Speaker Meeting at SCCC

Mon 26th November 2018 at 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Peter Renshaw - Viridor Credits

At SCCC, 39 Club Members were present plus four other Rotarians - Peter Renshaw from mother club, Dennis Stephens District Governor Elect from Yeovil Club, Derek Pheonix from Crewkerne Club, and Tony Tucker from Kloof Club.
Alison introduced the Speaker Peter Renshaw whose topic was Viridor Credits.
He gave the Club an introduction to the funding of landfill sites in Somerset. The Landfill Community Fund is generated by a levy on every ton of waste added to landfill. These funds are administered by Viridor Credits for a wide range of community charity projects. Peter illustrated some that have received funding ranging from Cranes on the Levels, Beavers and Heavy Horses up to Exeter Cathedral and the Tower of London. Recipient projects have to be within a ten-mile radius of a landfill. He provided a real insight into a subject that few of us knew about. Look out for the blue Viridor Plaques on activities they have funded.

Club Business: Paul updated us on the move to new premises by the Halcon Project team. Nigel gave a very moving mini-presentation on the 'Making a difference Project'. This has been running for six years and has helped 72 young adults into work, including six who have been supported by our Club. Nigel outlined a request from two young people for funds to start up small businesses - Gardening and Nail Technology - and members present warmly approved these requests. (The money comes from a ring-fenced bequest which was gifted for this purpose some years ago.)

Next Meetings -
Sunday December 2nd Six Acres Disco 7:00 to 9:00pm.
Tuesday December 4th Breakfast Club invites all TVRC members to Wine Tasting at Rumwell Hall at 6:30pm. Please advise Rory if attending.
Monday December 10th SGM meeting at SCCC D/R John Williams.
Monday December 17th Xmas Party at Oake - please advise any dietary requirements to Colin. Partners assumed to be coming unless apologies given.
Ball Draw won by Roger Mason in his absence, and so £60 next time.