February 2016

Ongoing diary

February has proved to be a busy month.

The first meeting on 2nd February was for committees to discuss the future plans but also a visit by Tony Quinn from Chelwood Bridge to present a video on the Rotary D1200 conference which will be at St Johns Hotel Solihull 14 -16 October. There is a discount of £50 if you book before the end of May. It would be great of as many as possible could go to support Dave in his Presidential year.

The 6th saw the service and parade to mark the Accession to the Throne and of the Freedom of Portland given to the Portland Sea cadets – TS Penn. Thanks to Keith Sarah Brian Carolyn Dave and Rachel who all helped with the marshalling whilst Ruth and myself represented the club at the service and reception. Despite the weather – rain and gales it was a really successful day.

Tuesday the 9th saw Andrew give the club an excellent talk into his life and career. He gave an informative insight and a humorous presentation.

The table top sale on the 12th February took place when the weather was again terrible. However, despite that and therefore a poor turnout £307.00 was still raised for our own Benevolent fund. Thanks to Rachel, Dave, Sarah, Brian, Keith, Carolyn, Alan, Mark, Ruth who all helped and, of course, Bruce and Brenda wearing their Julia’s House hats too.

Bruce gave a talk to the Wyke Regis WI on 11th February and raised £30 towards the Nepal fund. He gave a further talk in Lyme Regis on 18th February and will do another one in Swanage in April.

A cheque was received from Stan Jones for £2250.00 - the District grant for our projects in Nepal was presented to the three participating clubs (Portland, Casterbridge and Poundbury) on 16th of February at Casterbridge whilst we held our business meeting at the Aqua. Bruce attended the presentation on behalf of the club.

How have we helped the community? Have we changed peoples lives for the better? At our business meeting this week we:

Gave a donation to a disabled child towards much needed equipment £100.00

Portland Sea cadets we made a donation of £100.00

A donation was made to a children's charity on behalf of Frank Hamblin who talked to us about the Japanese surrender and Hiroshima £50.00

Water survival boxes a donation of £450 for three boxes was agreed. Visit 25 February on Thursday Alan Janet Stan Dave Mark Ruth Gillian presented the cheque to World water Works.

Islanders club were given £100.00

Haylands Pre-school £500.00 towards canopy to protect children against wind and rain

Foundation feeds are going well and have raised £381.00 so far and many meals are already booked.

Jane Burnett gave an excellent talk on projects in Ghana which were all related to the millennium development goals as laid down by the United Nations.

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