Rotary Club of Retford

by | 4 August 2020 | Rotary

Lockdown has precluded the normal process of introducing new members into the club because there is no chance of prospective members attending meetings. However, the Rotary Club of Retford has a new member. At the Zoom meeting on 22nd June, President Adrian Sumner inducted Philip Goddard into the club. Philip was a member of the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade in Bedfordshire and has moved into the Retford area to retire. He was a member there for nine years, in which time he was a very active member, and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship. This is the award given by Rotary for outstanding work to the club and community.
This was followed by a debate to the motion suggested by past president Linda Cadman: “We should now abandon international travels indefinitely and be content with living in Retford and its environs”. There followed a very interesting and amusing debate before the motion was lost.
The application for match funding from Rotary District for £750 to support Bassetlaw Food Bank, referred to in the last Retford Life, has been successful – making a total of £1,500 available. Meanwhile, a stock of food was obtained from the District stock in Sheffield to augment the reserves in Retford’s food bank.
Emma Clark, the 16 year old girl in East Markham suffering from Holistic Cerebral Palsy, now has her trike (not a bike as previously reported) thanks to a combined effort with the Lions. Mandy, Emma’s mother, said that the donations enabled the purchase of the trike of choice. This is a Hase Bike from Quest 88. Quest 88 are national suppliers to charities for the disabled.