• Lighthouse Club International Gathering Thursday 27th March 2014

    1 July 2014

    This year’s International Gathering the seventh year this event has been held kicked off the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens weekend in style.


    With members and guests from Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Middle East and U.K. converging on the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Happy Valley stand with a superb view of the Rugby Ten’s Final from the balcony.  Over 190 people attended and commenced the evening with drinks on the balcony overlooking the “Tens” action.

    The venue for dinner and entertainment was on the same floor as pre-dinner drinks and with remarkable precision everyone was happily seated by 8.15pm.  Les Leslie welcomed members and guests from various Branches and outlined the entertainment on the agenda for the evening.

    Les provided a brief update on the growth of the Lighthouse Club in Asia Pacific where there were now 9 Branches plus Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia. In the Middle East, Doha has now joined Dubai and Abu Dhabi as the third Branch in that region and was represented by the presence of Stephen Heath the Doha Chairman.


    The entertainment for the evening was provided by a double act of Tom Smith, former Scottish and British and Irish Lions International and Patron and Founder of the charity Enlighten-Action for Epilepsy and Murray Mexted an All Blacks International with 34 tests to his credit but now M.D. of the International Rugby Academy New Zealand.    Murray previously a Rugby Commentator at Sky TV entertained  the audience with his wit born of years at the microphone and Tom Smith joined in the banter and added to the evening with an explanation of the work of Enlighten-Action for Epilepsy in Hong Kong.

    Richard Poulter masterminded an auction of prizes including champagne, whilst the ladies circulated with the “Pink Helmets” collecting everyone’s generous donations.

    Many thanks to all those who attended, we look forward to seeing you all next year with many new faces on Thursday 26th March before the 2015 Sevens.


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