happy New Year
The Informal BBQ at the Royal Yacht Club.
But there was still some time for Rotary Business which added to the festive ambience: President Kevin and inaugural President Russell presented Paul Harris Fellowships to two deserving recipients, PP Andrew Oakley and David Dumbrell.
And then a gold watch to PP Henry Fitzell for his exemplary service to the club as Secretary for 15 Years.
And some orchids to Janet Fitzell for her willing acceptance of the time Henry put in to Rotary.
There were pre-dinner games out on the deck, a humungous raffle, plenty of good food and wine supplied by RYCV and a lively band. Dancing continued well into the night.
We have to thank Bruce McCracken and PP Faye Lanyon for organising such a wonderful night and Don and Geoffrey for their dressups,
The Informal BBQ 14th Jan 2014:
The first meeting of the Calendar Year and it was a fantastic get together despite the heat. President Kevin and Helen had catered for all our various dietary quirks with a BBQ, salads and dessert and Sergeant Don introduced a new way of extracting our funds in lieu of fines.
We also had guests, Arthur Sackville, Sara Velda, Fumika Harano and also one of our past members and now A Friend of Rotary, Ray Lindner. Ray is one of four motor –bike riders making up the Miles for Smiles team who are riding through Nepal , India , Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Australia to raise funds for Interplast. 6000miles in 50 days on Royal Enfield bikes. These bikes are considered antiquated here but are made in India and therefore spares are available in at least India and Bangladesh. The riders will be unsupported apart from what they can get on the way from Rotary Clubs and others.