Rotary Club of Till and Glendale

One attendee at the latest meeting of the Rotary Club of Till & Glendale was allowed to sleep through most of the meeting.

President Guy Richardson and his wife Frances are helping with a guide dog in training, so Billy lay quietly at Frances’ feet until the end of the meeting when he was allowed to say ‘hello’ to everyone, and judging by the amount of tail wagging he was happy to have some attention at last.

Our other guest at the meeting was Rotarian Derek Harrison, Assistant District Governor from July 1, who was visiting us informally to introduce himself to us and to get to know us better.

The meeting was our usual mix of informality and purposeful business.

The evening began with catching up on how everyone was, while enjoying the substantial soup and sandwiches provided by The White Swan at Lowick.

The business consisted of reviewing the successful coffee morning held in Wooler on Saturday, April 13, over £250 was raised, thank you to everyone who helped and attended on the day.

Another productive event was the ‘charity shop’ in Wooler which raised over £900, towards local, national and international charities, including the Wooler Drop-In Centre and North Northumberland Hospice.

Sadly treasurer Jan Slater is resigning her position, so that she may give more time to her volunteer work with Holocaust survivors in Israel.

As Derek said, he’d ‘heard many reasons for people resigning but Jan’s was the best one yet’. We all wish Jan well in this important service.