Friendship greetings were exchanged with our Sister Club in Stourbridge, England again this year via skype. The two Clubs have been twinned since 1988 and always exchanged greetings via snail mail but have since gone high-tech. The Mayor of Dudley and the President of the Stourbridge Rotary Club are shown in front of the laptop in the UK and Chair of the Selectmen in Sturbridge, Mary Blanchard was with Sturbridge Rotary Club President David Zonia in front of a laptop. Each read a proclamation and exchanged friendship greetings.
The meeting concluded with a toast of health to each Club.
Shown below is the Civic Group. Back row (L-R) Alderman Fred Hunt, Mayor of Dudley as well as Councillor David Tyler, President Tony Blackman.
Front row (L-R) Alderman Jack Edmonds, The Mayoress of Dudley Mrs. Barbara Tyler, Mrs. Anne Blackman.