This year’s annual NIVA Senior Members’ Lunch, held on the 19th June, saw a return to the ever popular Templeton Hotel. Around 40 guests attended the event availing of the opportunity to catch up with acquaintances and former colleagues on a gloriously sunny day.
Guests had the opportunity to mingle in the bar before being shown through to the Raffles Restaurant where they were served a delicious lunch. The satisfying sounds of continuous chat and laughter throughout the meal were a testament to a truly social occasion. Following the meal, the NIVA President, Simon Doherty, gave a brief talk on his chosen charity Send a Cow of which he is an Ambassador and Trustee. Send a Cow’s vision is for a confident and thriving rural Africa; it seeks to achieve this by providing rural families with training in health & hygiene, gender empowerment, organic horticulture and animal husbandry, before livestock placements are made.
Simon would like to express his gratitude to all those, present and absent, who made a donation to this worthy cause. After a brief vote of thanks to Simon and the staff of the Templeton Hotel, some of the guests adjourned outside for a quick photo opportunity.
We look forward to seeing our guests at next years Senior Members’ Lunch.