It was with great sadness that I received news of the passing of Robert McArthur on Saturday morning. Better known to most of us as Bob, he was President of The Rotary Club of Beaumaris when I joined the club. He invited me to join his board as Community Director and tasked me with organising a children’s festival. This proved to be the start of our association with Cheltenham Community Centre’s Children’s Festival which is held every October. Latterly Bob has been a champion for men’s mental health issues, particularly promoting LivingWorks safeTALK workshop program designed to prepare anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Our thoughts are with Sue and the family. We will miss him.
We have had a busy week, with a number of our community projects coming to fruition. You can read all about them in this week’s In Gear. Our meeting on Thursday 8 December is at Thai Eatery Everyday’s Sunday in Black Rock and our final meeting for the year is the Christmas Dinner at the Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron on Wednesday 14th December.
I think it appropriate that I close now. Have a safe week and raise a glass to Past President Robert (Bob) McArthur.