Curtailment of our club’s entertainment, fellowship and sport activities in the last twelvemonths due to the measures imposed by the COVID pandemic may have been less than the previous year, but still mean for quite a quiet time.
Although ZOOM video conferencing was once again utilised to afford the club regular ‘virtual fellowship’ via online meetings, the majority of membership were keen to resume meetings in person as soon as was possible, albeit with the spectre of omicron lurking over us. By no means ideal, the zoom meetings did again ensure that the club’s activities continued throughout these difficult times.
As to entertainment, we did of course have a Festive Evening planned for December, which suffered another eleventh hour cancellation due to infection numbers rising, so we once again reverted to a lively interactive ‘Festive Zoom’ on December 15th with suitably libated participants quizzing, chatting. The evening proper was rescheduled as a Spring Christmas Dinner at the Garvock House Hotel on March 29th and much enjoyed by those attending.
The club did have a team in place to compete in the October scheduled annual Rotary Gavel Competition, but new pandemic restrictions postponed that, and rather than repeat last year’s online offering, it was rescheduled to March of this year, by which time several of our original team were unavailable and a last-minute reorganisation of our matches meant we had to withdraw.
As last, to date this year club sport has been limited to golf, in the form of the Ken Forbes Quaich (final between Neil Spriddle and Stuart Nicol on 25th May) ably arranged by Ian Grieve, who has also arranged another fun golf day for members, partners and friends on the 22nd June.
Our planned spring ramble did not go ahead due to lack of numbers, possibly due to restrictions easing, and everyone having plenty else to catch up on rather than a leisurely stroll to break the monotony as previously.
Going forward, the aforementioned golf, bowling, and perhaps a summer barbeque should now be possible in the next few months, and hopefully some fresh ideas from members
Entertainment, Fellowship & Sport 2021-22
more see the dairy cows being milked by automation
more Covid restrictions allowed an outdoor event enjoyed by 12 rotarians and partners
more It will be some time before numbers permitted to congregate inside will allow a ‘regular’ club meeting, but outdoor activities such as golf, another group walk, bowling, ‘on-the-move-quiz’, and perhaps even a summer barbecue
more A great October afternoon on the Tour of Fife and Kinross
more Convenor Robin Grant's report to the 2020 AGM
more The club had two very successful visits to this piece of Japan in East Central Scotland. Click through to view slideshow
more 40th anniversary: Guest speaker was Alan Stuart, the well known butcher / baker from Leven
more Club’s Charter Dinner saw two PH awards, toast to the club by former member Angus Hogg and address from Ruth Davidson MSP
more This year the Rotary Club of West Fife celebrated its 38th Charter Dinner. Ruth Davidson, Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party was forced to call off as our guest speaker due to the General Election but a Sherriff proved to be a great deputy.
more What has and has not happened in this Rotary year
more We have a top notch Guest Speaker in Jim Robertson was a Solicitor for 15 years before joining the Procurator Fiscal Service in 1989. Jim has held this position in Lanark, Hamilton, Stranraer, Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh. Not to be missed!!!
more Proposed entertainment events for Rotary Year commencing 1 July 2016
more The annual Club BBQ just as successful as ever!
more Our Club (Black Tie) Charter Dinner will be held on Friday 5th June at Keavil House Hotel Crossford.
more Proposed entertainment activities in Rotary Year 2015/16
more Guest speaker was Annabel Goldie MSP
more Club trip organised by Ken Mackay
more Rotarians and partners visit Glenrothes
more Members friends and family meet for lunch and to watch Scotland play Samoa, October 2015
more 5th July 2013 - Charter Dinner - held at Garvock House Hotel
more District Conference - Aviemore
more Garvock House, June 2012
more Club night out at Abbot House
more Members attend Dublin conference. Click through to view slideshow
more 31st Charter Dinner, Friday 4th June 2010, Queensferry Hotel.
more click here to view slideshow of a great day out in Limekilns
more Annual Barbecue was blessed with good weather! Click through for slideshow of images
more Showtune Wednesday 9th August 2006
more 28th Charter Dinner held at Garvock House, Dunfermline. Click through for slideshow
more The three-man committee will meet whenever necessary to plan and delegate tasks to organise each event.
more A company numbering 39 rotarians, partners and guests enjoyed a Gourmet Meal at the Forrester Park Resort on Friday 25th November 2005.
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