During the year Enfield Rotary is involved in many events; some are for fun and some are fund raising events.
Wednesday 13th July
The first event in the Rotary Year began this evening with the presentation of the Trophy and Awards donated by The Rotary Club of Enfield to the outstanding young musicians nominated by the Enfield Arts Support Service at their annual GALA CONCERT held in the hall of Enfield Grammar Upper School. The Trophy and awards were presented by the Club's President to: Katy Theodore, the winner of the outstanding musician of the year and John Bachelor, the runner up.
Friday 9th September
The Club's annual GOLF TOURNAMENT was again held at Crews Hill Golf Club. First, coffee and bacon rolls to fortify the players, then 1pm tee-off for 18 holes of golf.
Saturday 1st October
On a warm and sunny day club members Errol and Bridget kindly made their home and garden available for a 'COFFEE MORNING' which is an annual nationwide fund raising event promoted by MacMillan Cancer Support. Together with donations the day raised £478 for the charity.
Eight members and four guests will be representing the Club at the annual CONFERENCE for London District 1130 which is held at the Conference Centre at Eastbourne. The weekend is a mixture of Rotary business and work interspersed with golf and entertainment.
Saturday 5th November
This year, as in previous years on the nearest Saturday to Guy Fawkes Day, the Enfield Rotary Club in partnership with The Friends of Caterhatch Junior School, will put on a GRAND FIREWORKS DISPLAY. The event is held in the grounds of Carterhatch Junior School, Caterhatch Lane, Enfield. The display, set to music, is arranged by professional pyrotechnicians and lasts for just over 20 minutes. During the evening refreshments are available - teas, coffees & cakes, popcorn, Burgers and Hotdogs from the BBQ, beers, mulled wine and soft drinks from the Beer Tent. The event is organised as a family affair and all are welcome. The ticket and refreshment proceeds are used to provide extra facilities for the pupils and charities supported by The Rotary Club of Enfield. The exact date for this years display can found in our Diary of Events. This is one of the larger displays in the neighbourhood and is well attended. In 2010 between us we raised a total of 2,571.
Monday 14th November
HEAD PUPILS EVENING. Head pupils from a number of senior schools in Enfield who are in their final year are invited to join us for supper at our regular evening meeting. The objects of Rotary are explained and in turn the pupils are invited to speak about how they intend to further their education and the careers they would like to pursue.
Early December will be a busy time for our members. Over nine evenings The Rotary Club of Enfield, supported by helpers from local charities, accompanied by an illuminated FATHER CHRISTMAS on his float will continue its tradition of visiting as many households in North Enfield as time permits. This is the Club's main fund raiser. Father Christmas to the tune of festive music will hand out sweets and invites donations from those who feel able to contribute. Every penny of the monies collected is given by us to local charities. Last Christmas we collected 3,433 and this was divided between charities who operate in the London Borough of Enfield. Today for safety and speed we encourage Father Christmas to leave his reindeer behind and to rely upon motorised transport. Anyone who wishes to help us on these evenings is very welcome. For the last two years on at least one evening it has snowed but as you would expect Father Christmas and his helpers still turned out regardless.
FOUNDATION LUNCH. This is another of our regular annual events when the Rotary Club of Enfield books a restaurant for its members, their families, friends and anyone else who would like to join us. Last year we enjoyed lunch in a local restaurant in the style of French cuisine. This year's venue and the date remain to be arranged but will appear in our Diary of Events shortly. A fixed price menu is agreed with the restaurant. The proceeds from a small donation and a raffle are distributed to an international cause or charity. The money collected at the 2011 lunch was sufficient to fund one 'Shelter Box' containing a collection of equipment much needed in the event of disaster relief to the value of approximately 500. The date and booking remains to be confirmed.
Saturday 17th March
We are again holding our ANNUAL QUIZ at Goffs Oak Village Hall. A professional quiz master sets the questions, many we are able to answer, but a few cause difficulty see if you agree. The start time is 7 for 7.30 pm. A fish & chip supper is included (bring you own drinks and nibbles) and the profit from the evening and the proceeds of the raffle are donated to charitable causes. The exact date can be found in our Diary. Please contact us if you would like to book a table or be included on a table in 2012. Last year we raised 284 for The Chicken Shed Theatre.
Monday 23rd June Winchmore Hill Fancy Fayre
A Fancy Fayre took place to celebrate the centenary of Hennrietta Cresswells book "Memories of a lost village". There were stalls, events, displays and plenty to eat and drink. Enfield Rotary Club ran the POP CORN MACHINE and managed to raise £400 for NOAH'S ARK childrens charity.
Monday 9th July Enfield Arts Support Services "Gala Concert"
Enfield Rotary Club are proud to continue to support Enfield Arts Support Services and we had the pleasure of being asked by Kim Ember to attend their Gala Concert that was being held at Enfield Upper Grammar School. The young musicians played within an orchestra, a group or as soloists and we listened to a wonderful combination of music from the 1800's to present day. Our club was honoured to present cups, monetary prizes and certificates to a number of students for the Enfield Musician of the year 2012 award. First and second prizes were given to Jacqueline Lavrich (double bass) and Rosalind Henderson (cello) respectively. We look forward to Jacqueline and Rosalind visiting our club in the future to update us on their progress
Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th September Visit to Paralympics
Enfield Rotary Club provided tickets and arranged transport to the Paralympics for three groups of young adults in our community, West Lea School, Cheviots and The Skate Board Park.
The experience of the Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium was something these young adults have said they will always remember, perhaps it was the Rugby, Tennis, Goal Ball or another event that was watched that made the day so special or perhaps it was just being there soaking up the atmosphere, the hustle the bustle, visiting the ice cream parlour, smiley stickers,face painting, the park entertainment which helped to make the event such a success.
For our Rotarians who accompanied some of our guests it was also a great day out not only did we watch the games, we climbed the Coca Cola Sound Box, joined the picnic by the river and much much more. The young adults from West Lea School wore the bright orange Polo Shirts that were donated by the Enfield Rotary for the schools sports team emblazoned "WEST LEA WARRIORS"
Well done UK for hosting a fantastic games 2012