Over the weekend of Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November 2018, ten members and partners of Leatherhead Rotary Club travelled to France to attend the annual soirée organised by one of their two twin clubs, the Rotary Club of Lens Louvre.
After staying in Ypres in Belgium on the Friday night, where they also laid a Rotary wreath at the Menin Gate, the Leatherhead party made their way across to the picturesque town of Gosnay, near Lens, on the Saturday afternoon, where, together with members and partners of their second twin club, the Rotary Club of Hannut Waremme in Belgium, they joined over 200 members and supporters of the Rotary Club of Lens Louvre, for the French club’s annual soirée, this year commemorating 61 years since the club was founded in 1957.
Having danced until the early hours of Sunday morning, the group opted for a late breakfast the following day, before joining some of their French colleagues for lunch in a nearby restaurant and then making their weary way home to Surrey.
Adrian O’Loughlin, who organises the trip to France each year on behalf
of the Leatherhead club, said he was delighted with how well the
weekend had gone and also the number of people present from the club
this year, adding, ‘We have had an excellent relationship with the
Rotary Club of Lens Louvre for almost 30 years now and always try to
support each other’s special events, such as the Lens Soirée and our own
President’s Weekend, at least once a year.’
Leatherhead Rotary Club meets at 7pm most Wednesday evenings at the Police Federation Headquarters in Highbury Drive, Leatherhead. For further information about the club and its wide range of community, fundraising and social activities, please visit www.leatherheadrotary.
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