Evening Meeting

Tue, Nov 16th 2021 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting: 7PM on 16.11.21

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: Anthony Payne: The Copeland People’s Panel for Climate Change. Anthony gave an excellent summary of the activities of this forum which considered three aspects of climate change namely Transport, Energy and Behavioural change. He summarized their son-to-be published recommendations.

Vote of thanks: None

Number attending: D Hope, JR Kennedy, T Milburn, AJ Parker, AC Payne, R Proudfoot, MB Reid, IL Watson

Apologies: T Dalzell, DN Dixon, IR Hill, A Johnston, D Saxon, G Southward, RA Stout, TF Stout, F Todhunter, D Whitfield-Bott, DM Whitfield-Bott

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

Birthdays: None

Guests: None

Visits to other clubs: None

President’s Announcements:

1.     Cenotaph: President Tony represented the club at the wreath laying ceremony on Sunday the 14th of November.

2.     On Friday the 12th of November 4.000 crocus corms were planted at Whitehaven Harbour.

Secretary’s Announcements:

1.     Items circulated: The following have been emailed to members-

Calvert Trust update

Ian McTurk’s team news

District 1190 November notices

Notice of the Mercy Ships Virtual meeting at 7PM on 23.11.21

The DG Newsletter for November 2021

Notice of the Festival of Carols at Our Lady and St Michaels’s Church Workington.

2.     Workington “Charter.” Wednesday 1st December at 6.45 for 7.15 at Hunday Manor, Dress formal. Cost £25

3.     Joint meeting with Whitehaven Castle. We are waiting for clarification.

4.     District Conference: Saturday 19th March 2022. £37.50 PP which includes a bacon butty and a buffet lunch.

5.     LIARS: This has bee wound up. The remaining £800 in the account has been transferred to Cllr. Emma Williams’ Charities account to help the event to continue.

Member’s Announcements:

Mike Reid:

1.     The winner of the photographic competition for August was Anthony Payne. The subject was “Street scenes.” The Photographic competition has been suspended due to lack of entrants. Mike was thanked by the club.

2.     Mike proposed that we hold a “Race Night” in the near future.

Anthony Payne:

1.     The CVS [Council for Voluntary Service.

In Cumbria there are 2.886 voluntary organizations which contribute £34.7 Million to the economy.

2.     Soundtrack of your Life. [founder Sally Magnusson]

This is a scheme whereby individualized compilations of music are used to improve the welfare of those suffering from Dementia. This can be a conversation started of or trigger for fond memories.

3.     District Quiz. We have been drawn to play Workington. They are having difficulty putting a team together so we might have a bye.

Next week’s speaker:

Suzanne Wilson “Cultivating Citizenship through Community Capital.” There will be a Zoom connection for this talk.


Report on Absent Members: Tom Dalzell is isolating.

Fellowship Officer:

The DFO told a tale about Fish in hiding and the President told a tale about a chicken eating popcorn.

Final toast: 20.56

'What We Do' Main Pages:

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.

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.


The Club has many sporting activities.