Evening Meeting

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

Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting:

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: Patricia Howell, Woodlands Trust. An excellent talk about the work of the trust.

Vote of thanks: John Kennedy.

Number attending: D Hope, JR Kennedy, T Milburn, AJ Parker, AC Payne, R Proudfoot, MB Reid, G Southward, TF Stout, IL Watson, D Whitfield-Bott, DM Whitfield-Bott, I Southward

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

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

Birthdays: None

Guests: Patricia Howell, Speaker; Judith Proudfoot, Kate Stout, John Howell.

Visits to other clubs: Ronnie Proudfoot visited Castle club on Thursday 25th November. This was a routine meeting. Company and food were enjoyable.

President’s Announcements:

1.     Eva Conway has been elected as RI Director for 2023-25

2.     SGM on Tuesday 7.12.21 at 7PM.We need nominations for next year’s President, Secretary, Treasurer and Foundation chairman. Please let the club secretary know asap if you wish to nominate a member – the member’s consent is essential! If you have an item for discussion please let the club secretary know asap.

Secretary’s Announcements:

1.     Emails sent out –

Covid Health and Safety in view of the new guidelines.

Foundation Christmas raffle – Welma Robinson

2.     The arrival of the new Rotary Tabards. Well modelled by Dorothy.

3.     Club council will be at 7PM on Monday 6th December at the Chase. If you will be attending and have not already done so, please let me have your choice of meal from the menu which was sent out to you.

Member’s Announcements:

Anthony Payne:

1.     We have a bye in the first round of the quiz. RC Workington was unable to put together a team.

2.     The Blister Pack recycling at St Bees Post Office has been very successful; a load of used blister packs is sent daily for re-cycling.

3.     Anthony has received an email invite to have an Omicron jab. This is a scam; he has passed it on to the appropriate authority.

Gordon Southward:

Gordon has purchase 8 teddy bears from Harrods. These will be raffled for projects for children in the Whitehaven area.

Next week’s speaker: SGM


Dorothy brought in one of last year’s teddys. This was raffled having raised £80.

She and David also brought in some goods left over from the Farmer’s Market; these were auctioned raising £6.45

Report on Absent Members: No reports.

Fellowship Officer: The DFO told a tale of confusion.

Final toast: 20.46

'What We Do' Main Pages:

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.


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


The Club has many sporting activities.