Evening meeting notes – 7th March 2017
President: Patrick Staines
Duty Host: Richard Stackhouse
Cashiers: Oliver Lister & Alan Whitehouse
Guests: Megan Larking, James Noble, Yva petit & Barbara Taylor (PHH Interact).
Non apologies: 0
Presidents introduction & welcome to guests:
Greeting from other clubs: None
Members welfare: Some members have met up with Val to see how she is doing. Making progress but still not right yet. Hopes to be able to get along to meetings soon, maybe a FoR meeting.
De Montford School have qualified for the finals of the Robotics competition to be held in Kentucky. USA. Evesham Rotary has decided to make a donation towards the cost of them representing Evesham in Kentucky.
I have also agreed to give them 6 jars of the jam supplied by District Governor Richard Purdon as they would like to help raise money for End Polio Now. Members are being encouraged to buy jars at today’s meeting with a view for the emptied jars being returned with loose change in them for this most worthy of causes particularly in the area of North West Pakistan.
Update from Oliver regarding forthcoming Torquay Conference. Attendees can collect welcome packs/passes from 11am on the Friday of the event from the Riviera Centre. All accommodation for the Evesham group will be in the Grand Hotel. Parking is available at the Hotel as well as across the road. Patrick will sent out more details around his event at the conference this week.
Final skittles match was a real success thanks to the skills of John Mansfield & Joyce.!
Joyce thanked all of those concerned who helped to make the event a success.
Speakers: PHH Interact Club
Membership of the club is now in excess of 60 with a regular turn out of 28-30 for each meeting.
As well as the members there are also a small band of attendees who come along to help out. (Maybe this will become a new form of Friends of Interact?)
There focus this year is on becoming more involved & closer to the charities that they support.
Their website shows a large amount of material from their fundraising efforts but here are a few current examples:
Sponsoring a Guide Dog – The cost of sponsoring a Guide Dog together with its training & equipment is £1,500. They raised £1,200 by charging each pupil £1 for dress down day & the remainder came from younger pupils in the school who had their own fundraising.
They recently had an open day to welcome their sponsored dog called PRINCE! Princes reward was free cakes!
Fashion Show – In aid of St. Richards Hospice. 70,80,90 & Festival themes. Raised £430 after costs.
Working with a local community & school in Tanzanire – Raising money for help & awareness of exploited children in the area through involvement with the Pipi house project.
This year’s charities: St. Richard’s Hospice, Working World, Medicines Sans Frontiers(refugees). The theme that they want to explore here is a Science theme.
Steve Davies has asked for help in hosting a young 23 yrs old student for a few days whilst he is away at the conference with Sandy. More info will follow when available.
Sri Lankan Cultural Evening: To support a project supplying clean water to 7 schools. This will be on Saturday 25th March @7pm in Pershore High School. £15 per ticket to include a 2 course Sri Lankan meal (vegetarian option if requested beforehand), Sri Lankan Entertainment, Raffle & Bar, Fun Quiz. Tickets from email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Confirmation of numbers & feed requirements will be sought by email today.
International weekend – Rotterdam 19-21st May 2017. More info & board circulation expected next week but names of interested parties will be sought by email today.
Foodbank collections arranged with Morrisons. 8th July & 9th December. These are Saturdays instead of usual Fridays in order to improve on previous parcel numbers.
Meeting ended at 2 pm