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Royal British Legion Scotland, Stonehaven News.

July was a busy month with dances that had to be rearanged due to unforseen circumstances. I hope that we shall see some better weather in August.

Saturday 15 August we have the ever popular Jack playing for us. Then on 22 august it will be Mike McKewan from Force Two Combo.

September 12 it will be Graham Johnston.

October 3 our dear friends Stan and Eddie.

On 31 October a halloween dance with a stovie supper. The band will DLG details of this will be publishe later.

Please note all dances will now start at 9pm instead of 8:30pm.

Admission free accept for the stovie night. All Welcome.

Private functions can be booked if the date is free or alternate dates can be arranged.

The womens section start meeting again on September 3 at 8pm with a committee meeting.

They have not been idle over the summer months with catering for private functions, funerals etc. Many thanks to all the volunteers, who gave up their services to do this. All money goes to ex-service charities.

News from Stonehaven Rotary Club

Speaker at last week’s meeting was Jill Greenlees, who spoke about the work of the International Maritime Rescue Federation Charity for which she works. The overall aim of the organisation is to prevent loss of life in the world’s waters .The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) brings the world’s maritime search and rescue organisations together in one global and growing family- there are 48 countries across the globe with 112 member organisations in total including the one based in Stonehaven- and the IMRF has consultative status with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). IMRF’s member organisations share their lifesaving ideas, technologies and experiences and freely cooperate with one another to gather information and share experiences among the various member countries. Members learned that the IMRF has 4 main projects running-education, lifeboat crew exchange, rescue boat Speaker at last week’s meeting was Jill Greenlees, who spoke aboutthe work of the International Maritime Rescue Federation Charity for which she works. The overall aim of the organisation is to prevent loss of life in the world’s waters .The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) brings the world’s maritime search and rescue organisations together in one global and growing family- there are 48 countries across the globe with 112 member organisations in total including the one based in Stonehaven- and the IMRF has consultative status with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). IMRF’s member organisations share their lifesaving ideas, technologies and experiences and freely cooperate with one another to gather information and share experiences among the various member countries. Members learned that the IMRF has 4 main projects running-education, lifeboat crew exchange, rescue boat guidelines and mass rescue planning. Vote of thanks was by Rotarian Keith Dodds. guidelines and mass rescue planning. Vote of thanks was by Rotarian Keith Dodds.

Two weeks ago, at the lunchtime meeting, the District Governor for District1010 visited the club and spoke to members. Also at that meeting President Frank Budd welcomed three new members. Two of them, Debbie Thomson and David Ross, were transferring their membership to Stonehaven from Aberdeen and Alford Rotary Clubs respectively. The third is John Robson who was inducted to membership of Rotary by President Frank.

Last Thursday evening Stonehaven Rotary Club organised the annual youthfestival concert in the Town hall, which is part of the extended Aberdeen International Youth Festival. This year there were 3 groups of performers-the Toronto All stars who brought steepen music to life, Coastline, a string ensemble from British Columbia who played traditional music with a contemporary twist and Blackburn with Darwen Big Band who entertained with their take of jazz favourite. The hall was full to capacity and the excellent programme appealed to all ages and a wide range of tastes in music.

As is the custom Rotarians provided a soup and sandwich tea for the performers served in the Hall after the rehearsal and in the afternoon and evening a large number of Rotarians were involved in setting up the Hall / Bar, serving the food, manning the door, showing people to the few seats that were left, selling Raffle tickets, maing the Bar, and of course helping tidy up at the end. It looks like the profit on the evening will be in the region of £2300, which will go to charity…the headline charity for the evening was Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign. All in all a superb team effort by Rotarians and thanks to all those who supported the event by coming along to the concert. As a number of people have said, this event just seems to get better and better every year.