Hospitality, friendship and community service, the hallmarks of Rotary clubs the world over, were on display at Fleetwood last night.
Sue and Elizabeth, enjoying a rare chance to speak about the Happy House as a double act, told members Sue's story and the road that led her to build her wonderful children's home.
Sue and Elizabeth also mentioned how well they work together, despite the 4000 miles between them, and how often they will, coincidentally, be emailing each other, at the same time, about the same issue.
And as if to prove the point when Elizabeth was asked to draw the raffle, Sue picked up her ticket and joked "It's 409 you want!".
And guess what? That's just what she got!
Thank you to Carole and everyone in Fleetwood Rotary for being a lovely audience and such friendly hosts.
Only one day left to our second birthday party and charity night at Blackpool's Hotel Sheraton - there's a bumper bundle of prizes up for grabs for the raffle, tombola and bottlebola. Plus we have some pay-to-enter games to bump up our takings and to make the evening fun.
Most things will be £1 so make sure bring along plenty of £1 coins (although Moneybags Mavis will be manning a coin exchange).
We will also have a £5 raffle (limited to two tickets per person) to win two weeks accommodation only in a bungalow at Savannah Restaurant in Watamu - just a short tuktuk ride from the Happy House.
This prize has been kindly donated by restaurant owners Mike and Jackie.
And in a mini auction there will be two top priced tickets for Barry Manilow at the Manchester Arena (inc access of the VIP lounge, champagne on arrival and VIP parking); four top priced tickets to Coronation Street the Musical at the Manchester Arena and a beautiful screen print of a Flamingo by Robin Ross.
It's going to be a fun night, Happy house style, but as well as having fun we have to raise as much money as we can to support our wonderful Happy House family and to give our kids there the future they deserve.
Look forward to seeing up!
*It is a ticket-only event and I have just two tickets left, £15 each including buffet. If you would like one call me on 07905 130 589 or email email@example.com