In December, 1981, Brechin Rotary Club resumed its association with Abe Bailey Scholarship winners from South Africa, and entertained 14 students from 13 universities to lunch at the Northern Hotel.
Vice-president Ron Stewart welcomes the guests.
They included Colonel Tom Lamb, of The Burn, Edzell, where the students were staying.
The Rev. W.G. Burns spoke about the association with the scholarship winners.
Pieter Johannes Graaf expressed thanks on behalf of the students.
Other Rotary Club news that week included a reminder that the Christmas tree in St Ninian’s Square is gifted annually by Lord Dalhousie, felled by Estate workers and transported and erected on site by employees of Tayside Regional Council. The lights belong to Rotary but they are put up by the Region when the rest of the Square’s lights are going up.
Comment was made about the “recurring theft by mindless, selfish and destructive vandals. In two hours on Thursday night, the first day of the lighting, approximately 40 lamps were removed. The lights had to be switched off because of the danger from open, live sockets.