Rotary Club president Sandy Bannerman welcomed members to last week’s meeting, at which Hawick club member Robin Mason gave an interesting talk on his weekly column in the Hawick News, ‘Get Outdoors’, which is now in its 35th week.
The article is limited to 500 words and covers a different subject each week. It highlights country life around Hawick and district and Robin often gets inspiration while walking his dog over the local hills. Of an enquiring and observant mind, he can find interest in flora, fauna, birds, animals and the like and relate them in an article which is informative and very enjoyable to read. He often gets clues from neighbours and friends who pass on to him unusual things they have come across.
Robin said if his column each week encouraged people to be aware and see the wonders of nature all around them then his efforts have been worthwhile. Several questions arose, after which past-president and Paul Harris Award-holder Jack Swanston gave the vote of thanks.