Rotary is not about politics or religion, but that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss current affairs.
The panel of experts…
Yesterday’s meeting featured a ‘Question Time’ panel, chaired by David ‘Dimbleby’ Hales, and starring Stephen Walker, Toni Butler, Martin Calver, and Paul Hammond.
Questions from members had been given to the panel before-hand to give them a chance to do some research, and there was time for general discussion on each topic.
The questions asked were:
- Should girls under 18 be encouraged to play rugby, football, and cricket? And if over 18 to carry rifles in war?
- Should Britain get rid of all diesel-engined cars?
- Should we ban the wearing of the burka or other forms of veil or hood in public?
- Should parents and schools limit the amount of use by children of social media?
- Donald Trump thinks global warming is a myth. What does the panel think?
- What is the panel’s opinion on the alleged cyber-attack by Russia on the US electoral system?
Answers on a postcard…
On 22 November, a large crowd of Rotarians, Inner Wheelers, and hangers-on went up to the Woodfalls Inn for an evening of skittles, food and drink, and good company.
Prizes were awarded to:
- Best Lady Player — Sandra Harte
- Best Gentleman Player (after a play-off against Karl Jung) — John Oram
- Best Couple — Richard and Sandra Harte were the top scorers, followed by John and Sally Oram. Because it was decided that no-one should win more than one prize, this was awarded to the 3rd place couple, Trevor and Jan Halski.
- The Bunny Trophy — Marilyn Pinnicott
Jo Bonello presenting a prize to Sandra Harte
John Oram receiving his prize from Jo Bonello
Trevor and Jan Halski
Avonway Community Wellbeing Day, organised through the Fordingbridge Carer Hub, was held on Wednesday October 26th with the objective of showcasing the many and varied services and support organisations based in and around the Fordingbridge area.
Many have a relationship with the Avonway Centre, who hosted and sponsored the day. Visitors were invited to chat to a social worker about their needs or enjoy tea, coffee and home made cake, try tai-chi for arthritis, or have their portrait taken by the Camera Club, with many other activities presented at the centre.
The Rotary club of Fordingbridge also provided a stand so that we had the opportunity to explain who we are, what we do and how we can help them.