5th – Rushmore Golf Club
We met at Rushmore Golf Club for our Christmas lunch celebration with partners and guests. We were sad not to be at The Fleur but it would not have been possible to accommodate our numbers in comfort there, and certainly not in a way that would have been acceptable in a pandemic.
The food was excellent. Rushmore has a new chef. He really did us all proud. Our personal choices of main course and dessert were followed by coffee and some of the best chocolate truffles I have ever tasted!
Bernard – ever the comedian – amused us with some anecdotes, jokes and a game themed around Christmas humour.
There was good company, entertaining conversation and we left happy with the usual seasonal good wishes.
Pictured From the left. David Britton President elect. Tim Cook President. Past President Steve Uden.
13th – Meeting at the Fleur
We met for the last time at La Fleur de Lys. We enjoyed an excellent Christmas meal and as a special treat a dessert. We usually only have two courses. There were some items of business to deal with including donations to charities, and arrangements for events next year.
We then thanked Mary and David of the Fleur for their loyalty and support over the last eighteen years. We made a presentation of gifts to them and gave a gratuity to the staff.
We then spent the rest of the evening enjoying conversation and good company. We left with seasonal wishes to all, but with a feeling of sadness, that we would not be meeting at the Fleur next year.
Farewell from the Fleur
David, Mary & Marc of La Fleur de Lys here in Shaftesbury have very much enjoyed these past 18 years hosting the Shaftesbury Rotary Club, indeed many of the members have become our Friends
over this time.
However due to current personal circumstances & the need on our part as we get older to have a better work-life balance we had to make the very difficult decision that we could not commit to hosting as many Rotary meetings here on Mondays as we have done in the past. Mutually with this in mind, Shaftesbury Rotary Club reluctantly decided it would be better to relocate to a Venue that could accommodate a greater number of Meetings on a Monday evening.
We fully understand this position & whilst it is sad when things come to an end, we fully understand this decision & we extend our warmest best wishes & thanks to all members of Shaftesbury Rotary Club past & present for the times we have shared. We trust we will continue to see each other as Friends & even on the odd occasion as Private Customers here at La Fleur.
With all our Best Wishes for the Future & if you ever need our help or circumstances Change our
door is always open.
David, Mary & Marc