The latest from Stonehaven Rotary Club - Members set for fundraising events

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The speaker at last week’s Rotary meeting was Club Secretary Tom Wright, who hails originally from Ayrshire.

He entertained the Club with a series of humorous anecdotes about Kilwinning, many of which he had read in Tom Weir’s Diary which appears in the Herald and which he reads regularly because it has stories about Kilwinning. Vote of thanks was by Bill Allan.

Rotary members will be involved in a number of community fundraising and support events over the next few weeks. Two of these are the Feein Market and Kids Out. On the first Saturday in June, they will be running their usual Bottle stall at the annual Feein Market.

On Wednesday, June 10, there will be no lunchtime meeting at the Station Hotel as this is the annual Kids Out event at Thainstone and as many members as can manage will be heading to Thainstone for the day to help out.

Kids Out is delivered nationally in conjunction with Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) and is organised by Rotarians from local Rotary Clubs, together with other helpers. The main objective of KidsOut is to give the children the opportunity to gain a new experience and to mix with other children and with adults in a caring and fun environment.

The event at Thainstone is organised by a local committee made up of Rotarians from 15 Rotary Clubs working in partnership to provide a day of activities for Primary School children with special needs. Clubs take it in turn to lead the organisation and in 2016 it will be Stonehaven’s turn to head up the committee.