President Sylvia's Pipe Line

Our first social event of 2018 was a late Burns Night (5th Monday) held at The Village Inn, Thurlestone. It was a pleasure to welcome Rotarians and friends of Rotary to this event. Much appreciation and many thanks to Wendy and Peter Gornall for their contribution of amusing poetry and also to Wayne Grills, who with a little coaxing and arm twisting from me agreed to sing for us. What a treat ! Wayne’s singing, albeit he was suffering from a cold, was just lovely and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Many thanks to all at The Village Inn for a very enjoyable evening. For me personally, the evening concluded with a sleepover following the kind invitation of a Rotary friend, to me, together with another Rotary friend, to spend the night at her home in Thurlestone. This helped to make a very relaxed evening with no driving home late in the evening. A fine example of the companionship within Rotary.

The change to holding our Rotary meetings on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month seems to be going well. It is my intension to try to organise an informal get together  to visit local places of interest on possibly either the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month. I would very much like us to visit the Erme Valley Riding for the Disabled School, (one of my chosen charities this year”,

On the 3rd Monday, February 19th 2018. Details and numbers of members interested will be discussed at our next Rotary meeting on February 12th 2018

The next significant date for our diaries is Thursday February 22nd 2018 for the annual Quiz Night held in aid of End Polio Now. This is always a popular event and I trust this year will prove as successful as in past years. Please try

to encourage your friends and acquaintances to make up a team, and join us for this entertaining and fun evening

My warmest wishes to everyone, hoping you will avoid the winter ills, and “get well soon” to those recovering from ill health. Spring is just around the corner, and we look forward to lighter evenings and warmer days, always to remember our Rotary motto “Service above Self”