I eventually took up my Presidency of the Club in August when we resumed face to face meetings. A year late, Covid has a lot to answer for!
The club is indebted to Past President Phil Entwistle who manfully led us for 2 years through the pandemic. Phil will be a hard act to follow.
I am looking forward to my year in office when I will be ably assisted by Wilf Bailey the Club's President Elect.
It was a credit to our Club that despite the pandemic and it's restrictions we were able to raise over £10,000 for St Catherine's Hospice through Members undertaking a Virtual Walk ostensibily to the Algarve. The original target of some 1,750 miles was easily acheived such that we came back to Lancashire!
My aim for this year is to continue to raise the profile of Rotary in the local community by working with other local organisations to support in particular local charities. I also will be encouraging joint working on projects with other Rotary Clubs in the Preston area.
Already this year the club has raised some £3,500 from our annual Charity Golf Day. In the coming months we shall be Walking A Mile for Polio, working on Wrap Up Lancashire providing warm winter coats for those in need, tree planting in St Catherine's Park, working with Galloways to organise a Carol Concert, looking to resurrect our relationship with 3 local Primary Schools as part of the Rota Kids initiative, and not to forget the prospect of re-starting the U12's Football Competition, as well as other fund raising projects.
All in all a busy schedule for the year ahead thanks to the hard work, enthusiasm and support of Club members.
Preston South Rotary continues to be vibrant and active Club. The Club works hard but has fun! Just look at our Sporting record in the Rotary District Sports competitions!
President Howard Moorby
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The Club supports the Salvation Army Food Crisis centre in Preston by making a monthly donation . The Corona virus has placed increased demands on the centre and the Club now is making a £200 monthly contribution.more
Despite everything we made it and the Charity Golf Day was held on Sunday 8th August when some 36 teams competed bravely in not the best of weather and not to mention a gale for part of the day! Even so it was a good event raising some £3,500 for charitymore