The Rotary Club of Ely was 80 years old on 27th April 2019 and the occasion was celebrated in style with a gala dinner at the Ely Golf Club with almost 80 people attending. These included guests from many other Rotary clubs including President John Mott from our ‘mother’ club, Cambridge. It was in 1938 that seven members of Ely’s business community first met to explore the possibility of being part of this world wide organisation that has helped so many over the years. The Ely Rotary Club was chartered in 1939 with the support of the Cambridge Club. Over the past 80 years the Rotary Club of Ely have raised many thousands of pounds for both local and international charities and entertained the local people with the well loved Christmas Collection and Aquafest, amongst many others. In the true tradition of Rotary, a cheque was presented for £1,231.00 by President Richard Tyler to Linda Neat who represented Pos+ability. During the evening our speaker Rev. Dr. The Lord Leslie Griffiths entertained us with a humorous and interesting talk.