Ro­tary Round-up

Midweek Visiter - - Rotary Round-up -

SOUTH­PORT Ro­tary Club, South­port Links, South­port Me­ols and South­port Sun­rise, Formby Ro­tary and Formby Squir­rels wish all their read­ers and sup­port­ers a very Happy New Year.

Thanks go to the Visiter for our weekly en­try into the pa­per.

This month we will be writ­ing about more in­ter­est­ing events and ways you can join in and be an in­spi­ra­tion to your com­mu­nity in 2019 and make a dif­fer­ence.

Formby Ro­tary Club

Formby Ro­tary Club hosted a visit from Dis­trict Gover­nor Steve Martin, who vis­its each of the clubs in the dis­trict dur­ing his year of of­fice.

To give him a small in­sight into one of the club’s an­nual ini­tia­tives, Han­nah Shaw was also in­vited to the meet­ing.

Han­nah had taken part in the Ro­tary Young Lead­ers Award ear­lier this year.

She had been spon­sored by Wrex­ham Erdigg Ro­tary Club.

She gave a very in­for­ma­tive pre­sen­ta­tion on her ex­pe­ri­ences. DG Steve then gave a short talk, con­grat­u­lat­ing the club on its push to en­rol new mem­bers and all the other ac­tiv­i­ties and projects the club had un­der­taken.

Not rest­ing on their lau­rels, a few days later the club was busy help­ing to give Holy Trin­ity Church­yard a tidy up.

Stacks of leaves and var­i­ous other bits of de­tri­tus were bagged ready to be re­moved.

The club was sup­ported by Stephen and Ken from Holy Trin­ity Church.

They pointed out that with­out the club’s help, it would have taken weeks to clear.

Ro­tary mem­bers also planted cro­cus bulbs in the church grounds. These will flower pur­ple in the spring.

The pur­ple colour is a re­minder of the work that Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional has done to re­move the scourge of po­lio through­out the world.

Those who have been im­mu­nised have their lit­tle fingers stained pur­ple so that aid work­ers know who’s had the po­lio vac­cine and who hasn’t. That way no-one is done twice! Club mem­bers were re­warded for their ef­forts with a ba­con butty and cuppa in the church work­shop!

From left, Ro­tar­ian Jeff Howard, DG Steve Martin, Han­nah Shaw, Ro­tar­ian Alan Deutsch, Pres­i­dent Elect Claire Hock­ing and Ro­tar­ian Jan Owen

Left, Ro­tar­ian Claire Hock­ing and Ken busy bag­ging up the leaves

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