LATEST CLUB NEWS
Beach & Promenade Clean-up - July & August 2021.
Club Handover Meeting - Wednesday 30th June 2021.
K.C.H. - Renal Unit - Tuesday 29th June 2021.
Photographs below show before and after views.
Bench & Table - Monday 7th June 2021.
A NEW INSTALLATION ON THE BOARDWALK
What started as a daft thought some months ago as one of the members of Stonehaven Rotary Club walked along the new boardwalk has resulted in the Club commissioning Stonehaven’s own Banksy to design and construct a bespoke stainless-steel bench and table for the Town’s new boardwalk where it has now been installed.
The “unveiling” was done on Monday 7th June by Neil McIntosh, the longest serving member of the club. Others who attended were members of Stonehaven Rotary Club who had been part of the project team, members of Men’s Shed, the current Rotary Club President and incoming President and Stonehaven Councillors Wendy Agnew and Sarah Dickinson…the number attending was restricted in order to conform with Covid Level 1 guidelines.
The prime location is near the Backies Carpark and next to the lighthouse sculpture where there are no benches and this was agreed with Aberdeenshire Council and the Water Board. Ideas for the design were discussed with Jim Malcolm who developed them into the finished product, and incorporates a sea theme, and therefore the same thread as his other sculptures. Both the bench and table include features such as an octopus, dolphin, crabs and fish
The installation was carried out by members of the Stonehaven Rotary Club, who were ably supported by our local Men’s Shed.
The bench and table are a gift from Stonehaven Rotary Club to the town to enhance the newly constructed boardwalk and celebrate the achievements of Rotary, with a plaque on the table dedicating the installation to ‘past, present and future Rotarians’.
On the plaque there is also an invitation to everyone to “rest a moment and enjoy the view”, as we feel sure this gift will be very well received and appreciated by the many townspeople and visitors who enjoy a walk along our beautiful coastline.
We hope you do and that you will agree that what started as a “daft thought” turned out to be not so daft after all!
Litter Pick - Saturday 29th May 2021.
We're for Community
As part of our involvement in supporting Stonehaven’s Beautiful Scotland application, Stonehaven Rotary Club organised a litter pick on the morning of Saturday 29th May. Taking part were Rotarians and members of Horizon and we concentrated on Mineralwell Park and the area behind Mackie Academy – both identified as in need of some cleaning. The sun shone for us and we gathered quite a bit of litter as you can see from the photos!
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) - March 2021.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland - CHSS March 2021
Raj Hamid who became an Associate member of Stonehaven Rotary Club a few months ago is owner of Carron to Mumbai and NuSpice restaurants in Stonehaven,
Since the start of the first lockdown, Raj and his team produced hundreds of meals for frontline health workers, the elderly and children, and gave them away for free because he saw the impact that these restrictions had on the most vulnerable members of our community. He said he saw it as his duty to reach out and offer the support he was able to, delivering free food from the restaurant and budgeting-in free shopping for the elderly as well.
Last summer, Raj received the Evening Express Aberdeen Champion’s award and the Community Spirit Award from Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action.
Another member of Stonehaven Rotary Club, Derek Sedge, owner of DMS Taxis has been working with Raj helping to deliver food to the elderly.
At Christmas time, Raj offered a free Christmas dinner for those who need it with his 5 daughters helping to hand out the meals. Now Raj and his family are helping children in the town by serving free cooked meals from the restaurant to children of all ages every Sunday with his 5 daughters helping to hand out the meals. Around 200-250 children have been turning up to collect a meal every Sunday.
Well done to Raj and Derek who are both having to work hard to keep their businesses going throughout the pandemic restrictions but who also want to support the community in these difficult times.
Two million Ruby Giant Purple crocus corms were available this year in batches of 4000 bulbs and these have all been bought by Rotary Clubs throughout the UK – including Stonehaven Rotary Club. Usually we involve the local schools in the crocus project but that was not possible this year because of COVID. So, it was up to us to get them planted!
We wanted them to make a splash of colour in the town adding to the colour of all the planting that the Stonehaven Horizon Project does. We all appreciate the work of this group to improve our town and we asked for their support to get them in. One place we wanted people to see them is at the Welcome stone at Stonehaven Station. The grounds of Kincardine Community Hospital was the other place to give the patients and dialysis unit users something to brighten their day.On Thursday 19 November, Rotary club members and Horizon volunteers met up to plant the crocuses. We are all looking forward to seeing them in the spring-something to look forward to next year. Thank you Horizon for your support!
Another Defibrillator for Stonehaven - November 2020
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