Rotarians’ referendum talk

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President Sandy Bannerman welcomed members to last week’s Rotary Club meeting and introduced Selkirk president Jim McPherson and four members of the club, who were visiting. They heard an illustrated address by Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, outlining his party’s views on the referendum. His talk resulted in many questions which made for a lively session, after which Sandy gave the vote of thanks.

Jim McPherson presented a cheque for £100 to the club as a share of the money raised at a walk in May in which Ron and Pat Sutherland, who attended the meeting, took part.

A cheque for £68 was also received from Kelso Rotary Club through the Border Union Show for assistance rendered by Sandy Bannerman and Scott Elliot at the Countryside for Kids Project, held at Springwood Park, Kelso, earlier in the year.

The club will again be filling shoeboxes to send to children and families in Eastern European countries, often the only Christmas present these families receive and the joy a small box can give is worth all the effort.

Our boxes have instructions of what is suitable to put in them. Northport in the High Street will have the boxes available and offer a collection point for those willing to help fill them. If you have problems picking the boxes up ring organiser Mairhi Trickett on 218519.