Rotary Club supplied two emergency kits

Pictured is Jim with a disaster kit
Pictured is Jim with a disaster kit

Street art was the topic of an interesting presentation at last week’s Brechin Rotary Club meeting at the Caledonian Hotel.

The presentation was given by club president Jim Huston, who spoke of the work done by Nicholas Arndt.

The Russian-born artist used 3-D techniques on his work, to impressive effect.

The artist’s work brilliantly gives illusions of a reality that is not actually there, and Jim’s illustrated talk showed several mind boggling examples of the artist’s work.

During this meeting, it was also revealed by the club president that the Brechin group had supplied two emergency boxes at a cost of £1100 for use in disaster zones in the World.

Jim said that Rotary clubs worldwide have supplied many thousands of these over the years and have proved to be a life saver.

The boxes include a tent and a collection of useful items that are adapted depending on the nature and location of the disaster, and even include a small selection of small gifts for children that help restore a sense of normality.

ShelterBox teamed up with Rotary International in 2012, becoming the organisations first project partner. The agreement allowed both groups to collaborate to help bring relief and aid to survivors of disasters across the globe.

Brechin’s Inner Wheel group donated £300 earlier in the year to the Rotary Club’s for ShelterBox.