50th Anniversary Dinner 2014

Thu 20th November 2014

The Club's 50th Anniversary Dinner was held in the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club. The principal speaker at this black tie event was former member the Rev David Clark.

President Bill Deans welcomed 56 guests, fellow members, former members, and representatives of the Dumbarton, Helensburgh Garelochside and Greenock Rotary Clubs.

District Governor John Waddell passed on congratulations and good wishes from RI, Rotary GB&I and District 1230, and presented the club with a framed certificate from RI marking 50 years of service and a letter from RI president Gary C.K. Huang, Rotary's first Chinese president.

The Rev David Clark, who was president in 1996-97, concluded an entertaining talk by proposing a toast to the club, and past president Gordon Burgess, the only remaining founder member and president in 1980-81, replied with many tales of the club's past.

A vote of thanks by president-elect Lesley Kennedy brought the very enjoyable and successful event to a close.

Guests included Moir Nelson, president of the Dumbarton club, Helensburghs mother club, and Richard Horrell, president of daughter club Helensburgh Garelochside club.

The pictures show Bill Deans receiving the certificate from John Waddell, and the top table party from left, Kate Clark, John Waddell, Joyce Waddell, Bill Deans, Lesley Kennedy, David Clark and Linda Deans.