Notes from Rotary

Posted on 13th December 2011 | in Community , Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth

Members of the Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth have had a fairly busy programme in recent weeks.
At the 18th October meeting the club celebrated Trafalgar Day with a meal followed by a talk on the life of Admiral Lord Collingwood given by Andy Griffin, the author of a book on Northumberland’s most famous sailor.  Rotarian Tim Mason entertained with a couple of Sea Shanties.  On 21st October the annual golf competition took place at Foxton where Rotarians competed for the Brown Salver.  The worthy winner was Rotarian Dick Wailes.  Members enjoyed a jolly good dinner at Alnmouth Golf Club afterwards.

The Rotary District Governor visited the club on 25th October and at the 1st November meeting Rotarians took part in the annual “sports evening”.  This takes the form of a knock-out competition in such physically demanding sports as Bar Skittles, Pool, Dominoes and Darts.  The overall winner (and winner of a bottle of whisky) was guest for the evening, former member of Round Table, Phil Ginger.  The winning Rotarian was Fred Calvert, who, although knocked out of the bar skittles and pool, reached the final of the darts and (by some fluke) won the dominoes, thus gaining sufficient points for victory.

Speaker at the 8th November meeting was Amanda Peacock who spoke on her work with the Sure Start Children’s Centres in Blyth. President David Bell laid wreaths on behalf of Rotary at the War Memorials in Warkworth and Amble on Remembrance Sunday. Half a dozen Rotarians took part in one of the club’s regular litter-picks, in the on-going task of keeping Rotary Way litter free.

Plans are now well advanced for the annual Christmas collection with Santa, his sleigh and band of helpers. We’ll be in Amble West on Monday 12th December, Amble Middle on Wednesday 14th December, and Amble East on Thursday 15th December between 5.30pm and 8pm. If readers miss any of these opportunities to donate to our list of worthy causes, we’ll also be in Queen Street, Amble between 9.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday 17th December.

On behalf of your local Rotary Club we wish all Ambler Readers a peaceful and Happy Christmas and extend our thanks for your continued support for our fund-raising efforts.

Fred Calvert
Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth

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