Saturday, November 01, 2008

Darlington Rotary Club

Yesterday I was delighted to attend one of the regular lunches organised by the Rotary Club in Darlington, at their regular venue in the Dolphin Centre. I had been asked to speak about waste disposal in the Borough.

The club have some fantastic old possessions, inluding a ceremonial chair and gavel, which only looked slightly incongruous in the Dolphin Centre's Studio Room. As you all probably know, Rotary do a fantastic amount of work raising money for good causes world-wide - the Darlington branch is one of the largest in the North East.

I spoke for the allotted 20 minutes, and then took some interesting questions on wheelie bins vs. black bags; green waste; and how the Council might be able to offer further help to small businesses during this downturn.

It was a really good session, and has given me some points to take back to the Town Hall to address next week.


Anonymous said...

Alan Macnab writes....

Darlington Rotary Club gave a much needed contribution towards sending Middleton Rangers Under 10s Football Team to take part in the Amsterdam European Cup in Haarlem, The Netherlands in May which they won in glorious style.

The boys won the Darlington Sports Winners team of the month for October and now go forward to the Local Heroes Awards at the Hardwick Hall on the 27th November when they are on the shortlist of three for the junior team of the year. Fingers will be well and truly crossed for our European champions.

Thank you Darlington Rotary Club.

Darlington Councillor said...

Many thanks for that Alan - yes Rotary do a fantastic job here in Darlington and elsewhere.