Evening Meeting

Tue, Aug 17th 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Weekly meeting


Minutes of Rotary Meeting held on Tuesday 17th August, 7.00 pm

Grace

Those attending: Tony Parker, Tom Dalzell, Ian Hill, David Hope, John Kennedy, Tom Milburn, Anthony Payne, Tom Stout, Ian Watson, David and Dorothy Whitfield-Bott.

Apologies: Mike Reid

Guests: None

Birthdays: None

Visits to other clubs: David Hope had attended the Maryport Festival and chatted to members of Maryport Rotary, who are involved in the upgrading of several buildings in the town.

President’s Announcements

1) Tony had attended a meeting of the Harbour Planning Committee.  There would be a session tidying planters at 10 am on Wednesday 18th, and cleaning the fish bicycle racks at 11 am on Saturday 21st.  A box of cleaning materials will be put together, but it is recommended to bring gloves, goggles and/or mask/visor.  There will be cleaning sessions on Saturday 21st Aug and 4th and 11th  Sept, when Young Offenders will be helping.  There will also be sessions on Wednesday 1st and 8th Sept at 11 am – consult Tony for further details.  The Grand Opening will take place at 11 am on Friday 27th Aug next to the planters – a good attendance by the Club will be appreciated.  There are parking permits available from the Harbour Commissioners.

2) Crocuses: apparently we are helping to plant crocuses in Cleator Moor as well as the Harbour.  Crocuses will be planted on the Harbour on 9th September, and in Cleator Moor on 16th September.

Members’ Announcements

1) John Kennedy has been trying to contact the Woodland Trust but has found it difficult.  Trees are free of charge from them, and they are keen that any planting is done through them.  Castle had suggested accessing trees through Rotary.  It was felt important the schools should be involved.

2) Carlisle Charter will take place on 26th November – reserve the date now.

3) Tom Milburn mentioned that a few members still owe their subs.  Discretion on the part of the scribe forbids mentioning of names.

Speaker: John Kennedy showed part of a very interesting video entitled “Cumbria at War”, following on from Donald Dixon’s reminiscences last week.  More of the video will be showed at a later date.

The meeting closed at 8.30 pm.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

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.

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A summary of our membership status.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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David and Dorothy tending the garden

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

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A summary of our membership status.

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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.

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The Club has many sporting activities.

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