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Lost Afternoon Rugby Luncheon

 
 

The Lost Afternoon Rugby Luncheon is the brainchild of Scotsman Malcolm Douglas who holds fond memories of similar events in the UK.  The concept is to bring together the rugby community once a year in the spirit of the game to renew friendships, relive past glories, and explore ways in which to move the game forward. Initially we had 3 goals.

  • Demonstrate to USA Rugby that Houston wanted another test match.  Last year Houston broke the attendance record for a domestic Test match when 17,214 people saw the USA play Italy.

 

  • Support Youth Rugby Initiatives with donations to Houston Youth Rugby Association, Inc. (a non-profit 501c(3) 

 

  • Have a great time.

It's called the "Lost Afternoon" for obvious reasons: once you get together with your mates in such an atmosphere, the typical 90-minute luncheon turns into three hours - or more - so you might as well stick around and fully enjoy the experience!  The extended time also provides the opportunity to hear from multiple speakers, watch some great action on the big screens, and still have plenty of time to "network."  It's not unusual for guests to even book rooms or suites in the host hotel to continue well into the evening, especially those traveling from out-of-town.

 
Speaker Rev. Howard J. Reslett
​The Lost Afternoon is pleased to announce our after dinner speaker the Rev. Howard J. Haslett. Choosing a Church of Scotland Minister would seem unlikely for a rugby luncheon but wait until you meet Howard. Howard played at Trinity, and coached at Edinburgh Academy. He decided that being a clergyman ...

​The Lost Afternoon is pleased to announce our after dinner speaker the Rev. Howard J. Haslett. Choosing a Church of Scotland Minister would seem unlikely for a rugby luncheon but wait until you meet Howard. Howard played at Trinity, and coached at Edinburgh Academy. He decided that being a clergyman did not bring him close enough to God so he made the decision to become a deity and refereed for eleven years. Howard loves the sport of rugby and the people who take part and has no problems reconciling his faith and his wonderful sense of humor. In fact he would probably tell you his faith is strengthened by laughter. Read more about Howard in this piece from the Scotsman. Here is a more detailed bio of the man who will have you laughing on June 7th.


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When?

Fri, June 7, 2013
6 a.m. - 11 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

Royal Sonesta Hotel
2222 West Loop South
Houston, T 77056