Rotary notes: welcoming Derek Conway

Posted on 18th December 2013 | in Community , Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth

Derek Conway and Rotarian President Paul Creighton

Derek Conway and Rotarian President Paul Creighton

The Rotary Club has had a full and varied programme over the past few weeks.  The Quiz Night at The Trap Inn, Broomhill raised over £300 for the Sri Lanka Project to raise funds to equip a school in Sri Lankai, which was destroyed by the tsunami. This is a joint venture with the Rotary Clubs of Alnwick and Seahouses.

Rotarians also helped at a Bag Pack at Morrisons in Morpeth to raise funds for Mencap.  This event raised over £800.

The annual golf competition took place at Foxton on 24th October and was again won by Rotarian David Bell closely followed (one point behind) by Rotarian Les Bilboe.

The annual indoor Sports Night in the Bar at The Sun Hotel, (Skittles, Pool, Darts and Dominoes), was well attended.  Club President,  Rotarian Dr Paul Creighton emerged as the overall winner.  (Is this a sign of a misspent youth or simply a quick eye and an agile mind?)

Our Interact Club held a charity collection on Hallow’een and raised £300 for the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle.  These young Interactors are great ambassadors for the youth of the district and for Rotary.

The latest new member to join us is Derek Conway who lives in Castle Street, Warkworth and who is the former Member of Parliament for Old Bexley and Sidcup.