Lunch Time Meeting

Tue, Jul 27th 2021 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunchtime club business meeting

Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting: 12.30PM on 27.7.21

God grant that [in partaking of this food] we may be mindful of those who go hungry and so strengthen our purpose that by our daily deeds of service the day may be brought nearer when no one shall want for food or fellowship. Amen.

Speaker: Business meeting

Vote of thanks: None

Number attending: IR Hill, JR Kennedy, AJ Parker, AC Payne, R Proudfoot, MB Reid, G Southward, TF Stout, D Whitfield-Bott, DM Whitfield-Bott

Zoom: DN Dixon.

Apologies: D Hope, A Johnston, T Milburn, D Saxon, RA Stout, F Todhunter, IL Watson.

Hon. Members: D Brownrigg, R Carling, I Southward, M Starkie

Birthdays: None

Guests: None.

Visits to other clubs: None.

President’s Announcements:

Matter arising from yesterday’s club council meeting:

The risks / benefits of live meetings and the options for food at these meetings were discussed at yesterday’s council meeting; please see the minutes of that meeting.

Rotary Harbour Project:

1.     PI Team: The opening celebration /event is proposed for Friday 27th August.  It was agreed that this date and any of the times proposed would be suitable.  President Tony will write to Elly to confirm the arrangements.

2.     Bollards. Volunteers are needed to paint these.

3.     Railings: See report from Tony T. Volunteers required to clean / de-rust the railing and paint them with red oxide primer.

The club secretary will send out a request by email.

100 club:      


Ticket No.


Prize £


Adelaide Carling



David Saxon



Patrick McBride



Secretary’s Announcements: None

Member’s Announcements: None

Next week’s speaker: Quiz compiled by John Kennedy


Anthony Payne has been elected to the Copeland People’s Council on Climate Change. He will attend eight 2.5 hours Zoom meetings and one full day over two months. He will report on this to the club. President Tony will log this onto Rotary Club Central under Community Service.

Mike Reid advised that we have 22 shoe boxes in store.  At present, there is no programme, but they will be useful in future.

Mike also reminded that club that the beech photo competition ends on Saturday

Gordon Southward advised that there will be no “Kids Out” this year. However, he recommended that we should support the Kids Out Summer and Christmas appeal for disadvantaged children. He proposed to donate £250; this was agreed unanimously by members present.

Report on Absent Members:

Richard Stout is well - ACP

Fellowship Officer:

Anthoy Payne told a tale about a Swiss at the time of the Creation starting as he meant to go on!

Final toast: 13.40

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'What We Do' Main Pages:

A summary of our membership status.

President Tony Parker at the planting.

Together with our colleagues from the Rotary Club of Whitehaven Castle we planted 4,000 purple crocus corms at Whitehaven Harbour. We are hopeful that our 30+ year programme to rid the world of this disease is nearing its end. Thanks for your support.


This is a programme devised by our daughter club Whitehaven Castle; It is an example of Rotary in Action and has the strap line "Environmental Pride". The object is to tidy up the signs, bollards etc in Whitehaven Harbour.


A summary of our membership status.

David Whitfield-Bott organising the raffle

Members of RC Whitehaven and friends raise £300 for Hospice at Home West Cumbria by selling refreshments and raffle prizes at the Egremont Farmer's Market on Friday 15th October 2021

Rotarians Tony Tait [Whitehaven Castle] and Ronnie Proudfoot [Whitehaven] renovating bollards which will be placed in the main promenade.

This is a programme devised by our daughter club Whitehaven Castle; It is an example of Rotary in Action and has the strap line "Environmental Pride". The object is to tidy up the signs, bollards etc in Whitehaven Harbour.

Rotarians Alan Booth, Whitehaven Castle, Ian Watson, Whitehaven and Robin Leslie, Whitehaven Castle.

An update on this 3 year project to tidy up the harbour at Whitehaven and improve the environment. To date we have refurbished 21 metal bollards, 100 feet of metal railings and have cleaned signage and other metal furniture.


Our activities were severely constrained during this period. However, we did maintain our giving: NORTH CUMBRIA FOOD BANK £1410 CALVERT TRUST £1270

David and Dorothy tending the garden

A small memorial garden in the grounds of St Nicholas' Garden, Whitehaven


The Club has many sporting activities.