Prior to the meeting and whilst celebrating Rotary Day, Brian Finch gave an introduction to the Poole Bay Rotary Club members.
He said the day was a cause for celebration “with so much that has been achieved by Rotarians since it started so many years ago. Not least, being the ongoing fight to bring about the elimination of polio – now in just two countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan, and now coincidentally helping to provide the expertise necessary to roll out Covid vaccinations in those countries affected, and previously affected, by polio.”
He also made a brief mention of Lent, which will finish at Easter and read this short passage from a book called Live Lent:
In the northern hemisphere, during Lent we can look forward to lengthening hours of daylight and signs of spring. Some of us are particularly sensitive to these changes, but the responses to light in deciduous trees and in birds is even more dramatic. Just a small difference in the hours of daylight has a huge effect and is enough to trigger reproductive hormones and to begin the breeding cycle.
He further reflected on words from a sermon by Bishop Karen, the Bishop of Sherborne on Ash Wednesday and said, “Her sermon reflected Lent but essentially how we and others should treat our fellow occupiers of this planet with nine simple words:
“I am sorry, I was wrong, I love you.”
He said it was something to think about and added, “Now, with the help of Boris Johnson’s new Road map, we are all looking forward with some expectation to spring…”
“…We have so much to celebrate.”
Rotary International is a global network with a motto ’Service Above Self’. Its stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organisation open to all. Anyone interested in joining Poole Bay Rotary Club can contact Alun Williams on 07974 565019 or email him email@example.com
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