Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Thu 28th June 2018 Handover

Handover logo The seal of office (together with her stock of wet fish) is passed on to the new President, Tony Roberts

Thu 21st June 2018 Guildhall tour, + George's Café & Bistro

This trip, involved a tour of the Guildhall, followed by a meal at the George's Cafe and Bistro. read more...

Thu 14th June 2018 Ablitt Shield evening

Ablitt Shield The annual presentation to someone or a group who are noteworthy in Scouting.

Wed 13th June 2018 Rotary Kids Out

This is the annual trip to Wicksteed Park, but this year with students from a different school. read more...

Thu 7th June 2018 40th anniversary summer party

Part time As part of the celebrations of our 40th, we held a summer party at Wellingborough Golf Club.

Wed 6th June 2018 Council meeting at 7:15. 12th of 12

Just a short, half-hour meeting to agree a few essentials.

Sat 2nd June 2018 Derby Day lunch

Racing Derby Day This fundraiser is to be held at Northampton GC. The main charity is Alzheimer's UK Northamptonshire. read more...

Thu 31st May 2018 Modern Art, with Eloise Colbourne

Art palette NB This is a with-partners evening. The speaker is Mike's daughter

Thu 24th May 2018 Business Meeting

AGM 11th of 12

Thu 24th May 2018 Council meeting, at 6:30 11th of 12

Council mtg 11th of 12
NB Date Change

Fri 18th May 2018 Charity Golf day

Club and ball Overstone Park Golf Club

Thu 17th May 2018 Club Assembly

This is the annual shindig where the incoming executive team lay out their plans for the year, the District rep tells us how good it is and we all nod sagely.

Thu 10th May 2018 iMA

Vanessa Wallace Vanessa Wallace, who is a Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy coach, is to share with us an iMA session read more...

Thu 3rd May 2018 A Vet's Story, with Dick Bennett

Vet and dog Hopefully there won't be lots of pics of gruesome pet injuries to 'upset the horses'. Who knows? It might be short for Veteran not Veterinarian

Wed 2nd May 2018 Lichfield and the National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum This was a trip organised by Tony Billson to see the fair Staffordshire town of Lichfield and its cathedral, have lunch and then visit the NMA at Alrewas.

Wed 2nd May 2018 National Memorial Arboretum visit

National Memorial Arboretum A re-scheduled visit to the NMA by coach, with lunch in Lichfield
NB This is a with-partners' event.

Sun 29th April 2018 Sailability - naming ceremony for the Nene Flyer

On a wet and blustery Sunday afternoon President Alastair poured a little 'fizzy pop' over and 'christened' the new Sailability boat read more...

Thu 26th April 2018 Philomena Liggins - the code-breakers of 1939-1945

Philomena Liggins Local author/novelist who wraps stories around the real life Bletchley Park, where she volunteered as a guide for a number of years.

Fri 20th April 2018 - Sun 22nd April 2018 Walking Weekend

Walkers' feet Staying at The Links Hotel, West Runton near Cromer, this was our sociable/walking weekend. read more...

Thu 19th April 2018 Business Meeting

Business meeting 10th of 12

Thu 19th April 2018 Council meeting, at 6:30 10th of 12

Council mtg 10th of 12

Thu 12th April 2018 Post Polio Suppport

Mike Jackson, Welfare Officer of the local branch of the British Polio Fellowship.

Thu 5th April 2018 President-Elect's evening

Rotary logo Tony Roberts is to talk about what he hopes, and is planning for, in the forthcoming club year under his Presidency.

Thu 29th March 2018 Yellow Bourbon Coffee Roasters

Yellow bourbon coffee cherries Steve Peel is visiting us to talk about making coffee made from beans that have been gathered from the poo of civet cats and the like. read more...

Thu 22nd March 2018 Hernias in Africa

Rob Hicks Dr Robert Hicks is coming back to update us on his work on hernias in Africa.

Sun 18th March 2018 Sunday lunch

Sunday lunch Northamptonshire County Golf Club, Golf Lane, Church Brampton, NN6 8AZ read more...

