Traveller’s tales

Pictured: Charlie with a view he took over Rio.
Pictured: Charlie with a view he took over Rio.

At the lastest Brechin Rotary Club meeting in the Caledonian Hotel, past President Charlie Allison shared memories from a recent journey to South America.

Charlie is vice President of the Scottish Society of Anaesthetists, and attended the 15th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He managed to fit in a little sight-seeing and his expansive presentation gave a flavour of the land famous for Eva Peron and its tango – the dance that is, not the drink.

Charlie then took everyone to Rio de Janeiro via the Iguazu falls on the border between Brazil and Argentina. His photography revealed some stunning views of the famous falls and Rio with some iconic images of the statue Christ the Redeemer, the Sugarloaf Mountain and beach volleyball on the Copacabana beach.

Vice president Paul Roberts gave Charlie a vote of thanks for his most entertaining presentation.

During the meeting Rotarian Andy Edgar gave a report of the visit of a party of Canadian Rotary golfers to Scotland.

Andy and fellow Rotarian Bruce Robertson joined other Scottish Rotarians for a few days of fellowship and golf with the Canadians, culminating in a win for the home team.

David Robinson said there had been a good initial response to the club’s annual quiz night with several teams already booked in. He said that anyone wishing to book in their team should pop in to W Scott Robson as soon as possible. Teams of four cost £12.