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interesting information about Hawick Rotary.
This is my fifth term as President, and I appreciate the confidence placed in me again by our members. Our Vice-President for this year is Ron Smith, who is also our secretary. We are all looking to take the Club forward - and more new members would really help us to do this.
If you live locally and are interested in finding out more about Rotary, please get in touch with us, when you can hopefully be invited along to visit us at one of our Thursday evening meetings. Why not contact our Secretary Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year we will have Convenors responsible for International & Foundation projects, and for Vocational & Community business which tends to be more local to our area. Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' chosen motto for 2022/23 is 'Imagine'. Imagine what you, and we, might be capable of! We want our Club to make a difference: in our community and across the world. We will also continue to support Rotary to achieve a world free of polio, and the end is in sight.
For this 2022/23 Rotary year, our meetings will be mainly fortnightly,and we look forward to enjoying the fellowship, fun and friendship which are important parts of Rotary. We normally have an interesting array of speakers, complemented by an enjoyable social programme. Each of the Borders Clubs has their annual President's Night, where we have an evening of fun and fellowship, with good food and entertainment. This year the Hawick night is on Friday 14th October, when I hope to welcome fellow Borders Club Presidents and their members - all are welcome.
Scott Elliot - President 2022/23
Photo above : 'The Horse': possibly the best known landmark in Hawick, and a symbol of the town's historic traditions. However, we're an active club, and, while aware of our successful history, we're trying always to look forward, keen to welcome new members who will bring freshness and new ideas.
We aim to bring Rotary to the attention of townsfolk and to this end have planted a crocus display on a grassy slope at Heronhill Bank on Weensland Road. The crocuses are an emblem of Rotary's project to End Polio Now and their planting in 2017 incorporated a donation by local Rotarians to this project. We also were successful in receiving a grant in Spring 2022 from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Fund which allowed us to plant, in association with Scottish Borders Council, a group of five trees in Slitrig Crescent, Hawick.
Photos by Derek Lunn and Jack Swanston
We meet on Thursdays at 18.30 for 19.00Mansfield House Hotel
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