Latest news from Berwick Rotary Club

Benefit is already being found in the initiative of Berwick Rotary Club in raising awareness of mental health problems in the area.

Tuesday, 25th July 2017, 9:00 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:01 pm

The club agreed to assist two teachers to set up a project to help schoolchildren, and their efforts were praised.

However, there are concerns that similar help is not being found for the age 25 and over group.

New president Chris Hardie will report on progress to the next club council meeting.

He paid tribute to club member Alan Nairn, a keen supporter of the club for many years, who died recently after a long illness.

He had been the organiser of the scheme under which used spectacles have been collected and sent off to India and other countries.

A letter was received from Bernard and Margaret Shaw thanking Berwick Rotary for presenting them with the Jubilee Trophy and promising to help at the town’s Christmas market.

It was also reported that Georgina Hill, county councillor for Berwick East, was the only member to have replied about the Christmas lights.

Rotary had raised questions about them, and Berwick Town Council has now responded.

The Ways and Means committee, now led by Simon Landels, is to hold a fund-raising bingo night at The Brown Bear, on October 24.

It was reported that the club will again run the bar at the Minden Day Parade in Berwick on Saturday, July 29.

Chris Budzynski, the new sports chairman, said entries were coming in well for the club’s big charity golf competition at Goswick Golf Course on August 15.

However, more teams were needed and he also appealed for sponsors.