Dalbeattie Rotary Club has planted a tree in the town’s Colliston Park to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Rotarian Stephen Howie suggested the idea and attended to the tree’s planting, here completed jointly by Club President Douglas Irving and Margaret Copp, Convener of the Park’s Community Garden Team. The Cooper Beech Tree, with its splendid purple Summer foliage, will complement the Spring-flowering purple crocuses planted in recent years by Dalbeattie Rotarians at the town approaches and Learning Campus grounds. These purple crocus plantings raise awareness of Rotary International’s efforts since 1985 to eliminate polio world-wide. Over the years since 1985 Rotary International has received matched funding on a huge scale from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Polio is now endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Copper Beech planting, with marker plaque, seen on Tuesday 14 June 2022 to be flourishing.
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Dalbeattie Rotary Club has its third Paul Harris Fellow, an honour awarded to those who demonstrate a shared purpose with the humanitarian and educational objectives of Rotary International and its motto of “Service above Self.”more