IDLE CHATTER 35
August meetings were in the main spent in Fellowship and Business meetings discussing future events and donations to charity.
In opening the meeting acting President Allan Hillary informed members of the death of Past President Michael Norton who left the club when he moved out of the district a couple of years ago.
Michael was President in 2010/11 and is remembered for his commitment and pleasant manner. Members observed a one minute silence in his honour.
The highlight of the month was a talk by Stephen Ellis PHF District 1040 International Service Chairman. After briefly reporting on the activities of the International Service Committee and the Nepal Disaster Appeal he gave a talk on the Hope and Homes Scheme operating in Romania.
Stephen had visited Romania to see the scheme working. He was therefore able to give a comprehensive and informative insight into the terrible plight of homeless children and the support that Rotary had contributed to give them a better life.