Stonehaven and District Rotary Club Round-up

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Speaker at the lunchtime meeting of Stonehaven Rotary Club on February 4 was Dr Keith Stewart, guest of Rotarian Graham McIntosh.

He spoke about an educational resource on the local history of the First World War in which the Heritage Association had been involved.

In his talk, he spoke about the history of the War Memorial on the Black Hill and about Helen Milne, a Stonehaven nursing sister, who is the only woman to be included in the list of names on the War memorial.

On Saturday, February 7, the District round of the Young Chef competition took place at Dundee College.

The District Organiser of this competition is Stonehaven Rotarian Mike Robins, with Rotarian Jim Henderson as official photographer.

The local club competition was held at Mackie Academy last November and was won by Heather Nisbet, a second year pupil at Mackie, who went on to compete in Dundee, and won again!

She now progresses to cook in one of the four UK area competitions, with the one for Scotland scheduled for March 7, again at Dundee College.

Last Wednesday, February 11, the Rotary District 1010 Governor, Keith Hopkins, visited the club and spoke to members.

As District Governor, he has to try to visit all the clubs in the District during his year of office - no mean feat when you consider that the District, 1010, stretches from the Northern shores of the Firth of Forth, to the Shetland Isles in the North, and the Hebrides in the West with 88 Rotary Clubs!

Keith is a member of Kirriemuir Rotary Club and he was accompanied on Wednesday by his wife, Mary. Keith’s talk was interesting, thought provoking and entertaining.

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