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11 February 2019Friendship Dinner

07 February 2019School Quiz 2019

Forfar Rotary School Quiz

Wednesday the 6th of Feb. saw the most successful running of the Forfar Rotary’s School Quiz with a record number of schools participating. Six, teams of four battled it out with 10 rounds of 6 questions each round featured a different subject.

Teams from Tealing, Inverarity, Strathmartine, Whitehills, Strathmore and Langlands primary schools competed and did their schools proud. However their could only be one winner and this year this honour went to the team representing Strathmore. So congratulations to them.

The winning team contestants were Cameron Millar, Kerr McInally, Darci Robbie and Freddie Law, accompanied by Teacher Kerry Walker will now go forward to the next round.

Each of the teams members received a box of Maltesers and the winners each received an Amazon Voucher In all, there were around a hundred people including the teams so it was a very well attended event. President Jim McCluskey thanked the schools for their support commenting how it was the largest amount of teams ever in the competition and this made it all the more rewarding for the Rotarians. The schools were all encouraged to support the event in the coming years as the competition grows in importance to the Rotary Club of Forfar fulfilling its commitment to support the young in our community.

24 January 2019Forfar Rotary Rewards Helpers

Local organisations rewarded at Forfar Rotary.

This weeks meeting at Forfar Rotary was a special night for those groups who supported the “Santa Sleigh” in the weeks before Christmas. As in the past they were represented by a nominated person who attended on behalf of each organisation. The task involved the calling on households collecting donations on behalf of Forfar Rotary to allow them to carry out its charity work. The undertaking to carry out this project could not be done without outside help and Forfar Rotary is fully aware of the importance of their participation.

President Jim McCluskey thanked everyone including Rotarians themselves for their participation on the pre Christmas event that is a very busy month long event with the street collections and Santa at the Cross . President Jim said occasions such as these are important for the whole community as it spreads the money collected from the Forfar Public by letting them know of where their money goes. He gave a commitment that the event will continue and as a result of the generous giving from the Forfar citizens more money will be donated towards maintaining a festive feel to the town in cooperation with Forfar Action Network. More details of further donations will be given in the coming month.

The clubs representatives each received a cheque for £300 for their organisations are listed below

Forfar Sailing Club. Conor Hyland.
Angus Young Engineers. Bob Baldie.
Stepping Stones Playgroup. Gail Longmuir.
Forfar Boys Football Club. Not Represented
Inverarity Primary Parent Council.. Gillian McIlroy. Forfar Albion Audrey Forbes
Forfar and District Pipe Band. David Myles.
Langlands Primary Parent Council. Alison Morrison
Whitehills Primary Fund Raising Group. Moira Elder.
Strathmore Primary Parent Council. Jenny Lovegrove.
Glensview Community Group. Mary Coyle.
Mother Goose Playgroup. Lyndsey Murdie


 

22 January 2019Rotary is International

Rotary is International

Forfar Rotarian Alan Cairns accompanied by his wife Pam visited Rotarians in India. The trip to India was to see first hand the progress of the Seema’s Project but they also took time to make contact with Indian Rotary Clubs A short report was given by Alan.

“On our recent visit to India Pam we attended the Sunday morning breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Pune Amanora.

I exchanged Club insignia with President D.D.Mishra at the meeting. Pune Amanora is a relatively young Club so the insignia exchange with Forfar was their first.

Later on in our time in India we met with four members of the Rotary Club of Bhigwan. This Club has supported Seema's Projects on different occasions and are happy to continue their support of the children's home.

Another photo of the exchange and one of the meeting with the Bhigwan Club members.”

Alan Cairns is a Co-founder of The Free to Live Trust  SC045423. Currently working to rescue  the abandoned children of enslaved sex workers in Pune, India.

 

21 December 2018Thank You

BIG THANK YOU FROM FORFAR ROTARY

Santa has now gone away for a rest as he has fulfilled his role with Forfar Rotary to visit as many of the streets as possible as well as his visit to the Cross. Now all that remains for him is to be fit for his big day on the 25th December.

The huge undertaking by Forfar Rotary over the last three weeks was carried out by club members who organised the whole programme, bringing Santa to the Cross, the switching on of the lights then a tour of Forfar's streets for four nights a week starting on 26th Nov. and finally a stint at ASDA and Tesco on Saturday past.

This would not be possible without outside help and the club wish to thank the various group and clubs who helped on the nights round the town. They will have a financial reward to look forward to in January.

We are fortunate that large companies such as ASDA and TESCO give us local support and they donated all the sweets and oranges distributed at the Cross as well allowing us to collect at both stores where again they donated the sweets. Many Thanks to both companies.

However none of this would be worthwhile without the support from the good people of Forfar and we have been bowled over by your generosity. When times are hard and the future uncertain you think of others by freely giving your donations. Thank you to the followers who use Facebook and post how much you value what we do, it makes us all feel good. President Jim assures you all that the money collected will be wisely distributed and put to good use by many clubs and organisations who will benefit by the donations received.

If you think we do a good job and are interested in being involved in Rotary where we would welcome potential members and associate members. Like so many organisations, we need fresh blood with new ideas to keep alive the motto of Rotary “ Service above Self “. Learn more by contacting any Rotarian or by making contact via our website www.forfarrotary.org.uk

20 November 2018Light up with Santa.

COME TO THE CROSS.

Thursday 29th November is the date and so be at the Cross before 6.00pm.
Santa will have Mrs Claus and the Elves helping to take your letters and hand you a sweet and an Orange. To ensure of a reply letter from Santa make sure there is a legible Name and Address and hand it over at the Sleigh. Santa cannot be certain you will get a reply after this date due to the time restraints to reply to the hundreds of letters.

During the long queue at the sleigh Mickey and Minnie of Disney fame will also remain to have photos taken with the children so not everyone needs to stand in line at the same time. The sleigh will not leave till everyone has been to visit Santa.


Just to keep in the mood why not print off a Mickey picture and colour it in. You can even put it in the envelope with the letter.

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