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George White, centre, flanked by President, Phil Marston, left, and John
Lattimore , right.
Scatter Week is an annual event when Rotary
Clubs visit each other, often
outside their immediate area, and the quaint country town of Uppingham in
Rutland was the well chosen venue for 11 members of the March Club on the
The Uppingham Rotary club formed only some five years ago, meeting in the
Falcon Hotel, an ancient Coaching Inn, and though the membership is small,
their impute into the community is considerable.
Welcomed by President Phil Marston, after a fine meal, March Rotarian,
George White was introduced, presenting a talk on the English Speaking
Union, thorough whose assistance, he spent a year as a young man, at the
Riverdale Country School, New York.
The E.S.U. is an international educational charity which was founded by the
Sir John Evelyn Wrench in 1918, to promote "global understanding through the
shared use of the English Language'.
George travelled out on board the Cunard Liner, Queen Mary, spending a year
in the USA. As one was only allowed to take £100, to last the whole year, he
use his interest in Jazz Music, by forming the George White Quintet, taking
the lead on Trumpet. The small income this raised, enabled him to travel
extensively, visiting New Orleans famous Basin Street, home of 'the Blues'.
Returning to England on the Liner, Queen Elizabeth, a year later, he
continue his studies in France, all of which stood in good stead for a
successful career as a Property Lawyer.
A vote of thanks was given by Richard Jordan on behalf of the Uffingham
Club, and March visitors mingled to a late hour with their genial hosts.