Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Thu 28th June 2018 Breakfast - Speaker John Marshall, MK Food Bank

Thu 21st June 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Paula Rastrick -Brain Tumour Research Update

Thu 14th June 2018 **Evening Meeting** - Club Assembly

Instead of our Thursday breakfast we will have an evening meeting at the Holiday I to hold our club assembly. The main business will be to get every member involved in the club, filling our officer positions and bring people onto our committees.
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Mon 11th June 2018 Council

Thu 7th June 2018 **INVITATION BREAKFAST** - Speaker Hilary Spurrier- Ice and wildlife in the Arctic

An example of Hillary's work Please do come and find out more about the club at our special invitation breakfast. Contact any MKGU member you know to book in advance. Cost - £8pp, but free if this is your first visit to the club. read more...

Thu 31st May 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Anna Saunders The Puzzle Centre

Thu 24th May 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Laura McManus -Medical Elective Trip to a hospital in Milawi

Thu 17th May 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Caitlin Harvey -A member talk

Mon 14th May 2018 Council

Thu 10th May 2018 Games Night

Annual games night with local clubs. Details TBC

Thu 10th May 2018 Breakfast - Business Meeting

Thu 3rd May 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Natalie Crossman- Anglian Water Ambassador

Fri 27th April 2018 Barn Dance

Pair of cowboys in every sense ! Our barn dance on 27 April 2018 raised £1,127 for Wheelpower. read more...

Thu 26th April 2018 Breakfast - Fellowship Meeting

Thu 19th April 2018 Breakfast - Speaker John Williams The Great War at Sea

Thu 12th April 2018 Breakfast Business Meeting

Mon 9th April 2018 Council

Thu 5th April 2018 Breakfast Brenda Lowe - Rotary Peace Ambassador

Thu 29th March 2018 Breakfast Speaker- Stephen Gordon-Wilson

Thu 22nd March 2018 Breakfast, Speaker - Deborah Foster and Adam Naisbitt, SEMLEP

Deborah and Adam will be speaking to us about the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership and their work to connect schools, colleges and businesses in order to provide opportunities for young people.

Fri 16th March 2018 Race Night 2018 - Milton Keynes & Milton Keynes Grand Union

Our join race night with Milton Keynes Rotary Club was repeated in March 2018 at the Sumerlin Centre in Woburn Sands and raised £1,435 read more...

Thu 15th March 2018 Breakfast -Business Meeting

Wed 14th March 2018 Technology Tournament

In 2018 our tech tournament is on Wednesday 14 March, at Denbigh School, Milton Keynes, starting at 9am and closing at 3.00pm. We usually have between 20 and 25 teams involved, each with 4 students. read more...

Thu 8th March 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Iain Stewart MP -Life in the House

Thu 1st March 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Richard Carter -Boarstal Tower

Thu 22nd February 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Steve Bradley- Invernate Holiday Home

Thu 15th February 2018 Breakfast -Business Meeting

Thu 8th February 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Neil Beeton -My Concord Flight

Thu 1st February 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Ben Grocott - Electric Vehicles Centre MK

Thu 25th January 2018 Breakfast -Speaker Paul Redwood - Update in Rotary Foundation

Thu 18th January 2018 Breakfast - Speaker Sally Anderson -Money Lifeline

Thu 11th January 2018 Breakfast -Business Meeting

Thu 4th January 2018 Breakfast - Fellowship

Thu 28th December 2017 PLEASE NOTE NO MEETING

There will be no meeting due to the Christmas shut down at the OU Have a Happy Christmas and we will see you in the New Year.

Thu 21st December 2017 Breakfast - Christmas Quiz tbc

Thu 14th December 2017 Breakfast - Speaker -Our Global Scholar Paul Shakeshaft

Paul be talking about his background and being on Rotary’s Global Scholar programme. He is studying for a research master’s degree with University of Buckingham, though he is actually based in Oxford.

Mon 11th December 2017 Club Council Meeting

24 Bonnards Road
Newton Longeville
MK17 0DS

Fri 8th December 2017 MKGU Christmas Dinner

The club's Christmas Dinner will be at the Old Swan at Astwood

Thu 7th December 2017 Breakfast - Ed Reeney -Bee Keeping

Thu 30th November 2017 Breakfast - Speaker Denise Creisson -District Membership Chair

Thu 23rd November 2017 Breakfast - Fellowship Meeting

Thu 16th November 2017 Breakfast - Business Meeting

Tue 14th November 2017 Visit to Military Intellegence Museum at Chicksands

This equipment was used to create accurate models from aerial photographs, providing vital insights to the forces in WW2. Hosted visit for club members to the museum at Chicksands read more...

