Rotary Golf Day 2017
Close contest for Rotary Golfers
Newbury Rotary held their 7th consecutive Charity Golf Day at Donnington Valley Golf Club on Thursday the 11th May and what a close contest it proved to be. The event this year was sponsored by Charter Travel and £1852 was raised in support of Rotary charities including Parkinsons, Newbury and the Rosemary Appeal for a new cancer treatment and kidney dialysis unit at West Berks Hospital. £1000 will be donated to Parkinson’s, Newbury and £852 to The Rosemary Appeal, the latter trebling to £2556 by virtue of the Greenham Trust / Englefield Trust/ Peter Baker Foundation matched funding support.
The event’s organizer, Rotarian Trevor Gibbons reported “The day was a complete success fielding 11 teams of 4 golfers enjoying tea / coffee with bacon baps before heading out for 18 holes of golf followed by a succulent 2 course meal and a raffle draw for many donated items and a special draw for 2 valuable theatre tickets kindly donated by our sponsors, Charter Travel”.
There were many compliments given to Donnington Valley’s Director of Golf, Peter Smith regarding how beautiful the views were from the club house terrace.
With 44 golfers playing, a two tee start was provided from the 1st and the 10th tees. The golfers were blessed with a day which missed the local downpours, staying dry and warm, ideal for golf with the course in excellent condition and beautifully manicured.
After a competitive day the results were very close, and required a countback system to determine final placings:
- In 3rd place with 80 points, was “Team Tang” comprising Simon Tang, Simon Sayers, Simon Alston and Roger Colbourne who stood in for a player who became ill overnight.
- In 2nd place, also with 80 points was “The Long, Short & Tall” comprising Graham & Mary Wingrove, Graham King and Lorna Gibbons.
- The outright winners on 81 points were “Team Better than Monte Carlo” fielding Kevin Dixon, Gerry Dixon, James Mann & Andy Bray – all of who received their new range of golf shirts from the Pro-shop.
The “Nearest the Pin” on the 18th hole was won by Mike Faulkner.
The day ended with all saying that they had had a good time and looking forward to next year’s event. Photographs from this year’s event will be added to our website at http://www.newburyrotary.org
Trevor Gibbons added “This event is now an important feature in our Rotary year and we plan to hold this event again in May 2018 and Charter Travel have again kindly offered their sponsorship, so check out our website for more information and an entry form. The day is open to all golfers.”
An evening at the Newbury Bowls Club
Fun time had by all as we learnt how this game is not as easy as it looks.details
President's Dinner with Paul Mayhew-Archer
Raising money for Parkinson's Disease Charities in Newbury and Oxford. Contact Eddie Webb on 07876 743033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Welcome To Two New Members
Chris and John Philip are welcomed by the president Eddie Webb into the Newbury Rotary Club.details
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Newbury rotarians and Interact taking part in the Remembrance Sunday Paradedetails
A tale of two seasons on the Rotary barge
Rain, sun, kingfishers, trains & fellowship in 2017details
Newbury Culture Fest 2016
Newbury Culture Fest 2016. A selection from Graeme's colourful fan club.details
Mencap Garden Party 2016
President of the Newbury Rotary Club Graeme Leech, the mayor or Newbury Julian Swift-Hook, the West Berkshire Mencap CEO Leila Ferguson and West Berkshire Council chairman Quentin Webb. Celebrating another year of the charity's excellent work.details
Summer BBQ at the Craven Arms
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Fun time had by all at the hog roast which raised almost Â£1000 for West Berkshire Mencap.details
Park House Interact - Purple Crocus
Planting crocuses (croci or even just crocus) for the End Polio campaign.details
Mencap Christmas Party
Never in the field of human conflict has so much orange squash been drunk by so few.details
Newbury Rotary hosting a Tri-Club Dinner with the Rotary clubs of Hungerford and Thatcham.details
Coram - Life Education
Newbury Rotary Club presenting a cheque for £1000 to Ellen Goodwin, Roger Feaviour and Martin Scott.details
With everyone distracted, John practices his new "Bunch of Flowers" trick. Still work in progress... me thinks.details
Cheese and Wine Evening
An enjoyable meeting with some people from outside Rotary who wished to learn more about the organisation.details
Rotary Christmas Dinner 2016
Fun time had by all, even those who had to sing for their supper.details
Nick at Park House School
Nick explains all about Rotary and Interact to students at Park House school.details
Interact - Park House School
An assembly at Park House School introducing the students to Interact and presenting the Rotary Charter to their existing Interactors.details
Diwali - Halloween
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Newbury Rotarian LEJOGing for Charities
Newbury Rotarian Kevin Mosley is cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise funds for Alzeimers Society and Coram Thames Valley Life Educationdetails
Barbara West : Paul Harris Award
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Remembrance Day Parade Newbury
Newbury Rotary President Hemant Amin will be laying a wreath at the memorial following the Remembrance Paradedetails
Cheque presented to NDCCT at Club President's Handover Dinner
Outgoing President Will hands over to Hemant Amin whose first task is to present £5000 to Newbury & District Cancer Care Trustdetails
Mayor of Newbury visit to Young Photographer Exhibition
Mayor Anthony Pick and Mayoress Councillor Catherine Kent visited the exhibit and presented Abi Hollister (Park House School) and Amy Goatley (Trinity School) with their Merit Certificates.details
Club donates to Philippines Aid
MapAction works in disaster zones showing where relief help is most urgently needed.details
President Will Job lays Remembrance wreath
Newbury Rotary Club President William Job laid a wreath of Remembrance at Newbury's War Memorial outside St Nicholas's Church on Sunday 10th November.details