Tuesday 9th May, delayed since January, President Adrian Benge welcomed Rotarians and guests to the Castle Hotel to celebrate 90 years since the club was established. What shone through was how much we have missed talking to real people in real time at gatherings.
I spent the evening talking mainly to David Davies and his wife about life on the river bank in Wraysbury. From fight nights with Henry Cooper to growing lemons in his potting shed, the importance of loving your job to grand kids escaping the city for travel adventures. After all, granddad has done his own fair share of travelling, King Salmon fishing in Alaska and meeting the oldest man in the world on a small island off Japan, just two of his own adventures. Always interesting chatting to David.
Bob Pickles, who joined the Windsor & Eton Rotary Club in 2001, took us on a journey through time, sharing stories of the Club’s past and present, helping us imagine what it was like in the early days 😉
Honorary Member Sir James Perowne, Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle, congratulated the club on its great work and raising over £500,000 for charities over the years.
Karen Eveleigh, District Governor for 1090 Thames Valley, said a few words about Rotary and reinforced Sir James’ comments.
Past President Philip Turner had been told by his daughter to get a photo in his finery 😉
And thanks to Ron Lewandowski for putting together this celebration of the last few years.
Here’s to 90 more…
Thank you to all the staff at the Castle Hotel for the attention to detail. Special thank you to Andi for his uplifting wee vegan drink and for Sam for going above and beyond.