Rotary Club of Hastings

THE December 20 meeting was the club’s Christmas party at Bannatyne’s where members and friends enjoyed traditional Christmas fayre while being entertained by Opera South East.

The choir sang carols adding a real Christmas atmosphere to the proceedings. With so many ladies present an auction was held of a beauty treatment session that Rotarian Brian Collins had generously donated this raised £40 for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association.

Proceedings then moved on to the serious part of the evening with various club members making a spectacle of themselves providing genuine home-grown entertainment for all present. The various turns included Peter Arstrong with a song and soliloquy by Billy Bennett with everyone joining in the chorus of She was poor but she was honest.

Peter Georgiadis read out various emails he had received from other club members, or did he? Dave Hooper delivered two hilarious poems in his inimitable style including The Caithness Self-Lift Chair.

Jo Holden sang My Little Island Girl followed by John Orsborne, complete with guitar, singing that old Cliff favourite Christmas Time. Mike Stewart brought proceedings back to their normal level with the legend of why there is a fairy at the top of the Christmas tree.

With party hats, crackers and party poppers it was a great night. For more information on the club visit