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Message from the President - Margaret Sinclair

Message from President Margaret Sinclair

So here we are, the October Memo is with us and a busy season for Rotary fast approaching.  This Thursday, 4th  October , we look forward to welcoming the Mayor of Merton, Councillor  Mary Curtin - and her induction into the Club as an honorary member.  

I am very happy to say that Margaret Redway has been accepted as a member – the date for Margaret’s induction has yet to be arranged.  

This is always a very busy season for us but also a season of fun. We are preparing for Christmas collections and Brian Cooper is hard at work preparing the sleigh.  Jim O’Neil overseeing due diligence, insurance etc.

Tony has already booked our special Christmas dinner at Cuddington (Dec 6).  Our Christmas meal at the Morden Brook (Dec20) is organised too.  Please note the dates firmly in your diary.

Another date to be written firmly in your diary is our open evening on Thursday, 18th October.  Barry has spent a long time putting together an evening to welcome anyone who might be thinking of joining Rotary or wondering what Rotary is about.  We need plenty of support for this evening to make it a success.  Time to invite a friend or acquaintance??

The following Thursday, 25th October, we have a visit from cyclists from the Haig Homes who are preparing to cycle to Mons to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1.  I hope we have several guests to join us on this evening.  

John De Ronde is back in Tanzania.  I am sure he is working extremely hard setting in motion plans to build a water tower.  This is the first stage in an ambitious project which will provide hand washing facilities for the school children.  John will be back in time to help with the Christmas collections.  We will need all the help we can get.  Time to ask friends and relatives to help.

I have been reminded that it is time to organise dates for the Young Chef Competition and Steve Cannell is checking the best dates for the College. 

Jim and I went along to Wimbledon Park on Sunday to present medals and trophies to the sailing club. The sun was shining, such a difference to previous years when the weather is generally much colder and wetter. The awards were very much appreciated by the recipients. 

Just a reminder, if you have any unwanted clothing we can pass these on to the homeless.  We are also collecting used ink cartridges for recycling.  Any proceeds from this go to John De Ronde for his charity.



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