Rotary Club of Inverkeithing & Dalgety Bay
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The Rotary Club of Inverkeithing and DalgetyBay
Over the summer the Club has attended a number of events to promote it’s role in the community.
Our Treasure Hunt stall at the Dalgety Bay Gala did well in disappointing weather raising £115. The weather was a little more favourable at the Inverkeithing Highland Games on 2 August where £237 was raised. Both sums will be added to our Charity Account for distribution later to worthy local and national charities.
But the Club’s largest involvement was at the Aberdour Festival. The Club working closely with the Festival Committee raised the magnificent sum of £1600 partly from Festival supporters donating change at the bar in the Festival marquee and partly from the proceeds of the Raffle. Topped up by donations and Rotary’s other fundraising efforts the sum of nearly £2000 is being used to buy 4 Shelter Boxes to help the Burmese.
ShelterBox, a grassroots disaster relief organisation supported by Rotary Clubs around the world, was one of the first charities to reach the cyclone victims in
Pauleen Norman, Chair of the Aberdour Festival Committee said “ We had no hesitation in agreeing to Rotary’s request to support the people of
Hamish Hardie, International Convener of the Rotary Club endorsed this saying “Our Club has supported ShelterBox for many years but this will allow us to double the number of boxes we had intended going to such a worthy cause. I had the honour of meeting Archbishop Stephen of
Robin Park, President of the Rotary Club summed up “A fantastic response by the thousands who attended the Festival. Another demonstration of the benefits of Rotary working harmoniously with others to deliver benefits to the needy.”
At the weekly meeting in the Bay Inn, DalgetyBay (12.40 on Wednesday) Club members and guests are entertained by a range of interesting speakers. These have include Kath Mclean who spoke about the work of the Leonard Cheshire organisation and George Owenson who spoke about The Connection an emerging project by local churches to connect with the youth of the areas. The club met in the evening of 30 July and members were joined by 5 guests who listened to Cath Chorley describe what Rotary means to her. Another evening meeting is planned for 29 October where we hope to be joined by guests for a taster of life in Rotary. Anyone male of female interested in this or any meeting please contact the secretary Ian Wilkinson 01383727803 or John Blyth 01577840800.