Speaker meeting 25th January 2016

Club President Tony Beenham and the Burns Night crowd.

The Rotary Club of Church Wilne celebrated Burns Night at the Royal Oak in Ockbrook on Monday 25th January.

Alex Murdock piping in the Haggis

The meeting was opened by Alex Murdock who played the bagpipes. Then followed the traditional Burns night 'Selkirk Grace' spoken by Neil Sherwood.

Neil Sherwood addressing the Haggis

At verious points during the evening, Rotarian Greg Maskalick spoke about the three single malt whiskeys that were to be tasted during the meal and they were Oban, Douglas and Bowmore Whiskeys.

Greg describing the Bowmore Whiskey

Tony seems to be enjoying the Whiskey tasting

Following the traditional piping and carving of the Haggis the members enjoyed the splendid meal created especially for them.

After the meal guest Neil Sherwood entertained the members and guests with several Scottish stories and jokes. Max Alexander spoke about Robbie Burns in 1796 and said the Burns season is from mid January to February. He also recited several poems and stories which were humorous and everyone enjoyed his contribution to a wonderful evening.

Max Alexander and Neil Sherwood

President Tony Beenham with piper Alex Murdock

Gary Dundas gave the club's vote of thanks and thanked piper Max, Greg for the whisky donation and the speakers Max and Neil.

The meeting finished with Alex piping Auld Lang Syne and everyone joining hands and singing along with Alex.

Spot the Englishman!
Max Alexander, Neil Sherwood, President Tony Beenham and Alex Murock after the meeting

For more information on Rotary, our speaker evenings and the main activities organised by our club please contact Rotarian John Astell at: rccw1220@gmail.com

Ray Terry
For the Rotary Club of Church Wilne

11th January 2016


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