The 2013 Tournament, held at Weston Favell Academy. All secondary schools in the county were invited to participate, but the invite didn't always get to the right person. If you want YOUR school to be involved next time get in touch (see below).
Rotary Technology Tournament 2008. The 3rd, annual competition for local schools
Named for the late Brian Ablitt, who died in July 1995
We spent a couple of days clearing away the gravel, levelling off in preparation for, and laying a path of slabs so our friend John Glanister can be wheeled out of the house.
This year's walking weekend was in the Malvern Hills. We stayed right in the centre of Great Malvern, at the Abbey Hotel, which abuts the Priory itself, ideal both for those who wanted to walk and those who didn't, but wanted to see the local sights.
Our ever-popular black-tie Sporting Dinner, at the Park Inn, Silver Street, Northampton.
With the support of the local authority we invited students from local schools to come along to Avenue campus of Northampton University to take part in a technology tournament. Think 'Great Egg Race', but without Professor Heinz Wolff
Once a year we formally honour our Paul Harris Fellows. Fellowships are awarded to those in the community who have 'put in a little more than the norm'
We congregated at the Old Cherry Tree, Great Houghton in time to get booted up for a 5-miler - across the fields, down to the flood plain, back to the village and then the 'dog-walk' on the made path around the pond near Brackmills.
In an attempt to reduce costs and 'try something different' the District Conference this year was held in Telford, at the Buckatree Hall Hotel www.buckatreehallhotel.com
Christmas meal at Cheyne Walk, with our Ladies.
Each December Max uses this as a dress rehearsal for the village's boxing Day walk.
Together with some of Chris' other friends we organised a short walk, followed by a get-together and bring-and-share meal at Gt. Houghton Village Hall.
Mike Woods was our leader this month. We started at the Bell in Odell MK43 7AU. The landlord opened for us to order lunch and 'lighten the load' before we set off.
It was the end of Roger Goddard's year, and the start of Alan Sutton's one. And it was a Ladies' evening too
RYLA Sunday 2012
Tony Billson volunteered to lead us this month. The start point was at the White Horse in Welton nr. Daventry NN11 2JP.
Our outgoing Asst Governor, Peter Brearley came to tell us about archery and its tools
As part of our enduring commitment to certain charities we have built a summerhouse for the residents of Oakfield home.
Rotary Technology Tournament 2012. Next year's event will be on Wednesday 20th March, during National Science Week.
3/4 of the March Hair team went sailing on the Solent
We went to Sherwood Forest, staying at the Clumber Park Hotel S80 3PA
We were joined by this year's recipients of the shield, which is given in memory of one of our own members who was an active Scouter for many years
Peter and Jean Miller were leading us this month. We started at the Saracen's Head, Little Brington at 10 sharp.
The annual Old Folks' Party at Weston Favell Academy
Laying a new floor at the refuge
Goodbye to Phil, and hello to our newest Paul Harris Fellow, Charles Afford
Some of the boys decided to go for a spot of sailing
Duty Rotarian: Gavin Ferguson. STOP PRESS: This was a Ladies Evening
Malcolm Saw led us through the beautiful countryside of North Norfolk.
Spinney Theatre, Spinney Hill Road, Northampton NN3 6DG.
Duty Rotarians: Eric Watson and Colin Wilsher
Led by Chris Pickering decking and a pergola were constructed at Homestead, which is Oakfield's home for the more independent. There were work parties on all three days.
The weather was good, the company even better and even the conference was good in parts
Rotary Youth Leadership Award is an annual event run, over a week at Grafham Water
These are just a few pictures from this, now annual summer event in Northampton.
An evening of fun and fellowship. This year we booked a teacher of line-dancing and some experienced dancers to show us how it's done. Andy Seymour is in charge.
Our members' trip to Malvern to visit the Morgan Cars factory. Although I don't think anyone actually placed an order
Another excellent weekend of fellowship, fun and LOTS of mud
As a warm-up for the main event on Wed 17th March we got to try out what the kids will do, far better than us, in a few weeks time. Duty Rotarians: Hall & Harris
Scotch broth, haggis, cranachan and a good dram were served to the appreciative crowd. The Pudding was piped in by Alan McIlravie
Weston Favell School
Sailing trip 2009
I hope you came along to Midsummer Meadow Northampton to join in the fun - awesome fun.
Based at the Centurion Hotel in Midsomer Norton, BA3 4BD we enjoyed a weekend of fellowship and gentle exercise in the Mendips.
Richard Parkinson arranged a visit to Eric's bench at Pitsford, in the company of Margaret. There was also an extended walk.
Les Worthington bears the Leader's Stick
Duty Rotarians: Harrison and Latham
Ivan got together a motley crew, over 3 days, to get their hands dirty
Rotary Technology Tournament 2009. Local students raced to prepare, design and construct a meteorological satellite in competition with other students (and their teachers too)
Nene Valley's Sporting Dinner featured Graham Gooch as the principal 'turn'.
Starting from the Kings Head, Wadenhoe, out to Lyveden New Bield and back to the pub for lunch.
Outgoing President Alan hands over to incoming President Chris
Pictures from the joint project at Moshlotshi
These are just a few pictures of ShelterBoxes being sent off and arriving in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Also of the collection in the Grosvenor Centre Northampton