In June 1944 Allied forces launched the biggest invasion fleet in history.
The outcome of the subsequent battle changed the entire course of the war against the Nazis and shaped the world we live in today. The lead up to the invasion was filled with secrecy, subterfuge and deception. The logistics of getting millions of men and their supplies onto a heavily defended beach were truly amazing. The battle itself involved heroism and sacrifice across many nations. Given its impact on world affairs the 75TH anniversary of “D Day” was marked by heads of state from around the world last year.
 
Downtown club member Simon Walton was there, at Normandy, to witness events and will be giving a presentation on the battle and his trip on Tuesday 24th March at the Rydges Hotel, 6pm - 9.30pm, as a fundraiser for Kiwi Harvest.
 
What is Kiwi Harvest? They are an organisation that works with food businesses, including supermarkets, wholesalers, producers, cafes, restaurants, and hotels, to rescue the good food that they are not able to sell – whether that is because of oversupply, damaged packaging, cancelled orders, mislabelling, or because the food is nearing its best before date or end of life. This food is then provided to families in need. 
 
The cost of the dinner on 24 March at the Rydges is $65 and we would ideally like a $50 donation towards Kiwi Harvest. We’ll enjoy a 3 course dinner and glass of wine downstairs in a private part of the restaurant before adjourning upstairs to one of the conference rooms to hear Simon’s presentation.
 
Please share this with friends and family - we're sure that there will be many who will be interested in this great opportunity for some socialising as well as education - gaining a better insight into the events of June 1944 and the commemorations 75 years later. The more the better!
 
Those wishing to attend can email Keith Robinson on kgtrob@gmail.com to register.
 
 
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