Lunch meetings have been cancelled for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are holding Zoom meetings in lieu and please contact our secretary if you wish to join.
Presidents report for August 2020
Another interesting month of Rotary meetings and decisions. Namita Harvey from Turn2Us, a national charity of which I am a Vice President, gave a presentation on Zoom at the beginning of the month. (There will be a lunch and art demonstration to raise funds for this charity on 1st June 2021.) This charity helps people to get back on track when times get tough and they need financial support, giving hope and a welcome breathing space to beneficiaries.
I attended a very enjoyable Rotary Fellowship of Quilters and Fibre Artists Zoom get together. As this is a world wide group of Rotarian craftspeople being run from the States the meeting took place at 1.00pm their time and it was 9.00pm in the UK and 6.00am in Australia. Not only was it interesting to hear all the wonderful creativity going on through lock down to raise funds for local charities in a wide range of countries including Finland, Belgium, Sweden, Australia, Canada, The States, and of course the UK but it was interesting to learn about the weather. In Sydney there had been snow on the mountains and it was bitterly cold, in California one Rotarian had her bags packed ready to leave as soon as she had said hello to everyone as the lightening fires were 6 miles away from her and she was about to flee!
Unfortunately the Handover of the President’s jewel together with the President’s lunch – everyone bringing their own picnic and socially distancing in the grounds – had to be cancelled due to rains and high winds. The day before and the day after were warm and sunny……
Owing to meetings taking place virtually we have been able to ‘visit’ clubs much further afield and at some more formal meetings the number of attendees has quadrupled. I am sure in the future we will continue to have a number of virtual meetings interspersed with our face to face meetings.
We hope to arrange some local projects very soon and if you would like to be involved please get in touch. Being involved with Rotary means that you are part of a local community organisation, doing good in your locality, but at the same time you are part of a global organisation which can do good overseas making a difference in the developing world and giving you the opportunity to network worldwide.
Helen Karakashian .
Presidents Monthly Report for July 2020
Charitable donations 2019 – 2020
Cancer Research £250
Droitwich Archery Society £800
Droitwich CVS £1000
Pamela May Trust £500
St John’s Ambulance £200
Droitwich CVS £1000
Droitwich Young Carers £800
St. Richard’s Hospice £800
Droitwich Meeting Centre £300
Spectrum Days £300
Droitwich Food Bank £300