Latest news from Berwick Rotary Club

Scotia, a Scottish band with a large following, is to play at the Party on the Parade on Saturday, May 27. The band will top the bill at an evening of music following an afternoon of entertainment by young local talent.

Friday, 31st March 2017, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:09 pm

David Ross, chairman of the ways and means committee, told the club council that Scotia is very popular and has fans on both sides of the border. It will replace the ceilidh, which has been held for the last two years. Tickets, priced £15, are available from Longbone’s Shop or club members.

David said Bloodwise, which runs the party weekend with Rotary, will carry out the catering on the Sunday when a day-long programme will be organised.

He confirmed that Rotary had again been asked to run the bar on Minden Day when the Royal Regiment of Scotland, including hundreds of ex King’s Own Scottish Borderers, will parade through Berwick town centre.

Spirit of Sport entry forms are now out and Moira Thompson, chairman of the vocational services committee, said entries would close in April. The club is hoping for a big entry from both sides of the border. Moira added that she was prepared to organise an event to help raise funds towards the popular sports day.

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The vice-president reported on progress over a possible restructure of some of the Berwick club committees. This would be continued and possible mergers considered. It could help to raise the profile.

President’s Night is to be held at Marshall Meadows Hotel on June 16, and Chris will organise this.

Members were told by president Peter Walton that grass in Rotary Way had been cut, rubbish removed and the number of moles in the area reduced.

It was also confirmed that new members are in the pipeline.

Members have joined a “jam session”, which will eventually end with a donation to Purple 4 Polio, the national campaign to eradicate Polio. The firm of Wilkin and Son of Triptree, Essex, has given 50,000 jars of plum jam, one of which has been delivered to each Berwick member. Once the jam is eaten and the jars cleaned, they will be filled with money to be passed on to the fund.