Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Holt & District
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Holt and District
Our lively club of 30 members meets every Tuesday lunchtime over a meal, except when a month has a 5th tuesday and special arrangements are made, often with interesting speakers. We are a small part of Rotary’s 1.2 million members worldwide.
We enjoy great friendship, and fellowship in a happy environment with the objective of giving enthusiastic commitment to ‘Service Above Self’ both locally and further afield.
All members are involved in some way, mainly on committees which run the Club.
There is a full programme including fund-raising collections, concerts and other events, social evenings and meetings with partners covering a wide variety of subjects, giving a balance between those purely for enjoyment and activities for the benefit of others less fortunate than ourselves.
FREE Diabetes Check Day
Rotary working in the Community was demonstrated superbly through an inspired suggestion by Frank Fidgeon our Secretary, to, in association with the Holt Medical Practice offer the public a Free Diabetic Test. It is recognised that Diabetes is a major problem with a suspected 1 million people having the disease who do not know it, and the sooner diagnosed, the better the outcome.
In the Conservatory at The Feathers Hotel in Holt, by kind permission of Harrie Morshuis, a glorious Saturday 8 September 2012 saw queues forming at 9.00 am although the opening was not until 9.30 am. Nurses from the Holt Medical Practice were soon in place and the tests began. A constant crowd of people filled the room until lunchtime when numbers fell slightly and by 4.30 pm 255 people had been tested and the nurses hardly had a moment to rest.
It was a fabulous event, the profile of Rotary working in the community was raised sky high. The nurses did the tests and advised people of their results on the spot. It is fair to say that a number of people were found to be 'at risk', and they were advised to contact their GP's. Across the board, those tested were very thankful to have the opportunity to have the Free Test.
Our thanks go to the Holt Medical Practice Manager Sue Preston for kindly arranging the nurses who carried out the tests under the supervision of Ruth, head of their specialist Diabetic Team and the 3 nurses who are stars. Thanks also to the Feathers for allowing the event to take place and the people, who by coming for the tests made the event such a success. It is also with thanks to those who advertised the event for the Rotary Club by displaying posters in their windows and other material in their publications. Their contributions helped make the event a terrific success and very worthwhile.
6th Annual Charity Golf Day
Friday the 3rd of August was a glorious day after the extremely wet days during the week, which allowed 92 competitors to enjoy the fantastic Sheringham Golf Club course. Despite the general drop in numbers and cancellations of other tournaments for which the economic downturn has been to blame, this tournament had the same number of entrants as last year.
Michael Elsom and his small committee of James Coker, Alan Fenton and Frank Fidgeon organized every aspect of the day superbly and the winners were
Rob Linge and Neil McFarquhar.
The object of the tournament is to raise fund’s for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Quiddenham (EACH) and we are delighted to announce that £6,846.50 has been raised which included a most generous substantial donation. The Duchess of Cambridge has recognized the worthiness of this particular Charity by her Royal Patronage, and the importance of helping support children and their families with the challenges that having a life threatening condition can often bring. Services by EACH may be provided in the family home, the community or the hospice.
Neil McFarquhar; Keith Holt, Captain Sheringham Golf Club;
Roger Percival, President Rotary Club of Holt and District; Rob Linge
To like minded people, we offer an open invitation
If you share the Rotary Objectives listed below, we are always looking
to welcome new members.
Do look at our programme and contact our Secretary if you would like
to come along and see what we do for yourself.
Help Rotary meet the challenge
Sakuji Tanaka, President Rotary International 2012/2013
endeavours to foster "Peace through Service"
Objects of Rotary
- FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
- FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The Four-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?