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WW2 operational airfields in the UK
Read the story behind this map and visit any of the operational WW2 UK RAF and USAAF airfieldsdetails
Recent new members
Other the past few months a number of new members have joined the Rotary Club of Cambridgedetails
Some of the things that we do
An engineering challenge for school children who bravely craft their materials into ingenious solutions. Rotarian Graeme Minto, founder of Domino Printing Sciences, led the judging. Picture from Cambridge News.details
What we do outside Rotary
Rotarian Patsy Glazebrook BEM was awarded her British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours in 2015 for her work with Charity.details
Talks we Enjoyed
This page gives a synopsis of some fascinating recent talks at our club including those by Sir Anthony Brenton, Professor Christopher Dobson and Dr Andy Williams VP of AstraZeneca in Cambridge.details
Our honorary member Colin Honey was paying one of his now regular winter visits to the Rotary Club of Cambridge when on 16th January he spoke about trying to influence governments into making ethical decisions. Descended from a great grandfather who went to Australia to find gold and ended up building Methodist chapels, Colin took a degree in philosophy at Melbourne University and then a degree in theology in Cambridge. Now he is researching applied ethics and spending some winter months at Westminster College.
Colin explored the problems of finding the principles on which to base ethical decisions. He had been a member of a government health committee in Australia, trying to encourage decision making to take into account ethical considerations, but with less success than he would have liked. In a delightful ramble, his comments ranged from wondering if it was acceptable to act on people if they were unaware of the action, through to a (tongue-in-cheek) suggestion that euthanasia should be confined to the fit and healthy.
On what ethical basis does one justify policy decisions in government or business? Where does one find the principles on which to base one’s own views? At least it is easier for the individual who can use his faith and for Rotarians who have the Four Way Test.
Our President Julian Landy welcomes another new member into the Rotary Club of Cambridge at our first meeting of the New Year.
Neil Whiteside is a member of the management team at Cambridge 105 Radio and presenter of "Weekday Breakfast".
Juilan presented him with his membership certificate and said "Welcome Neil, you are the latest of several new members we have inducted in the past months and we look forward to you joining us."
Cambridge 105 radio's Christmas Day broadcast of our Carol Concert at Great St Mary's Church attracts an audience of 10,000 listeners!
Around 600 people gathered in Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge for the Rotary Club of Cambridge Christmas Concert. Seven youth and school choirs sang a variety of Christmas music from traditional carols to contemporary Christmas songs with the audience joining in with the carols at the end of each half. The compere was Mandy Morton of Cambridge 105 Radio, the local community radio station which recorded the Concert for broadcast on Christmas Day. It is likely that over £5,000 was raised for two local charities- the Arthur Rank Hospice and the Cambridge Churches Homeless Project, but we are still counting!
Rotarian John Barrett who masterminded the event said
"I want to thank everyone who came to the Carol Service and who helped with the evening to make it such an enormous success!"
We distribute some extra funds!
At a recent meeting of the Council of the Rotary Club of Cambridge it was decided to release an additional £12,000 from Club funds for good causes.
A total of 22 different good causes and charities will be receiving their contribution over the next few months having been nominated by members of the club.
The largest of these will be £2,000 to Cambridgeshire Communities Foundation for our President Julian Landy's Charitable Cause - Homes for the Homeless.
Other names on the list include £1,000 to Camsight, £1,000 to Dementia Compass, £400 to Sick Childens Trust and £600 to complete our South African Numeracy project in association with The Rotary Club of Helderberg Sunrise, South Africa.
Acting Secretary Graeme Minto said “We are delighted to make these extra donations which will be most welcome over this season of giving!”
More about our Club
Rotary International is an association of business and professional men and women, committed to using their time, training and experience to serving the community.
We could use your skills, knowledge and input to take part in local, national and international humanitarian opportunities to help others.
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 email@example.com
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If you are a visiting Rotarian you are welcome to come and see us for lunch on Tuesdays.
Use this link to do so.
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 23rd January 12.00 -
Administration Committee meeting
Tuesday 23rd January 13.00 -
Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Penny Cleobury 'FAQs about Macmillan Cancer'; Host - John Mott; Cashier - Dee Hutley; Reception - David Spreadbury; Equipment/projection - Edward Coe
Tuesday 30th January 19.00 -
Four Clubs Dinner at Queen's College
Four Clubs Dinner at Great Hall, Queen's College.
Speaker is Rev Dr Carrie Mary Pemberton Ford who is an expert on human trafficking.
Members and partners welcome. Names to Patsy please before 16 Jan. Cost £30 per person.
Tuesday 6th February 10.00 -
Technology Tournament at Freemasons Hall
Young people will pit their wits in an attempt to come up with fresh technology concepts followed by a buffet lunch only for those who have booked in direct to Anne St Ives.details
Tuesday 6th February 13.00 -
Buffet lunch at Freemasons' Hall
During the Technology Tournament. If needed, duties are: Host - Patsy Glazebrook; Cashier - Sylvia Pryer; Reception - John Holroyd; Equipment/projection - Rob Hook
Tuesday 6th February 18.00 - (members only)
Thursday 8th February 19.00 -
10 Pin Bowling
Cambridge Leisure Complex, Hills Road/Cherry Hinton Road junction - Anthony Nix for booking and details - check time
Tuesday 13th February 07.30 -
Monthly Breakfast Meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Cashier - Jeremy Waller
Tuesday 13th February 13.00 -
Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Meeting details TBA; Host - Rosemary Turner; Cashier - Suzanne Sutton; Reception - Sylvia Pryer; Equipment/projection - Rob Ransom
Tuesday 20th February 12.00 - (members only)
Public Image Committee meeting
Tuesday 20th February 13.00 -
Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Business Meeting; Host - John Holroyd; Cashier - Joshua Vanneck; Reception - John Mott; Equipment/projection - Jo Chan
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
at the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge. Times vary so see the Programme for time and details. Please give notice of intention to attend by noon on the Friday before by clicking the homepage 'How to contact us' or 'Visiting Rotarian' button