Laurencekirk Inner Wheel

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Laurencekirk and District Inner Wheel held their first meeting of the new session at the Panmuir Arms Hotel, Edzell, last month.

The speakers for the evening were Mike Robson, Laurencekirk and District Rotary Club President, and Innerwheel District Chair, Marjorie Duncan. Mike reminded us of Rotary’s commitment to support the young people of our community, this year they are also focussing particularly on supporting projects for older people, for example, befriending schemes. This emphasis for Rotary linked well with Marjory Duncan’s charity - each year the District Chair of Inner Wheel chooses a charity which the clubs will support financially. Marjory has chosen to support Silver Line Scotland, a confidential, free helpline for older people. Open 24hrs a day, every day of the year, it offers information, friendship and advice by trained volunteers. Mike finished the evening for us with a talk about James Taylor, father of the Ceylon tea industry. President for the new session, Kathleen Murray gave the vote of thanks.