“Service above Self” Registered Charity No.1029143 RIBI No.1306 Inaugurated 1977 Rotary International District 1110
A SHORT SUMMARY OF RECENT MEETINGS
30th September 2010 Business Meeting. Webmaster on holiday, and no report yet received. 23rd September 2010 Committees Evening. Each committee met seperately before our meal to discus progress and future plans. 16th September 2010 A fellowship evening including much hilarity and banter 9th September 2010 Talk by Robin Tatler, visiting from somewhere unpronounceable in Scotland, who gave a fascinating talk about ‘The Homeless World Cup’ - an event held each year since 2003 at differing international venues. The idea is to get together teams, from various nations, of homeless people (male and female teams) who go through a selection process before being chosen to represent their nation in the finals. The whole events are sponsored and the annual tournament lasts about 1 week. Rotary has recently got involved and now contributes towards “Football Boxes” which cost £500 and contain enough kit etc to enable 10 individuals to become ‘trainers’ who can then introduce 20 or so homeless persons to the project. Benefits in self esteem, worth, motivation etc were very evident. For further details go to URL: www.justgiving.com/football-box 7th September 2010 Boules: A scratch team of 6 (Ivor, Richard, Graham H, Dane, Willie, Gordon), met Lymington at the boules terrain at Hordle. Initially a walkover by Highcliffe was on the cards as only one Lymington player arrived. However another 4 Lymingtonians eventually turned up and after some juggling of the rules for the evening, Highcliffe were triumphant (doubles: 1 game each, triples: Highcliffe win). Players afterwards retired to the Three Bells for some well-deserved celebratory refreshment.