Rotary’s first lady of Burns

Rabbie meets two of the performers, Ian McGregor and Jenny Flowerdew.
Rabbie meets two of the performers, Ian McGregor and Jenny Flowerdew.

The annual Rotary Club of Girvan’s Burns Supper was held in the Royal Hotel in Girvan organised by Dr James Flowerdew, a well know retired doctor.

The Girvan Rotary filled the lounge in the Royal Hotel and the evening had three memorable events.

It was John Douglas’ 22nd consecutive supper at the Rotary Club which had its first lady in attendance, and Rabbie himself turned up for his 257th birthday party.

The evening was chaired by Eric McKinnon and performers Ian McGregor and John Douglas got the first half of the evening underway with Immortal Memory and Reply.

The Lassies were well addressed by Dr Jim Anderson and this was followed by Jenny Flowerdew, the club’s first female Burns night speaker. Jenny gave the audience the thoughts of ‘Kate O’ Shanter’; as her husband came home from the pub at four in the morning, damaged the horse, was late because he saw ghosts and looking for a plate of chips!

The evening also had recitals from Peter Noble and Miss Charlie Robertson, Aged 11, of Dailly Primary School, Charlie provided the ‘address to the haggis ’. Music was from Jim Crawford and Laurie MacKinnon.

Tom Patterson thanked all very much, including the staff of the Royal Hotel for an excellent six course meal.

The evening was very fortunate indeed to have such quality performers.