Welcome to the Rotary Club of Upper EdenClub Number 1376
Rotary District 1190
A greeting from our president 2012-2013
Rotarian Lawrence Cowin
“Peace Through Service” is the Rotary theme for 2012-2013.
Peace is something we in the UK all tend to take for granted. This is especially relevant to the Upper Eden Valley. Peace, of course, does not just mean “End of War”. Another example is the Yomp this year which supported Hospice at Home, who offer “peace” to patients and their families in the comfort of their own home. “Peace” means different things to different people.
Having always lived in the Upper Eden area I know a bit about the community spirit that abounds in the area. The Rotary Club embodies this community spirit by working with the community in achieving their aims such “Britain in Bloom” plus the annual visit to the over eighties in the area to deliver presents at Christmas. Likewise, for the annual Yomp, the community support the Rotary Club by taking part and also assisting in the running of the event on the day.
One of the themes put forward by this year’s DG David Simpson is “Fun”. In the six years I have been a member of Rotary, I have always enjoyed the light hearted atmosphere of the weekly gathering at Nateby and I am committed to making sure this continues for my term as President.
The Upper Eden area is very much a community and the Rotary Club of Upper Eden is very much part of that community. If anyone is interested in attending our weekly meeting, please contact myself or any member.