This year's Charter/Handover was very different to our usual Black Tie event at the Wensleydale Creamery, but we progressed from last year's virtual event by Zoom by having a real out-door gathering, limited to a maximum of 30 attendees at the home of the incoming President, Ray Wilkinson, in Thoralby. An extensive spread of food and wine was provided by various members and wives.
Entertainment was provided by Colin Bailey and Blue Box who help to develop local young talent, and who have been supported by Wensleydale Rotary. Everyone was impressed by the teenage singers and musician, and enjoyed listening to them.
Outgoing President, Adrisn Jones, handed over the President's jewel to Ray Wilkinson who, in turn handed over the President-Elect's jewel to John Morton. Susan Rogers then handed over the Past-president's jewel to Adrian Jone, with some difficulty due to the differnce in height!
All in all, this was a very relaxed evening, held in the open air in a lovely garden with beautiful views over the dale. Some members even said they preferred it to our usual more formal Charters.
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