Turning now to our 2011 reunion, on the 16th April, a special occasion when we will celebrate 75 years since the first reunion took place in London, with president at that time the company founder Marchese Guglielmo Marconi. Some 50 employees with 25 years or more service with the company enjoyed at that time a sumptuous meal at one of Londonâ€™s top restaurants.
Times have certainly changed as nowadays we have nearly 250 members attending reunions. We are very pleased that Lord Prior, former chairman of GEC, has agreed to be our president for 2011. We are now looking to the possibility of having somebody connected with the communications and broadcasting industry to be our guest speaker. More information on this in due course.