The Grand Tour - Part 3


The Grand Tour  - Part 3

The African leg of the mammoth tour finished and Barry moved on to India and being hosted by Paresh and  then TCI President Jayashree Chaudry in Mumbai. He has developed a head for heights and needed it as their apartment is on the 33rd floor of the building. Barely having time to breathe Jayashree got Barry on an express train (right up his street) to Surat to visit the Round Table Family School built under the Freedom through Education project and funded by 41 Club, Round Table, Tangent and Circle, a tremendous example of working together for the community. 

A great evening of fellowship with local clubs and then back to Mumbai the following day. As you can see from the photo Barry took the opportunity to get his washing done in the outdoor laundry, well he has been away for a long time! It was then time to move on to Kolkata for the Indian AGM’s Tangent and 41 Club. Now we think our AGM’s are long but the Indian one started at 9-30am and finished at 9pm! Dinner followed at midnight.  After an easy day on Sunday celebrating Jayashree’s birthday and with a visit to Hard Rock CafĂ© it was  off again the following day to the third continent of the tour and Romania.

First stop a journey to Bucharest to be met by Don Dobrea. Having been left on his own for a few weeks now Rachel decided to join him again for this leg of the tour. The group then travelled to Suceava where the AGM would be held. Whilst there Barry made a trip with George Petrescu to Cernau in Ukraine. For good reasons there is not much information about this short trip. But then it was on to the Romanian AGM with plenty of friends from 41 club around the world joining. Again Barry was able to bring greetings from 41 Cub International. 

The final leg of the tour was to attend the Agora AGM in Brasov at the end of September. They arrived for the pre-tour attended the AGM where the “Full Steam Ahead” theme was presented again. 

And so to the end and homeward bound. The grand tour has been momentous. 45 days, 3 continents, 6 countries visited, 7 different AGM’s and countless meetings plus sleeping in 20 different beds. Thanks for the numerous nights being hosted throughout the tour and many, many friends made. This is 41 Club International and this is our pony-tailed hero spreading the word around the World to go Full Steam Ahead.

Well done King Barry


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