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THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE DEEPINGS 2017 - 2018
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Deeping Carnival.... 2nd July 2017
organised by The Deepings Lions & The Deepings Rotary Clubs
ROTARY ran a Bar, whilst, INNER WHEEL served Tea & Cakes
"I would like to say a big thank you on behalf of Headstart Nursery to the lovely lady we saw this morning whilst taking part in our Little Bears Club camping activities at Scout Island - Low Locks, with some of the children. The Rotary Club have done a Fab. job of clearing the paths and making it a lovely place to use, we are grateful that it is a well kept place for us and others to enjoy.THANK YOU"
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President Alan Kendrick, and Secretary John Slimmon
Deepings Rotary "Youth Speaks" Competition 2017 ....
End Polio Now with Rotary Ride 2017
Rotary Ride is a series of charity bike riding events being held by Rotary Clubs across the UK and Ireland on Fathers Day weekend (17th-18th June) to raise money and awareness of End Polio Now. Deepings Rotaryís version of this Fund Raising Event
If you cannot ride then run and if you cannot run then walk. As far as I am aware the above is not a famous quote but it will become one within the Rotary Club of the Deepings.
We decided we would like to take part in the Rotary Ride for End Polio Now so we approached our local Gym to see if we could use their cycling machines. The answer was a disappointing no, but Steve at The Empire Gym came up with a better idea. We could use their running machines and the gym would put up teams to see who can cover the most distance in 5 hours.
The event was to be sponsored and all the money raised to go to End Polio Now. We actually would have preferred to do the cycling because at least we could sit down whilst doing it but Rotary does not shirk a challenge.
The other teams consisted of 5 members and had serious tactics about when to change over runners but we had our own tactics. Our team was to be unlimited in number and if we could not run then we were going to walk. After all it is a Rotary Charity and we were going to play a full part.
Approximately 140 miles were run that morning and although all the money has yet to be counted we are expecting over £1000 to be raised. We presented an End Polio Now Teddy Bear to the winning team and gave End Polio Now badges to everyone who took part.
"What a Brilliant Event”.
Tremendous Thanks to Deepings Empire Gym for setting this up and supporting it so well. They and the teams who entered raised a fantastic £400!!
The competition which was won by a team from the Gym with a staggering (well it would have been if we did it!) 36 plus miles running in 5 hours. The second team of 5 ladies who ran for a continuous hour each did 33 plus miles.
Well done to everyone who took part. As one gentlemen competitor said "There were no losers today, only polio”. What a great quote.
Incidentally our team did about 22 miles probably most of that was put on by President Elect Alan and his family who fielded 5 competitors.
The final figure raised will be around £1,000 which after Bill Gates Foundation contribute their bit will mean that this event raised a total for polio of approx £3,000!
Empire Gym was rightly awarded a Community Service award by the Rotary Club of the Deepings, not just for this event, but for all they do supporting the community... Very Well Deserved.
Thanks to all for taking part and/or supporting this event.
President Carl Midgley
The Rotary Club of the Deepings
"BAKE- OFF" CHALLENGE 2017
This week the Annual "Bake Off" Challenge took place at the Deeping School, with Competitors from Rotary, Inner Wheel, and Interact, all attempting to make the best Cookies.
In a very hot kitchen and with the ovens cutting out half way through the bake, it was a tense and stressful time for the competitors to produce their best 4 cookies for the judging.
This year, again, PDG Linda May came to adjudicate and duly cast her eyes and taste buds over the final offerings, whilst members looked on, offered comments, and nibbled, where they could
In 1st place was Rotarian Justin Gray, followed closely by just half a point in 2nd place, Helen Bembridge (Inner Wheel) and Charlie and Elliott (Interact) were 3rd.
Certificates and Prizes were presented to all by President Carl Midgley. He then thanked the School for the use of their facilities and the Buffet provided, which was enjoyed by all, following the presentations. Carl expressed our thanks to Linda May for her judging and to Roger again attending, as Linda`s chauffeur. He presented Linda with a bunch of flowers and hoped they would return for next year`s event.
WHAT WILL THE CHALLENGE BE NEXT YEAR??
RESULTS - 3 k Fun Run and 10 k Road Race
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Mens Winner Phil Martin receiving Trophy from President Carl Midgley.
As a Runner, your comments on how we can improve
this event would be appreciated...
Deepings International Committee have purchased a SHELTER BOX
and a TRADE AID BOX in their efforts to support aid where needed
throughout the world.
New Members join Deepings Rotary
Know Your Own Blood Pressure... (Stroke Awareness Day)
WELL DONE DEEPINGS ROTARY !
The Rotary Club of the Deepings raises £4,000 for the Mustard Seed Project in Mgongeni, Mombassa
When you think of a school probably the last thing you would think about is a cesspit. However good sanitation is vital to protect against preventable diseases and so provide a safe environment in which children can learn. Both sanitation and education are areas of focus for Rotary so this project hits two targets.
With the aid of a matching District Grant from Rotary Foundation (which is our own charity) it meant that the funds raised through our Club could do so much more. In fact as the name suggests the total was double what we could have put in from our Club.
The cesspit has now been successfully installed which means that the teachers and students can concentrate on the development of the young people - the school has 250 students.
It was only with the aid of the Foundation Grant that we could do this, one of the key things about such grants is that it is overseen by Rotarians in the country to which the monies are going so we can be sure that 100% of the funds goes to the cause for which it is intended.
It is brilliant to see what a difference such help can make.
New Rotarian @ The Deepings Club...
Rotary President Carl Midgley welcomes new member, Rita Fowler, into the Club at this weeks meeting....
Rotary President, Carl Midgley presents a Service Recognition Award to Justin Gray (Graytones Printers), for all the services he has given to Deepings Rotary, over many years.
Without his help and commitment as a Friend of Rotary, the Club would be much poorer.....
GOOD NEWS....Justin is soon to become a new member of the Club.
was an enjoyable and successful evening, raising £2300 for local charity projects.
John Castley entertained us all as Auctioneer for the evening.. Many Thanks..
Deepings Rotary presents The Deepings Health Centre with a Cheque for Â£600
to purchase needed equipment, including a new SPIROMETER, which will benefit about 3,000 Practice Patients...
President Elect, Alan Kendrick handed the cheque over to Jo Kevan (Business Manager) and Jacki Wright (Operations & Facilities Officer), also in the picture is Rotarian Bill Shaw (The Boundary Fish & Chip Shop) who with his Staff (who worked for nothing) donated the day’s takings from his Charity Day, to this and “Anna’s Hope”
Spirometry is a simple test used to help diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions by measuring how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath.
It is carried out using a device called a Spirometer, which is a small machine attached by a cable to a mouthpiece. Spirometry can be performed by a nurse or doctor at your GP surgery, and the results are fed through the system for immediate action. Spirometry can be used to help diagnose a lung condition if you have symptoms of a problem, your doctor feels you're at an increased risk of developing a particular lung condition, it may be ecommended if you have a persistent cough or breathlessness, or if you're over 35 and smoke.
Conditions that can be picked up and monitored using spirometry include:
Asthma – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – Cystic fibrosis - Pulmonary fibrosis.
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