The Rev Ronnie Gall was the speaker at the December meeting of Laurencekirk and District Inner Wheel. The members participated initially in a quiz, which tested their knowledge on Fair Trade.
Fair Trade guarantees a better deal for third world producers and grew out of Christian concern for neighbours in the Third World. It ensures that there is no child labour and that children are able to be provided with an education. Fair Trade also provides reasonable working conditions and dignity at work.
Mr Gall emphasised how our buying can make a difference to the world and spoke about his involvement with Fair Trade.
Inner Wheel members were then able to view and purchase many of the Fair Trade items that are for sale at the Dickson Hall, Laurencekirk. Lucy Gall, along with her husband Ronnie run a coffee shop there which sell a wide variety of Fair Trade gift items, cards, books and food. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 9.30-4pm and Saturday 9.30-1pm.
Angela Kerr had recently represented the club at a Curling Competition In Perth and been narrowly defeated.