WELCOME TO RCNA - ROTARY CLUB of NEWTON ABBOT!
RCNA Corporate Membership
RCNA is 'Open for Business' 1) Charles Royle IFA 2) Wollen Michelmore Solicitors 3) Brites Services 4) Hugh Mills & Gaye 5) Kitsons Solicitors 6) Sherwoods Building Engineers 7) Dame Hannah Rogers - Seale Hayne 8) JELFdetails
Rotary Club of Newton Abbot (RCNA) founded in 1922 still has a thriving membership of over 60 men and women from a wide range of professions, businesses and organisations who all share a common interest in helping others. Each member enjoys business as well as social networking opportunities, whilst giving something back to those less fortunate, learning new skills and joining in on social evenings with partners. With over 95 years of serving the local community, the club has raised and donated many thousands of pounds, shared skills and knowledge to charities and social organisations.
Teign Trophy - Pitch & Putt Golf
RCNA Rotarian Hugh Anderson organised a most enjoyable evening of golf and fellowship at Bovey Golf Centre. Joined by Rotarians from Totnes and Paignton, people were able to take part in ladies, mens and/or team rounds.
Congratulations to all those who participated and particularly winners - Clare Born for the ladies, Nick James for the men. Nick was also a winner in the team competition, alongside Jonathan Wharmby and Nick Taylor.
Wheelbarrow Race at Newton Abbot Carnival
Rotary Club President, Richard Morgan declared the second Wheelbarrow Race a huge success already becoming a much anticipated part of the Town Fete.The Town’s annual carnival week culminates in the fete at Courtenay Park and the centre of the park becomes a course for Rotary’s Wheelbarrow Race. This year, 8 teams competed to win the Rotary Wheelbarrow Race Shield, a relay around a 230metre course to complete the most laps in 60 minutes. Two challenges were positioned to test the teams (and slow them down!) including two water pistol stations, letting youngsters cool the competitors down.
Through sponsorship, the teams raised money for the chosen charity or their own organisation and Race Organiser, Rotarian Martin Smith, said that the teams raised a grand total of £2,265 for the different charities with The Rotary Club adding a further £300 in prize money. He said that the race was keenly contested, with last year’s champions, local business Sherwood’s completing an exhausting 64 laps and retaining the Shield; they were closely followed by Buckland AFC ladies team and in third place were the team from SPACE (The Junction).
At their recent Club meeting at Hannahs, the teams were congratulated and thanked by Club President, Richard, for competing in the Race and making it such fun for the whole Town – in an almost desert heat! Well done all! He handed cheques for the money each of the teams raised.
The year, the teams were:-
• Sherwoods – raising funds for Meadowside Residential Home
• Newton Abbot Fire Station – raising funds for the FireFighters Charity
• Charles Royle IFA – raising funds for Rowcroft Hospice
• Jelf Group – raising funds for Hannah Rogers Trust
• Meadowside - raising funds for Meadowside Residential Home
• Space - raising funds for Space
• Buckland AFC Ladies Team – raising funds for the Under 13’s team trip
• Citizens Advice Teignbridge – raising funds for the CATCH project
Accolades for the Club
The Devon and Cornwall Rotary Governor Graham Carey visited the Club for an evening meal recently and while he was with us handed out certificates to commend the work we have been doing to foster both our Club and the spirit of Rotary. He noted particularly the long service (45 years!) of Rotarian Alan Partridge and recent Corporate membership addition Maddison Turvey of Jelf Group - giving lapel badges in recognition. They represented the embodiment of Rotarians as people of action and the statement "Be The Inspiration", represented nicely by Graham in a quote from Mark Twain: "Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Rotarian Paul Haighney received a certificate from District Governor Graham Carey noting Paul’s work for services to young people. He was very much the driving force behind Devon and Cornwall Rotary clubs supporting the recent Rotary SW Youth Games.
A further certificate was awarded our Club’s webmaster, Ben Sellick-Tague and our Club President Richard, for the District’s best Rotary Club website. The District Governor said that it was not only clear, lively and informative but provided an excellent face to the public and Rotarians alike, perfectly showing how active our Rotary Club was in the community.
RCNA Presidential Handover - June 2018
At the end of the Rotary year, Kerry Larbalestier handed over the President's Chain to Richard Morgan who takes over for the 2018/19 year. Kerry said that she was very pleased with what the Club had been able to do over the year.
Looking forward, Richard said that he was excited to work with his Vice President, Martin Smith and his aim this year was to build on earlier successes and to concentrate very much on projects aimed at developments among children and young people.
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 20th November 18.00
Visit from AG John Page
Speaker from TEIGNBRIDGE HOMELESS ACTION TODAY
Tuesday 27th November 18.00
Tuesday 4th December 18.00
Fellowship & Club Council
Arrange to visit other clubs where possible!
Tuesday 11th December 18.00
Special General Meeting
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(On the 5th Tuesday in a month we sometimes "scatter" and visit other clubs. [TO CONTACT CLUB - email firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com])
Hannahs at Seale Hayne
TQ12 6NQ 01626 325800