By Brian Stott
Six weeks now since I stepped up to be President of Skipton Craven Rotary.
I have enjoyed every minute and been delighted with the support I have received from Vice President John Exley, Secretary Tom Relton, Treasurer Tom Ashworth, the Committee Chairs and the “Rank and File” Members. Thank You!
We have already “Made a Difference” in several areas. We have given £250 to Marie Curie Bradford. We collected £1177 in our buckets as Entrance Donations at Manorlands Hospice Garden Party. Here is Rotarian Bob Marchant at Manorlands.
We have sponsored local students to visit RYLA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_Youth_Leadership_Awards and Ocean Youth Trust http://www.oytnorth.org.uk/ in July and reports filtering back are that our young people benefitted enormously from the experience.
What have we got “In the Pipeline”?
Well, of course, the Traditional Start to Skipton district Festive Season is www.skiptonsantafunrun.com 26 November when we hope again to raise in excess of £30,000.
Have a look at this video of the 2016 event. Once you have seen it you will want to join us!
I have arranged for a regular piece on The Skipton Press and the articles I have put on there are proving very popular, along with excellent coverage arranged in The Craven Herald by Clive Jolliffe our Communications Lead, all items we put out contain a link to our website and visits have increased to over 1000 per month from around 300
We are involved this year with The Skipton International Puppet Festival at end of September. This is a truly magnificent 3-day event and we have given £1000 to stage Puppet Making Workshops open to all so that children from our community can join in. We have our Club Logo on the brochure and website of this event. Take a look http://www.skiptonpuppetfestival.co.uk/.
Finally, we are providing a December “Kids Out” Day at Brooklands School Skipton and live reindeer, a sleigh and a snow machine have already been booked.
And we held a quiz night for members recently and here is a photo of some of our members with their prizes!