Speaker Meeting 24th October 2016

Andy Cartwright
The talk that doesn't talk, talk
End Polio Now - World Polio Day

The Rotary Club of Church Wilne celebrated "End Polio Now Day" in style with 4 events in quick succession.

On Sunday 23rd around 4,000 purple Crocus corms were planted by members and partners of the club at the square on Victoria Avenue Borrowash, the Gordon Lacy Centre and the 2 flag poles at both ends of Ockbrook.

1,000 or so Crocus corms have also been given to schools in the area.

The bulbs are Ruby Giant and represent the purple colour that is painted on to the fingers of millions of children on Polio eradication days as this ensures none are missed on the day.

The crocus corm planting team

The Church Wilne Rotary Morris Dancers practicing

Andy and Tony in their managerial role
making sure Joyce and Brian do the job properly

At the Club's weekly meeting at the Royal Oak on Monday 24th Rotarian Andy Cartwright gave a brief update on Rotary's involvement since 1985 with the eradication of Polio linked to its partners.

Then something completely different was shown to a captivated audience in the form of a futurist video of a major development called "Edinburgh St James"

This a 1.7million sq ft development on 4 floors in Edinburgh of prime retail, luxury hotels, 30 restaurants, food outlets and 250 new homes.

The architecture will be striking with breathtaking views and will be a world renowned retail experience.

Andy will be very much involved with the development of the John Lewis' flagship store for Scotland and the North of England.

The cost is estimated to be £980 million and work has just commenced and is projected to be completed by September 2020.

The Edinburgh St James project

On the same evening Rotarian Greg Maskalick organised an "End Polio Now" Concert at the Ockbrook Moravian Church when an audience of family, friends and Church Wilne Rotarians enjoyed music and songs provided by the Settlement Singers, Arioso, Viva Voce with guests vocalists and instrumentalist.

£460 was raised at the concert which will be tripled by the Bill Gates Foundation.

Over the week four local hostelries will be serving Draycott Brewing Company special beer and the club has arranged for members and friends to visit and enjoy this quality beer. There will be a donation to the club's Polio fund for every pint sold.

All in all an active, successful and fun week for the members, friends and supporters of the Rotary Club of Church Wilne

For more information on Rotary, our speaker evenings, events and the main activities organised by our club please contact our Secretary, Mick White at: rccw1220@gmail.com

Ray Terry
For the Rotary Club of Church Wilne

10th October 2016


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