Lunch Time Meeting

Tue, Aug 10th 2021 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 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: Donald Dixon gave a most interesting talk about his wartime memories.

Vote of thanks: Donald was thanked by president Tony.

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

Apologies:  IR Hill, A Johnston, D Saxon, RA Stout

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

Birthdays: Frank Todhunter on the 10th. A cake was presented to Frank.

Guests: None

Visits to other clubs:

Mike Reid attended a meeting of the Harbour project Publicity and Information committee. There will be an official opening of the project at 11 am on 27.8.21 at one of the planters on the harbour. Details od this meeting will be sent to members.

President’s Announcements:

Tony summarised Frank’s time in Rotary.

He also informed the club that the Harbour project was progressing well.

Secretary’s Announcements:

Many thanks to members for letting me know your attendance for the next two weeks. If you have any questions during that time, please contact Mike Reid.

Member’s Announcements:

John Kennedy:

-         John distributed this year’s club handbook.

-         He also asked several members to prepare talks and asked for further suggestions

-         The 5th Tuesday in August will be on the 31st. We ill have a beetle drive.

Anthony Payne

-         The District Quiz will be returning soon. Anthony asked all members to increase their intake of fish!

-         Our speaker on the 24th will be Amy Linton. She will talk about the environment. There is a litter pick at St Bees this weekend. Please check the parish bulletin for details.

Ian Watson:

-         Ian reminded members to pay their monthly pound to the club hospitality fund.

Next week’s speaker: Mike Reid, Photography

A.O.B.: None

Report on Absent Members:

Fellowship Officer: DFO Mike told a tale about a message from beyond!

Final toast: 2PM

'What We Do' Main Pages:

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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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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The Club has many sporting activities.

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