Burns Supper 2018

The 2018 Waverley Communicators annual Burns Supper was held at the Howies Restaurant on Friday 26th of January. President Jacek Lasota, welcomed everyone to the evening and provided an overview of proceedings.
Picture: President Jacek Lasota giving a warm welcome to everyone.

Before eating commenced, Aideen O’Malley gave the Selkirk Grace. The haggis was piped in by Treasurer Neil Maclure.  John Wood gave the address to the haggis.


Picture: The Reply to the Toast to the Lassies was given by Johanne Burns, VPE.

Jacek Lasota, President, began the after dinner entertainment with The Immortal Memory. Jacek in his speech Immortal memory of Robert Burns shared some fun and unknown facts about Robert Burns. The Auld Lang Sane used to be a national Anthem of Korea and Maldives and Japanese department stores play this song every day to remind customers about closing time. Additionally, Michael Jackson and people responsible for the Thriller video admitted having been influenced by Tam O’Shanter of Robert Burns.

Pictures: Members and guests of Waverley Communicators enjoying Burns Supper 2018.

This was followed by Neil MacLure’s Toast to the Lassies. The Reply to the Toast to the Lassies was given by Johanne Burns, Vice-President of Education (VPE).  We also enjoyed poems by Burns recited by members of the club.

The evening came to an end with all participants joining together to sing Auld Lang Syne.

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