Lunch Time Meeting

Tue, Sep 14th 2021 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting: 12.30PM on 14.9.21

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: Matthew Willey, District Youth Team

Vote of thanks: IL Watson. There was a lively discussion after this presentation, and it was agreed that the club should re-visit this subject.

Number attending: JR Kennedy, AJ Parker, AC Payne, R Proudfoot, MB Reid, TF Stout, F Todhunter, IL Watson.

Zoom: D Hope                                                                                                    Apologies: T Dalzell, DN Dixon, IR Hill, A Johnston, T Milburn, D Saxon, G Southward, RA Stout, TF Stout, D Whitfield-Bott, DM Whitfield-Bott

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

Birthdays: None

Guests: Matthew Willey via Zoom

Visits to other clubs: None

President’s Announcements:

President Tony updates the club on the progress of the Harbour project.

Secretary’s Announcements: Upcoming charters.

Upper Eden: 1.10.21 7 for 7.30 at the Inn at Brough. Dress formal. Cost £27. Speaker- Ian Todd, Retired GP.

Penrith: 75th charter. Friday 15th October at 7 for 7.30 at the George Hotel. Formal. Cost £27. The speaker will be a representative from Riding for the Disabled.

Neither of the above has given a last call date but it would normally be seen days before the dinner.

Cockermouth charter will be on Friday 28th January 2022, details will be sent out nearer the time.

If you are attending, please let Secretary Ronnie know no later than seven days before the event.     

                                                                                                                              Member’s Announcements:

ACP: Twenty teams have entered the District Quiz including four from this area.

Last Friday, the 10th of September was World Suicide Prevention Day. This is the leading cause of death in young men. Anthony and Jenni attended a vigil at the harbour. Anthony mentioned Jenni’s upcoming art exhibition and Tony Parker his upcoming play.

Next week’s speaker: Jeff Hailes, Copeland Youth Champion.

A.O.B.: None

Report on Absent Members:

Amy Johnston, Richard Carling

Fellowship Officer:

The DFO told a story about an aspiring politician and mobile phone connectivity.

Final toast: 1400

'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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