With the Bank Holiday removing one meeting day, the Rotary Club of Retford only met on three occasions in August. This included the monthly meeting of all the club’s committees. All the committees are very busy planning the year ahead. One example of this is the Remembrance Concert advertised in this magazine.
At another meeting, the chairmen of the various committees report back progress to the rest of the members.
The third meeting was a review of the club; what members wanted from the club, which direction it should be going, what could be done better and what could possibly be dropped. The Rotary Club of Retford is the largest of its kind in the East Midlands, and has been very successful in recruiting new members, but it does not want to become complacent.
President Geraldine awarded past president Vince Hines with his long service award. Vince, a retired bank manager, joined the club thirty years ago in 1987. He has performed various roles in the club including an appropriate period as treasurer. He is also well renowned for his acting, particularly associated with his long affiliation with Blyth Players.
The golfers in the club played their monthly fixture at Gainsborough Golf Club on Tuesday 15th August. They played the old course which, for those who don’t know it, begins with two downhill holes and two very taxing return uphill ones before settling to a much flatter profile. No less than six players amassed over 30 Stableford points, with Geoff Matthews coming out on top by just one shot.