10 June 2020

Join an Irish night on Zoom

7.30 – 9.00 pm Thursday 2nd July 2020

With the likelihood of a slow return to normality from these strange times and, even then, perhaps to a ‘new normal’ we have not experienced before, it is time to launch ‘Irish Night – Regatta 2020’.

The Irish Night was instigated as part of the Leander Bicentenary celebrations two years ago and was held on the Thursday night of the Regatta.

This year it will be hosted through Zoom, on this occasion from the Island of Ireland, on the evening of Thursday 2nd July 2020, the theoretical second day of this year’s Henley Royal Regatta.

We are calling on all our Irish Members in Ireland, together with those living overseas, to come together on-line, and at a suitable ‘social distance’, to celebrate the health of the Club. Other Members are, of course, also very welcome to join in the ‘craic’.

The gathering will commence at 7.30 pm with a few words from our President, Mike Sweeney at 7.45 pm. Dress Code is Regatta wear.

Members may be accompanied by friends, but with sufficient alcohol not to have to share. The choice of tipple is up to each individual and a toast will be raised to the Club before conversations begin in earnest. The virtual bar will close at 9 pm.

Test your knowledge

For those who join in on-line, there will be a 20-20 competition quiz (prizes include a bottle of Digby Leander Pink), which will be sent by email at 2.00 pm on Saturday 4th July. The closing time for receipt of solutions is 4.30 pm the following afternoon. In the event of a tie, the earliest received most correct solutions will be deemed the winner.

How to join in the fun

If you would like to join in the party, and in order to comply with GDPR, simply send a message with your name and email address of choice to lcirishnight2020@gmail.com and you will be sent an invitation to attend the Zoom gathering a couple of days before the event.

We look forward to meeting up again on the other side of this pandemic, but in the meantime, get those blazers out of mothballs!

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