Friday 26th June saw Ashton-under-Lyne celebrating their 72nd Charter Dinner at Stanley House. Distinguished guests were from right to left:- President SI Ashton-under-Lyne Lesley Walker, President SI South Lancashire Region Margaret Baker, The Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Vincent Ricci, The Mayoress of Tameside Mrs Julie Ricci, Federation President Elect SI Great Britain and Ireland Dr Margaret Emsley and President Rotary International Ashton-under-Lyne Geoff Mellor. 72 guests in total attended the dinner which proved to be a very enjoyable evening.
The speaker was Maggie Poppa from Leeds who spoke about her life after retirement from the Civil Service and how as part of her volunteer work she had bceome a news broadcaster for local radio in Yorkshire. During her time as a broadcaster, she interviewed over 100 famous peoples including a very memorable interview with Dame Vera Lynn.