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PRESIDENT'S NIGHT 2015
President John Tootill

Was held on Friday 3rd July 2015 at Chester-le-Street Golf Club, commencing at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
President John Tootill also hands-over the Presidency of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street to
President-elect Jim Lawtence PHF.

Photographs courtesy of Helen Jobson, Photographer & Graphic Designer:
website: http://www.helenjobsonphotographer.com/

Entertainment by 'The Darling Dollies'.


Photos 1 & 2: The Gathering for the evening's festivities
Photo 3 - People continue to gather during the Sherry Reception.
Photo 4 - Peter Kell enjoying a conversation with Mr David Wood .
Photo 5 - Guests & friends settling at their tables......
Photo 6 - studying the Menus & getting acquainted.
Photo 7 - Secretary Kevin Jobson in conversation with Rotarian George & Lena Nattrass.
Photo 8 - Rotarian Eric Donkin chatting to Mr Keith Willis.
Photo 9 - Guests waiting to be fed .......
Photo 10 - .....and getting their drinks.
Photo 11 - Table 8: June Campbell deep in conversation June Grimson.
Photo 12 - Table 7: (Foreground: Eric Donkin back to the camera) while his wife Renee looks on ....

 

 

 

 

Photo 13 - Guests meeting & greeting, while Dr Bill Dukes (right) looks on thoughfully ...

 

 

 

 

Photo 14 - Table 6:  Past-President Kevin & Ursula Jobson, Dr Jeremy Feggetter DL, Dr Susan Stuart, Mr & Mrs Tony & Heather Worton, Helen Jobson, Past-President Alex Nelson.

 

 

 

 

Photo 15 - Past-President Brian Straughan, Master of Cermonies, getting the evening started........

 

 

 

Photo 16 - Table 2: President John Tootill (standing) welcoming his guests & friends to his President's Night & explaining the programme for the evening. At the table President John's table with him are his wife Mrs Hilda Tootill, District Governor Jean Thompson, Mr & Mrs Robert & Daphne Jones, Past-President Brian Straughan (Master of Ceremonies).

 

 

 

Photos 17 : 'The Darling Dollies' - who provide the evening's entertainment - start the evening off in song ........ while Dr Jeremy Feggetter DL (seated left) & Past-President Alex Nelson (seated right) look on ...

 

 

 

 

Photo 18 - Master of Ceremonies, Brian Straughan, intrtoducing the Guests Speakers & after dinner toasts.

 

 

 

 

Photo 19 - Members of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street stand to toast their guests .......

 

 

 

 

Photo 20 - District Governor Jean Thompson, Rotary District 1030, addressing Rotarians & guests...

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 21 - President Alan Hobbs

 

 

 

 

Photo 22 - President Alan Hobbs

 

 

 

 

Photo 23 - President John Tootill intoducing the 'Raffle Extravaganza' superbly organised by Club Treasurer, Rotarian Ken Jackson.

Photo 24 - 25: Prior to the Draw, tables displaying the raffle prizes:

 

 

 

 

Photo 26 - Table 10: Past-President Fred & Norma Richards, Mr & Mrs Mary & Peter Kell, Mr & Mrs David & Eileen Wood, Past-President John & Jean Fairlamb (Rotary Club of Stanley).

 

 

 

Photo 27 - Table 6: Past-President Kevin & Ursula Jobson, Dr Jeremy Feggetter DL, Dr Susan Stuart, Mr & Mrs Tony & Heather Worton, Helen Jobson, Past-President Alex Nelson, with Past-Presidents Bill Holden, Fred Richards & Mrs Jean Vince stand chatting at the bar.

 

 

 

Photo 28 - Table 7: Rotarian & Mrs Eric & Renee Donkin, Mr & Mrs Keith & Jenny Willis, Past-President Alan & Dorothy Hedley (Rotary Club of Stanley), Past-President David & Cynthia Coxon (Rotary Club of Whickham).

 

 

 

Photo 29 - Table 10: Past-President Fred & Norma Richards, Mr Peter & Mary Kell, Mr & Mrs David & Eileen Wood, Past-President John & Jean Fairlamb (Rotary Club of Stanley).

Photos 30 - 31: An interlude while the 'The Darling Dollies' continue to entertain ...........

 

 

 

 

Photo 32: President John continues with the raffle and chats with his guests.

 

 

 

 

Photo 33 - President John extols the virtues of a smiling Past-President Brian Corker, Chair International Committee, and thanks him for his efforts in support of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street's charitable projects throughout the last year and before.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 34 - President John extols the virtues of Rotarian David Hughes, charity fund-raiser, author, a painter extraordinaire in support of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street's charitable projects throughout the last year and before.

 

 

Photo 35 - President John continues to extol the virtues of Rotarian David Hughes, for his support of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street's charitable projects throughout the last year and before, particlar a recentproject in the making involving a series of water-colour paintings to be used to raise charitable funds; examples of which can be seen on the table behind Table 31 and another David Hughes painting being a prize which David has donated to the raffle (Photo 30 refers).

