The Rotary Club of Arbroath welcomed Rotarians from neighbouring clubs to their fellowship buffet recently at the Meadowbank.
They welcomed fellow Rotarians from Laurencekirk, montrose and Kirriemuir as well as members of the recently chartered Rotaract Club.
Rotarian Bill Watt introduced the Rotaract members and talked about the group’s busy schedule which has seen them raise over £4,000 and work on community projects.
The group has been very busy having been engaged in several local projects including weed clearing and a coffee afternoon at Monkbarns and a fund-raising ceilidh is planned for October 26.
On June 1 the Rotaract Club raised in excess of £1,450 during their sponsored ascent of Ben Nevis, which equalled more than a pound per metre climbed.
Of the funds raised, £400 went to help Rotaract Club president Abbey Scott carry out charity work in Malawi, £500 to Arbroath Lifeboat and a further cheque for £500 was donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at the Fellowship Buffet.
After the meeting the Rotary General Knowledge Competition, known as the Ray Warnes Quiz, was held, and attracted more Rotarians from other local clubs.
As last year’s winners, Arbroath Rotary Club organised the quiz under the stewardship of Rotarian David Miller.
After a keenly fought contest Carnoustie Rotary Club was declared the winner with 88 out of a possible 100 points, and will host next year’s quiz.
Last week members heard from fellow Rotarian Frank McDiarmid on the End Polio Now campaign which has been supported on a global scale by the Rotary since 1979.
In 1988 polio was present in 125 countries, but through the timely intervention of funding from the likes of the Bill and Miranda Gates Foundation, which has funnelled billions into the scheme, the number of affected nations has dropped to just four or five, with around 215 cases reported annually.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Ian Grimmond.
Members were also updated on the recent club indoor bowling night, the planned wine tasting at Webmors on September 27 and the annual shoe-box appeal.
To keep up to date with Rotary activities visit www.arbroath.rotary1010.org