Like all other clubs, we have had to suspend our regular meetings during the coronavirus pandemic. We are holding video meetings instead.
Many of our members are donating the money that we would have spent on lunch to our Trust Fund. The first donation from the fund went to Perth and Kinross Foodbank .
There is one advantage to virtual meetings - we can include people from many places.
At this meeting, our speaker was in Leatherhead, one of our members is in Thailand, and we had a guest from our our twinned Rotary Club of Aschaffenburg-Schönbusch in Germany.
We heard about the excellent work done by Global Sight Solutions , a charity that establishes eye hospitals in the developing world to treat avoidable blindness. It was started by a Rotary club and is supported by Rotary funding and volunteers.
We were delighted to support The Lighthouse for Perth by buying new hoodies for the staff and volunteers.
The Lighthouse for Perth offer support to anyone aged 12 or over who is struggling with their mental health or emotions. This includes people who are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide. As well as a listening service, they provide a safe space for people who are at crisis point.
The service they offer is invaluable, and the staff are amazing! The hoodies are needed so that staff and volunteers are readily identifiable.