Completed meetings and events 2012-2013

Fri 28th June 2013 District handover

Handover from the outgoing District team to the incoming District team. At Brunel University, Uxbridge.

Thu 27th June 2013 Club handover

Handover from the outgoing club team to the incoming club team. Celebratory meal with spouses, partners and guests. At Harewood Downs golf club.

Thu 27th June 2013 No lunch this week.

See below for details of the handover meeting

Sun 23rd June 2013 - Wed 26th June 2013 RI Convention

Rotary International convention in Lisbon.

Thu 20th June 2013 Club Assembly

All members are invited to participate in planning the club's activities for the coming year. Meet at 18.00 in the Burrows Bar at Gerrards Cross Golf Club for a finger supper.

Thu 20th June 2013 No weekly meeting this week

See below for details of Club Assembly instead.

Wed 19th June 2013 GX Summer fair

Village shops open evening. Volunteers are sought to steward the crowds.

Thu 13th June 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

The speaker will be Oliver Heal. He will give a slide presentation on 'Heals of Tottenham Court Road'.

Wed 12th June 2013 OAPs' train trip at Tring

Drivers pick up passengers at 10.30. Drive to Edelsborough for lunch. Drive to Tring to catch the 14.00 train. Return to the station by 15.20. Drive home arriving by about 16.30. read more...

Thu 6th June 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

The speaker is Rob Withers, Trustee and Operations Director of the Chiltern Lighthouse Mentoring Service. This is the charity selected by next year's incoming President, Jeremy Banham. (AV kit required.)

Thu 30th May 2013 President's evening including club meeting and 5th Thursday

Dinner at Hall Barn, Beaconsfield. The meal will be prepared and served by Ann Tennant. Guests and potential members cordially invited. Profits to the President's and Rotary charities. Hall Barn is not licensed so please bring your own wine. (AV kit)

Thu 30th May 2013 No lunch this week.

See below for details of the President's evening.

Thu 23rd May 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Business meeting

Mon 20th May 2013 Administration committee meeting

At Rossall Lodge. Open to all Club members.

Thu 16th May 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Reserved to JMP for the presentation of prizes to the young winners or presenting the cheque to Riding for the Disabled.

Wed 15th May 2013 C&V committee meeting

Meet at the Dumb Bell, Shire Lane, Chalfont St Peter. Open to all Club members.

Tue 14th May 2013 Visit to BA engineering base at Heathrow

Opportunity to see aircraft in maintenance hangars and components stripped for overhaul. Organised by Graham Rigg.

Thu 9th May 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

The speaker will be Denise Beddows on "Famous and infamous local residents". Slide presentation.

Thu 2nd May 2013 Summer Festival committee meeting

With Misbourne Matins at the Ethorpe after lunch.

Thu 2nd May 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

An open meeting for potential members.

Thu 25th April 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Business meeting

Thu 25th April 2013 Council meeting (before lunch)

Reports by committee chairmen

Mon 22nd April 2013 Administration committee meeting

At Rossall Lodge. Open to all club members. The agenda will include a forward look at the next two months of the rolling programme

Thu 18th April 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Annual General Meeting. Election of Club officers and Committee Chairmen for the Rotary year 2013-14. The President's report will be deferred until he returns from holiday.

Wed 17th April 2013 New members' training session

At the Randoph Hotel, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN. The history of Rotary, its world wide works, the End Polio campaign, the Rotary Foundation, etc.

Fri 12th April 2013 - Sun 14th April 2013 RIBI Conference

RIBI Conference in Harrogate. See the main RIBI website for details

Thu 11th April 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Speaker: Ms Miriam Westendarp on the subject of topic "New Life Nyambene", saving children from the streets in Kenya. (AV kit required.)

Mon 8th April 2013 Community and Vocational committee

This rare event is being organised so we can discuss events for the remainder of this Rotary year and put in place plans for the next. At the Dumb Bell pub, Shire Lane, Chalfont Common.

Thu 4th April 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Speaker is John Hatton, Chairman of Chalfont St Peter Parish Council. He will describe the Parish Council's the principal activities over the past year. (AV required.)

Thu 28th March 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Business meeting

Wed 27th March 2013 District Council meeting

District Council at the Christchurch Centre, Henley on Thames. (Check the the times.)

Thu 21st March 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Our speaker will be Emma Crane who represents the HS2 Action Alliance. The results of the Judicial Review will have been published just the Friday previously so what she has to say will be very topical and relevant.

Tue 19th March 2013 OAPs' bingo evening

Guests playing Bingo at Winkers Farm Club last November A score or more of our OAP friends will enjoy an evening of Bingo and friendship while being served with food and drink at Winkers Farm Club.
Volunteers are sought to drive our guests to and from the club.

