Completed meetings and events 2013-2014

Thu 26th June 2014 Fellowship

( No formal handover this year )

Thu 12th June 2014 Club Assembly

To be chaired by incoming President John Krushner. The incoming committee chairmen will present their plans for the coming year. Being our ASSEMBLY this meeting will be longer than normal.

Sat 7th June 2014 Charity concert supporting Helen and Douglas House

Charity concert supporting Helen and Douglas House, the Hospice for children and young adults in Oxford. At the Memorial Centre. Includes a drink and a finger snack. More details from Reg Cane.

Thu 5th June 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker: Olivia Owen - 'EduHaitian'

-

Thu 29th May 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker is Adrian Busby

Adrian Busby will speak about the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service of which he is Chairman.

Thu 22nd May 2014 Lunch and Business Meeting

At the Ethorpe Hotel.

Thu 15th May 2014 - Thu 29th May 2014 Lunch Meeting

Lunch Meeeting

Thu 15th May 2014 Council meeting

At the Ethorpe Hotel. Open to all Club members.

Sun 11th May 2014 Gerrards Cross Fun Run

Fun Run on Gerrards Cross West Common. Volunteers sought to marshal runners and spectators. Times to be confirmed.

Thu 8th May 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe - Fellowship

Thu 1st May 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe

Mon 28th April 2014 - Thu 1st May 2014 Champagne tour to Reims

For members only. Tour visiting and tasting in Champagne Houses in Reims. Travel by Eurostar and coach. Three nights. All meals arranged for you. Organised by John Krushner.

Sun 27th April 2014 Classic Cars and Cream Teas

"National Drive it Day!" for Classic Car enthusiasts. For Rotarians an opportunity for a spring Garden Party and Cream tea in the Garden Room and grounds of the Memorial Centre. For details ask Gerry Hoare.
read more...

Thu 24th April 2014 Lunch, AGM and Business Meeting

At the Ethorpe Hotel. Annual General Meeting to confirm Club Officers and incoming committee chairmen and members. Business meeting as normal.

Thu 17th April 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe

Thu 17th April 2014 10:30 Council meeting

At the Ethorpe Hotel. Open to all Club members.

Thu 10th April 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker is Andrew Scott-Priestley

Having had a prostectomy, Andrew has taken a special interest prostate cancer and its treatment. He helped found and now runs the Chilterns Prostate Cancer Support Group, a mutual self help group based on High Wycombe. It has a web site and newsletter.

Thu 3rd April 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker is Jennifer Woolveridge

Jennifer Woolveridge, a Councillor on South Bucks District Council, will speak about her experiences "Representing the Public".

Thu 27th March 2014 Lunch and Business Meeting

At the Ethorpe Hotel.

Fri 21st March 2014 - Sun 23rd March 2014 District 1090 Conference

For details of the Annual Conference at the Riviera Centre, Torquay, please go to www.district1090conference.co.uk. Staying at the Grand Hotel. While there, please visit the Club's RAH stand in the Hall of Friendship.

Thu 20th March 2014 12:30 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker is Sue Barnes

Sue Barnes is the local Community Fund Raiser for Helen and Douglas House, the children's hospice in Oxford. The charity has a shop in Chalfont St Peter.

Thu 20th March 2014 10:30 Council meeting

At the Ethorpe Hotel. Open to all Club members.

Thu 13th March 2014 New Rotarian's workshop, Stokenchurch

For all Rotarians who have not attended such a workshop. Discussions of the worldwide framework of Rotary, getting the most from your membership, Rotary Foundation. Opportunities to ask questions and share experiences. Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch, HP14 3TA

Thu 13th March 2014 12:30 Lunch at the Ethorpe

Fellowship

Thu 6th March 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker = Peter Hardy

Peter Hardy represents Gerrards Cross on Bucks County Council where he is the cabinet member responsible for Finance and Resources. He is also a member of SBDC but will be speaking to-day principally as County Councillor.

