Soup for Rotary members

IT IS always easy to work out when winter is on the way - soup is on the menu at the Thursday meeting of the Rotary Club of Arbroath in the Meadowbank Inn. It’s a hardship giving up pudding, but the soup is always tasty and makes up for it.

The evening’s menu also included reports on the organisation of the annual quiz night which takes place on Wednesday (November 14). If you would like to enter a team for the quiz, get in touch with any member of the Rotary Club, ‘phone 07754512769 or find out more about it on the website.

David Millar informed members that the young man the club sponsors in Malawi through World Vision, Kapecha Redson, is doing very well.

The main course for the evening however was the annual business meeting. The good news was that between June, 2011, and June, 2012, the club donated close to £17,000 to various charities and organisations including CHAS, Shelterbox, Polioplus, the Nepal Water Project and its own charity, Foundation. A total of 27 local groups had also received donations totalling around £9,000. Next year’s office-bearers were elected with Ian Lamb to be president of the club.

Members heard that Karina Rattray, who is to spend a year volunteering in Ghana, is to receive a donation of £300, and there was an intimation from Stuart Scott of Stuart’s Fresh Fish that the profits of Fellowship Smokies for September and October came to £450.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Arbroath, see either www.arbroath.rotary1010.org or look on Facebook.