Saundersfoot Rotary Club news

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Friday 1st July 2022 7:11 pm
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Members were pleased and honoured to welcome Alison Evans to the Club’s meeting held at Wiseman’s Bridge Inn last month. (Pic supplied )

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As the Club is often involved in selling food to the general public, it was decided that members should attend a course on food hygiene.

This involved attending a 5 hour lecture, followed by a written test assessed by Lea, who delivered the course to Saundersfoot Rotarians and Friends of Saundersfoot Rotary. All attendees passed with flying colours!

Rest assured that when you attend the Duck Races, the Pig Roast or BBQ that are organised and run by local Rotarians, your health and safety is of prime importance to the organisers.

Members thank the local Sailing Club for the use of their facilities for providing the venue for the course to take place.

The Rotary Club is a Registered Charity (Number 505 258) and the money raised by our volunteer members is all donated to the various charities that the Club supports.

These includes local, national, international as well as supporting Disaster Aid. The Club is also happy to support and work closely with other charitable organisations.

Two of the previously planned Duck Races which were organised with the help of the local RNLI Charity were cancelled because of poor weather conditions.

However with the help of volunteers and friends a Duck Race did take place on Sunday, June 19 with an unusual start. The 500 ducks were launched with a ‘flying start’ from the decking above the sluice gates, much to the amusement of the spectators who cheered on their individual ducks from the safety behind the barriers on the harbour walls.

Pictured is the £50 First Prize winner.

The next Duck Race, weather permitting, will be held at Saundersfoot Harbour on Sunday, July 3 with a planned Duck Race/BBQ and Pig Roast to be held on Friday, July 15, also on the Harbour.

Members were pleased and honoured to welcome Alison Evans (pictured) to the Club’s meeting held at Wiseman’s Bridge Inn last month.

She is the Rotary Assistant Governor (ADG) for the Area 2 and takes timeout to visit all the Rotary Clubs within this area.

She was welcomed to the Club by president John Walker-Smith who explained in great detail what the Club had achieved during the last year and what was planned for the rest of the year.

He presented Alison with a Saundersfoot Club Pennant to take back to her own Club.

She said she was impressed with the duck races and took away one of the ‘fast racing ‘plastic ducks as a memento of the day, together with a copy of the Club Directory and Diary.

She was very pleased to hear that the Club had been successful in gaining new members recently and was very enthusiastic in welcoming Bob McKay officially into the Rotary family as a new member and presenting him with his documentation and lapel badge.

The Club, with other Pembrokeshire Rotary Clubs were pleased to support the ‘Race For Life’ event at Oakwood.

The facilities were offered free of charge by the venue and the cool of the evening provided to be an ideal time for the 5k run on a very hot day.

A warm up session took place, and all competitors finished the race and received their well deserved medals. The event was very successful raising in the region of £20,000 for Cancer Research. Well done to all those who took part.

For more information about Rotary please contact the secretary on 01834 813665 or visit the Facebook page.

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