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School teams gear up for Inverurie Rotary's quiz night

By David Porter

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Youngsters from schools in and around Inverurie are getting their thinking caps on as preparations begin for the annual Rotary quiz.

Inverurie Rotary met at the Kintore Arms.
Inverurie Rotary met at the Kintore Arms.

There were also preparations to be made by the club members themselves as member Jim McColl explained.

He said: "“The week following our Club Council’s monthly deliberations is known as Information Night.

"There was no guest speaker and members are given the opportunity to discuss all elements of the club’s business.

"To make that easier and business-like the club has a number of committees with an elected convenor.

"There are actually five sub-committees with each convenor invited to answer questions from members.

"For example, last week a team of members participated in a collection day for the British Heart Foundation collecting a princely sum of over £800!.

Events Convenor Howard Hughes reported on arrangements for the clubs own major fund-raiser coming up in April – the WAGS dinner.

Last year’s event raised in the order of £12,000 for charity.

As Jim noted: "Hopefully we can repeat the exercise this year but to do so, the members have to pull out the stops to support the event.

"The guest speakers this year are the winners of our last four dinners.

"How is this line-up for what we call our Wag of Wags – Debbie Lesley, Graham Thomson, Jimmy Dick and Colin Slessor!.

"Better than a night at the London Palladium so be prepare to split your sides if you join us!".

Club member Sandy Lamb reported that there were nine teams entered for the Schools Quiz to be held later this month in the Hopeville.

As Jim said: "It is a night we all look forward to – competitors, supporters, parents, Rotarians giving of their best.

"It is one the best elements in our calendar.

"Mention of income to support charities included The Glee Club, to date this season we have added another £800 to the kitty!

"When Chairman Iain Mathers, closed the meeting, the discussions and arguments continued for quite some time.”

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