LATEST CLUB NEWS
SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY: Like everyone in Stonehaven, Stonehaven Rotary Club was shocked at the tragic rail crash on Wednesday the 12th August 2020 and our thoughts go to the families, friends and colleagues of those who died in the accident and to all who were travelling on the train.
Our thanks go to the emergency services who were involved in the rescue efforts on the day it happened.
Stonehaven Rotary Club has funded 50% of the cost of providing a breakfast for them on Saturday morning the 15th August and Stonehaven Lions Club, who have organised this are funding the other 50%.
There are currently around 60 rescue workers and investigators at the rail crash site.
Horizon Project - July 2020
On Wednesday the 29th July, we heard from John Cruickshank, Convener of the Horizon Group, talking about the work that Horizon has been doing this year (despite lockdown) to keep our town looking good.
Strawberry Teas - July 2020
This year, because of Covid 19, we couldn’t go into the Care Homes to serve the Residents with Strawberry Teas but our Community Team, along with fellow Club Rotarians - and the Care Homes - were keen to continue with this tradition and where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Jim Henderson, a past President of Stonehaven Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow for his outstanding commitment to Rotary was recently made an Honorary Member of Stonehaven Rotary Club as he is not able to continue as an active member of the club for health reasons. President Angus welcomed him to his first meeting since being awarded Honorary Membership at the Club meeting on Wednesday the 4th March 2020.
This is Jessica Chen - Vocalist at the District Competition held on Saturday the 1st February 2020 in Kinross. Well done Jessica.
This is Emma Swanson - Instrumentalist with her Certificate at the District Competition held on Saturday the 25th January 2020 in Kinross. Well done Emma.
This is Abbey Lindsay receiving her Certificate from the District Governor - Alistair McNair at the District Competition held on Saturday the 25th January 2020 in Dundee. There were 16 in the Competition. the Judges said every single one of them were ‘nearly winners’ with the winner Bryden (Kirkcaldy) only ½ point ahead of the runner-up. They mentioned the quality of the food, excellent menus, presentations, costings and how they all cleared up at each step of the way. Judges were also impressed with how they worked together and helped each other as a team.
STONEHAVEN ROTARY CLUB - YOUTH COMPETITIONS
Every year, Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) organises UK wide competitions for young people. These are run in stages with individual Rotary Clubs organising a local competition from which the winners progress to the next stage at District level. Beyond District there is an Area final then a UK final. As you will appreciate, the level of expertise required of participants increases at each stage of the competition.
Stonehaven Rotary Club takes part in a number of these competitions, among them Young Chef and Young Musician.
In the past 2 weeks, the winners of the Stonehaven rounds of Young Chef, Young Musician-Instrumental and Young Musician-Vocalist have taken part in the District Round.
Abbey Lindsay had to prepare a three-course meal for 2 in the Young Chef competition held at Dundee and Angus College on Saturday 25th January. She produced three very appetising dishes in the College training kitchen facility but unfortunately was not selected to proceed to the Area Final.
On the same date, Emma Swanson took part in the Instrumental section of District Young Musician competition held at Loch Leven Community College campus in Kinross. She had to play 2 pieces of contrasting style on her tenor sax, which she did very well. She received very positive individual feedback from the judges but she was not the person selected to progress to the next level.
Last Saturday, Jessica Chen took part in the Vocalist section of the District Young Musician, which was held once again in Kinross. Like Emma she had to sing 2 songs of contrasting style and performed these very well. However, like Emma, she was not the one selected to progress to the Area stage of the competition. Both Emma and Jessica coped very impressively with performing solo on a stage in front of an audience (as well as the three judges!)
All three girls received certificates to mark their achievement in reaching the District level of the competition. Stonehaven Rotary Club is delighted to have sponsored the three girls in these 2 competitions and thank them for all the hard work they put in to prepare for these.
Jennifer Macdonald receiving her Award from President Angus Mackintosh.
The Raffle for the Car has been won with almost the first ticket sold by the Rotary Club of Stonehaven at the Feein’ Market.
The Winner was a Lady from Stonehaven.
Due to an Administrative ‘Problem’, and in what will probably be his last ‘Major’ involvement with the Car Raffle, Douglas Knox was delighted to be given the task of informing the Lady, from whom he received a huge hug.
Well done to all concerned.
inducted a new member to Stonehaven Rotary Club at last week’s regular
lunchtime meeting, Wednesday the 11th December. Bert Nijboer and has been attending meetings over the last few Weeks.
· President Angus Mackintosh inducted a new member to Stonehaven Rotary Club at last week’s regular lunchtime meeting, Wednesday the 23rd October. She is Carole Stuart and has been attending meetings and taking part in club activities in recent months.
Club Members heard excellent Presentations
by Matthew Lomax and
Niamh Weir on their RYLA Camp experiences at the Club Meeting on
Wednesday the 25th September. They were then each presented with
their ‘Certificate of Participation’ by President Angus Mackintosh.
Billy Hunter with Dr Neil Edward & Dr Ann Humphrey.
Dialysis Pioneer Opens Stonehaven Renal Unit at Celebration Tea Party.
Dr Neil Edward, one of the pioneers of renal dialysis at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, formally opened a satellite unit in Stonehaven on Thursday 22nd August. The Stonehaven Renal Unit, largely funded by the local community, offers dialysis for up to six patients, mornings and afternoons, three days a week. The unit means patients across Kincardine and the Mearns do not have to travel into Aberdeen for the treatment, which is typically required three times a week and can last 3-4 hours each time.
Dr Edward said: “Through my career I saw the steady development of dialysis but despite major improvements in the procedure and the associated technology is still a daunting type of treatment. Being able to undergo dialysis as close to home as possible is always best for the patient. I am honoured to be asked to formally open this unit and celebrate the achievements of the many community fundraisers.”
In 2010, the NHS Grampian Renal Unit was left a legacy of £250,000 for dialysis machines. After discussion, it was felt that this was best identified as a capital fund towards a satellite renal unit in South Aberdeenshire as this was the one area within Aberdeenshire not served by a satellite unit. The unit covers a large area – from as far south as St Cyrus, over to Luthermuir and up to Fettercairn, Banchory and across to Portlethen.
A huge fundraising effort by people and businesses in and around Stonehaven raised in excess of £1million in five years to get the project underway. Dr Ann Humphrey, associate specialist in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s dialysis unit and lead fundraiser for the campaign said: “The outstanding fundraising effort saw a groundswell of goodwill from our local community, and indeed all over the Grampian region, to make this unit a reality. I do not think there is a group in the local area who has not been involved in contributing to this campaign.”
Pivotal to the fundraising was the Rotary Club of Stonehaven. Past President of Billy Hunter said the club had been proud to play a leading role in the fund-raising process and added: “This was not solely a Rotary project. Businesses, schools, community groups and individuals all played their part. The scale of the support from the local community was really quite humbling. To see the unit up and running and making a difference to patients is fantastic.”
Representatives of the various donors and
community fundraisers were invited to a celebration tea party at Kincardine Community
Hospital, along with members of staff and the project team who delivered the
Dr Ann Humphrey with Stonehaven Club Rotarians
The waiting area at the new Renal Unit at Kincardine Community Hospital has a whole new look. The Vinyl Cut created wall sized prints from Photographs taken by Club Rotarian - Jim Henderson and these were installed in early May. Much cheerier now for the patients.
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