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.
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.
Tony summarised Frank’s time in Rotary.
He also informed the club that the Harbour project was progressing well.
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.
- 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.
- 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 reminded members to pay their monthly pound to the club hospitality fund.
Next week’s speaker: Mike Reid, Photography
Report on Absent Members:
Fellowship Officer: DFO Mike told a tale about a message from beyond!
Final toast: 2PM
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