Mon 13th November 2017 Club Council Meeting

24 Bonnards Road
Newton Longeville
MK17 0DS

Thu 9th November 2017 Open Meeting, Speaker Peter Kara- High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire - The Role of The High Sheriff

This is one of those occasional meetings where we make an explicit effort to invite interested friends to join our meeting. Peter Kara is a long-standing rotarian as well as being High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire. Do come along and find out more. read more...

Thu 2nd November 2017 Breakfast - Speaker, Professor Kevin McConway - The use and misue of statistics

Kevin McConway is Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics at the Open University and for several years was a co-presenter on the BBC Radio 4 programme, More or Less. He will discuss use and of statistics in assessing risk.

Fri 27th October 2017 Rotary Quiz Night - raised £1,200 for Wheelpower

The winners of our 2017 quiz receiving their prize Our popular quiz night was held again at MK Snap on 27 October 2017 and raised £1,200 in aid of Wheelpower. After a tough eight rounds of questions, the "spare parts" from Aspley Guise emerged as the winners - for the third year on the trot !
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Thu 26th October 2017 Breakfast - Speaker Cheryl Law- District Governor

Thu 19th October 2017 Breakfast - Club and Charity AGM

We will approve accounts for the 16/17 years, confirm the Trustees of the charity and the officers for next year.

Sun 15th October 2017 Social Event - Only Fools And Boycie

An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis. read more...

Thu 12th October 2017 Breakfast - Speaker Hilary Spurrier- World Vision

Mon 9th October 2017 Club Council Meeting

24 Bonnards Road
Newton Longeville
MK17 0DS

Sun 8th October 2017 Wheel chair challenge

It would be great if members can take part in the annual wheel chair challenge in Bedford, which supports our President's Charity, Wheel Power. read more...

Thu 5th October 2017 Breakfast - Speaker, Alan Dryer - Osteopath

Thu 28th September 2017 Breakfast - Rob Tate- Extra Mile Cycle Challenge 2017

Thu 21st September 2017 Breakfast - Business Meeting and Farewell to those going on the Extra Mile Challenge

Thu 14th September 2017 Breakfast - Speaker Brian Matthews -Driverless Cars

Mon 11th September 2017 Club Council Meeting

24 Bonnards Road
Newton Longeville
MK17 0DS

Thu 7th September 2017 Breakfast - Speaker Chris Hayter of the Oasis Project The Gambia

Chris will update us as to the progress of the new school in The Gambia

Thu 31st August 2017 Breakfast - Speaker Paul Blackwell - Victoria Coach Station

Victoria Coach Station

Thu 24th August 2017 Breakfast - Speaker Nicky Skavydis -Current Fraud Trends across the UK

Current Fraud Trends across the UK

Tue 22nd August 2017 Golf Day in aid of Polio Eradication

One of our golfers in action Our annual golf day at Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Golf Club is the most important way in which we contribute to Rotary International's fight to eradicate polio from the world. read more...

Fri 18th August 2017 Proms in the Park

This annual concert by the MK City Orchestra in Campbell Park is set to be a great social event of the club. read more...

Thu 17th August 2017 Breakfast - Business Meeting

Mon 14th August 2017 Club Council Meeting

24 Bonnards Road
Newton Longeville
MK17 0DS

Thu 10th August 2017 Breakfast - Speaker Jo Green - Safety Centre- Hazard Alley

Thu 3rd August 2017 Breakfast - Speaker Stephen Whitton Radio Presenter- Observations from behind the microphone

Thu 27th July 2017 Breakfast - Speaker - Nick Brand History of Gayhurst

Nick will give us an overview of the history of Gayhurst just outside Newport Pagnell

Thu 20th July 2017 Breakfast - Julie Mickleburgh from New Chapter Primary School

Julie will be explaining a project which could benefit from Rotary support so we can decide how we proceed as a club. We will also use any available time for the monthly business meeting.

Fri 14th July 2017 Walk around Harrold-Odell Country Park

Meeting at the visitor's car park and walking from there around the park which is about 2 miles and then having a meal at the Green Man Pub in Lavendon

Thu 13th July 2017 Breakfast - Speaker, Chris Rattenbury, Wheel Power

Chris is a power lifter who took part in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and an ambassador for Wheel Power. He will be talking to us about their work. read more...

Mon 10th July 2017 Club Council Meeting

24 Bonnards Road
Newton Longeville
MK17 0DS

Thu 6th July 2017 Breakfast - Speaker, John Woolfe, Jewlery

John will bring along some examples of his work and talk about making jewlery
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