The Rotary Club of Retford

by | 14 October 2021 | Retford, Rotary

The 19th July was a significant date on the path back to normality. The Rotary Club of Retford met again for the first time outdoors at Ye Olde Bell, and the following Monday 26th for a barbecue. Immediate Past President Adrian Sumner presented retiring Secretary Marjorie Crookes and retiring Treasurer Mike Davis with Paul Harris Fellowships – Rotary’s award for distinguished service – for their work during the pandemic.
Rotarian Michele Honey-Floyd gave her ‘Job Talk’ by Zoom on 12th July. The Job Talk is a way of members introducing themselves to the other members.
COVID still managed to disrupt activities. The second Daneshill Sailing Day planned for St Swithun’s School had to be cancelled by the school.
The very first speaker back at face-to-face meetings on 9th August was Kyle Anderson (son of club past president Jack Anderson) with his talk on the RNLI.
Last winter we reported on the start of a tree planting initiative. Trees have been planted in Hen Peck Woods near Laneham and owned by Take2Adventure. Laura and Stuart from Take2Adventure are delighted with the results and continue to develop the woodland here, managing it to enhance the environment.
Rotary clubs in the East Midlands have joined together to provide funding for oxygen equipment at Khandwa Hospital in the Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh, India. Readers will remember that the health service in India was overwhelmed with COVID cases. The Rotary Club of Retford gave £500 from its special COVID charity funded by members. With the matched funding from Rotary International, this culminated in £30,000 being donated.