Lunch Time Meeting

Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Rotary Club of Whitehaven Club meeting: 12.30PM on 23.11.21

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: Suzanne Wilson. “Cultivating Citizenship through Community Capital”

Vote of thanks: Anthony Payne

Number attending: JR Kennedy, AC Payne, R Proudfoot, MB Reid, RA Stout, TF Stout, F Todhunter, IL Watson, D Whitfield-Bott, DM Whitfield-Bott.

Via Zoom: Christine McKay

Apologies: T Dalzell, DN Dixon,  D Hope, A Johnston, T Milburn, AJ Parker, D Saxon,  G Southward

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

Birthdays: Ian Hill on the 27th of November.

Guests: Suzanne Wilson, Speaker.

Visits to other clubs: None

President’s Announcements: None

Secretary’s Announcements:

Harbour Project – Proposed joint meeting. This has been cancelled due to Lynn having contracted Covid Pneumonia. She has come through it, but it may take weeks or months before she is fully recovered. It is proposed that we decide on a suitable date in January or February. It is proposed that we cancel the Rotary stall at St Nick’s in December.

Rotary are producing e cards, profits to Foundation. Please check your email inbox for details.

Our Christmas dinner will be on Tuesday 21,12,21 at 7PM. Spouses, partners and friends are welcome. The cost for a 3- course meal will be £19.00 PP. The attendance list will be available at meetings, but you can contact the secretary by email or telephone if you wish.

Member’s Announcements:

The bottle draw will be made next week. This month it is being donated by the COMVOC committee. If you want to buy a last-minute square, please contact Mike Reid.

Next week’s speaker: Patricia Howell: The Woodland Trust

A.O.B.: None

Report on Absent Members: Amy Johnston- was in a car crash last week; she was a passenger in a car which was struck from behind. We understand that she has recovered.

Donald Dixon - Donald will be absent fir the next two meetings. He is dealing with the aftermath of a ram raid at Dunmail Park: an ATM was stolen. Gordon Southward

Fellowship Officer:

The F.O. told two tales:

The first was about a perceived lawn cutting service.

The second was about a raffle prize.

Final toast: 13.40

'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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