 

 

 

 

Photo 36 - Past President Fred Richards holding aloft some picture cards by David Hughes, depicting his water-colour scenes which form part of the project for future charity fund-raising.

 

 

 

 

Photo 37 - President John continues to proceed with the raffle....

 

 

 

 

Photo 38 - Table 8: Past-President Alan & June Campbell, Mrs Jean Grimson, Rotarian David Hughes, Rotarian George & Lena Nattras, Past President Brian & Jean Corker.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 39 - President John places a presidential hand on the shoulder of Past-President Kevin Jobson, Club Secretary, and thanks him for his efforts in support of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street throughout the last year and beyond.

 

 

 

 

Photo 40 - President John conversing with Past-President Alex Nelson, Club Membership Officer, while Dr Susan Stuart & Dr Jeremy Feggetter DL, look on.

 

 

 

 

Photo 41 - Table 1: Past-President/President-elect Jim & Edna Lawrence, Dr Bill Duke, Past-President Carole Pritchard (Rotary Club of Birtley), Lorraine Gray, Past-President Stephen Palmer (Rotary Club of Birtley), Sharran Cooper, Past President Peter Usher.

 

 

 

 

Photo 42 - Master of Ceremonies, Brian Straughan, calling a break in proceeding for some more entertainment by'The Darling Dollies'.

Photos 43 - 46: 'The Darling Dollies' entertain The Gathering of enthralled Guests with popular songs ........

 

 

 

 

Photo 47 - President John continues to amuse with his jokes and anecdotes while the raffle continues .....

 

 

 

 

Photo 48 - Mrs June Grimson (standing) returning to her table with her raffle prize.

 

 

 

 

Photo 49 - Kevin Jobson drawing a raffle ticket at the President's request, while an unimpressed Tony Worton (foreground left) watches the room!

 

 

 

 

Photo 50 - Kevin Jobson reading out someone's winning number!

 

 

 

Photo 51 - Table 5: Past-President Bob & Jean Watson, Mr & Mrs Keith & Jean Walton, Mr & Mrs Stephen & Dorothy Wroe, Mrs Denise Holmes, Mrs Mary Elliott.

 

 

 

 

Photo 52 - Guests enjoying the humour (must have been one of the President's jokes!).

 

 

 

 

Photo 53 - President conversing with Stephen Wroe - has he won a raffle prize?

 

 

 

 

Photo 54 - President John continues his conversation with Stephen Wroe, who looks thoroughly amused.

 

 

 

 

Photo 55 - Mrs Mary Elliott is definitely amused about something!

 

 

 

 

Photo 56 - the occupants of Table 5 are definitely happy about something - I think they enjoyed the evening's events, possibly won a raffle prize or two.

 

 

 

 

Photo 57 - Rotarian Ken Jackson presenting a prize to Dorothy Hedley, or is she giving it back to him!

 

 

 

 

Photo 58 - Rotarian Ken Jackson about to hand-over David Hughes excellent water-colour painting to the lucky person, on Past-President Bob Watson's tale, but .... who has won it.

 

 

 

Photo 59 - Table 1 (l-r): Lorraine Grey, Past-President Carole Pritchard (Rotary Club of Birtley), Mrs Edna Lawrence, Past-President/President-elect Jim Lawrence, Past President Peter Usher, Dr Bill Duke, Past-President Stephen Palmer (Rotary Club of Birtley), Sharran Cooper.

 

 

 

 

Photo 60 - Past President Alex Nelson stands to raise a glass and thank President John Tootill for his service to the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street during his year in office 2014 - 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 61 - Past President Alex Nelson looking good while he asks Rotarians & Guests to raise their glasses in appreciation of President John Tootill's efforts during the last year.

Photo 62 & 63: President John Tootill inducts President-elect Jim Lawrence as President of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street for the Rotary year 2015-2016:
Photo 64 & 65: A much relieved Past-President John Tootill placing a brotherly arm around President Jim Lawrence - asking 'Have you told your wife yet?'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 66: President Jim Lawrence addressing Rotarians & Guests on having just been inducted as Club President for the ensuing rotary year - his wife Edna (seated) looks happy enough but .... but just wait 'til she gets you home Jim!

 

 

 

 

Photo 67: One last thing to to do - President Jim Lawrence presents Past-President John Tootill with his past-president's medal.

 

 

 

 

Photo 68 - A final amused chat between them ....

 

 

 

 

Photo 69 - Master of Ceremonies Brian Straughan,presenting a boquet of flowers to one of President John's guests, Mrs Daphne Jones, and doesn't she look pleased.

 

 

 

 

Photo 70 - Master of Ceremonies, Brian Straughan,presenting a boquet of flowers Mrs Hilda Tootill, the wife of President John as he brings the evening to a close.

That's All Folks ....Your Carriages Await .......
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