Rotary Club of Cober Valley Helston
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Club’s Third Birthday – 29th February 2012
- President Elect Suzie welcomed club members and our regular guests from Reading, Jed & Alison and Peter & Shelagh
The club wished happy birthday to ourselves and also a happy birthday to Annie for tomorrow.
Thought for the day – Glenda
When Sue asked me to do thought for the day I realised it would be the clubs 3rd Birthday and as one of the newest members I thought I needed to come up with a profound statement but I could find nothing appropriate.
Panic began to set in by Tuesday morning then out on my early morning walk I noticed a plaque on a garden fence. Tickle the earth with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. I wondered if this could relate to our club,
A germ of an idea was conceived and the ground works laid by our Founder members to form a new club and then the seeds planted at the inaugural meeting 3 years ago – the earth had been tickled
Over the three years through friendship, hard work and effort our club has achieved much and grown in to what it is today. So to return to the quote – she laughs with a harvest. Yes we can rejoice and be proud of what has been achieved but as every gardener knows there is always work to be done and plans to be made. So I pause for a moment for all of us to think of what we can do in the coming year……… and then I thought we could sneak and extra toast to ourselves, so be upstanding, raise your glasses and drink to ‘The Rotary Club of Cober Valley Helston, may we flourish and grow.
- Spring Clean still on schedule for Sunday 25th March – Penrose Car Park Area next to Flora Motors. Sue had heard from Town Clerk who advices we contact the Council as it is their area. Carol L will pass on the contact details of the Car Parks manager. Helston Town Council can loan us litter pickers and help with a H&S risk assessment. Plans are for any member available to meet at the Penrose area at 10.00 and we’ll finish at the Café. Bryn to check Café is open that day.
- Golf Day – volunteers are needed for the day – Friday 13th April. 8.00 am – 1.00 pm and then 1.00 – 6.00 or 7.00 pm. Members to let George know when they can help. Sponsors still needed and Raffle prizes.
- District Quiz – our tea is Paul, George, Kim & Wendy – Quiz is at Tregenna Castle Hotel in the Godrevy room, teams needs to be there at 2.15 for 2.30
· Redruth President’s Night – Penventon Hotel, March 17th – further details have been circulated. 6 members planning to attend.
· Funding Request from Roz Lytham – Sue read out this request for funding to help Voluntary Service Overseas with their International Citizen Scheme. Sue was asked to make contact and let her know we can’t help at present but perhaps if she would like to make contact later in the year and come and talk about her trip to Nigeria we may be able to help then
· JoLe Rider – George & Rob had delivered another load of cycles today along with the necessary donations, this trip had gone much more smoothly with no mishaps. We have now given 220 bikes and £2200 and they were shipping their 10,000th cycle out today. Another club from the midlands was also dropping off bikes. Tom mentioned he was looking at a similar scheme involving sending bikes to Ghana.
· The club congratulated Paul on his new position of District Webmaster as he takes over from Ken Sharp.
· Suzie hoped everyone had received Steve’s email today about the Ivory and asked that any feedback be made direct to Steve as she didn’t feel it should be discussed in detail here tonight. Next week the Ivory has a private function on and so we will not be able to meet here. Hilary & Terry offered to host the meeting at their house – menu will be Lasagne & Salad followed by dessert at £10 each. Any monies left over from the cost of the meal will be put back in to club funds. Please all bring own drinks. Sue was asked to let our speaker from Surf Action know about the change of venue.
· Date for the diary of incoming officers – District Assembly will be 3rd May – all members are welcome to attend if interested.
· Heartlands, Pool. Carol K had picked up a leaflet about this new attraction and suggested it would make a nice social outing for the club.
· Book Sales – Hilary had decided to give the book stall in Porthleven a trial run and had booked a stall on Thursdays from Mid April to June – she would welcome donations of current titles. Hilary will create a rota of helpers once she has the exact dates. Suzie mentioned she has a contact that may be able to take any books we can’t sell – Malawi Dreams
· Paul mentioned the website we had agreed to set up for Lady Nott is now online if members wish to take a look. http://www.survivorsofsrebrenica.org/
· Rotary Olympics – John Hobbs asked members who wanted to attend to let him know. Sue will send John the booking form and list of those who had expressed an interest.
· Caroline – offered to collect and keep any newspaper articles about the Club
· Youth Speaks – Carol Lay reported back from last week’s competition. Both our teams made very good presentations but unfortunately did not go through to the next competition.
· Annie – has added her token to the key ring – a love spoon with Celtic cross and it was ready for our next new member
Rotary Toast – ‘Happy 3rd birthday. Competitions and may we be very successful. Rugby. Our visitors and to new members’