Thu 14th March 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Speaker Ms Helen Petty on the subject of "Chiltern Dial-a-Ride"

Fri 8th March 2013 Visit to Houses of Parliament

Coach trip. Now fully booked. Check with Des Legg

Thu 7th March 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Speaker Ms Nicola Gillett on "Green Properties". This has been postposed and replaced by a video on HS2.
Also reports and feedback on the GSE visit and the District Conference.

Tue 5th March 2013 Farewell to GSE visitors

Dinner at the Holiday Inn, Maidenhead, SL6 2R. Presentations and farewell from home-going Australians. Bon Voyage to outgoing D1090 party.

Sun 3rd March 2013 District Conference - Day 3

Bournemouth International Centre and Royal Exeter Hotel. See District 1090 web site for details of the programme.

Sat 2nd March 2013 District Conference - Day 2

Bournemouth International Centre and Royal Exeter Hotel. See District 1090 web site for details of the programme.

Fri 1st March 2013 District Conference - Day 1

Bournemouth International Centre and Royal Exeter Hotel. See District 1090 web site for details of the programme.

Thu 28th February 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Welcome to the six Group Study Exchange visitors from Australia. They will report to us on their cultural and vocational experiences here.

Sun 24th February 2013 Welcome for GSE visitors

Our visitors pictured in their native wine growing area of New South Wales Tea and scones for GSE visitors to meet their hosts and all club members. In the Garden Room at the Memorial Centre. read more...

Sun 24th February 2013 - Fri 1st March 2013 Group study exchange students

Group study exchange students staying with the club

Thu 21st February 2013 Council meeting (before lunch)

Brought forward from 28th February.

Thu 21st February 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Business meeting brought forward from 28th February. Final briefing on the Group Study Exchange students

Thu 14th February 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Lunch and speaker = Ambassadorial Scholar Julie Self. Studying at Brasenose College, Oxford.

Thu 7th February 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Speaker = Roderick Watson "Mvumi School, near Dodoma, Tanzania"

Thu 31st January 2013 Club meeting - 5th Thursday

Lunch at the Greyhound Hotel, Chalfont St Peter. Spouses, partners, guests and potential members are all welcome.

Sun 27th January 2013 Social trip to Music of the Night

Visit to the Mill at Sonning for dinner and entertainment with music from the Phantom of the Opera. (Now fully booked. Ask Des Legg for details.)

Fri 25th January 2013 Youth Speaks competition

At St Mary's School, Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross.
Club level competition between Gayhurst, St Mary's and Thorpe House Schools, to select the senior and intermediate level winners to go forward to the District competition.

Thu 24th January 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Business meeting

Thu 24th January 2013 Council meeting (before lunch)

Sat 19th January 2013 65th Anniversary of our Charter

Watch this space for details of any celebration.

Thu 17th January 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Induction of new members

Thu 10th January 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Speaker = Lydia Spencer "Oxfam in the Rotary Context"

Thu 3rd January 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Fellowship

Fri 28th December 2012 "Cinderella" pantomime

Volunteer drivers are sought to ferry 70 elderly people to and from the "Cinderella" pantomime at the Colston Hall.

Thu 27th December 2012 No meeting this week

No weekly meeting this week because of Christmas.

Mon 24th December 2012 Christmas food parcels for the elderly

Volunteer drivers are sought to deliver Christmas food parcels to the elderly of Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St Peter from Tescos at 10.00 am on Christmas Eve.

Sun 23rd December 2012 Last night of Father Christmas and the Carol float

Last night of collections and Father Christmas greeting children. (See entry for 2nd December 2012.)

Thu 20th December 2012 Club Christmas Lunch

12 noon for 12:30 pm. Christmas lunch at Gerrards Cross Golf Club. Three course carvery lunch. Spouses, partners, guests and prospective members all welcome. £22 pp. (No speaker.)

Mon 17th December 2012 Breakfast with the RIBI President

Breakfast with John Minhinick, President of RIBI. Royal Ascot Golf Club, Winkfield Rd,Ascot, SL5 7LJ. 07:30 for 08:00. Full English breakfast in the presence of Judith Diment(DG), Father Christmas and the Salvation Army Band. Carols and festive music.

Sun 16th December 2012 District Carol Service

Holy Trinity Church, Cookham, Berkshire.

Thu 13th December 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Fellowship

Thu 6th December 2012 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Business meeting (deferred from 22nd November).
Special General Meeting to elect Club officers for the Rotary year starting 1st July 2013.

Thu 6th December 2012 Council meeting before lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Deferred from 22nd November.

Wed 5th December 2012 Gerrards Cross Christmas Festival

Volunteer stewards will be needed to marshal traffic and the crowds.

Sun 2nd December 2012 - Sun 23rd December 2012 Father Christmas and Carol float

Volunteers are needed to man the float and collect donations. Father Christmas will greet children. See the separate daily programme of where and when Santa's little helpers will meet.

