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WEEKLY MEETINGS AT MARINE HOTEL CANCELLED
Due to current Covid 19 pandemic weekly meetings at Marine Hotelare now cancelled until further notice. We are still meeting weekly by ZOOM, if you are interested in joining please contact us.details
The club is meeting weekly by Zoom.
New members always welcome!
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WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT
At the beginning of July I had the honour to become the President of The Rotary Club of North Berwick. The Club, which celebrated it’s 50th year in 2017, has a long and proud history of successfully undertaking fundraising events to support other Charitable Organisations. The Club is part of Rotary International and as the name suggests, supports a wide range of national and international projects in addition to the significant number of local community activities. As a result of the Corona Virus and consequential ‘lockdown’, all of our main local events have had to be cancelled. This inevitably has resulted in the Club’s ability to provide the historical level of financial support, to other Charities, being considerably reduced. However, we will strive to find different ways providing practical support to the local community. Currently and in the coming months, the North Berwick Community Council hopes to harness the enthusiasm and commitment of some of the 250 Local Volunteers who registered to support the local community during the lockdown. Rotary, with its wealth of experience in organising and planning project based tasks, would be an obvious partner in such an ambition.
I look forward to leading and representing The Rotary Club of North Berwick for the next 12 months.
Yours in Rotary
Rotary Club of North Berwick Keeps Supporting the East Lothian Foodbank
Apart from some of its members who are registered as volunteers with the North Berwick Resilience Group, the club has been researching where it could best help our local communities in and around the town. Towards the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown, it was clear that the East Lothian foodbank needed more support and so the club donated £1000. The stress on the foodbank has continued to grow, as demand has grown, as the lockdown continues. As a result, the club has just donated a further £1000. Club President David Lancaster said “The club has always supported the local food bank but although we cannot get out collecting, we have been able to financially contribute to it, thereby helping our fellow citizens in need of particular support at this difficult time. The club continues to meet using Zoom but obviously, all its fundraising activities are presently cancelled. However, we continue to try and support our local communities through hands on activities.”
Rotary Club of North Berwick working with the North Berwick Resilience Group
The Rotary Club of North Berwick liaised with the Resilience Group to set up the project to provide a means of shared visual communication for those in care homes with a need to maintain contact with family and friends whilst in isolation. Community councillor Ian Watson sourced the first batch of Samsung Tablets and Rotary acquired the chargers. Astley House Care Home, which is being treated as a pilot for this project, received two of these devices together with advice on how to set up and operate them. Rotary has maintained contact with Astley House by providing links to interesting video programmes for residents and will be following up to get feedback on how user friendly and useful, the staff working with residents are finding this project.
Should you wish to see how funds raised are distributed, please click below:-
Rotary Club of North Berwick, Distribution of Funds.
If you wish, please click here for a virtual tour of North Berwick via North Berwick's website. Enjoy your tour, and when you get the chance drop by and see the sights.
For the golfers who happen to be surfing this site, there are many golf courses in this area for you to choose from Muirfield, Gullane, Luffness, Aberlady, Whitekirk, North Berwick: The Glen (East), Tantallon and North Berwick (West).
NORTH BERWICK TWITCHING
For the twitchers who happen to be surfing this site, you could not find a more wildlife rich area. The Bassrock, in centre top above is home to more than 100,000 gannets, making it the world's largest single rock gannet colony. Have a look at the Scottish seabird centre. (if link does not work directly from page, right click link, select open in new tab, )
You really have to see it to believe it. But here is a selection of up-to-the-minute photos to give you some idea! Just click on the link.
For details of the Highland Games please click here, keep checking for updates.
Last amended: 3rd Dec 2020 (ShawP)
Links checked: 3rd Dec 2020 (ShawP)
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