Like so many community oriented organisations, recent months have presented many challenges in working with those in need and other like minded groups. However, throughout lockdown we have held regular meetings through ZOOM . . . . . . . and honed our IT skills !
And now Severn Vale Rotary are back into their twice monthly breakfast meetings at The Whitminster Inn and have actively supported local events, including the recent Frampton Open Gardens. The Club has also arranged a Riverside Ramble at Arlingham in support of Longfield Hospice and enjoyed a social get together and picnic kindly hosted by David Merrett at Oldbury Farm.
Having recently accepted the role of Club President, Martin Greaves has set aboutgalvanising us into post COVID action. As restrictions continue to be lifted we are now again developing and supporting various local initiatives.
Sunday 5th September saw our very successful Rotary annual motoring event “Route Seventy Severn Car Run”. Despite a grey start to the day, the weather proved kind and a goodly number of veteran, vintage and interesting vehicles were enjoyed alike by drivers, passengers and spectators during their tour of Severn Vale and Cotswolds.
Plans are already in hand for this year’s Christmas Carol Float and we look forward to everyone welcoming us and entering into the spirit of the season. Various competitions for the local youth are in hand, together the restoration of the kitchen garden at Lakefield School.
Dates are also set for providing a much deserved day out at Frampton Sailing Club for Gloucestershire Young Carers, together with a new year collection of disused computers for refurbishment and distribution by a local charity.
Not losing sight of enjoying each other’s company, our next social evening is a visit to Javelin Park Incinerator followed by supper in a local pub. Perhaps we’ll see you there !
For information about events and our twice monthly breakfasts, please visit our website www.severnvalerotary.org.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
With very best to all from members of Rotary Club of Severn Vale.
PS As this is written one of our mature members will be celebrating his 80th Birthday walking Offa’s Dyke raising funds for Spring Centre supporting young people with learning difficulties. Happy – and safe – Returns Lloyd !
Update: Lloyd Morgans has been successful in his quest raising funds for the Spring Centre supporting young people with learning difficulties. Congratulations Lloyd for successfully walking all of the 177 very hilly miles and Happy Birthday!