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Serving the Cambridge community since 1922, the Rotary Club of Cambridge is a mix of business people, entrepreneurs and professionals making connections whilst working for local and international good causes.
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From the Black Country to Blenheim or Tower Block to Great St Mary’s – social mobility in the Church of England
The Vicar of Great St Mary’s, Canon Adrian Daffern, talked entertainingly to the Rotary Club of Cambridge on 8th January.
He started life in a Wolverhampton tower block and a one parent-family, took up the organ at his local church and went to Durham University as an organ scholar.
Making a success of somewhat rough parishes in Lichfield, Stafford and Walsall led to appointment as canon of Coventry cathedral (the youngest in England) alongside Old Etonian Justin Welby. There he began to be much involved with the community of the Cross of Nails, a world-wide attempt to promote reconciliation in conflict, of which Nelson Mandela was a member. Thence to be Rector of Woodstock in Oxfordshire and Vicar of Bladon, where it was cocktails with the Duke of Marlborough.
Never one to miss an opportunity, Adrian joined the cast of the radio show The Archers to play the Ambridge organ, and when he thought of removing the pews at the Woodstock church he influenced the Ambridge script to indicate how useful that would be.
Called now to the church in Cambridge, it was clear why he rose through the ranks and why he will be a considerable influence on the undergraduates.
Rotarian David Spreadbury
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NEWS OF OUR YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION REACHES THE USA!
Thanks to the Cambridge Independent's article on 24 November the Rotary Club of Cambridge has been granted an award by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians based in the USA for publicising our Club's relationship with scouting by inviting scouts and guides to enter our Young Photographer Competition.
WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RYLA 2019?
Why not recommend someone in your company to take part in the Rotary Young Leaders’ Award (RYLA)?
The Rotary Club of Cambridge sponsors young people (age 18-26) to take part in a RYLA course.
RYLA is a Rotary program to encourage the development of young people as future community and business leaders. The courses are a week long and take place at Grafham Water Centre, near Huntingdon, in early September. Participants take part in a residential programme that includes team exercises, physical activities, personal presentations and discussion. The aim is to create a testing, but supportive, environment where they challenged both physically and mentally, encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and learn more about themselves and their potential.
The RYLA course combines the finest of outdoor development activities with current best practice in leadership training.
If you are interested in proposing a candidate, please contact Rotarian John Barrett (email@example.com)
Last year's successful candidates Jonathan Strong and Natalie Matanda sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cambridge.
More about our Club
We meet every Tuesday, mainly for lunch, but once a month for breakfast and also for an evening meal, at the Gonville Hotel Cambridge.
If you are interested in finding out how to join us please email our Club Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 29th January 19.00 -
Dinner meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Sir Christopher Greenwood: “Travelling the Highways, Byways and Blind Alleys of International Law”
Host - John Barrett; Cashier - Sylvia Pryer; Reception - Jenny Chapman-Hay; Equipment/projection - Morris Chudleigh
Tuesday 5th February 13.00 -
Buffet lunch at Freemasons' Hall
Buffet following the morning's Technology Tournament at Freemason's Hall.
Tuesday 5th February 18.00 - (members only)
Tuesday 12th February 07.30 -
Monthly Breakfast Meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Cashier - Anthony Nix
Tuesday 12th February 13.00 -
Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Rotary Scholar Madison Vorva will speak about her passion for environmental issues
Cashier - John Parry; Reception - John Holroyd; Equipment/projection - Nigel Neville
Tuesday 19th February 13.00 -
Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Meeting details TBA
Host - Paul Henry; Cashier - Rosemary Turner; Reception - Johnnie Sam; Equipment/projection - Graeme Minto
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge. Times vary so see the Programme for time and details. Visiting Rotarians are asked to give at least 5 days notice of wishing to attend by email email@example.com