A Good Time and A Time to Move Forward in the Name of Peace
The Rotary Club of Alloway held its Spring Supper in Wellington School on Saturday 25th March 2017. There was a great atmosphere from the start, due only in part to the glass of wine on offer as Rotarians and guests mingled before supper. The buffet, provided by the school’s caterers, David and Dot Gray, was superb.
The centrepiece of the evening was a presentation by Jean Best, programme director of the Rotary Peace Project, and her husband Keith. They gave a very thought provoking and professional presentation which included some harrowing information, such as the number of youngsters that commit suicide every year as a result of cyberbullying. At the same time, it was encouraging and challenging to know what is being, and what can be done. The Peace Advocate Programme organises talks and offers presentations and training in order to actively involve young people in conquering conflict and resolving issues. Hopefully, the club will help to move this forward in the local community.
The evening was rounded off with a medley of songs from Borealis, a lively and versatile Scottish band. They performed popular songs beautifully, lightening the mood even further with a good bit of banter in between. Many feet were tapping and heads were nodding, but no one nodded off.