The Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury welcomes you to our Website. We meet on Monday evenings at the Holiday Inn. We hold charitable events during the year & have many new projects starting soon.
The Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury plants purple crocuses to fight polio
Jacqueline Stanton & Peter Routley headed the teams of people planting purple crocuses around Shepperton & Sunburydetails
Sponsored Walk - The Waterways of Shepperton
10km walk with charities raising money for their own charity and Rotary walkers raising money for the our own supported charities.details
St George's Day Party at Riverside Arts Centre
‘Best of English’ Buffet Supper Morris Dancing - with chance to join in English-Themed Mini Quiz Tickets £24 from 07940 email@example.com RIVERSIDE ARTS CENTRE 59 Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5QFdetails
Deadline/Silent Auction at Riverside Arts Centre - 2.00pm onwards
All donated items raise money for Rotary charities. View the items and Bid for those you want. Keep Watch that No-One bids Higher! The Bell rings at 4.15pm = End of the Auction If your Bid is highest – Pay Up then take your items home!details
Rotary presents Dictionaries to Local Schools
Looking inside these beautifully illustrated dictionaries, pupils can find an explanation that goes beyond the actual word to describe the different applications of that word. For example, if you look up the word ‘escalator’, you find an illustration of an escalator with a further nine words or phrases which explain how the escalator works. Using a dictionary helps to develop autonomy and confidence in the learnerEvery year the Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury presents dictionaries to Year 5 pupils. Our Rotary Club has presented these dictionaries over many years and they are regarded very highly both by the teachers and the pupils in the development of both language and writing skills.
In this picture Peter Routley, Jacqueline Stanton and Oliver Walker present the dictionaries to pupils at Kenyngton Manor School. The Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury will also be presenting dictionaries to pupils at Springfield School and Chennestone School later in October.
Rotary is a charitable organisation offering service within our community. If you would be interested in joining, please contact Geoff Williams on 01932 782779 and join us for a meeting to find out what we do. You will be very welcome.
In memory of Ian Squire
Ian Squire has worked in Shepperton since 2000. An independent business service is his top priority and all of his professional staff have been with him since he started. This continuity has helped to build up trust in his business which operates effectively within the local community.
In addition to running this very busy business, Ian also founded Mission for Vision in 2003 to improve the lives of people living in many of the poorest regions in the developing world. To date, Mission for Vision has worked in Uganda, Ghana, Guatemala, Burundi, Mozambique, the Congo and Nigeria. Every year, Ian assembles teams to travel to these remote areas to carry out clinics and to provide glasses, medication and cataract operations. Ian has also developed a portable frame and lens system which enables the correction of vision in areas where there are no optical facilities. You can read about his work with Mission for Vision on his website: www.missionforvision.co.uk
We at Rotary are devastated by Ian’s death. He was a Christian and he used his skills to help other people by giving sight to those people too poor to be able to afford glasses – by helping them they were then able to work. He also offered cataract operations so people could see again. He has trained people in Africa to continue with his work.
Ian was taken hostage in Nigeria on October 13 and died after being kidnapped. The other three hostages were released.
Ian received the Shepperton and Sunbury Rotary Vocational Services Business Award in 2016.
Rotary Action - Purple4Polio - Planting Crocuses to eradicate Polio
The Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury were present at the Sunbury Regatta selling “Purple4Polio” crocus corms. Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person's brain and spinal cord causing paralysis.
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury, along with help from the Shepperton & Sunbury Natural History Society, are planting 10,000 purple crocus corms around Shepperton and Sunbury to highlight the Rotary “Purple for Polio” eradication programme.
Rotary Vocational Awards
Each year, the Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury Vocational Services Committee presents their Rotary Vocational Services Community Award and The Vocational Services Business Award.
For 2016-2017, Catherine Black, Chair of the Vocational Services Committee, presented the Vocational Services Community Award to Eric Champion, for all his amazing work at the Riverside Arts Centre.
This year, the Vocational Services Business Award was awarded to two businesses. Laura Bale received the award for Laura’s Hair & Beauty in Sunbury.
Steve Aldridge received the award for Daines & Gray in Shepperton, presented by Eric Painter. Both received Rotary Business Certificates but the Shield will be shared between them, with each having it for six months!
Rotary 10km Sponsored Walk around The Waterways of Shepperton
Walkers enjoying the Shepperton footpaths on their 10km sponsored walk. Charities aim to raise at least £8000 from their sponsors.
The Mayor and Mayoress Opens the Sunbury Manor School Garden. April 2017.
The Mayor of Spelthorne Alfred Friday and his Mayoress Kay Friday opened the Rotary Garden at Sunbury Manor School.
This garden has been created by the joint Rotary Clubs of Shepperton and Sunbury. Shepperton and Sunbury meet in the evening at the Holiday Inn, Felix lane whilst Aurora, meet as a breakfast Club at the Boathouse, Chertsey Bridge. This was a joint venture by both Clubs to create a wheel chair access garden for the pupils - transforming a patch of waste patch ground into a quiet space for children to enjoy.
There were many hours of hard work and friendly banter between the two Clubs. I am told that there are frogs habitating the refurbished pond and I am sure that the gazebo and benches will get a proper amount of use.
The Head Teacher gave a short speech, followed by the presidents of both Clubs. The Mayor, Cllr Alfred Friday added a few words which emphasised his personal connections with the school.
Pat Hodgson receives his Sapphire Paul Harris Award (Pat - 2nd from right)
Pat Hodgson received his Paul Harris Sapphire Award for excellent service to the Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury. He received the presentation on 8th March 2017 with many members attending to congratulate him. He received his initial Paul Harris Award in 2009.
Andrew's sponsored cycle ride to raise money for Kids For Kids
On Sunday 4 December 2016 Andrew Welch, having been so inspired by the talk at the Rotary District Conference, decided to cycle for the charity Kids For Kids. He raised £1000 from his sponsors which was donated to Kids for Kids.
Quoting from the Kids For Kids homepage:
'KIDS FOR KIDS helps children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship. Our key project is a goat loan – we don’t believe in charity, we believe in enabling people to help themselves. Children are malnourished in every village. Many have had no protein, minerals or vitamins for months on end which not only means lasting damage to them physically but their IQ is reduced, often irreperably. Goat’s milk transforms a child’s health.
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 22nd February 19.00
Four Clubs Meeting
The Four Clubs Dinner is being organised by Shepperton Aurora
Monday 26th February 19.00
Rotary Guest Meeting at The Holiday Inn
Speaker Sheila Willis gives us the chance to solve the mystery of the crime ...details
Monday 5th March 19.00
Rotary Club Business Meeting at The Holiday Inn
Saturday 10th March 14.00
Deadline/Silent Auction at Riverside Arts Centre - 2.00pm onwards
All donated items raise money for Rotary charities.
View the items and Bid for those you want.
Keep Watch that No-One bids Higher!
The Bell rings at 4.15pm = End of the Auction
If your Bid is highest – Pay Up then take your items home!
Monday 12th March 19.00
Rotary Club Meeting at The Holiday Inn
Professor Hardev Pandha talks about Bladder Cancer & Immunology
with Nigel Lewis Baker MBE
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