THE Rotary Club of Corringham Thameside lived up to their reputation as the “fun club” when they celebrated their 32nd Charter and President’s night at The Ivory rooms at Billericay on Friday 28th June.
Sixty guests were present to honour outgoing President John Wallington and to witness the passing of the chain of office to incoming President Danny Lawrence, the deputy mayor of Basildon.
Guest of honour was incoming District Governor Peter Dowse who praised Corringham’s achievements and sense of fun.
After the formal part of the proceedings, Charlie Key stood up and identified himself as an undercover cop investigating a number of crimes. Prime suspect was President John, who was faced with a number of items of evidence such as a cannabis plant, gold ingot, revolver and items of ladies underwear. John, who is a retired international banker had to watch as an identikit photograph was gradually put together showing him in shorts, eating a hamburger and wearing electric blue “crocs”. No doubt about it, he was the infamous Johnnie Blue Shoes who they were investigating.
At this point Terry Finnegan came forward to handcuff the president and remove him from the hall much to the amusement of all those present.
After which guests were entertained by singer Diane Moore who soon had everybody dancing the night away.