Weekly meeting at SCCC

Mon 10th September 2018 at 19.00 - 22.00

Cate Whitewood on D1200 Uganda Water Project

42 members attended at the Cricket Club to hear Cate Whitewood (I.P.P. RC Yeo Vale) talk about the District 1200 Ugandan Water Project which works with the Busoga Trust. The main work of the Trust is to repair existing wells and boreholes in rural Uganda. Wherever possible they use local labour which keeps costs down and encourages ownership of the project. the average cost is £1,000 per well which helps 3 to 4 hundred people get clean water and appropriate hygiene education. Cate presented it as a choice between clean or dirty water, though clearly the 'choice' is for the donors rather than the villagers.
Club business and announcements:
President elect Kathryn read two emails received from Cochin expressing thanks for our recent donation of £1,000 to the Kerala Rotary Flood relief appeal.
She also announced that the Rotary Poppy Pin deadline had been extended.
Paul Hughes said 21 Rotarians had supported the recent Hamilton Park Fun Day and that over 15 hundred pounds had been raised for Taunton East Development Trust.
Derek Johnson drew members attention to a Goon Show tribute at the Brewhouse Theatre.
Phil Greenway drew the Joker so collects the £185.
Next week is a business meeting at SCCC - DR Bill Tucker.
Sept 24th. Moonraker Test Walk at the Racecourse - an event for the whole club, not just those walking. Buffet meal served during the evening. DR Trevor Spurway.