Latest news from Berwick Rotary Club

The smiles at Spirit of Sport for the disabled rewarded Berwick Rotarians and their volunteers. It confirmed the day had been a resounding success.

Sunday, 29th May 2016, 12:00 pm

Club president Chris Budzynski thanked organiser Moira Thompson, vocational service chairman, and her vice chairman John Moses for the great effort. The club was delighted to see increased entries from north of the Border and Mr Moses said they were already talking about improving some aspects next year.

David Ross, ways and means chairman, appealed for help for Party on the Parade this week, the biggest event of the year. Help from a few young and strong men would be useful.

The library is expected to move back into its Berwick premises in mid-June. Community service chairman Ken Budge said that the alternative management of collecting books for the housebound from The Swan Centre had worked well.

The president reported that Rotary Way had been ‘magnificent’ over the last few weeks.

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Michael Richardson informed club council that contact had been made with people prepared to talk about mental health problems in the area. They could discuss topics and ways of dealing with them, and hopefully help parents become aware of warning signs. Any people interested in being a contact should get in touch with him.

President Chris said this was something they should be moving forward, and there could possibly be a public seminar to round it off.

Sports committee chairman Ian McCreath reported on the club’s visit to Grand Prairie in Canada to represent England in the Rotary World Curling Competition. Berwick won three games, just failed to reach a semi final, and found the Canadians to be incredibly friendly.

The hosts appreciated the gesture of presenting them with a quaich as a gift from Berwick Mayor Hazel Bettison.