Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama Inauguration Inspirational and Minister for Sport visits Camberwell Leisure Centre!

It was a very special day yesterday watching the 44th President of the United States of America and the first African American President, Barack Obama swear the oath of allegiance and take over the reigns of power at the Whitehouse watched by 2 million people live in Washington and hundreds of millions across the world!
President Obama again struck exactly the right note in his Inauguration speech giving a clear message of the tough road ahead and the need for all nations and people to work together !

Good to see "Dubya" exit stage left on his helicopter hopefully never to be seen or heard of again!!!

Rumours are that President Obama's first official visit will be to the UK to meet with Gordon Brown and a good working relationship will be very helpful to both parties!

We had an early start this morning to meet Gerry Sutcliffe,MP, Minister for Sport, at Camberwell Leisure Centre together with the Friends of Camberwell Leisure Centre, Executive member Lewis Robinson, Camberwell Councillors and kids from local schools.
The purpose was to keep the pressure on this Executive to pursue a viable redevelopment of the Centre and a Government bid for funds is part of that so it was a very positive event and keeps the momentum going to give the people of Camberwell a Leisure Centre they want and deserve!!