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RCHV's 22nd annual Charter Night - Hassop Hall

Each June the Rotary Club of Hope Valley celebrate the year they were 'chartered' as a Rotary Club, by holding a banquet dinner. By tradition this event is now held at Hassop Hall. In celebration of the club's 22nd anniversary, Hope Valley College students Giacomo Barile and Hazel Watson 'sang for their supper' for 98 Hope Valley Rotarians and guests.  The charter evening was divided into three parts. The four course banquet dinner; Hazel & Giacomo singing a medley of songs; speeches and presentations.

2102/13 President Dr Allen Hutchinson and Christine Hutchinson enjoy the festivities

                                                     Monsieur Michel Waquet dons a stylish bow tie ,

                                                               cementing  Franco-Anglo relations.

                           Our newest member, Rtn Ron Marshall with his wife Sandra

Hazel & Giacomo enjoy their first Rotary Charter Dinner

                   HVC Choir Teacher Joanna Mackey seems to be enjoying the night

Our 2012/13 Rotary Club President, Dr Allen Hutchinson, had asked Hope Valley College if they could provide a duo of singers to entertain Rotarians and guests for his charter night. The charter night was a real success, enjoyed by one all.  But the stars of the night were the HVC team, with Hazel and Giacomo enthralling the audience with their musical skills, ably assisted by pianist Andrea Wright and their choir teacher Joanna Mackey. There was a standing ovation for the two young stars after they had finished their last song, confirming that the musical interlude was the 'hit of the night'. The talented duo of Giacomo and Hazel can be justifiably proud of their singing and their ambassadorial skills representing Hope Valley College.

 Giacomo & Hazel wow the audience with their vocal abilites

2012/13 District Governor Dave Ashely amuses the audience as he talks about Rotary International

President Allen finishes off a really great evening with his speech.
You can see that Allen, like everyone else, enjoyed
our 22nd Charter Night.

Banquet Dinner Menu:

Medley of Salmon, Apple and Crab Marie Rose

Roast Leg of English Lamb

with Redcurrant Jelly and Mint Sauce

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Glazed Carrots

Minted Garden Peas with Mange Tout


Small Éclairs with Rich Chocolate Sauce


Stilton and Cheshire Cheese & Celery


Freshly Filtered Coffee - Friandise


Fruit Basket