06 August 2018The Annual BBQ
Sunday BBQ courtesy of hosts Jim and Trish Kelman proved a great success and they were thanked by all who attended. President elect Doug handed over gifts from the club in appreciation of their hospitality.
A splendid day weatherwise and with two "chefs" on duty it could not fail to be a winner. The photos below need no comments as they give evidence of a lovely setting and an afternoon of fellowship.
10 July 2018Shoes Wanted for 500 Miles Project
Please do not throw out any good used shoes!
The International Committee of Forfar Rotary Club are soon to be collecting usable shoes, boots and trainers to send out to Africa. This is to support the work of the Olivia Giles 500 Miles Charity which supplies prosthetic limbs to the poor in Malawi and Zambia - who have impaired mobility.
This is a Scottish Charity set up by Olivia Giles in 2008, who herself is a quadruple amputee. She is a Scottish lawyer who fell ill with meningococcal septicemia and had to have her hands and feet amputated to save her life.
People who need artificial limbs, also need boots or shoes to assist in the longevity of these appliances. So please keep any unwanted good shoes for us – MENS, LADIES or CHILDRENS – shoes, boots trainers which have laces or Velcro fastenings. No “slips ons” or heels.
Collecting will take place in September & October – so please save for us. Drop off point will be announced in August.
09 July 2018Rotarians at Work
Rotarians assist at Glamis Extravaganza.
The Glamis SVVC Extravaganza provides Forfar Rotary Club with an opportunity to boost its funds by assisting at the two day event. The Rotarians are entrusted with the duties of manning the pay booths where their friendly helpful welcome is appreciated by the paying public.
As the photos show from this particular booth there are quiet spells to begin with then as the parking areas bring large amounts together there is hardly time to get your head up as the crowds form orderly queues to access the show ground.
There is even time to grab a Bridie as although it is done "on the hoof" as our only lady member demonstrates. ( Come on Ladies we are always looking for new members and would welcome additions to Join Forfar Rotary)
04 July 2018Adrian White Joins Forfar Rotary
Our Latest Recruit
Bill Reid performed his last duty as President by inducting Adrian White into membership of the Rotary Club
Adrian, who owns a local newsagent's business, is the son of late member Alan White and he was given a hearty welcome by the Club.
Adrian has already made a significant contribution to the Club's activities by taking on most of Rudolf's duties :- guiding our Santa Sleigh at Christmas!
26 June 2018Strathmore Classic Car Tour
STRATHMORE CLASSIC CAR TOUR
Forfar Rotary Clubs running of their “Strathmore Classic Car Tour 2018” has been voted a great success by all the participants. This was the third year running that the club have run the event and at the end there was great enthusiasm for the club to go again next year.
With a new route once again promised, no one was disappointed with a morning run from Motech garage in Forfar to Kirrie to Kirkmichael and over to Pitlochry. There was a lunch stop at the Atholl Palace with an option for a picnic or lunch in the hotel. The beautiful setting at Atholl Palace enhanced by the marvellous weather allowed entrants a pleasant break before setting out on the afternoon run.
Heading out of Pitlochry the afternoon route, basking in the sunshine soon had the cars proceed to the road along the banks of Loch Tummel and then on to Aberfeldy via Dull which thankfully did not live up to its name. Continuing down the A826 towards Amulree and onward to Dunkeld then Blairgowrie, Cupar Angus and on to the finish at Glamis Castle for a delightful meal in the Restaurant.
A short but excellent message of thanks from President Elect Jim McCluskey followed and he gave praise to the committee headed by Alan Cairns for the smooth running of the Car Tour. He then handed over the prizes won on the day and he expressed the gratitude of the Club to Motech for allowing the use of their premises for the starting assembly of the cars. He specially gave a huge thank you to the co sponsors , The Fisken Motor Group and Guild Homes for their generosity in supporting Forfar Rotary. Without this support as well as the great response from entrants, events such as this would not be possible.
The final bit of news was that the proceeds from the day would see Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance boosted by an £8000 donation.
After a short summer break the club will start on next years Tour scheduled for Sunday 23rd June 2019.
If you would like to consider becoming a member of Forfar Rotary Club and be part of an organisation that promotes local and international organisations for the good of mankind please let it be known by using the website or by contacting any Rotarian or simply attend a Wednesday meeting as a guest.
31 May 2018Boyle Park Gerden Plot Attendants
Forfar Rotary have planted out the small plot at the Boyle Park and we reckon its the neatest one by far.
We just hope that it is treated respectfully by youngsters who should have pride and feel privileged to be living in Forfar.
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