Rotarians put on the style for Spa conference

Rotary Conference 2014 EMN-140210-140832001
Rotary Conference 2014 EMN-140210-140832001

Nine Rotarians from the Market Rasen Club, accompanied by their better halves, travelled to Scarborough to enjoy a weekend of fun, fellowship and motivation at the annual Rotary Conference.

The first day of presentations heard a speech from the World Representative of Rotary, Dr Deepak Shikarpur, from the RC of Pune in India.

Now an IT technopreneur, Dr Shikarpur, had worked for Tata - owners of Jaguar, Landrover and Scunthorpe steel works - for many years.

And he made certain Lincolnshire got a mention, amongst the greater in number attendees from Yorkshire.

Talks over the next day and a half, introduced everyone to Canine Partners, Mountaineer Andy Cave, Rotary Peace scholars, Trade Aid, Hopes and Homes for Children, the RNLI and many others, including a very funny Rotarian comedian.

One star of the conference was Craig Hammond, who had been unable to speak through his childhood due to a severe stammer and who this weekend gave a faultless presentation of some 30 plus minutes on how he was helped to overcome his problem, and what he is now doing to help other sufferers and those bullied and those ignored because of their affliction.

Craig was assisted by the Starfish Project, a non-profit making organisation.

And after all that talking, the formal evening event, pictured above, allowed steam to be released with a dinner and dancing to a live band.