President's Ball 2013

The Annual Rotary Ball was held in the Killyhevlin Hotel on Saturday 16th February. On arrival guests were greeted with a drinks reception and the early musical entertainment was provided by Tropical Storm, three guys originally from the Phillippines but now based in Dublin. During the meal Tropical Storm entertained the guests at their table, this proved to be a big hit with all present.

President Kenny Fisher with Guests

President Kenny Fisher with Guests

Special guests on the night were Past District Governor Sean Doyle from Sligo, and visiting Presidents Hazel Russell (Letterkenny); Rev. Joe Sweeney (Omagh); John Smith (Cookstown) and Brendan Healy (Sligo). President Kenny and guests were piped into the function room.

Following a superb meal provided by the staff of the Killyhevlin Hotel, the formal proceedings took place under the guidance of President Elect Roy Crawford. President Kenny welcomed the guests and gave a short overview of events to date, and then proposed a toast to Rotary International and Guests. Past District Governor Sean Doyle replied on behalf of Rotary and Mrs. Eleanor Harpur (President of Inner Wheel) replied on behalf of the guests.

This was followed by an Auction, with Rotarian Gerry McNamee acting as auctioneer. The top item was a unique Belleek Basket with the Rotary Logo and painted in Rotary colours. On the night the auction raised almost £1,600. There was also a raffle with proceeds amounting to £1,500.

The evening was rounded off with dancing to American Pie. An excellent evening was had by the 190 guests present. Thanks to all who made the Ball a success.