Forfar Rotary Club hosted a packed meeting recently when they welcomed a long list of guests to their recent meeting, including Keith Hopkins, district governor.The occasion was to present cheques to the 11 clubs and organisations that helped during the club’s Santa Sleigh Collection held during December.
They all received £200 for their efforts, which was collected by a representative from each of the following groups:-
Strathmore Rugby Club Sharks – Bob Baldie, Strathmore Primary School Parent Council - Jacqui Williamson, Four Seasons After School Club – Jennifer Murray, Forfar & District Pipe Band - David Myles, Glens View Community Group - Lorraine O’Brien, Forfar Sailing Club – Caitlin Adams, Forfar Boys Football Club - Jane Haldane, Angus Young Engineers – Adam Deas, Stepping Stones Playgroup - Gail Longmuir, Langlands Primary School Parent Council - Leanne Urquhart, Inverarity Primary Parent Council - Pam Davie.
The guests were hosted at a meal by club members and left before the meeting reconvened with club president Alan Cairns welcoming district governor Keith Hopkins and his wife Mary.
In address to club members, Mr Hopkins said that in terms of their memberships, every club has “its drains and radiators”, a reference to how some people are negative and therefore drain the enthusiasm of others and prevent the “radiators” who can generate and expand ventures from leaving or not even joining in the first place.
He encouraged people be asked to join the organisation and Forfar Rotary Club is therefore inviting would-be Rotarians to get in touch and find out if Rotary is for them by attending a few meetings. Anyone interested can find out more at www.forfarrotary.org.uk where a feedack form can be filled in for the club to get in touch.
Rotary is now dual gender and recent membership in the club has been very lucky with an influx of lady members who are very enthusiastic. Rotary helps to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace. Locally its members do sterling work in fund-raising for and supporting local charities.