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the advertizer 6 Don’t forget . . . 11th March - Mothering Sunday Speaker Meetings at The River Inn Wednesday 24th January - David Atkinson, guest of Bob Ross, spoke on “Social Media”. David was born in South Yorkshire. He is the Chairman of the Rotary District 1230 (West of Scotland) committee for marketing, public relations and communications. Through his business - CO2 Design - a graphic design company situated in Paisley adjacent to Paisley Grammar School, which specialises in branding, printed material, websites and e-fl yers, David has learned how to use social media for promotion of businesses, charities and clubs. He welcomed the club’s use of Facebook to promote its activities and also encouraged individual members, including several socialmedia sceptics (!) to take advantage of the medium through family groups to keep in touch with distant relatives, and perhaps alleviate loneliness. Wednesday 31st January - Maisie Hamilton, Beatson Cancer Charity. Ronnie Mercer introduced Maisie who started by describing the wonderful work carried out by the Beatson. It is named after Dr George Beatson (later Sir George) who was an International pioneer in the treatment of breast cancer. The Beatson now serves a population of 2.6 million and the team sees more than 8000 new patients annually as well as administering more than 20,000 courses of chemotherapy and around 6500 courses of Radiotherapy each year. Beatson Cancer Charity is determined to beat cancer and is committed to securing signifi cant funding (currently £2M/year) to support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. There are three main functions of the charity: fundraising and communications - patient and family support - funding. After many questions Angus asked members to join him in thanking Maisie for a most interesting presentation on a very worthwhile charity. Hand-over of Mobility Scooter While many of the club’s Community Service projects support charities or groups, sometimes the opportunity arises to support a deserving family or an individual. When the club heard that Ross Stirling’s family and friends were seeking to raise money to buy a mobility scooter they rallied round and decided that Rotary would step in using funds raised by the club at various events including the annual Burns Supper and BBQ. The photograph shows Community Service Chair Ronnie Mercer at the hand-over of the scooter, purchased by Rotary, to Ross, who suffered a brain stem stroke in August 2015. Ross’s wife Janice said “We cannot thank Gryffe Valley Rotary Club enough for providing the scooter. It will help Ross with his goal of getting out for walks with me and the dog, raise his level of independence and in so doing lift his spirits.” EVENT PLANNER The following events have been confi rmed: • Monday 12th March 2018: Primary School Quiz will be held on Monday 12th March 2018 at the British Legion Club, Bridge of Weir. Taking part will be Houston, St Fillan’s, Bridge of Weir and St Columba’s Junior School. Parents and friends welcome. • Friday 2nd March 2018: Closing date for Young Writer competition - All the usual primary and secondary schools have been invited to take part. The judges have also been contacted and agreed to assist. The title for the young people is ‘A Different Perspective.’ • Wednesday 21st March 2018 - Dinner meeting Nigel Willis – ‘The Darien Scheme’ • Sun 15th April 2018: Charity Musical Lunch at St Columba’s School. 12.30 for 13.00. Tickets from Club members. • Sunday 29th April 2018. Annual 10K run. Save the date and spread the word! • Saturday 19th May 2018: Rotary Charity Car Wash at Beaton Bros Funeral Directors Dinner meetings are held in The River Inn, Crosslee at 7.00pm for 7.30. If you are interested in Rotary and would to like to attend or help at any of these events please contact the club via the “contact” button on the website www.gryffevalley-rotary.org.uk . deadline date for our april issue - Friday 16th March - You don’t want to miss it!!
march 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: email@example.com 7 Kilbarchan Bike Swap LEAP’s next Bike Swap will be hosted by the Kilbarchan Boys Brigade, as part of this year’s Pass It On Week. It will be held at the Kilbarchan Parish Church Hall (off Steeple Square), on Saturday 17th March, 11am-1pm. Swap your old bike (in any condition) for another more suitable one or donate an unused bike so someone else can use it. It’s a great way to clear out old bikes to make space in garden sheds. Bikes needing some TLC will be passed on to Kibbleworks in Paisley to be refurbished. Want to start cycling but have no bike to swap? Come along near the end to see if we have one that would suit you. For more information, visit our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/myleapproject - or email susie@ myleapproject.org @GryffeAds www.advertizer.co.uk
march 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: info@
march 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: info@