Charity Valentine's Ball 10th February 2018
Photography by Sunil Perera
83rd Charter of the Rotary Club of Skegness
This Year Skegness celebrated its 83’rd Charter and President Rob decided to do it slightly different form passed Charters by holding it on a Sunday afternoon.
Guests arrived at 12.30 and enjoyed Pimms in the garden, which enabled everyone to mix and chat to old and new friends before dinner and the more formal speeches.
Liz Wallis entertained us by walking amongst us playing her Sax, with music complimenting the sunny, warm afternoon we booked.
DAG Stephen Holdaway, kindly stepped in to represent DG John Dehnel who was attending another charter in our district. Stephen was also our guest speaker, his talk entitled “but I am a vicar” was very funny and complimented the afternoon.
President Rob on behalf of the club awarded two members with Paul Harris Fellowship’s, to past President's Pat King and Patricia Lowe. We thank them for there continuing support, dedication and 'service before self’ attitude in helping the Rotary Club of Skegness to acheive its goals.
Thanks go to Nigel, Lucy and staff at the Royal Hotel, for wonderful food and great service, thank you Liz and Stephen for entertaining us throughout the afternoon, and also to the team that was involved in putting it all together and finally thank you to our guest for coming along and supporting our club and making the afternoon so splendid.
Evening of live music, dining and dancing at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday,18th February 2017
After an excellent meal a variety of music from ballroom to pop provided by the Skegness Silver Band and the Ashley Walker Band enabled everyone from dad dancers to ballroom experts to show their moves on the dance floor.
The event raised £520 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Xmas Party 2016
The Christmas festivities arrived in full force following the fantastic feast, of fun, food and fellowship enjoyed by our families and friends of Rotary at our annual Christmas party.
As we gathered together Ryan welcomed us with Christmas carols, beautifully played at the piano. Following President Rob’s greeting we enjoyed Grace by Stephen Holdaway who managed to mix the seasonal and seaside aspects of the occasion in his usual eloquent and entertaining way.
Following an excellent meal the entertainment began with community carols led by Norman and his merry band of musicians. Can’t leave this without a special mention to Pippa who kept us all in time to the beat with her excellent percussion skills, building up the tempo to “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” to leave the band puffing, panting and breathless but not broken by the end of it.
The children, accompanied by Ryan once more, reminded us of the meaning of Christmas with a beautiful interpretation of “Away in a Manger.”
Father Christmas arrived too and gave gifts to all the children and congratulated them on their wonderful achievements during the year. One of the youngest, Edward Rawlinson, thoughtfully, brought along something for Santa’s reindeer ensuring that his Christmas stocking will be full on Christmas morning.
More entertainment followed, provided by Stuart ‘s annual game of “Heads and Tails and Phil’s traditional orchestration of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” both of which involves everyone attending to sit down, stand up and sing along whether they want to or not.
Just when we thought nothing else could top a great party we were introduced to the “Seacroft Village People,” Rotary’s latest project of keeping our members out of the pubs and off the streets. Now after they had been dusted off and dried out we were treated to a “Dance-athon” by:-
President Bob the Builder
Andrew “PC 49” Quickfall
Duncan “Macho Man” Moffatt
Martin “Mohican Mayhem” Rawlinson
Stormin’ Norman “The General” Prime
John “ Abs like granite” Stone.
To a man they danced their way to delirium with a free dance interpretation of “YMCA,” which had the audience rocking in the aisles.
Carole “Always on the revel” Cameron said “I could hardly believe my eyes, darling and I certainly couldn’t keep them of those amazing abs. Mr Stone FAB-U-LOUS!
Stuart “Strictly Salsa” Bell was heard to say as he recovered at the bar “I didn’t know Duncan shaved his armpits, Pauline.” “No” replied Pauline “But very silky though, I must find out where he goes.”
Terry “Top Tango” Smith clearly enjoyed the routine as he sprang onto the judges table in true Bruno style, screaming “Belissimo, Barolo, Bruschetta, Pasta Carbonara,” before Betty managed to slip him another tablet to calm him down.
David “Dapper Tapper” Platt clearly not quite so inspired commented, “Call that dancin’, we know ‘ow t’ dance in Lancashire, we do it wi’ clogs on and proper caps, what’s all this wi’ feathers, hard hats and spanner sets? Aye and that copper should‘ve ‘ad is truncheon aht!”
Take a bow everyone for a perfect performance with special thanks to your carer Caroline who in a past life must have been a “One man and his dog” champion to herd such a vicarious bunch of lost sheep into a pulsating, powerhouse of relentless rhythm and spectacular syncopation. You’d never have guessed that they’ve never danced before.
Strictly speaking though, it has to be a “TEN FROM LEN!” Strictly speaking, Rotary old crocks. Not on your nelly Rotary Rocks! It's a "Ten from Len"
82nd Charter of the Rotary Club of Skegness
After meal with included roast beef and yorkshire pudding, greetings were brought from other clubs. Speeches were made. John Stone and Rob Wilkinson recieved Paul Harris Fellowship awards in recognition of their service to our club and to Rotary International,
Judith Hibbert entertained us with “Around the Wireless”
Musical and amusing tribute to some of England's finest variety stars
Julie Andrews – Joyce Grenfell – Gracie Fields
Aquarium Visit on 5th February 2016
The Rotary Club of Skegness visited Skegness Aquarium. We the use of the aquarium for the evening with personal wet lab sessions and an exhibition talk followed by a meal in their bistro. Thank you to the aquarium staff who looked after us so well.
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Help for Heroes:
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British Legion Involvement;
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