At last.....

....we managed to have our first get together in nearly 18 months


After the many months of enforced isolation, it appears that we may be returning to some form of normality. The easing of Covid 19 restrictions on July 19th allowed people to get together in greater numbers and the members of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill seized the opportunity to get together and enjoy the camaraderie that they have missed over the last year and a half.

The members celebrated the latest step in the easing of restrictions by getting together for a meal at Kings Fish Restaurant in Rayleigh High Street, with a few members having to search the local hostelries to find a Covid free establishment where they could indulge in a preprandial aperitif.

The meeting allowed the established members to rekindle old friendships and new members, who have only known their fellow Rotarians as images on a Zoom screen, to get to know their fellow members just a little bit better.

The evening was an unqualified success. The members had a lot of catching up to do. Zoom meetings may have kept the spirit of the club alive during difficult times but there is nothing like a get-together to re-establish the friendship and fellowship that is a vital part of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill.

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