OTLEY AND DISTRICT MENíS FORUM
Our annual general meeting was held on March 16th when there were 32 members present. Officers for the next year were elected. List of these will appear shortly on our website. Following the meeting our member David McDowall told us of his trip to Japan as one of the delegates to an international conference of the Lions movement. The trip was illustrated with slides of the visit. David told us of the impossibility of communication both verbal and written with Japanese and he was relieved that English was also spoken . He learned to bow when meeting others! He travelled on the bullet train to Kyoto but found that it travels so fast that it was difficult to enjoy the scenery. Overall he was impressed by the cleanliness of the streets and the politeness and efficiency of all he encountered. A great experience.
Our next meeting is on March 30th When Chris Helme will talk on the World of Brass Bands. As usual, we meet at the Methodist Church at 10am. We are keen to invite new members and those perhaps thinking of joining will be made most welcome as a taster. We are a friendly group.