90th Charter Anniversary Dinner
Bury Community Choir entertains guests at Bury Rotary Club's 90th Charter Anniversary Dinner
On the 28th March 2018 President Colin Williams welcomed around 90 members and guests to the Red Hall Hotel in Bury to celebrate the 90th Charter Dinner of The Rotary Club of Bury. He invited them all back in 10 years time to participate in a 'really big celebration'?
This year, we changed the format of the evening with all speeches being kept to a minimum. Instead, we were entertained by the excellent Bury Community Choir who performed a variety of well known popular songs and an encore following a standing ovation. Their finale was a Manchester Mash, a medley in memory of those involved in the Manchester bombing last May.
Alan Derby was on top form as Master of Ceremonies and the Object of Rotary was read by John Watson and The Charter was read by Phil Emmott. Philip Bacon gave praise to the emergency services who attended the scene of the Manchester bomb before proposing the toast to Rotary International. District Governor Eric Cowcill responded and gave recognition to the work and projects undertaken by The Rotary Club of Bury.
Those present seemed to thoroughly enjoy the evening including the choir who numbered between 40 and 50 and whose enthusiasm was infectious. Many of the guests stayed on after the formal proceedings to chat and joke with members.
The meal and service from The Red Hall staff were excellent and President Colin thanked those already mentioned plus Brian Rothwell and Michael and Jacqueline Catlow for their input, making the Charter Evening so enjoyable and such a success.