12 September 2021Good in the World
FORFARIANS PROVE THERE IS GOOD IN THE WORLD.
Forfar Rotary has now wound up its Tools Appeal and Andy Renwick the International Convenor has nothing but praise for the support given by the public at large.
Andy has spent many hours sorting the tools and setting them in groups ready to have them transported down south where they will be refurbished and sent to countries and communities where there is a need. If by your donating, it gives someone the chance to get out of poverty for their Family and or Community then surely if nothing else it will have made you feel good.
Getting all the tools packed and transported was a headache because of the bulk and sheer weight of the items that the Club are indebted to Forfar Rotarian Colin Muir for allowing us storage facilities at Orchard Bank since the start of the appeal.
Also new Rotarian Hayden Thomas has provided the transport and large secure bags to keep it all safe, all courtesy of his company Stonepack.
12 September 2021On Line Learning
MORE AID TO ONLINE LEARNING.
Forfar Rotary thought that our programme to provide Forfar Primary Schools with Laptops and Tablets would have ceased as the sources as donations seemed to have dried up. However we are delighted that this much needed cause still continues thanks to more donations.
Rotarian Jim McCluskey the Youth Convenor happily made the trip to hand over more units to Strathmore Primary Head Teacher Jennifer Garnes and Laura Stewart who both praised the efforts of Forfar Rotary. We are always made most welcome at Strathmore Primary.
Whitehills Primary was the next destination for the hand over of another three laptops to Mrs Pamela Jorosz and three of her equally enthusiastic pupils. Pamela also gave the news that the first awardee of the Shield donated by the club was Isabella Yule for Creative Writing and she has now left Whitehills moving to Secondary education at the Academy.
So in conclusion we are still open for donations so if you missed our earlier appeals its never to late to assist us in our community work which in this case is enhanced thanks to the assistance given to the project by COMPUTERDEN
11 September 2021Danny's 50 Years
50 YEARS SERVICE RECOGNISED.
Forfar Rotary President Tim Hale had a couple of pleasant duties to perform this week when the club met at the Royal Hotel. This was the first get together of the club since the introduction of Zoom Meetings due to the affects of the pandemic and a good turn out was expected.
Firstly Tim welcomed everyone, delighted to be meet face to face and secondly to make a presentation to a fellow Rotarian. Last year it was agreed that Danny Bell should be recognised for his 50 years of service BUT Covid got in the way and Danny wanted to receive the award in the company of all the Rotarian friends even if it meant a delay. So everything was put on hold until we could safely meet again as a club.
Present on the night with Danny was his Daughter, his Son in Law and a very proud Granddaughter Gavin Drummond who gave a summary of Danny’s work and achievements in his time in Rotary and his service to the town of Forfar and that no doubt continue.
A slow return to normality is hoped with the club to meet in a mixture of Zoom and Face to Face meetings.
06 July 2021
OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW.
Its not as the title would suggest but it signals the end of one Rotary year and the start of another. Taking over as President is Tim Hale who like his predecessor Colin Muir is to serve as President for the second time. After a year like no other, it was handled well by Colin who will not disappear as the Clubs yesterday man but can rest easy in the knowledge Tim is the right man to take over.
Tim has and will continue, to head up the Zoom meetings using his skills to keep Rotary in Forfar ahead of the game whenever needed. The use of Zoom has been invaluable to keeping the club united and even after ( fingers crossed ) we get back to meeting in person it will be used for Rotary Council Meetings.
The Club is in safe hands as sailor boy Tim will have his hand on the tiller to steer the club through next year come what may and with President Elect David Russell as his right hand man it looks like plain sailing.