The Rotary Club of Carluke’s President David Logan visited Carluke youth club Street Level this week and presented the members with a cheque for £300.
Project leader Jim McIntyre thanked the club for their generosity. President David asked the Street Level members what they would use the money for and, after a discussion, they decided it would probably be best spent assisting them with the Eco Project they were heavily involved in.
President David Logan, Jack Watson, John Moulds, District Governor Keith Best Paul Harris Fellows
The speaker at our recent meeting was District Governor, Keith Best.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of Paul Harris Fellowships to three members of the Carluke Club, in recognition of their outstanding work in the promotion of Rotary’s ideals.
Chloe McFarlane and Connor Birtwistle receive a cheque for £300 from Carluke Rotary President David Logan
Rotary Certificate Rotary Club of Carluke received a letter from Nicola Gunn, West of Scotland fundraiser for CHAS, Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, showing their gratitude for this year’s donation of £400 to their organisation. Included in the envelope was a certificate which read ‘Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Carluke for raising to date a fantastic £5,150. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this gift.’ President David said, ‘The Club are delighted to receive this recognition from CHAS.
organisations local, national and international but the people who really deserve praise and a hearty clap on the back are the people of Carluke and district who continually dip their hand in their pockets to help out the needy.’
Carluke’s RYLA Experience
At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Carluke President David Logan welcomed four students from Carluke High School, Caitlin Whitson, Nicola Forbes, Stewart Murphy and Graham Kidd who recently returned from Rotary District 1020 RYLA Camp.
RYLA takes the form of a one week, residential course at Abernethy Trust Ardeonaig Outdoor Activity Centre located midway between Killin and Kenmore, with one week for boys and the following week for girls.
‘The activity I found most challenging was definitely the canoe river trip which lasted all day. I considered myself scared of deep water. Luckily for me my partner had done this before. I started off a bit shaky, but slowly got used to it and managed quite well. I soon realised to be successful we would have to work as a team.’
Caitlin Whitson, Stewart Murphy, President David Logan, Community and Vocational services Chairman Sandy Morrison, Graham Kidd, Nicola Forbes
All four students gave an inspirational video presentation and talk on what they had gained from their week at RYLA.
Graham Kid said: ‘During our RYLA experience we got woken up at 6 am. Those wanting a bit of excitement would jump in the gorge
pool, which was 18
extremely cold. Looking back now I am glad I jumped in the pool because at the start of the week the mentors told us not to pass up any opportunity and to live outside our comfort zones. At the time I thought yeah ok, but it was after the first day I realised I was outside my comfort zone and I was enjoying myself.’
All candidates thanked the club for choosing them to participate, and said the RYLA experience was very worthwhile and more enjoyable than they had anticipated and it helped to make them more confident people.
Rotarian Tom McNicol thanked the candidates for their presentation and said they all appear confident and should take as much out of the experience as possible and they were all good ambassadors for the Carluke Rotary Club.
Rotary for Tomorrow
We do our best to raise as much money as possible for worthwhile
The three recipients were local dentist Michael Arthur, plumber Jack Watson and recently-retired Civil Service Training Officer John Moulds. These three long-standing members of the Carluke Club have each served the Club in various positions, and the award recognises their past and on-going commitment to the Rotary ideals by bringing their own individual skills and talents to further the work of Carluke Rotary Club in many different ways.
Each of them has already served as the Club President and they all continue to play a very active part in the Clubs’ affairs. Michael Arthur brings his entrepreneurial skills as Chairman of the organising committee for the club’s annual charity Sportsman’s Dinner which has raised many tens of thousands of pounds to help further the Club’s charitable work. Jack Watson brings his business skills to good effect as a very efficient Club Secretary, while John Moulds is the Club’s Sergeant at Arms – a rather fearsome title which belies John’s good nature in ensuring that all the Club’s affairs are conducted with due regard to the correct procedure.
District Governor Keith Best cited these three as excellent examples of how, by bringing together the diverse skills of different members of the community to work together, the combined result is so much more effective than that which can be achieved by working individually. www.carlukerotaryclub.org
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