Farnborough Rotary members got together for a great night out last night at Wings Chinese restaurant Farnborough.

Almost 80 people,  members along with their wives,  girlfriends, family or just friends had a sumptuous 3 course meal followed by a game of bingo, Yes BINGO

The evening was arranged by John Grenham a rotarian since 1980.  It was a charity event in aid of Rotary’s own charity called Rotary Foundation.

There was the usual banter, mickey taking and a fair amount of alcohol. This was an event that was put on to raise money, but like all of our events, they are designed to enable members to get to know each other better in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. And it certainly works.

The bingo is not something we have tried before, at least not since I joined rotary in 2001. So we thought we’d give it a go. “Eyes down look in”

I’m told that in the bingo venues these days, they have dispensed with the sayings like “kelly’s eye number 1” “two fat ladies…” you know what I mean.

But we wanted to give it a go.

But after the first game, with the usual slanging and banter aimed at the “poor bingo caller”, yours truly, I decided along with John Grenham to speed it up and dispense with the sayings and just call the numbers…more berating and banter followed telling me to slow down. Some days you just can’t win.

But we raised over £650 on the night , which is why the evening was arranged……£250 of that on the bingo, I can’t wait for the next game, I think I’m sounding like my mother here….

Want to get involved, no not in the bingo with Farnborough Rotary Club, we’d love to meet you.

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