MEMBERS of Forfar Inner Wheel welcomed Rotary President Tim Hale to their October meeting.
Tim brought with him greetings from the Rotary Club of Forfar and their sincere thanks for all the club’s help in this year’s Marafun. Tim has been a member of Forfar Rotary since 2006, taking over the organising of the last two Marafuns. He brought members up to date with recent events in Rotary, introducing them to two new Rotarians and talking about the money raised at the Marafun – for local charities and the Jacqui Wood Cancer Research Centre at Ninewells. He spoke of Rotary sponsoring a nurse for the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, a charity supported by the ladies in recent years. Now semi retired, Tim has spent all his working life in the liquid processing business. Originally from Walton on Trent, he served his apprenticeship as a coppersmith, later founded his own engineering business in Dundalk, Ireland, before becoming overseas construction manager for a large German engineering company. His career has taken him around the world – from Ireland, Egypt, Mexico, the Phillipines, Korea and to Bangladesh. He shared his experiences of the living and working conditions he experienced and the plants he had constructed. He was thanked by vice president Lindsay Hamilton. Inner Wheel activities are now well underway, with members busy visiting neighbouring clubs and supporting Mary’s Meals and Fish & Chip Babies knitting appeal.