Thu 16th November 2017 at 07.30 - 08.30
ROTARY CLUB OF CHESTFIELD
Meeting held on Thursday, November 16th, 2017
The Golf Club, Chestfield
Apologies for Absence:
Wendy Myfanwy Robert M.
Reggie Godfrey Hilary
Visitors and Guests:
Jarle Tatt, ADG David Bowley
Jarle Tatt, Assistant District Governor:
Jarle gave a short presentation primarily on the forthcoming District Conference in 2018 which will be held in Canterbury on September 7th to 9th. The attendance at District Conferences has been dropping in recent years and a key objective is to revitalise the programme with the aim of turning around the decline. The main event will be held at the University of Kent where the auditoria can hold 500 delegates. There will be a programme of 3 or 4 major speakers including Paul Craven, a behavioural economist, Penny Mallory, a motivational speaker and David Starkey, the historian; it is also hoped to have Peter James, a thriller writer. In addition there will be a Rotary Showcase where local clubs can promote key activities and share ideas. The idea is for delegates to pick up Club leaflets and then go to one of a number of breakout rooms where a facilitators will aim to get people talking. On the Friday evening there will be a proms night in the Colyer-Fergusson Hall with guided tours of Canterbury and other events during the day on Saturday and a gala dinner in the evening. Active participation and a good turnout from local clubs will be welcome.
Remembrance Sunday, November 12th:
Robert S. laid a wreath on behalf of the Club at the War Memorial in Whitstable. Andrew B. laid a wreath at Ypres.
Car Parking, November 11th:
The car parking on November 11th was another successful day with £425.00 being raised from parking, £22.50 from the stall and £20.00 from the sale of crocus bulbs.
Car Parking, December 16th:
Godfrey needs volunteers for the last car parking of the year. There is a form in the folder so please sign up if you can help.
RC Herne Bay Race Night, Saturday, November 18th:
David B. reminded everyone of the RC Herne Bay Race Night on Saturday at 7.00 pm at Herne Bay Primary and Junior School, Kings Road, Herne Bay in aid of Canterbury Rising Sun charity. David still has a few places and please contact him direct if you would like to go.
Dictionaries, Presentation at Swalecliffe Primary School, Wednesday, November 22nd:
The dictionaries are ready and Robert S. will present them to the children at Swalecliffe Primary School on Wednesday, November 22nd.
Quiz Night, November 25th:
Owain has four tickets for the Quiz Night as some guests of his are unable to go. Please contact Owain (0788 0757905) if you would like to take them up. Pat and Jean are still on the hunt for raffle prizes.
Christmas Dinner, Whitstable Castle, Saturday, December 8th:
Pat reminded everyone that she needs the menu choices for themselves and their guests as soon as possible. The menu has been circulated and there is a form in the folder.
Table Tennis Evening, January:
Dave C. has managed to make contact with Chestfield Warriors Table Tennis Club and hopes to arrange an evening in January.
Walk4Water, March 23rd
Everyone who has schools to contact is asked to do so as soon as possible as the numbers to order for bags has to be finalised by the end of November.
Greetings from Other Clubs:
Jarle brought greetings from Canterbury Sunrise.
Master of Alms:
Thanks to Paul almost everyone went on their way a little lighter.
Spyros won a bottle of wine.