Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Strictly come cleaning

MEMBERS of Henley Rotary Club and their partners and guests visited the Quince Tree in Stonor for their “fifth Tuesday”

MEMBERS of Henley Rotary Club and their partners and guests visited the Quince Tree in Stonor for their “fifth Tuesday” meeting this week.

Among the guests was Lynne Day, who until this week was front-of-house steward at Henley Golf Club, where the club normally meets.

She was presented with a floral arrangement by president Roger Sayer in thanks for the way she has looked after the club over the last three-and-a-half years.

She launches her new business, the Willow Dress Agency, in High Street, Wargrave tomorrow (Saturday).

Club member Russell Williams reprised the “job talk” he had given in 1999, detailing his experiences in the dry cleaning industry.

He issued a fact sheet with a brief history of the industry, which explained how in the early days of solvents such as carbon tetrachloride and white spirit, the market was dominated by companies such as Achille Serre, Eastmans and Pullars of Perth.

In a light-hearted account called “Strictly come cleaning”, Mr Williams recalled how he bought a one-man business in Woking.

He was also once general manager of a prestigious dry cleaning business in St John’s Wood.

Secretary Philip Fletcher proposed the vote of thanks.

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