Club Dinner at the Restaurant du Golf de Maison Blanche

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 19:30
Restaurant du Golf de Maison Blanche, Echenevex, France (GPS: 46°17'52.92"N, 6°2'4.39"E)

After dinner at this restaurant in nearby France, we had the pleasure of a fascinating talk by club member Matthew Kahane on "Happenstance and Historical Forces". With a long career in the UN Development Programme, Matthew described his very personal involvement in a series of extraordinary events in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Belarus, Samoa – to name but a few places – almost always in conditions of political turbulence of one kind or another. He astonished some of us with his accounts of how UN personnel manage to fly by the seat of their pants when they are put on the spot out of reach of headquarters.
We also celebrated the 88th birthday of our venerable member Gordon Martin.

Organised by Peggie Rimmer