Evening Meeting

Tue, Jan 4th 2022 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting: Zoom meeting at 2PM on 4.1.22

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. Subject - 1922

Vote of thanks: None

Number attending:  IR Hill, JR Kennedy, AJ Parker, AC Payne, R Proudfoot, MB Reid, TF Stout, IL Watson, David Whitfield-Bott, DM Whitfield-Bott

Apologies: T Dalzell, DN Dixon, D Hope, A Johnston, T Milburn, D Saxon, G Southward, R Stout, F Todhunter

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

Birthdays: None.

Guests: None

Visits to other clubs: None

President’s Announcements:

            Richard Stout – Richard had a heart attack on Sunday. Today he is being transferred to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. Tom Stout reports that he seems to be well in himself but is waiting for the outcome of tests. Tony will send a card on behalf of the club.

Secretary’s Announcements:

Club Officers for Rotary year 2022-23. Ronie has asked for volunteers to serve as President for either 1 or 2 months for the Rotary year 2022-23. Exempt from this will be President Tony who is stepping up to AG and the senior six members who will be Presiding in the centenary year 2023-24. Dorothy and David Whitfield Bott have volunteered to cover July and August.

Member’s Announcements:

John Kennedy expressed his concerns about finding speakers, especially now that we are again using Zoom. If you can help, please contact him.

After discussion the following were suggested –

Films from You Tube: these could either be related to Rotary or of general interest.

A Talk on Golf – Tom Stout

A Talk on Ireland – Mike Reid.

Next week’s speaker: Tony Parker – report on District Council on 8.1.22.

A.O.B.: None

Report on Absent Members: Gordon and Irene Southward are reported to be well.

Fellowship Officer:

The DFO told a tale about a clergyman’s wife who made the most out of her husband’s sermons.

Final toast: 1500


'What We Do' Main Pages:

David and Dorothy tending the garden

A small memorial garden in the grounds of St Nicholas' Garden, Whitehaven

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A summary of our membership status.

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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.

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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.

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A summary of our membership status.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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The Club has many sporting activities.

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