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23 December 2021Forfar Rotary Salutes You

FORFAR ROTARY SALUTES YOU.

Forfar Rotary Club’s Christmas Project which combined the Santa Letters and Santa’s streets visits have left the club totally elated. The cash collected from the generous Forfarians has far exceeded our expectations and the sum of £7988 will go a long way to supporting others in our community. Every helper group will be rewarded for their assistance in due course and other local causes will also benefit from your donations.

So in bringing to an end our pre Christmas endeavours may we thank you and wish you all a safe festive season.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

25 November 2021Skiff News

Skiff News

The Skiff kit arrived at the boat shed this morning on the roof rack of a Beemer!

Tony and I unpacked the two boxes and found that all the parts had been cut from the sheets and also numbered , this will save quite a bit of work.

The Christmas lights will be moved out of the shed on Tues, Wed, Thurs next week so we will have to leave access for their removal and the removal of the support frames.

All the cut out boat parts will need their edges sandpapering to remove the laser dross.

 

31 October 2021Forces Combine

THE THREE FORCES COMBINE

No, not The Army, The Navy and the Air Force but the Forfar Rotary Club, Forfar Sailing Club and Forfar Men's Shed who together will provide all the expertise in a Community Project. It will not be plain sailing but the idea is one that will add value to many people in our community with a chance to explore a new hobby / sport.

The project to build a skiff which will be purchased by of donations from every walk-in life who will see the social benefits of the outdoors and exercise in small teams from every sport, organisation, club in fact any team that wishes to try something new. The skiff project will be overseen by the Rotary Club and all donations will be handled by them, giving peace of mind that everything will be recorded and protected to bring this project to a successful conclusion.

The Men’s Shed will give the expertise in the building of the Skiff and although the kit has already been ordered it has only been made possible due to an anonymous donation to cover its cost. Delay would have meant the cost of the skiff would have been greater adding to the present estimated cost of over £6000.

Forfar Sailing Club will look after the skiff once it is completed and it will be based at the Sailing Club so that it can be used on Forfar Loch. Skiff rowing is a fairly new but growing trend with more than 200 Skiffs now in Scotland with more being built, however there are already teams competing in races all over the country. It is for use by the community and when finished will be for teams of four rowers and a cox to use rowing in any form be, it for pleasure, fitness, or competition use.

The Strathmore Cricket Club are generously giving storage and workspace for the project so maybe there are others who feel their club could give valuable input.

So:

Can you help bring this project to a successful conclusion?

Do you have skills to assist in the construction of the skiff?

Do you own a business that can add to the project by giving a cash donation or donate materials? Are you member of the public willing to contribute?

Are you a club who feel this could add to your own programme or compliment your training etc.

The ordering of the kit is only the start and work will start as soon as possible but, in the meantime, we would ask you to consider how you or your club etc. can help.

Contact: forfar.sailing+rowing@gmail.com

ITS YOUR COMMUNITY PROJECT.

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