We were very pleased to welcome Peter to our meeting last month, who came to give a presentation on the work of the Rotary Club of Chard – Peter is now President. A particular project they have been involved with for quite a while now is Rotary’s promise to the World to end polio. We saw a video showing mainly children suffering from polio and the effect it has on their lives and the whole community, mainly in Africa. The vaccination programme set up around the World, supported by Rotary, has worked well, and in some countries it has been completely eradicated. There are still some areas affected and work continues to overcome this. We had a good question and answer session, and consequently learnt a lot about this horrible disease, and the way Rotary works across the World. Thank you very much Peter.
Unfortunately there were only a few of us able to attend, but we were pleased to welcome Anne Perez, the Parish Administrator, who came to join us after working all morning in the office.
A reminder that we shall be hosting the Deanery Advent Carol Service on Friday 10th December at 2.30pm followed by a Christmas tea in the hall. We have decided that the donations from this will be given to the MU Emergency Relief Fund. Lydia will be bringing her usual Christmas Carol Quiz. Please come and bring your friends.
Best wishes to Sylvia – you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Heather , Branch Leader