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Christmas lunch and entertainment

Our Christmas lunch meeting was held at the Novotel on Friday 15th December.  The meeting was attended by over 80 Rotarians, partners, friends and guests.  It was fantastic to see so many people at what was a very jolly meeting.

Prior to the meeting The Jackson 5 – 1 provided musical entertainment in the Novotel entrance, that was very much appreciated.  They also performed after lunch as part of the entertainment.

The lunch at the Novotel was excellent and after lunch it was our chance to thank the Novotel for looking after us so well during the last year.

Following lunch we were entertained by the Rotary choir lead by Mike Hay.  The choir performed four carols, interspersed with Tom Jackson’s group of musicians.  The choir then finished with a song where Mike Hay sung the first part solo, because although the song itself is probably one of the best known in the world, the introduction is virtually umkown, and he enjoys surprising people when the "big tune" arrives. To see what that song became you need to watch the video via the link below.  The entertainment finished with We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mike thanked the choir for all their enthusiasm in attending the many rehearsals that he organised, though he did say that the performance was the first time that all members had managed to perform together!  Brian Joscelyne who provided the piano accompaniment was particularly thanked because he, along with Mike was the only one who had attended all rehearsals.  It was clear though that the choir had enjoyed all of their rehearsals and ultimately performing together.  We look forward to the choir being able to perform for us again in the future.

The standard of performance by the choir was excellent and they are all thanked for participating and making the occasion a special one.

The meeting finished with President Paul wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year and we went away happy with Christmas spirit.

David Fotheringham


York Rotary News

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