English Rotarians Visit Noon Rotary
The Rotary Club of Mount Vernon was visited On June 8th by members of the Rotary Club of Minster on Sea, England. They provided a truly entertaining program about their club on the Isle of Sheppey and explained how we are “two nations divided by a common language”.
The program concluded with a presentation of a very generous donation to the STRIVE program and a gift to the Mount Vernon Rotary Club of a print of the, Minster Abbey which occupies the highest hilltop position on the otherwise flat Isle of Sheppey in Kent and has been a place of worship for over 1,400 years. Founded in 664 AD, the Abbey is incredibly beautiful displaying amazing architecture and steeped in centuries of history. The church in chapters 46 to 53 of “The Old Curiosity Shop” by Charles Dickens is based on Minster Abbey.
The Minster on Sea Rotarians are personal friends of Club President, Mary Harvey and her husband Lane and are visiting in Mt. Vernon. The Harvey’s will be accompanying them to the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA later this year.