Tue 4th March 2014 Membership committee meeting

At the Priors' house. Open to all Club members.

Thu 27th February 2014 Lunch and Business Meeting

At the Ethorpe Hotel.

Thu 27th February 2014 RAH Committee meeting

Meeting of the Royal Albert Hall project committee at the offices of Parchment Law, 13 Station Road, Gerrards Cross.

Mon 24th February 2014 Fund raising committee

At Hall Place. Open to all Club members.

Thu 20th February 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker = Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence is a multi-prize winner at the Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Camera Club. He will show us some photographs from his recent holiday in Burma. Also the draw for the quarter finals of the District 1090 inter-Club Darts championship.

Thu 20th February 2014 Council meeting, open to all Club members

At the Ethorpe Hotel.

Thu 13th February 2014 Lunch at the Memorial Centre. Visitor = Tim Cowling

Tim Cowling is the District Governor Elect. This is an informal visit. NOTE: This meeting in the Memorial Centre Garden Room is a trial of a lighter soup and sandwiches lunch. Price £7.50.

Thu 6th February 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker = Nick Prior "The Fildid and Wissat Rail Road"

Nick will describe the building of the 1:20 model railway in his garden which is based on US narrow gauge mining and logging practices.

Fri 31st January 2014 Youth Speaks competition at Gayhurst School

At Gayhurst School, Bull Lane, Gerrards Cross. Club heats. Teams from Gayhurst, St Mary's and Thorpe House Schools. The winning team goes forward to the Zone final in Marlow on 6th February.

Thu 30th January 2014 Lunch at the Memorial Centre. Speaker = David Scott

Lunch in the Garden Room at the Memorial Centre, East Common, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7AD. Spouses, partners and guests are invited. David's presentation is entitled "From Muck Cart to Mansion House". We welcome Ian Valentine our zone assistant governor.

Thu 23rd January 2014 12:30 Lunch and Business Meeting at the Ethorpe Hotel

Thu 16th January 2014 10:30 Council meeting

At the Ethorpe Hotel.

Thu 16th January 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Ken Piercy speaking on the Community Association

Ken Piercy is Director of Services for the Community Association. He will talk about the Memorial Centre, the facilities it offers and some of the clubs and organisations that use it.

Thu 9th January 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Fellowship.

No speaker. Possible induction.

Thu 2nd January 2014 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Kathryn Lee speaking on RYLA

Last summer our Club funded Kathryn to participate on a Rotary Young Leader's (RYLA) course. She is coming to tell us of her experiences.

Thu 26th December 2013 No lunch this week.

Boxing Day.

Thu 19th December 2013 Club Christmas lunch

Carvery lunch at Gerrards Cross Golf Club with spouses, partners and guests. No speaker.

Sun 15th December 2013 District Carol Service, St Giles' church, Ickenham

Carol Service, St Giles' church, Corner of Swakeleys Road and High Road, Ickenham, Middlesex, UB10 8BG. In the presence of the District 1090 Governor, John Greening.

Thu 12th December 2013 Lunch. Speaker = Amanda Minett, Cheshire Home

Amanda Minett, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Chiltern Cheshire Home, will talk on the work of the Home and how Volunteers could help.

Thu 5th December 2013 Lunch. Speaker = Don Phillips, "Who dares, appeals"

Cllr Don Phillips, Chairman of Chiltern District Council's Planning Committee will speak on the Town and Country Planning System. His talk, "Who dares, appeals" follows the hearing of the appeal on the Grange site, Chalfont St Peter.

Wed 4th December 2013 - Tue 24th December 2013 Christmas carol float

The musical float will progress through Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross over the course of the 20 nights leading up to Christmas. Volunteers are sought to accompany the float and collect donations from the public.

Wed 4th December 2013 Gerrards Cross Christmas Festival

Late evening shop opening and entertainment. Father Christmas in his grotto, singing and musical entertainment, discounts and goodies in local shops, fun for everyone. Organised in conjunction with the local Traders' Association.

