Musician and Radio Broadcaster, the Rev Richard Coles came to our conference in Eastbourne to deliver a ‘Compare and Contrast’ presentation on his work and life experience, and how Rotary had featured in it.
Starting with his education, and his ‘escape’ to London, he talked about how he entered the field of popular music and suddenly found fame. He partook of all that fame had to offer, until the musical coaster ride came to a halt. He then turned to religion and the church, where is initial musical education had taken place. He progressed well in the church and was on a short list of an advantageous position in central London, but then changed direction, taking a ‘countryside’ position rather than the one offered in central London.
He then started to understand more about the strengths in a community, and how positive the effects from a local Rotary Club can be in a community. After heaping praise on us for several minutes, he then read a short passage from his new book which he was promoting.
An effective and entertaining talk that helped us understand better how we can orchestrate the best in our communities.