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President Russell Longton PHF 2014-2015 APRIL 2015

Issue No 109

Message from our President

Another month has passed and it is Grapevine time again.

We started the month with a return visit from Sean Hagan, who gave an update on the suc- cessful fund raising dinner for the Anthony Nolan Trust.

Our AGM on 8 April marked the beginning of the transition to the new Rotary year. The reports from Committee chairs indicated we have had a busy and successful year ,with a few

Inside this issue: Walney School—

possible PROJECT Nepal $earthquake 3

Young Chef 2015 Final

Stewards & Speaker Rota

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new events which can be built upon for the future. I am pleased that we have a full complement of officers and commit- tee chairs for next year, so planning can now begin in earnest. Our treasurer , Alan, put forward a budget which showed no increase in Subscription rate –again!. Needless to say it was accepted. And the treasurer was re-elected!


Other notable events in April included the: -visit from teachers at Walney School, who would like, with our sup- port , to start an Interact Club at the school. We are examining the feasibility of this.

-National Final of the Young Chef

Competition which featured our spon- sored student , Robyn Halcrow , from Dowdales School. Although she did not win, to reach the National final of 8 stu- dents (out of 6,500 who took part ) is a great achievement in itself. We hope to invite Robyn to a future meeting to con- gratulate her more formally.

- Crown Green bowling night against Peninsula Club, in arctic condi- Issue No 109 — April 2015

tions and torrential rain! Well done you bowlers!

-Out night featuring Pitch and Putt

and a social meal at the Farmers’s Arms, Baycliff

Another month of fun , fellowship, and Rotary in Action locally.

However recent days have witnessed the terrible events in Nepal, and Rota- ry nationally and internationally have mobilised a significant relief effort, at the request of Rotary district 3292 (Nepal) , majoring in the short term on Shelter boxes Water Survival boxes, and Aqua boxes. No doubt as the situation becomes clearer ,there will be a more long term need for rebuilding communities in a sustainable way. We await further news with concern.

Yours in Rotary Russell

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