There is no doubt that my year will be remembered for the theatre trip to London. On arrival at Liverpool Street station
the organisation so far was working well, there sat the mini-cabs we had ordered to take us to see the musical “We Will Rock You”.
Unfortunately, we got so absorbed in the finale that when we left the theatre so had the mini-cabs we had ordered to take us back to the station
. The result – most of us missed the last train back to Norwich, that is apart from the two members who got a London cab and certain other members
who decided in any event a night sampling the various nightlife available was preferable. The rest of us ended up catching the drunkards train back
to Colchester and then taxis back to Great Yarmouth. On a very damp night upon arrival at Colchester – the sign displaying the words “Colchester
welcomes Rotarians” remains
engraved on my memory.
Leaving this aside, I believe we had an enjoyable year having had a number of successful fund raising events which included my usual
evening, which I was pleased to do as President having instigated this event
during my years on the Community Service Committee.
My thanks go to Brian Potter for allowing me to have the use of his facilities for President’s Ladies Night for which I was given the
choice of dates when
various celebrities were performing, my eventual choice being Alvin Stardust.
During my year, I realised a review of the finances of the Club was
required, which I was able to tackle when I became Club Treasurer two years on.
It was quite apparent during my year on my visits to other clubs that no
club could match my own for friendship and fellowship. Long may it continue.