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President Marian Barber gives us a regular update on her activities and thoughts

President Marian Barber and her husband Doug

President’s Blog Number 2

September 2017

Our first meeting in August saw IPP John back in the chair as I was elsewhere.  On Thursday 10th August we met at Victoria Bowls Club for what is becoming our annual attempt to get those big balls close to the little ones.  We are grateful to the members of the Bowls Club who gave freely of their advice and expertise as they attempted to get us holding the bowls the right way round.  Special thanks go to the ladies, led by Sonia, who provided a feast for us – really, it was a feast! 

On Sunday 20th August many of us attended Rose Gilbert’s tea party given for West Woodspring Inner Wheel and Weston Rotary.  Rose and her family have raised thousands of pounds over the years and this event raised £251 pounds each for charities chosen by the President of each club.  The heavy rain did not dampen the mood at all!

The last meeting in August saw President Elect Julian in the chair as I was away again.  It was a sound initiation into presidential tribulations as the waiters omitted to serve ‘top table’ for some time.

On 4th September the Club Golf Championship was held at Oake Manor near Taunton.  Arranged by John Rogers, a good day was had by all and several non-golfing partners and Rotarians arrived for the evening meal.  There were many awards and prizes for both the Club and the Visitors, the most important being the overall winner who has to arrange the Championship next year.  Thank you, Ken Lohmann!

At lunchtime meetings we have had interesting speakers including some of our own members who have surprised us with what they have been up to before joining Rotary.

Lastly, on 14 September about a dozen of us met for a Vocational outing arranged by Peter Castell.  The visit was to the Wessex Water sewage works on the Bleadon Levels.  We now know a great deal about what goes down the toilets in Weston and where it ends up.  It was an extremely interesting visit on quite a chilly day, rounded off by lunch at Hobbs Boat for some of us.  Thanks must go to Peter for arranging the trip.

See you at the Barn Dance on 29th September.

President Marian

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