The Rotary Club of Irvine Seagate

2008-09

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President

Andy Lynn

In Dec. 2008, Jim Anderson was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow. in June 2009, Sandy Niven was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow pin. By this point, readers will be enjoying his highly individual style of reporting the informal as well as the formal moments in the club.

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Also . . .

This year's weekend away was at the Holly Tree Hotel on the shores of Loch Linnhe in March 2009.

Much preparatory work was done for the 2009 District Conference, covered on the next page.

The Immortal Memory Toast at the 2009 Burns Supper was proposed by Iain Doole, who had recently completed his year as President of Irvine Burns Club.

The charity income for the year totalled over £7K, of which almost £3K was raised by the Sportsmen's Dinner. After a donation of almost £2K to The Rotary Foundation, the main beneficiaries were the Primary Schools Project (£1,565), Martin Chambers Ecuador Trust (£1,500) and Leonard Cheshire Schools 4 Africa (£1,000).

Our scribe reported in March 2009 that not only Andy S., but Seagate members Geraldine, Ian and Lorna were all involved at District level and that "this could be the start of a takeover". The involvement did indeed increase - there's a longer account on the page for year 2011.

Safari Suppers have been a mainstay of autumn fellowship . . .

Over the years, Seagate Rotarians have visited most corners of the world. Rtn Andy, once of IBM, used work trips to visit clubs in Czechoslovakia. Rtn Dan has visited clubs in New Zealand on rugby trips. Rtn Fiona visited many clubs on her GSE trip in 2012. Rtn Ian has visited a breakfast club in Ohio and a casually-dressed lunchtime club in hot Hawaii. Rtns Bobby and Ian have visited clubs in Malawi and South Africa. If you know of more visits to exotic locations, please ask us to include them.