Till and Glendale Rotary Club

Pictured are President Rotarian (Rtn) Bob Pannell and his top table guests, from the left: Rtn Ewart Leach, Lord James Joicey, Lady Harriet Joicey, President Rtn Bob Pannell, Rtn Jane Pannell and District Governor Elect Celia Leach.
Pictured are President Rotarian (Rtn) Bob Pannell and his top table guests, from the left: Rtn Ewart Leach, Lord James Joicey, Lady Harriet Joicey, President Rtn Bob Pannell, Rtn Jane Pannell and District Governor Elect Celia Leach.

ANNIVERSARY NIGHT: Along with the members of Till & Glendale Rotary Club, President Bob Pannell hosted a wide variety of Rotarians, family and friends at the first anniversary of the club.

Over an excellent meal at the Barn at Beal, district governor elect Celia Leach applauded the work done by the club in its first year and urged it on to further endeavours, continuing to make a difference in this country and overseas.

The highlight of the evening was an introduction by Lord James Joicey to the Flodden 500 project, the eco-museum on which he is leading, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, which took place on Ford and Etal Estate.

Links with events and activities from far and wide are being made to create a comprehensive and sustainable record of the battle and its effects over the borders and further afield.

Lord Joicey suggested that the battle was a turning point in European politics and structures and drew comparison with current affairs.

President Bob thanked everyone and restated that the heart of the Rotary Club must always be its members. A final toast reflected the presence of Rotarians from as far apart as Consett and Kelso.