Archive for the ‘Charitable Works’ Category

David Beckham

19th March 2013 by JimmyMBE No Comments

Well, those of you who know me well, will understand that I rarely mention soccer or even soccer players. Therefore it is with great pleasure that I break my tradition and praise Mr David Beckham for his stunning donation to the Rotary ‘END POLIO NOW’ campaign. David is a UNICEF ambassador and recently shared a […]

Inspiring Idea

1st March 2013 by JimmyMBE 1 Comment

GoGetFunding Project.. I like ideas that provide opportunities which give to others, this one recent idea though has a greater twist and it started a couple of days ago when a friend gave me a link to ‘KIVA’ – the site which links prospective funders with micro businesses in areas around the world, facilitating micro […]

Absolutely Brilliant

30th January 2013 by JimmyMBE No Comments

I have only been a member of Rotary since the start of 2005, although my parents encouraged me to live a life of ‘service above self’ in the community since the mid 1960’s. I have had the privilege of being involved in a ‘Rotary Foundation’ funded program, GSE as a team leader (GSE=Group Study Exchange) […]

Amazing Additions

1st January 2010 by JimmyMBE No Comments

A positive start to 2010 is very much the order of the day, we have below a shortlist of potential recipients of the first PA.Me Awards. The PA.Me Award is a simple certificate and a special limited edition lapel bar – for the inaugural recipients. There are so many other worthy initiatives / projects / […]

Superb Stories

11th July 2009 by JimmyMBE No Comments

The power and passion of other humans can never be measured, charitable works can be seen in a multitude of guises and I will share some of these with you at this time. I was fortunate to be selected by my District in Rotary to lead a team of young professionals on a ‘Group Study […]

Making Millions

17th June 2009 by JimmyMBE No Comments

I was chatting with a young asian friend who happens to be a millionaire, he has worked hard and built a large number of property portfolio’s which also have businesses located in them, providing a further income. He is a genuine young man who contributes a lot of money to charitable causes, locally, nationally and […]

Incredible Insight

9th June 2009 by JimmyMBE No Comments

Last week Mr Jim McColl of Clydeblowers shared an incredible insight to the growth of the company during the past few years, how he managed to encourage the workforce and other businesses – including his competitors in some fields – to share the vision and move towards being the leaders in their sector in 5 years. […]

Positive Promotion

7th March 2009 by JimmyMBE No Comments

Rotary ‘rules – ok’. We had a great fundraising event last night in aid of the local cardiac rehabilitation unit – nearly 80 rotarians, friends and family managed to raise in excess of £2,500 I am aware of so many other fundraising events going on at the same time, I had been invited to 2 […]

Happy St VALENTINE’s Day

14th February 2009 by JimmyMBE No Comments

What a brilliant way to show others that they are special, Rotary have a Motto – ‘Service Above Self’; also in the Bible, Jesus told us to ‘shower our enemies with love’, after the Omagh bombing the father of one of the young ladies who died was broadcast around the world almost immediately after his […]

Be honest and up front

4th January 2009 by JimmyMBE No Comments

This particular issue has been with me for 40 years, since I first got involved in doing voluntary work. In the current economic climate you can still give as much and even give more without it hitting you financially – Ooooooh! I can hear you thinking – this sounds intriguing, well it is very simple […]