Arbroath Rotary Club was in fine festive form recently as they gathered to celebrate the season and reflect on their Christmas activities.
A Christmas spread was enjoyed by a good turnout of members and aprtners at the Meadowbank Inn and were given an update on the seasonally themed fund-raising with Santa’s visits to the Abbeygate Centre raising around £1,000 and the club’s Dickensian Carollers raising around £400.
The proceeds from these initiatives will be disbursed across CHAS, the CAFE Project and The Salvation Army.
After the meal, visiting speaker Dr Martin Hepworth gave a fascinating account of the lives of Laurel and Hardy which he interspersed with video clips of the duo in action.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Rusty Smith.
In the chair was president-elect David Miller. He said: “2014 has been another busy year for Arbroath Rotary Club.
“Our club has been involved in a range of activities most notably the Club’s Defibrillator Project.
“This project has gone from strength to strength and with the continuing support from the Arbroath townspeople we should achieve our project total of six Automatic External Defibrillators across the town.”
Mr Miller continued: “During the year Club Conveners have also organised several social events and these too have been well received by members, their families and friends.
“I would like to wish everyone the compliments of the season and I look forward to seeing the members again when the Club re-convenes on the 8th of January.”