On the 1st December we marked our 10th Anniversary of becoming a Rotary Club. We had planned a big party for the 28th November but that has been postponed because of coronavirus. Nevertheless, we marked the occasion via Zoom and President Andrew D declared
“Over the ten years we have been a Rotary club, we have grown from a band of 20 members to 36 (soon to be 37), including two Paul Harris fellows and two honorary members.
We have donated over £80,000 to local and international causes, as well as our part in raising £250k through the Classics and Supercar Show.
We have helped numerous local charities and causes as well as projects in Bulgaria, Zambia, Zanzibar and India. We have travelled to Zambia and India, not least to help in the National Immunisation Day there to give polio vaccinations to 172 million children in one day! We have also received a Rotary visit from Turkey.
We like to think we are famous for our bacon baps and we are widely regarded as a friendly, lively and informal club that nevertheless gets things done, even if the banter is a little much at times. I am proud of the fact that over a third of our members are ladies in what used to be an exclusively male organisation and also that we have seven couples as members.
So, I think our first ten years have been a great success and we have built a strong foundation for the next ten. Let’s raise our glasses to Brue Valley Rotary Club.”
A toast was duly drunk and we sang “Happy Birthday” to celebrate. We all look forward to the real party, which has been re-scheduled for June 2021, when we hope to be able to hold such events again.