A large number of Rotarians gathered on Tuesday 15 November 2016 at the Imperial Hotel in Central London for a dinner to receive Appreciation Awards and Certificates from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Our principle guests were our District Governor, Helen Antoniou, and our Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and Director of Rotary Foundation UK, John Dunkley from the Rotary Club of South Foreland, near Dover. The event ran like clockwork under the masterly control of our District Rotary Foundation Chairman Tom Hunt and his team of helpers.
There were certificates for many Clubs, Banners for the Per Capita Awards, and cerificates for the Clubs with the most donors to the Foundation. The Surya Varsani Award was presented to Stella Russell of the Rotary Club of London Centenary in recognition of her work for over 5 years coordinating the 30+ post graduate Rotary Scholars who come to study at the many schools of London University.
John Dunkley then gave a short address describing the history of the Rotary Foundation, and outlining the difference that it is still making in the world today.
All those who attended had a superb dinner, and a most enjoyable time socialising with their friends, both old and new!