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News from Stonehaven Rotary Club

The speaker at last week’s meeting was Rotarian Jim Henderson, the “webmaster” for the club who gave a demonstration of the club website to members.

He showed all that could be accessed on the “public” pages which are accessible to anyone who goes on to the site and emphasized that it was the “place to go” on a regular basis as the information was always kept up to date. The site has news about forthcoming events and past ones as well as photos and reports about Rotary events.

Why not have a look at the website if you haven’t been on it before, it is bright and colourful as well as easy to use. The web address is and you can “like” us on Facebook at Stonehaven Rotary Club - District 1010. Vote of thanks was by Jennifer Macdonald.

This Saturday August 29, Stonehaven Rotary Club and Stonehaven Lions have organised refreshment stalls and other attractions to co-incide with the arrival of the Ride the North cyclists on the promenade from 3pm onwards.

Stonehaven Rotary will also be selling raffle tickets with the winning prize a mini car to raise funds for Clan. And on Sunday August 30, Stonehaven Rotary will again be involved in the annual harbour festival with the always-popular “Kipper in a bun” stall and another opportunity to buy raffle tickets for the mini.

A letter has been received from Adam Gaines the Director of the charity Prostate Scotland to thank the members of Stonehaven Rotary club for the donation of over £2000 ,being the sponsorship of the 19 cyclists from Stonehaven who took part in support of the Rotary Ride for Prostate Cancer in aid of Prostate Scotland in June.

The Rotary Ride for Prostate Cancer has done a huge amount to raise awareness of prostate cancer, reaching thousands of people throughout the county. Across Scotland, over 15,000 pieces of literature were distributed on the day, and tens of thousands of people were reached through newspaper coverage and radio broadcasts.

The charity has already received over £30,000 in funds from the ride. Over 70 Rotary Clubs in Scotland took part in the ride, which is over 30% of all the 250 clubs taking part across the GB and Ireland.

Mearns Camera Club

Mearns Camera Club had their final outing of the Summer last Sunday to the Edinburgh Festival.

The aim was to undertake some street Photography and enjoy the buzz of Edinburgh at Festival time.

The warm weather brought out large crowds who along with the various street performers ans artists advertising their shows provided a vast array of subject matter. Indeed the crowds at times were so thick that isolating groups or individuals to photograph was difficult. A demonstration by a large group of topless men and women certainly added variety to the mix. Comparing images on the way home was interesting and everybody seemed to have got something interesting and worthwhile from the day.

Thanks to Brian Doyle for organising this trip and for providing tips and guidance on street photagraphy to newbies and those unfamiliar with this genre of photography

The Camera Club have their first meeting of the 2015-16 session in the Stonehaven Community Centre in Bath Street at 7.30 on Monday, September 7.

The first evening is a meet and greet night and new members are very welcome to come along and see what the club has to offer.

Stonehaven and District flower and floral art club results

Hendry Vase - Best Exhibit Sweet Peas: B.Grant; James Carnegie Trophy - Best Exhibit Roses: A. Ferguson; Rose Cup - Most Points Roses: A. Ferguson; Lang Memorial Trophy - Best Exhibit Gladioli: E. Gilmour.

S&DHS Cup - Best Exhibit Cut Flowers: B. Grant; Tenants’ Association Trophy - Most Points Cut Flowers: B. Grant;

Traders Association Trophy - Best Exhibit Pot Plants: S. McLauchlan; Society Trophy - Most Points Pot Plants: R. Robertson.

Tenant’s Association Trophy - Most Points Vegetables: A. Ferguson; NVS Medal - Best Vegetable in Show: A. Ferguson; Society Shield - Best Exhibit Fruit: B. Grant; Anniversary Trophy - Most Points Fruit: S. Galloway; Culinary Shield - Best Exhibit Baking/Jams/Preserves: Aileen Pyper; Raymaur Trophy - Most Points Baking/Jams/Preserves: Rhona Robertson.

Arts & Craft Shield - Best Exhibit Arts & Crafts: B.Meston; Challenge Trophy - Most Points Arts & Crafts: B. Meston; Primary Trophy - Most Points Primary: Lathan Gauld; Junior Tropy - Most Points Juinior: F. Shinnie.

Teenage Trophy - Most Points Teenage: Logan Gauld.

Principal Awards

Committee Trophy - Most Points Stonehaven & District Resident: R. Robertson; Mearns Leader Rose Bowl - Most Points: A. Ferguson; Scott Trophy - Best in Show: S. McLauchlan; Floral Art S&DFA Trophy - Lin Anderson; Edith Herd Trophy: A. Pyper; Rose Bowl - Best Exhibit Floral Art: A. Pyper.

Tallest Sunflower - 4/7 age group: 1. Sinead Birkett, 2. Ellis Shinnie, 3. Holly Adams; 8/11 age group: 1. Eden Birkett, 2. Cameron Lovie, 3. Fern Shinnie.

Summer Garden Competition - Large Garden: 1. R .Robertson, 2. A. Cairnduff, 3. A. Sutherland; Small Garden: 1. M. McDonald, 2. E. Pratt, 3. M. Donald.

Container Display - 1. R. Wright, 2. D. Riddell, 3. S. McLauchlan