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Quite a Rotary quilt!

Quite a Rotary quilt!

It’s a quilt made out of Rotary ties and which is part of a silent auction which will raise funds for a scholarship set up in memory of a long-serving Rotary member.

A London-based Rotary club is holding an unusual charitable auction. It’s a stunning quilt which has been made out of a large number of Rotary ties belonging to one of its club members.

Mortimer (Tim) H. Raath was a long-time member of St Marylebone Rotary.

He was a dedicated Rotarian for 37 years, serving as President and London District Foundation Chairman, continuing in that role to steer the District through Rotary International’s Future Vision Pilot Scheme.

Tim served on the Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland’s Foundation Committee and was a Rotary International Cadre carrying out assignments in India and Russia.

His passion was Foundation, Rotary’s own charity, and to mark his passing, the club is presenting a quilt, 82 ½ inches square, which has Tim’s old Rotary ties as a centrepiece.

The club is inviting Rotarians to enter a silent auction. They can send bids to Tom Lester by May 9that the latest.

The winning bid will be announced at the Rotary club’s President’s Dinner on May 13th.

All proceeds will go to The Mortimer Raath Scholarship which St Marylebone Rotary has set up in his memory.

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