The Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven has joined forces with its Mother Club, the Rotary Club of Sleaford to raise money to aid the people of Ukraine. We are working directly with Rotary Clubs in Poland (and hopefully with Clubs in the Ukraine if they are still able) to send money. The people of the UK (and the rest of the world) have been very generous in providing supplies to be sent to Eastern Europe but we have been advised that money is need by agencies in the area to simply buy fuel so that those supplies can be transported into the Ukraine.To that end both Sleaford Clubs will be ‘rattling tins’ in both Sleaford and Ruskington from Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March. The locations in Sleaford have yet to be confirmed but Rotarians will be in the Winchelsea car park in Ruskington from 10am on Friday and Saturday. Rotary guarantee that at least 99% of the donations will reach the affected areas (this figure is based on previous collections for the Tsunami in Asia and the earthquakes in Haiti in the early 2000s).
Natalie Mason from the Alvey School in Sleaford gave us a fascinating talk about the World War Two Air Raid Shelter that has been refurbished to ‘as was’ in the 1940s. It is located within the school grounds and is used to educate children into 20th Century history. There has recently been a ‘WOW’ day where re-enactors – including a jeep and a mortar that fired blanks – explained to the pupils what went on during the conflict. She went as far as wearing period clothing and hairstyle for the event and is pictured with President Tony.
At the February 16th meeting Paul Dean from Ruskington became the newest member of the worldwide community when he was inducted by President Tony. Welcome Paul.
The Club recently had a very successful Gin Tasting at the ‘Insomnia’ Coffee Shop (next to Hockmeyer Motors garage). A number of Gins were ‘sampled’ and their origins explained by Rachel Slingsby.
The Club has recently welcomed two past members back into the Rotary movement. Rotarian Janette Merilion was previously a member of our Mother Club a number of years ago but left due to work commitments and Rotarian John Dixon left for personal reasons. They are pictured with President Tony and their sponsors Robin Beever and Angela Bailey. Welcome back to both.