President Sylvia's Pipe Line

When we meet on 10th September 2018, four weeks will have passed since our last Rotary Meeting.  I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely summer, whether remaining at home or travelling further afield.  I spent a few days visiting friends in Poole before travelling to France to attend the Tatihou Music Festival plus enjoying many other interesting places and events. August is a quiet month within ours and many Rotary clubs.  September 1st brought Kingsbridge Estuary Rotary Club and our club working together again at the annual Kingsbridge Show.  Many thanks to all who volunteered to help man the gate etc throughout the day.  The weather was beautiful, without the rainfall experienced a couple of years ago. The Rotary Trailer was a great asset and reduced the need to erect our own gazebo, bring chairs, tables etc.  The Heart Start display created a great deal of interest from visiting members of the pubic. Another fine example of more “joined up Rotary”.

Looking ahead a few months, it has been brought to my attention our club will celebrate its 60 years Anniversary in January 2019.  Any thoughts or suggestions of how we can mark and celebrate this landmark would be welcome.

I am sure you are all heard the news that Jeremy Sayers is a resident in Quay Court at the moment. We were sorry to hear the news that Blanche also has been admitted to hospital. I have called Quay Court and intend to visit Jeremy. Our warmest wishes to them both for a speedy recovery. It was a pleasure to receive an email from Peter Ward, from St.Luke’s Hospice ,expressing their thanks and appreciation for the donation presented to them from our club, one of my chosen President’s charities for the year. 

Apologies for the short “Pipeline” this month. Hopefully, now that Autumn is officially here, and summer holidays are over, we can resume our normal Rotary meetings and plan ahead for the future, always keeping in mind our Rotary Motto “Service above Self”.