Thu 29th November 2012 Club dinner (5th Thursday)

An Indian meal in the Colston Hall in the Memorial Centre, Gerrards Cross. A former member of the club has offered to prepare an Indian meal for members, spouses and guests. Must be pre-booked.

Thu 22nd November 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Business people's lunch. Speaker: Stephen Cook, Tax Partner, Nunn Hayward, on the subject of "Inheritance Tax".

Fri 16th November 2012 Collection for Children in Need

Volunteers are sought to collect for Children in Need both airside and landside at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. Please contact Leighton Nowell, 01753 888743.

Thu 15th November 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Speaker: Janet Gault Rodger speaking about MAD (Make a Difference) a local charity which supports the education of under privileged children in a village in Uganda.

Sun 11th November 2012 Remembrance Day parades

Local parades in Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross.

Thu 8th November 2012 Young chef competition

Heat to find the Club's nominee for the RIBI Young Chef of the Year competition. At the Chalfonts Community College. Competitors start about 16.00; parents and spectators arrive later.

Thu 8th November 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Temporarily reserved for a possible Ambassadorial Scholar.

Tue 6th November 2012 Senior citizens' Bingo evening

Bingo with refreshments at Winkers Club. 19.00 for 19.30.
Volunteers are sought to collect our guests from their homes and to drive them to Winkers. Also to collect them between 20.30 and 21.00 to drive them back to their homes.

Sat 3rd November 2012 Firework display

Volunteers sought as stewards, cashiers and general factotums for the Fireworks Display at the Memorial Centre from 17.00 onwards. Otherwise bring your spouses, friends, children and grandchildren to see the show. Gates open 17.30. Blast off 18.30.

Fri 2nd November 2012 RC Misbourne Matins' 15th Charter Dinner

Sparkling wine reception, 3 course dinner and cabaret. Elegant casual dress. Tickets £30 each, from Helen Phillips, 19 The Ridgeway, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3LQ.

Thu 1st November 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Demonstration of the Club's web site (part 2).

Exploring the private pages. Logging on. Viewing Members Only events. Finding committee minutes. Using the database to find officers in District or other clubs. Building specific e-mail address lists. Sending apologies for meetings.

Sun 28th October 2012 Polio action day

Handbill of event details. Volunteers needed to collect donations. London Irish vs Harlequins. Kick-off 14.15 at Madejski stadium, Reading. Tickets: Adults £18, Concessions £13, Under 16s £7.

Thu 25th October 2012 12.30 Lunch and business meeting at the Ethorpe Hotel

Wed 24th October 2012 District Governor's sponsored Drivathon

Judith will be on a sponsored Drivathon to meet all clubs in District on World Polio Day Wednesday 24th October. This is in response to the Global Polio Emergency declared by the World Health Assembly in May. (Place and time to be announced.)

Thu 18th October 2012 Presentation to the Young Engineer of the Year

The presentation to the Club's nominee for the RIBI Young Engineer of the Year. At the Chalfonts Community College, Narcot Lane.

Thu 18th October 2012 Scatter week. No lunch meeting.

Members will make their own arrangements to visit other Rotary Clubs.

Sat 13th October 2012 Concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support


West End professional entertainment, music, singing, comedy. Chesham Germains male voice choir. Party food and a glass of wine. At the Memorial Centre, Gerrards Cross. Tickets or further details from Reg Cane, 01753 883485.

Thu 4th October 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Guest, District Governor Judith Diment.

Thu 27th September 2012 11.00 Council meeting (at the Ethorpe Hotel before lunch)

Thu 27th September 2012 12.30 Lunch and business meeting at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 20th September 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 13th September 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Guest, Roger Budd, Kids in Sport

Thu 6th September 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 6th September 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 30th August 2012 19.00 - 5th Thursday dinner

Members and their guests will enjoy a dinner specially prepared for us at the Memorial Centre by Mike and Marion Richardson. Only for those who have previously informed Mike of their menu choices.

Thu 30th August 2012 Club meeting - 5th Thursday

Watch this space for details of lunch or dinner

Thu 30th August 2012 19.00 Dinner at the Memorial Centre

Thu 23rd August 2012 12.30 - Lunch at the Ethorpe

Thu 23rd August 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 23rd August 2012 11.00 Council meeting before lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 23rd August 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 23rd August 2012 11.00 Council meeting

Thu 16th August 2012 12.30 - Lunch at the Ethorpe

Thu 16th August 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 16th August 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 9th August 2012 12.30 - Lunch at the Ethorpe

Thu 9th August 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 9th August 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 2nd August 2012 12.30 - Lunch at the Ethorpe

Thu 2nd August 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 2nd August 2012 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Tue 24th July 2012 Administration cttee mtg

Meeting of the Administration committee at Rossall Lodge, The Greenway, SL9 8LX. To agree the modus operandi for the coming year.
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