Evening Meeting

Tue, Sep 21st 2021 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting: at 7PM on 21.9.21

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: Jeff Hailes, Copeland Youth Champion

Vote of thanks: Ian Hill

Number attending: IR Hill, D Hope, JR Kennedy, T Milburn, AC Payne, R Proudfoot, MB Reid, TF Stout, IL Watson, D Whitfield-Bott, DM Whitfield-Bott

Apologies: T Dalzell, DN Dixon, A Johnston, AJ Parker, D Saxon, G Southward, RA Stout, F Todhunter.

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

Birthdays: None

Guests: Jeff Hailes, Speaker.

Visits to other clubs:

President’s Announcements:

1.     Wrap up Cumbria. Email from Mary B has been forwarded to Members.

2.     Foundation Workshop Tuesday 28th of September at 6.30PM on Zoom. The invitation has been emailed to Members.

3.     Mental Health Conference.  Christ Church, Cockermouth 1PM – 4PM on Friday 8th October 2021. Details have been forwarded to Member.

4.     The Paddle Board event at the Harbour in 2022. This will be discussed at club council.

5.     Update on the Rotary Harbour Project. Phase 1 – planters, Railings, and bollards – has been completed. There will be some planning meetings over the winter. It is expected that Phase 2 will start in April / May of 2022.

Secretary’s Announcements:


Upper Eden: Final call. 1.10.21 at 7 for 7.30 at the Inn at Brough. Dress formal. Cost £27. Speaker: Ian Todd, retired GP. Please let the club secretary know, at the latest, by mid - day on Friday 24th of September if you are going.

Penrith: 75th Charter. Friday 15th October at 7 for 7.30 at the George Hotel. Formal. Cost £27. The speaker will be a representative from Riders for the Disabled.

Cockermouth: Friday 28th January 2022; details will be sent nearer the time.

Member’s Announcements:

1.     Bottle draw. There are 8 spaces left. This month’s draw is for Foundation.

2.     Entries for the Street Photography competition should be sent to Mike before the end of this month.

Next week’s speaker:  Old - time music quiz – Sally Kennedy.

A.O.B.: None

Report on Absent Members:

David Whitfield-Bott reported that Gordon Southward was well. David Hope reported that Richard Sout is also well.

Fellowship Officer:  DFO Michael to a story about Super Poppins Lipstick.

Final toast: 20.22

'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.