Evening Meeting

Tue, Oct 19th 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joint meeting with Whitehaven Castle Club to discuss the Rotary Harbour Project

Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting: Evening meeting at 7PM on 19.10.21

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: Joint meeting with RC Whitehaven Castle to discuss the Harbour Project. Lynn Stalker will address both clubs. Elly Day, as Harbour Project Secretary will take notes and send them to us in due course.

It was agreed that our club would look at setting up a raffle for the Rotary stall at St Nick’s gardens in early December; this will be discussed by club council.

Vote of thanks: None

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

Apologies: T Dalzell, DN Dixon, IR Hill, A Johnston, J Parker, D Saxon, G Southward, RA Stout, F Todhunter

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

Birthdays: None

Guests: Elly Day, Robin Leslie, John Winter; Lynn Stalker at 7.45PM

Zoom: Christine McKay, Tony Tait

Visits to other clubs: Ronnie visited Whitehaven Castle on Thursday 14th October. Welma Robinson talked about her life in S Africa. Mary Bradley was presented with a bottle of wine for winning last year’s Burns Quiz. Sadly, Mary’s husband, David, is seriously ill. I passed on our best wishes to them.

President’s Announcements:

Club council will be on Monday 1st November at 7PM at the Chase.  Menu choice: this will be sent to council members. Please let Secretary Ronnie have your choice ASAP.

Frank Todhunter is having his second cataract surgery on 29th October. He will miss the next two or three meetings.

The refreshment stall at Egremont Farmer’s market raised £300 for Hospice at Home. Well- done David and Dorothy! The club wishes to thank Gill Burgess, Sally Kennedy, and John & Helen Bushby for their help.

Secretary’s Announcements:

RI Board member election for 2023 – 25. The information has been emailed to members.  I suggest we vote on this matter on the 2nd of November.

New tabards for both clubs: Sizing.

Charter: Longbridge and North Preston on the 11th of November at 7 for 7.30 at Barton Manor Hotel. Dress informal. Cost £30. Three course menu choice. Two comedians.

The latest district notices have been emailed to members.

The RGBI Service News has been sent to members.

Member’s Announcements:

Tom Stout: PP Phil Beadle’s funeral

Mike Reid: Mike will be contacting members to arrange payment.

Next week’s speaker: Ronnie Proudfoot – the club website.


Report on Absent Members: Jean Messenger, Richard & Margaret Stout are well.

Fellowship Officer: DFO Mike told a tale with boxing parallels.

Final toast: 20.50.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

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


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.


The Club has many sporting activities.