Annual Burns Supper
Thu 26th January 2017 at 18.30 - 22.30
Chaired by Pres. James, the members and guests will be treated to an evening of good food, traditional entertainment and fellowship
Venue: Bentley Hotel, Motherwell
Speakers and Entertainers:
ØAddress to the Haggis: Past President Des Donnelly - In his usual style, Des addressed the 'moose' he 'found' in the haggis, much to the amusement of the gathering, before fully celebrating the 'Chieftain of the Puddin' Race'
ØImmortal Memory/Keynote Speaker: Mr. Andrey A. Pritsepov, Consul General of the Russian Federation - an inspired, and thought provoking, Immortal Memory was proposed by the Consul General. He explained the importance of the poetry of the Bard to the Russian school curriculum and his recital of 'Ae Fond Kiss' in English, then Russian, was simply superb
ØReader: Rotarian Peter McCrossan - Peter gave three readings, the final one being a very topical, and amusing, update of 'To a Louse'
ØToast to Lassies: Assistant Procurator Fiscal Bill Craig - Bill began by paying tribute to Andrey Pritsepov for his Immortal Memory. The toast which followed was excellent
ØResponse for the Lassies: Assistant District Governor Theresa Douglas, Rotary District 1020 - Striking just the right note, Theresa answered Bill's toast in a very amusing fashion
ØToast to the Guests and Vote of Thanks: JVP Andrew Steven - Andrew gave a fulsome toast and a comprehensive vote of thanks
ØPiper: David Kirk - performed his duties with great skill and enthusiasm much to the enjoyment of Rotarians and guests
ØMusical Entertainment: Rebecca Steven + Shonagh Murray - gave a feast of vocal and instrumental renditions of Burns music. These, very talented, young ladies charmed and entertained their audience