Lunch Time Meeting

Tue, Oct 26th 2021 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting: 12.30PM on 26.10.21

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: Ronnie.  Short film of RI Board candidates.  The Club Website.

Vote of thanks: None

Number attending: DN Dixon, IR Hill, D Hope, JR Jennedy, AJ Parker, AC Payne, R Proudfoot, D Saxon, G Southward, D Whitfield-Bott, DM Whitfield-Bott

Apologies: T Dalzell, A Johnston, T Milburn, MB Reid, RA Stout, TF Stout, F Todhunter, IL Watson,

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

Birthdays: Richard Stout, October 27th

Guests: None

Visits to other clubs: Ronnie: Workington clubs’ lunch on 24.10.21 in aid of Polio. Donald mentioned some encounters with Rotarians during his recent visit to Austria / Germany.

President’s Announcements:

Club council on Monday 1st November at 7PM at the Chase. Please let Secretary Ronnie know your choice of meal asap. Please also let him know if there is any specific item you wish to be discussed.

100 club:

Ticket

Winner

Prize £

8

Evelyn Barwise

25

30

Sheila Dixon

15

91

Helen Bushby

10

Secretary’s Announcements:

Remembrance Sunday Wreath – this will be delivered to us for the 14th November.

RI Director 2023-25: The club will vote o this in 2 weeks. The appropriate information has been emailed to members. Members who cannot attend in person will also be able to vote.

Member’s Announcements:

Donald reported that Susan Carling has sent her appreciation of our club’s attendance at her father’s funeral.

Next week’s speaker: Ian Hill “The Law is an Ass”

A.O.B.:

Report on Absent Members: Anthony reported that Richard Stout is well.

Fellowship Officer:

Two short stories from TMS. The first was about the use of a space that was not intended by its makers. The second was about a woman’s response to ageing.

Final toast: 14.00

'What We Do' Main Pages:

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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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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The Club has many sporting activities.

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