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Pay Day at Forfar Rotary
This week 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 to ask for a donation for Forfar Rotary to allow them to carry out its charity work. Such an undertaking to carry out this project could not be done without outside help and so Forfar Rotary are fully aware of the importance of their participation.
President Bill Reid thanked everyone but paid special reference to Rotarian Sandy Ogilvie for once more holding the event together and being out every night. Sandy will be a hard act to follow but has given sterling service since Rotary took over from Round Table. President Bill said occasions such as these are important to the whole community and it spreads the money collected from the Forfar Public 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 months.
The clubs and their representatives each received a cheque for £300 and they were as listed below
Strathmore Rugby Club Sharks. Thea Jackson.
Forfar Sailing Club. Tony Walker.
Angus Young Engineers. Bob Baldie.
Stepping Stones Playgroup. Gail Longmuir.
Forfar Boys Football Club. Not Represented
Inverarity Primary Parent Council.. Nadine Archibald.
Forfar and District Pipe Band. David Myles.
Langlands Primary Parent Council. Leanne Urquhart.
Whitehills Primary Fund Raising Group. Moira Elder.
Strathmore PrimaryParent Council. Jacqui Williamson.
Glensview Community Group. Not Represented.
Four Seasons after School Club. Jennifer Murray.
Tony Walker thanked the Forfar Rotary Club on behalf of the recipients for the cash input received, commenting on the good relationship and good fun that the event provided whilst giving a financial boost which was much appreciated.
Also in the photo, seated in the middle were Adrian and Mary White, son and wife of the late Alan White a much missed Past President of Forfar Rotary. In recognition of his contribution to the club over many years it was decided that the Technology Prize given annually to a Forfar Academy pupil would now be known as the Alan White Trophy a decision endorsed by all the club members.
16 January 2018Seema Project
We know you are all fair minded individuals and you could assist in raising more money for Charity simply be enjoying yourself. How is this possible ??
Simply support this Charity, recommended by Forfar Rotary Club and have a night on the "Fiddle"
11 January 2018A Happy New Year 2018
A Happy New Year 2018
To Everyone connected with Forfar Rotary and who regularly view our website be it Members, Helpers and Supporters, Sonsors we wish you all a Happy New Year.
20 December 2017Thank You Forfar
A Thank You from Forfar Rotary Club.
Well we have done all we promised and so it is time to let Santa have a break before Christmas Day.
To bring our Christmas Programme together we have lots of preparation to do before we even start. Logistically we need to do so many things such as,
Make sure our Rotary Insurance covers all that we do.
Carry out a Risk Assessment.
Check Health and Safety Issues.
Check with the Roads Department.
Check with the Lights Department.
Check with the Police.
Get the Sleight out and check all is okay and working.
Fitted replacement Light on the Sleigh.
Organise a sound system.
However we would like to put on record all those who have assisted Forfar Rotary in many different ways because the progamme could not be delivered without help from others.
Skye and Chase from Paw Patrol ( Wendy and Chloe )
To Tesco and Asda for providing the oranges and sweets for “the Cross”
To Asda for allowing our Gift Tree project to be held at the Store.
To Tesco and Asda for Allowing us to bring Santa to each Store.
To the Many Groups who assisted with the nightly collections as Santa visited as many streets as we could safely get the sleigh round. They will be rewarded for their efforts.
None of this could have been done without an outstanding contribution from Rotarian Sandy Ogilvie who brought it all together, he deserves a special thank you from the Club for a job well done.
Last but not least we THANK the PEOPLE of FORFAR for their support with their donations which we can assure you all, will put to good use. The money raised is 100% used for charitable causes so we will be issuing some as early as January.
07 December 2017Brander Ha
Brander Ha Christmas Cheer
Proving that Christmas is not only for the young, Forfar Rotary responded to an appeal by Brander Ha sheltered housing complex. The appeal was for a Christmas Tree and after discussion it was decided to provide nor only the tree but a set of lights. This was duly done and the donation even left over a bit of cash which will be used on their Christmas Party.
President Bill Reid accompanied by Rotarian Ian Findlay popped along to meet up with some of the residents who despite the cold and windy conditions came outside for a photo shoot.
The tree is sited so that all the residents can look out and see a little bit of Christmas that is appreciated by the not so young in our community.