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Charter Night

Wednesday 11th May 2016

Charter Night

Left to right Peter Doughty, DG Arthur Jones and Duncan Hamlett.

Prestigious Award for Rotarians at Charter Evening

On Thursday 5th May the Rotary Club of Lunesdale held its 41st Charter Evening celebration dinner at the Bentham Golf Club. It was attended by 90 people which included Rotary Club members their partners, families and friends. We were delighted to welcome also District 1190 Governor Arthur Jones, District International Chair Derek Timms and fellow Rotarians from 8 other Rotary Clubs. Guests enjoyed an excellent meal, an  address by President John Dale an address by the District Governor and were entertained by the popular well known entertainer  Norman Price.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the International Recognition Award by Arthur Jones to Rotarian Duncan Hamlett of the Lunesdale Club and to Rotarian Peter Doughty of the Kirkham & Rural Fylde Club. Last year, owing to the persistent and determined efforts of both of these Rotarians, 15 Under Six Centres, part of the Mary's Meals Charity in Malawi, were awarded an International Global Grant of £79,000. 29 Rotary Clubs, mainly in District 1190, made financial contributions to this, the biggest project ever undertaken by the District. This grant will ensure numerous  improvements to 9 of these centres and complete fitting out of 6 nu- build Centres for nursery age children. Initially 3,000 toddlers and many more in future years will benefit from a daily meal, a start on the education highway plus trained helpers in nursery care all of which is aimed at giving them a better start in life.

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