Evening Meeting

Tue, Nov 2nd 2021 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting: 2.11.21 at 7PM

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: Ian Hill “The Law is an Ass”. An excellent and entertaining compilation of anecdotes and observations about the law in England from Pre-Roman times to the present.

Vote of thanks: None

Number attending: D Hope, IR Hill, JR Kennedy, T Milburn, AJ Parker, AC Payne, R Proudfoot, G Southward, TF Stout.

Apologies: T Dalzell, DN Dixon, A Johnston, MB Reid, D Saxon, RA Stout, F Todhunter, IL Watson, D Whitfield-Bott, DM Whitfield-Bott.

Hon. Members Attending: I Southward

Birthdays: Tom Stout on the 5th.

Guests: Leonnie Hill.

Visits to other clubs: None

President’s Announcements:

A summary of last night’s club council meeting has been sent to all members in preparation for next week’s business meeting.

Secretary’s Announcements:

RI Director 2023-2025: There are two candidates Peter King and Eve Conway. Details have been sent to members. We will be voting on this at next week’s meeting but if you cannot attend and wish to vote please contact me by email or telephone to let me know your preference.

On Friday 10th December there will be a food fayre at St Nick’s. Rotary will have a stand and we have been asked to run a raffle. Prizes have been offered by Tony, Ronnie, and David H. We are looking for small prizes – a bottle of this or tin of that. If you have a really good prize please keep hold of it; we may do a raffle at our centenary dinner. For the December raffle we will sell tickets and draw it on the day.

Member’s Announcements:

Anthony Payne:

1.     We will play Workington, at home, in the District Quiz later this month. We hope to have Fred Lord as quizmaster

2.     In his new capacity of Club Environmental Officer, Anthony has been looking at the carbon footprint of the NHS. In particular, he has looked at re-cycling used blister packs. After due enquiry he has ascertained that this can be done at St Bees Post Office. An immediate impact!

Next week’s speaker: Business meeting.

A.O.B.: None

Report on Absent Members: Mike Reid has been unwell but is expected to make a speedy recovery.

Fellowship Officer: The FO and DFO send their apologies.

Final toast: 20.30

'What We Do' Main Pages:

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


A summary of our membership status.


The Club has many sporting activities.