Rotary Club of Cober Valley Helston
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President Elect Suzie welcomed club members
Belated Happy Birthdays to Keith & Terry and an advanced one for Ann who will be have a significant birthday on the 24th but who won't be with us next week.
Thought for the day – Rachael
Given that this week has been the anniversary of 9/11 – Rachael read the following poem: September Eleventh
by Roger Robicheau
We shall never forget that grave day, Nor the lives which were taken away
So closely we stood, so much to bear, September Eleventh stays so clear
Forever changed, our will must endure, Keeping freedom strong within our shore
The bridge of time holds so much to view, Some visions hold heartache, all too true
Those faced with great loss, so understand, The ultimate cost of our free land
God help each one as they meet each day, Your prayers could send your love their way
Remember the brave who march for all, Completely committed to meet each call
As each year passes before our eyes, Our way must sustain, no compromise
Emotions do make us what we are, September Eleventh – Stays Never Far
RIBI Pres Burman – what did we learn? Suzie thought last week had been a splendid success but what did others think. All agreed Ray Burman was a great speaker. Tom suggested he was the best RIBI president for a long time and he managed to deliver the same Rotary message but in a new inspiring way. Sue asked what others thought about his mention of his Presidential chain, the history behind it and the pride of wearing it. There followed a discussion about our club, why it is different, why we don't want regalia. One suggestion was that maybe we have a club shield with all presidents names on but many members still felt in unnecessary. Tom suggested the club would build history once it started to initiate larger more innovative projects. He asked members how many of them could name 3 major projects that had come out of District 1290 because he doubted anyone could.
George mentioned that the new St Ives Bay Rotary Club was holding its Inaugural meeting this evening and he'd like to note CVH wished them well.
Bike Collection – this had been promoted in the West Briton and the Advertiser so far, we'd also had a mention on Radio Cornwall. Flyers are being prepared for circulation. George mentioned that unfortunately Eddie's cycle ride had been called off due to bad weather in Scotland and he'd now attempt it in Spring. The inititaive had been well received by the Mayor of Penzance and the Rotary Club of Penzance. An email would be sent to all club members for spreading wider
Stroke Awareness/Donate8 – Sue suggested the club could organise a SA Day and bring the organ donation initiative in too. Sue will collect the information and then we can discuss when Steve & Carol are present.
RYLA – our one place is reserved and club members were already coming up with suggested candidates. The cost is usually around £590 with the club paying half but we can always look at giving more. There was discussion of suitability of candidates but it was decided we needed to recruit as many possible candidates (at least 6) and then have the option to choose our most suitable candidate. If that candidate then needed a higher level of financial support it could be considered. It was agreed members would put forward candidates before 31st March 2012 and then a panel would look at suitability.
Carol L mentioned the Young RYLA Scheme operated by some districts for 12 – 18 year olds and suggested CVH might look at running one in 2013.
Youth Speaks – Carol L was still talking to all the schools and would update us as and when she had more information.
New Members evening – it was looking as if we might have 8 potential new members. Lady Nott will be talking to us. Ian & Rachael were planning to run a slide show of what happens in Rotary. Ian would organize a projector. No agenda needed but still a TFTD.
Truro RC has invited club members to join them at a Race Night. Saturday 15th October. Carlton Hotel, Truro 19.30 prompt. £10 per person includes a horse for you to name and a pasty supper. Bar available and free parking. If members would like more information please contact Sue.
Helston Railway Book – Sue had received an email about this book to be produced in May of next year and would find out more information for a future meeting
No accounts business to discuss. Ian was asked if we are registered for Gift Aid. He said not as yet as we still need to open a bank account for the Registered Charity Account.
Tom – suggested we link with one of the Cadet Corps in Helston. Everyone thought this an excellent idea and Ian & John L agreed to take it forward by speaking to all the groups and find out which would benefit the most.
Becky mentioned she was having problems updating the website home page. George suggested she meet with Paul and Sue mentioned having similar problems in the past, Sue would look for the technical advice she had been given and pass this on to Becky.
Suzie and Ann mentioned an 'Any Questions Panel' and was preparing a brief about a possible club fund raising event
Wendy asked that any member who has any experience with Safe Style windows please contact her.
Jo – corrected the date of the Dog Walk/Ball Splash – this should have been 29th April – Sunday.
Future meal arrangements – after discussion it was agreed the club members would ask Steve to negotiate on the basis of retaining the £11.50 cost. The most favourable suggestion being that he ask the Ivory to provide a Buffet Style meal each week for the next 3 months if they feel that would work for them financially and practically. If not then the one choice menu would be preferable although some members would prefer to pay the extra for choice.
We had been asked about the loan of Display Boards, Sue asked where we had borrowed ours from. She would pass on the information.
Club Visits – Tom & Jane had attended Camborne RC History Night, they had about 100 people in attendance – a good event.
'To George and his old bikes – let's all pull together and make this initiative work!'