Thu 15th March 2018 Business Meeting

Business meeting 9th of 12

Thu 15th March 2018 Council meeting, at 6:30 9th of 12

Council mtg 9th of 12

Wed 14th March 2018 Rotary Technology Tournament 2018

Rotary Technology Tournament This was the annual running of the competition for teams of four, open to all Northamptonshire secondary schools. read more...

Thu 8th March 2018 Technology Tournament preview

This is our opportunity to see the project a few days before we present it to the young people at the Tournament itself

Thu 1st March 2018 Northampton Guildhall tour

Northampton Guildhall We were to have a meeting at the seat of power in the town. read more...

Thu 22nd February 2018 Silverstone Brewery sampling

Silverstone Real Ale ​Simon Burn is bringing a few samples and will tell us a bit about the brewery. read more...

Thu 15th February 2018 Business Meeting

Business meeting 8th of 12

Thu 15th February 2018 Council meeting, at 6:30 8th of 12

Council mtg 8th of 12

Sat 10th February 2018 Rotary Swimarathon 2018

Rotary Swimarathon The annual swimming competition, held at the Chris Moody Centre, Moulton College read more...

Thu 8th February 2018 Towcester Mill Brewery tour

Towcester Mill Brewery Yes, we're having an 'away' trip, to a brewery. What's not to like? read more...

Thu 1st February 2018 Resuscitation training

Saving lives Early start needed this week. There'll be some hands-on action and some presentation. To cope with the early start the food will be served as a buffet. read more...

Thu 25th January 2018 40th anniversary dinner

40 years This meeting, to which we invited all members past and present, was held at Northamptonshire County Golf Club read more...

Thu 18th January 2018 Business Meeting

Business meeting 7th of 12

Thu 18th January 2018 Council meeting, at 6:30 7th of 12

Council meeting 7th of 12

Wed 17th January 2018 Rotary monthly walk

Walking boots We start from the car-park at Stowe Gardens. NB As this is a National Trust property NON-members will be charged. So bring your membership cards. read more...

Tue 16th January 2018 Hope Centre breakfast

Northampton Hope Centre For the second year running we are to help with breakfast for users of the Hope Centre. read more...

Thu 11th January 2018 Dog Agility and Crufts

Gill Clarke, with Bella and Vinny Gill Clarke will come to talk about her pet subject (geddit?). read more...

Thu 4th January 2018 Doing Business in Russia

Geoff Clarke is our speaker.

Thu 28th December 2017 Informal meeting

The Albion - inside No formal meeting is being arranged, but if you want a beer and a chinwag, the Albion at Phipps Brewery is is the place to go for a pint and a meat pudding. read more...

Thu 21st December 2017 Business Meeting

Business meeting 6th of 12

Thu 21st December 2017 Council meeting, at 6:30 6th of 12

Council mtg. 6th of 12

Thu 14th December 2017 Ant-terrorism, a novice's guide

Anti-terrorism Mike Colbourne is to give his anti-terrorism talk

Sun 10th December 2017 Old Folks' party, at Weston Favell Academy

Snowy scene The annual event at Weston Favell Academy - the Old Folks' party. read more...

Thu 7th December 2017 Corporate Membership - is it right for us? Rtn Dick Parsley

Rotary logo ​Our friend and past DG, Dick Parsley, from the Wellingborough Hatton club is coming to enlighten us a little. read more...

Thu 30th November 2017 Modern Mental Health

Dee Cox Rtn. Dee Cox of the Kettering Tresham club is our speaker

Thu 23rd November 2017 The Inca Empire

Machu Picchu Ted Barnes, who came previously (January 2017) to talk about his relative in WW1, is back to share another of his passions.

Sun 19th November 2017 Sunday lunch

Althorp Coaching Inn A number of us got together for an enjoyable Sunday lunch, at the Althorp Coaching Inn, AKA the Fox and Hounds read more...