Tue 3rd December 2013 District Council, High Wycombe

Location and agenda to be advised.

Thu 28th November 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Business meeting

Special General Meeting to elect next year's President and President Elect.

Tue 26th November 2013 Senior citizens' Carol Concert

Carol Concert at All Saints' church, Oval Way, Chalfont St Peter. Lead by the Salvation Army band. Organised by the Community and Vocational Committee.

Thu 21st November 2013 Lunch and planning session

Lunch followed by a discussion on 'How to make lunches more interesting, particularly for newer members'. At the Ethorpe Hotel.

Thu 21st November 2013 Council meeting, open to all Club members

At the Ethorpe Hotel before lunch.

Fri 15th November 2013 Children in Need

Collections at Heathrow Terminals 4 and 5 for the BBC 'Children in Need' appeal. Volunteers are sought to collect passengers' donations. This year's president's charity, Chiltern Lighthouse Mentoring, could be supported by the overall collection.

Thu 14th November 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Speaker Stuart Armstrong

Rotary Foundation month. Also Royal Albert Hall Project.

Thu 7th November 2013 Lunch. Speaker = Laura McIntosh

Laura, from Nexus Consultancy Ltd., will speak on 'Why the GX and CSP Rotary Club should use Social Media'.

Sat 2nd November 2013 Fireworks display at Memorial Centre

Fireworks organised by the Community Association. Volunteers sought to control car parking, to collect entrance money and to marshal crowds. Please meet at the Memorial Centre at 16.30. Blast off at 18.00. Free entry for volunteers' immediate families.

Thu 31st October 2013 5th Thursday. Lunchtime meeting

At the 'Black Horse' at Fulmer. Nigel Hague, 'All Saints church - A centenary guide'. Nigel will present on the history and features of the church in Oval Way. Spouses, partners and guests are all welcome.

Fri 25th October 2013 Padstones Gala Dinner

Fund raising dinner for Padstones Charity. Entertainment by Johnny Ball. Welcome Bucks fizz, three course dinner and coffee, tombola, auction. Lounge suits. Bellhouse Hotel. £45 per person. At 7.00 for 7.30 pm and carriages at 11.00 pm.

Thu 24th October 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Business meeting

Mon 21st October 2013 Meet the Scholars dinner

Dinner to meet the RI Ambassadorial Scholars studying in D1090 this year, at Badgemore Park Golf Club, Henley on Thames, RG9 4NR.

Thu 17th October 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel.

Review of Scatter week to determine who will win the prizes for the furthest distance and the most interesting report.
Presentation of a cheque to Chris Furness, Chairman of Abbeyfield (GX).
Final briefing from Gerry Hoare on the Padstones dinner.

Thu 17th October 2013 Council meeting.

At the Ethorpe Hotel before lunch.

Tue 15th October 2013 Senior Citizens' Bingo Evening

Bingo evening at Winkers Farm Club with finger supper. Organised by the C&V committee. Volunteers are sought to drive our guests to the event and home again.

Thu 10th October 2013 Scatter week

No lunch this week. Members are encouraged to visit other clubs instead. Prizes will be awarded next week (17th October) to the visitor to the furthest club and for the most interesting report made.

Thu 3rd October 2013 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe.

Hazel North (Parish Councillor) speaking on the Launch of the Chalfont St Peter neighbourood plan.

Sat 28th September 2013 Jumble sale.

Volunteers sought to help at the GX Community Association annual Jumble Sale.

Fri 27th September 2013 Jumble sale.

Volunteers sought to help at the GX Community Association annual Jumble Sale.

Thu 26th September 2013 District Council meeting

Parish Hall, Benson, Wallingford, OX10 6LZ.

