IT HAS been a busy fortnight for Brechin Rotary Club who, along with their regular meetings, arranged a talk by Doug Scott CBE alongside Brechin High School.
Mr Scott presentation, “Moments of Being”, encompassed his early childhood time leading to his career in teaching, culminating in his many trips abroad climbing with other world class mountaineers.
His presentation included stunning photographs of the mountains and the local peoples and detailed a life of adventure in which several times he had been badly injured and had seen several climber friends and many local porters killed in their sport.
The evening raised around £400, which will be split between Rotary Charities and Doug’s Nepal Trust.
The club also recently welcomed two new members - Brian Vettesse, an accountant, and Dr John Cavanagh, rector of Montrose Academy.
At their last regular meeting, club member Andy Edgar outlined an interesting new idea for fundraising. In recent times the club has tried many different ways to raise money for good causes including a duck race, a casino night, bag packs, a race night, Quiz nights, a ceilidh, a bucket collection at Brechin City FC and the Doug Scott evening.
Andy revealed to the club members a brain wave of his that would add to this list with something completely different. Delivering some of the details in a most businesslike and thorough manner, albeit rippled with his impish sense of humour, he said that final preparations should be made before it was exposed to the world! Andy was given a vote of thanks by club member Dave Howson.
Arbroath Rotarians visited the Brechin recently and the clubs competed in the Rotary District Gavel competition. After a light hearted and enjoyable evening, Brechin finished second.