President Sylvia's Pipe Line

We spent a very pleasant evening on the 30th October at The Village Inn, Thurlestone for our 5th Monday meeting together with friends of Rotary and family.  Many thanks to The Village Inn and staff for their warm welcome and very enjoyable meal.  Following the meal, we formed teams to take part in a light hearted quiz arranged by David White.  Many thanks to David for producing the questions, which were not quite as simple as he had suggested !    It was a pleasure to spend time with our guests, who all said how much they appreciated being invited to the evening and how much they had enjoyed themselves.

November has been quite a busy month to date.  We held a collection at the Farmer’s Market on November 4th 2017 in aid of Local Good Causes. I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the four Rotary members who gave their time to help with the collection.  Footfall in the Farmer’s Market was not great, but the collection yielded approx £60.00, plus giving Rotary a presence.

The 12th of November two members from our club together with myself took part in the Remembrance Parade on a dry, sunny morning.  Many organisations and members of the public attended the parade.  Following the parade and service, I attended the British Legion Club reception.  It was a very enjoyable  event with an opportunity to meet and talk with some interesting people. 

On the 13th November 2017 we held our first, and very enjoyable, meeting at the Thurlestone Hotel.   It has now been agreed this will become the new “home” for Kingsbridge Rotary Club. Many thanks to David Grose for making this wonderful venue possible 

David Carter read an appeal from Ivybridge Rotary Club for donations of gifts, toys etc  for the children of theBritish Virgin Islands following the catastrophic hurricane.  The appeal was started by the Devon & Cornwall Police, some of whom had recently visited the islands and had learnt that the children had been told there would be no Christmas Gifts this year.  The gifts were being collected from Ivybridge on the 15th Nov to be transported to the islands.  It was agreed Kingsbridge Rotary Club would like to make a donation.  Many thanks to David Chubb who volunteered to carry out this project, at very short notice and limited time span.  David bought an assortment of gifts and delivered them to Ivybridge by noon on the 15th November .

David White and myself took part in the Mock Interviews held at Kingsbridge Community College on November 17th 2017.  It is a pleasure to meet the young students and, as in previous years, I am amazed at the depth of their knowledge together with such enthusiasm for the future.  It is also gratifying to hear from them how much they appreciate the Mock Interviews.

This Saturday, November 25th 2017, a group of us will be visiting the Met.Office , in Exeter.  Many thanks to John Litchfield for arranging this visit. 

Now we are looking forward to welcoming everyone together with guests to our Christmas Lunch at the Cottage Hotel on December 4th 2017. 

We have two collections in December at Tesco in aid of my two chosen charities this year, St.Lukes Hospice and Erme Valley Riding for the Disabled. The first collection is on the 14th December and the second is on the 18th December.  Please sign the board if you can spare an hour or so to help with these collections.

It will be 2018 when the next Newsletter is produced, so I take this opportunity of wishing each and everyone of you a Very Happy Christmas.  I hope you will enjoy this very special time of the year.  My warmest wishes to you all for a Happy & Healthy New Year.

 Sylvia