Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Rotary Club of Henley Bridge

THE club held its end-of-year president’s dinner on at Bix Manor on June 29.

THE club held its end-of-year president’s dinner on at Bix Manor on June 29.

The dinner was a celebration of Joy Arnott’s president’s year, which was busy and interesting.

It included visits to our twin German club in Bad Oldesloe in September, another successful Henley half marathon and 10km in October, which raised more than £23,000 for local charities, and a Christmas dinner held at Badgemore Park Golf Club, which raised money for the YMCA.

In January we held a race night, which was a huge success, followed in February by a founder’s night where a large audience listened to Pete Smith talk about his life in the world of music and Live Aid.

There was also a lively quiz night where quizmaster Mike Pooley put Rotarians and guests through their paces and, as usual, Abingdon Vespers Rotary Club won.

Our breakfast section held a dinner with guest speaker film director John Glen who told the audience about his association with five James Bond movies. The dinner at Bix Manor also acted as our presidential handover from Joy to new president Stefan Gawrysiak who, with the president-elect Ian McGaw and junior vice-president Paul Harrison will take us through another busy Rotary year.

This began in earnest with a bowls competition between the Rotary Club of Henley Bridge and the Henley Rotary Club at Henley Bowling Club yesterday (Thursday).

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