Lunch Time Meeting

Tue, Aug 24th 2021 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting: Lunchtime 24.8.21

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: Amy Linton: The environment in St Bees

Vote of thanks: Tom Stout

Number attending: Tom Dalzell, Ian Hill, David Hope, Tom Milburn, Anthony Payne, Ronnie Proudfoot, Tom Stout, Frank Todhunter, Ian Watson, David Whitfield-Bott, Dorothy Whitfield-Bott

Apologies: Tony Parker, Mike Reid, Donald Dixon, Amy Johnston, JR Kennedy, D Saxon, G Southward, RA Stout

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

Birthdays: None

Guests: Amy Linton.

Visits to other clubs: None

President’s Announcements:

1.     100 club Draw:

Ticket Number

Winner

Prize £

62

Philip Milburn

25

23

Abigail Shepherd

15

39

Rachel Wells

10

2.     Conference on Mental Health. Cockermouth, 8th of October. This has been organised by Public Health Allerdale, Cockermouth Rotary and Churches Together. There will be a range of speakers from various organisations. There will also be a range of stalls.

Secretary’s Announcements:

1.     We have received our replacement charter certificate from RI.

2.     On Friday 27th of August at 11am there will be a publicity event for the Harbour Project at Whitehaven Harbour. DG Ian McTurk will be attending. This is due to last for an hour. All welcome.

3.     The next joint meeting for the Harbour Project will be hosted on Zoom by Castle at 8PM on Thursday 2nd September.  The link will be sent out in due course. All welcome.

Member’s Announcements:

Dorothy Whitfield Bott reported that Mike Reid had been unwell but that a medical check - up was satisfactory and that he hoped to attend next week’s meeting.

Next week’s speaker: TBA. If nothing has been arranged Ronnie will talk about his trip to Iceland.

A.O.B.: None

Report on Absent Members: Donald Dixon and Richard Stout are reported to be well.

Fellowship Officer: Anthony Payne told the tale of three nuns passing through the pearly gates.

Final toast: 13.17

'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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