Last weekend the President of the Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege, Nav Sharma and his wife Tracy, warmly welcomed as their guests Rtn Benno Stinner, President of the Rotary Club of Stade, in Lower Saxony, Germany, his wife Gabi together with 7 other Stade Rotarians. Their 4 day stay included a visit to Coughton Court,near Alcester ; 'Fun in the Park' on the Sunday in Solihull which Solihull St Alphege Rotary Club jointly ran with Solihull Soroptimists ; a guided tour of central Birmingham ; and finally a Gala Dinner at the Holiday Inn Solihull, where the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mike Robinson and the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Jenny Robinson, were special guests.
The Stade President Rtn Benno Stinner emphasised the special relationship between the Rotary Clubs and the value of maintaining and strengthening that relationship during these changing times.
Our Club President Rtn Nav Sharma welcomed the 'gemutlichkeit' that we have built.
Each Stade Rotarian was presented with a book on Shakespeare's Gardens together with a previously published matching magazine article from the pen of Rtn Brian Hopper, the Solihull St Alphege Rotary Club International Committee Chairman.
The evening ended with a violin recital by Helena Logah. Helena is a former pupil of Solihull Music Service and is now studying violin at the Royal Northern College of Music. St Alphege Solihull Rotary Club previously sponsored Helena to attend the Rotary San Diego MusicCamp in the USA.