Toastmaster: Past President Lion Bill Catchpole.
The Loyal Toast
Lions Clubs International and
To be proposed by the President, Lion Doug Taylor,
with a response from Past District Governor Lion Eddie Warn.
Brighton Lions Club
To be proposed by the Past District Governor
with a response from the President.
The City of Brighton & Hove,
the Ladies and Our Guests
To be proposed by Past President Lion Brian Slater,
with a response from
the Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove,
Councillor Bill Randall.
Dinner will be followed by dancing to Hi Society.
Carriages at midnight.
We have to include the City of Brighton & Hove if the Mayor is to respond to the toast.
I mapped out my speech in my head several weeks ago and while we were in France recently, I took the opportunity of writing it out (using old-fashioned pen and paper). Back home, I refined it, deleting words here and there - even complete sentences - to pare it down to three minutes. A day or two back i decided that the first third needed rewriting. This morning I was lying in bed waiting for the alarm to go off for the third time and I was running through the speech in my mind. (I always try to have these speeches learned so that I have no need to read them.) Now I have decided I need to rewrite the middle third!
Yesterday I had a few minutes spare between shopping and collecting the Old Bat from her gas tank session so I went onto Hove seafront. The middle of June: grey, dreary and deserted.