Stonehaven Rotary Report

Last Wednesday, instead of their normal lunchtime meeting, Rotary members were involved, along with members of the Lions Club and Round Table, in an open evening to enable people to find out about the three organisations and what they do.

There was a good response to the event, both by members inviting people to come along and to the publicity before the event.

Rotary President Peter O’Dowd welcomed everyone to the meeting and then introduced Jim Brown, a member of Laurencekirk Rotary Club, who spoke about the work of Rotary. A photo presentation showing activities involving Stonehaven Rotarians followed, which gave an idea of the number and range of these activities including work with young people and with the elderly and involvement in fundraising for local and international causes. There were similar presentations from representatives of the Lions Club and Round Table.

After the presentations, and questions from those attending, there was an opportunity for everyone to chat over a finger buffet and a drink, provided by Stonehaven Rotary Club.

It is hoped that some of those who attended may be interested in getting involved with one or more of the three organisations as a result of last Wednesday’s event. Vice President Frank Budd drew the evening to a formal conclusion with a vote of thanks to all involved in putting the event together and to all who came along.

Along with all the Rotary Clubs in District 1010, Stonehaven Rotary Club is participating in a fundraising Bike Ride, scheduled to take place on Sunday June 21, Fathers Day, in aid of Prostrate Cancer. Each Rotary Club is being encouraged to organize events and Stonehaven Rotary Club has three options.

One is a 34 mile cycle ride from the Station Hotel to Laurencekirk Medical Centre and back. A second option is a 25 mile cycle from the Station Hotel to Auchenblae, Drumlithie and Carmont station and back and the third option is a static cycle event in the Function Hall at the Station Hotel. The two live cycling events depart from Stonehaven at 09.30am and the expected time is anticipated as a maximum of 4 hours. There will be a refreshment station half way to be manned by Rotarians.

For the third option, people are invited to be sponsored for cycling for a certain length of time on a static bike. Anyone who is interested in taking part in any of these cycle activities - you do not have to be a member of Rotary to take part - is asked to contact Rotarian Jim Glennie who is organizing the event for the Club by telephoning 766354.

And finally-look out for us at the Feein Market on Saturday—we will be there with our usual Bottle Stall and there will be the first opportunity to buy tickets for the annual Rotary District Car Raffle to win a Mini.