Thu 16th November 2017 Business Meeting

Business meeting 5th of 12

Thu 16th November 2017 Council meeting, at 6:30 5th of 12

Council mtg 5th of 12

Thu 9th November 2017 The Mayor of Northampton pays us a visit

Gareth Eales, Mayor Cllr Gareth Eales. Mayor of Northampton is our speaker,

Thu 2nd November 2017 Rotary Foundation evening

End Polio Now End Polio Now - a presentation by Barry Hackett of the District's Foundation team

Thu 26th October 2017 International evening

Our own Keith Fossey is going to update us on his Swaziland charity projevt

Thu 19th October 2017 Business Meeting

Business meeting 4th of 12

Thu 19th October 2017 Council meeting, at 6:30 4th of 12

Council 4th of 12

Thu 12th October 2017 Composing in the 21st Century

Karl Rütter.
NB This is a with-partners' evening

Wed 11th October 2017 District Quiz heat

Question mark Richard Poynter is leading our glorious quiz team in the heat. We all wish them well.

Thu 5th October 2017 Horatio Nelson

Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson portrait William Wells, on a return trip, is to tell us a little about the great naval hero.

Tue 3rd October 2017 National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum - aerial view CANCELLED, SORRY.
We were going on a day trip by coach to the NMA. but the timing was not popular, so it has been deferred. Date to be arranged. read more...

Thu 28th September 2017 TBA

Joker_pee_water_slide As our speaker cried off we have decided to have a slightly more low-key 'fun' evening, at Cheyne Walk. Andrew Woods has offered to be the fun-meister.

Fri 22nd September 2017 - Sun 24th September 2017 District Conference - Llandudno

The happy band A party of 20 joined the fun in Llandudno.

Thu 21st September 2017 RYLA presentation

RYLA logo Our three (yes, I DID say three) sponsored candidates come and report on their week at Grafham Water. read more...

Tue 19th September 2017 Dunghill Masters 2017

Dunghill logo Eric Watson is in charge. It's happening at Overstone Park Golf Club.

Thu 14th September 2017 Business Meeting

Business meeting 3rd of 12

Thu 14th September 2017 Council meeting, at 6:30 3rd of 12

Council mtg 3rd of 12

Thu 7th September 2017 DG, Chris Davies' visit

Our District Governor, Chris Davies, of the Market Harborough club, is paying us an official visit.

Thu 31st August 2017 Pub trip

Red Lion, Brafield Instead of a meeting at our usual home, Cheyne Walk, we are going out for the evening, to the Red Lion, Brafield-on-the-Green.
STOP PRESS: This is a change from the original venue.
Maximum numbers are 26, so make sure you're booked in! read more...

Fri 25th August 2017 Sailability visit

Sailability boat donated by the 4 Northampton clubs Gather at the Pitsford reservoir site at 11:30 for a demo. Afterwards a pub lunch is on offer. read more...

Thu 24th August 2017 Yoga talk

Sylvia McGuinness Sylvia McGuinness might persuade one or two of us to make some moves and shapes - and probably end up in knots!

NB The meeting is happening at Northamptonshire County Golf Club, Golf Lane, Church Brampton, NN6 8AZ read more...

Thu 17th August 2017 Business Meeting

Business meeting 2nd of 12

Thu 17th August 2017 Council meeting, at 6:30 2nd of 12

Council mtg 2nd of 12

Thu 10th August 2017 - Fri 11th August 2017 Felixstowe trip

Brook Hotel Felixstowe Our trip to the seaside

Thu 3rd August 2017 Prince's Trust

Princes Trust logo Speaker: Geoff Clarke

Thu 27th July 2017 Instititute of Advanced Motorists, or IAM RoadSmart

IAM Road Smart John Norrie, Chairman of the Northampton Group is to tell us a little about what was called the IAM but is now sold as IAM RoadSmart.

Thu 20th July 2017 Business Meeting

Business meeting 1st of 12

Thu 20th July 2017 Council meeting, at 6:30 1st of 12

Council mtg 1st of 12

Thu 13th July 2017 Orangutans in Borneo

Male orangutan Jacquie Wilsher told us about her trip to Borneo, working with the great apes. read more...

Thu 6th July 2017 Job talk, by Ola Sulaimon

Job Talk Ola is going to let us into a bit of her life
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