Last week's meeting of Hawick Rotary Club focused on Club business, with Committee Convenors updating members on the progress of projects.
Ron Sutherland of the International Committee noted that five new loans had been made under the Lend With Care scheme to small businesses across the globe, and that the £218 proceeds of ''Things you find in the garden' Quiz Sheet will go towards a number of different international charities, in smaller individual sums than before.
Foundation Committee Convenor Gus Neilson referred to this week's press statement of UK Government pledging £400M towards the End Polio Now project, but members have also been made aware of an increase in the number of cases of polio, which comes with a warning against complacency that the disease is almost eradicated.
The Community & Vocational Committee, chaired by Jim Walker, considered several new requests for donations but these could not be met as the funds of this group are committed 12 to 18 months in advance. It was reported however that the Cycling Without Age trishaw project went live in the town on 1st November and Keith Irving spoke of this scheme at last night's meeting.
Tommy Mulvee reported that over 100 Shoeboxes had been collected and then delivered to Manchester. President Linden thanked Tommy for all of his work in connection with this.
Various members who had attended the recent Conference at Aviemore spoke of the experience and highlighted speakers who had caught their attention.
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Our Vocational & Community Committee concentrates on supporting local community groups and on youth activities, often in collaboration with Hawick High School and with Primary Schools in the town.more