Thu 26th September 2013 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Business Meeting

Sat 21st September 2013 Epilepsy Centre Phoenix Sports Day

Volunteers sought to help with registration, parking, catering and raffle. The event is held in conjunction with the English Federation of Disability Sports. People can help for half days, 0900-1200 or 120o-1600.

Thu 19th September 2013 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker Jean Charmak

Jean is the member of the District 1090 Executive responsible for organising the District Conference in Torquay from 21st to 23rd March 2014. She will describe the plans, including sessions and speakers.

Thu 19th September 2013 Council meeting

At the Ethorpe Hotel before lunch.

Thu 12th September 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker Alan Walters

Alan Walters is the Chairman of Padstones which is the beneficiary of the Gala Dinner at the Bellhouse Hotel on 25th October. He will explain why we should support Padstones. Gerry Hoare will give details of the package.

Mon 9th September 2013 OAPs' canal trip and cream tea

Local OAPs will be taken to Pitstone wharf, near Tring, on the Grand Union Canal for an afternoon cruise on a narrow boat and a cream tea. Time to be confirmed. Volunteers sought to drive our guests to the event and home again.

Fri 6th September 2013 Charity Golf Day

The eighteenth green and clubhouse at Gerrards Cross Golf Club. At Gerrards Cross Golf Club. Teams of four. A round of golf, longest drive and closest to the pin competitions. Dinner, raffle and auction. Organised by Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St Peter and Misbourne Matins Rotary Clubs. read more...

Thu 5th September 2013 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Speaker is Cllr Christopher Brown, Chairman of Gerrards Cross Parish Council, on the Parish Council, its work and its plans.
Also guest Sara Clark representing Padstones.

Thu 29th August 2013 Club meeting - 5th Thursday

NADFAS logo Dinner with spouses and partners. Guests and prospective members welcome. Presentation by Bernadette Mackenzie Ross on the 'Gerrards Cross Decorative and Fine Art Society'. At the White Hart, Chalfont St Giles. Requires AV facilities

Wed 28th August 2013 Classic Car show 2013

Budding engineers A wonderful opportunity to see the cars from times past as driven by your parents or grandparents. An educational afternoon out for the children. Teas and cakes available. Parking for spectators available opposite east common. read more...

Thu 22nd August 2013 Council meeting CANCELLED

Council meetings will now be on third Thursdays (i.e. a week before the Business meeting) starting at 10.30 am (to allow extra time for discussion). The next Council meeting will therefore be on Thursday 19th September at 10.30.

Thu 22nd August 2013 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Business Meeting

Thu 15th August 2013 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker = Ian Valentine

Ian is the District 1090 Assistant Governor for the Yellow Zone (which includes us). He will talk about the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon in June and about club long term planning.

Thu 8th August 2013 Additional Council meeting

At the Ethorpe Hotel immediately after the normal Club meeting. To complete the agenda not finished on 25th July. Open to all members.

Thu 8th August 2013 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe. Speaker = Mimi Harker OBE

Mimi Harker has been a Councillor on Chiltern District Council since 1999. She was in the cabinet for many years and is now Vice-Chairman. She has also been Mayor of Amersham. She will describe some of her experiences in public life.

Thu 1st August 2013 12.30 Prospective members' lunch.

Anyone who would like to know more about Rotary or is interested in joining us is invited to lunch with us at the Ethorpe Hotel.

Thu 25th July 2013 Council at the Ethorpe

Open to all Club members

Thu 25th July 2013 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Business Meeting

Thu 18th July 2013 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel

Presentation by John Greening, our new District Governor.

Thu 11th July 2013 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Speaker = Sue Shave

Sue will talk about the Chiltern Open Air Museum which she manages for the Chiltern Society.

Fri 5th July 2013 OAPs' barbeque

Barbeque for local senior citizens in the Larmans' garden. Drivers needed to transport our guests to and from the venue.

Thu 4th July 2013 12.30 Lunch at the Ethorpe Hotel. Speaker Jeremy Banham

"Your new President" and other matters
future calendar district events local events