Presidents Diary

September 2021


 

September 2021 : Presidents Diary

 

Presidents Night

What a fabulous night we had celebrating three presidents – Past President Garry, Past President Elizabeth and myself.   We were joined by Rotary colleagues from Casterbridge, Dorchester, Poundbury, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis clubs for a night of dining, dancing and generally catching up with each other following a prolonged period of Zoom meetings.  A number of our intrepid trekkers to Nepal  also joined in the evening, and it was so lovely to see so many familiar faces.

 

We danced to Chief Lazarus, a local band, who played covers and got us all up dancing.  We held a raffle in aid of our Nepal projects and raised £367 plus donations of £150 – a wonderful £517 for the Nepal account.

 

B-Side Festival

We were asked to marshall at the first ever B-Side parade.  B-side is an annual event on the island which showcases local and national artists.  This year, for the first time, a parade took place from Easton Gardens to the Museum and back.  Many colourful ‘paraders’ in costumes danced and sang their way along the route and a truly festival atmosphere pervaded the community.  We marshalled the traffic diversion to ensure the safety of the parade and would like to thank drivers in the area at the time for their patience and understanding.

 

Table Top Sale

We resumed our table top sales on 11 September, which was in aid of Hedgehog Friendly Portland.  This was a great success, not least due to the wonderful array of cakes on sale!  Thanks to everyone who took part and supported this event.  The next table top sale is on 9 October 2021 in support of Portland Carers Support Group.

 

Community Award

Nominations are being sought for a community hero or heroine – the closing date is 2 October so please nominate those who have gone the extra mile this year – there must be many!

 

Speaker

Francisca Veale from the Greyhound Rescue Association is speaking at our meeting at the end of the month and we look forward to hearing all about the work of this group.

 

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