Rotary Club’s donations to good causes

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Hawick Rotary Club president Scott Elliot presided over last week’s AGM, and reported a successful year of office, his second term, when all targets had been met and objectives achieved. The various convenors and officials reported on their successful activities. A satisfactory balance sheet was presented and amongst the highlights were donations to the shoe box appeal (£100); primary school swimming medals (£100); Denholm defibrilator (£200); Border Holiday Group (£250); Salvation Army food bank (£100); Mary’s Meals ( £500); Foundation End Polio Now (£1,160); Olivia Giles 500 miles (£1,200); Dictionary 4 life (£112); and various other good causes making a total of £4,283.96.

The Dictionary 4 life project saw all primary six pupils at Burnfoot school receiving dictionaries and it is proposed to extend this scheme to all P6 children in and around Hawick.

President Scott attended the annual primary schools swimming gala and presented the medals which were supplied by the club.

The quiz team of Ron Smith, Ron Sutherland, Gus Neilson and Jim Walker were narrowly defeated in the recent plate final of the district competition.

A successful golf tournament at Monksford Golf Club, which was arranged by Brian Beattie, saw £1,005 raised for End Polio Now and local charities. The prize draw hamper was won by Bette McLaren.

Rotarians helped with stewarding the Schools Out Day at Kelso and Hawick High’s art display at a shop opposite the town hall.