Rotary Fellowship Exchange Visit

Tue 29th May 2018 at 13.00 - Sat 2nd June 2018 - 12.00

RFE Visit from District 7850 hosted by Kibworth and Fleckney/Market Harborough Rotary Clubs

                           ROTARY CLUB OF KIBWORTH AND FLECKNEY

President Stephen Woodhouse

17th April 2018


As you all are aware American Rotarian visitors from District 7850 are being hosted jointly by our club and the Rotary Club of Market Harborough over the dates above.  Many months ago all members were asked for a show of hands and you agreed to support this event.  A detailed programme has now been finalised and is attached.  You will be able to attend the majority of the visits/events on the programme  and are encouraged to so do whenever possible as assistance with transporting the visitors to the various locations will help to reduce the commitment of the hosts. 

The car museum has proven to be very popular in the past and is open to all members, friends etc, as there is no limit on the number of attendees

In particular, please try to attend the joint meeting with the RFE visitors and the Rotary Club of Market Harborough on Wednesday 30th May 2018 as this will present an opportunity to meet the visitors and hear a short presentation on their Rotary District and Clubs therein.

You are all invited [with partners] to the final evening that will be a ‘pop in’ drinks and nibbles evening chez Calvert.  Live entertainment has been booked and if everyone brings something to nibble and something to drink the cost to each member will be minimal.  

This letter is sent on behalf of President Stephen who, as you know, is currently overseas but he has previously confirmed his personal support for this visit and encourages all members to be involved whenever possible.

In view of the lack of ordinary meetings over the next 3-4 weeks please email back, or telephone, to indicate which events you wish to attend and whether you are willing to offer transport to and from the host addresses [Roger Calvert, Brian Godfrey, Michael Smith]

Yours in Rotary

pp Stephen Woodhouse

Please contact Roger Calvert to advise which events you wish to attend or 0116 2793272/07836357170







10.00am Rockingham Castle Private Guided Tour and visit to gardens [weather permitting]  [£14.00 per person]

10.00am  Guided tour of Oakham Castle followed by introduction to  ‘Medieval Manners’ [A fun look at table manners, cooking etc and a pottery quiz all held at a banqueting table. [£5]

09.30am  Visit to Foxton Locks and Museum   
11.00am  Canal Trip on the Vagabond for 1 hour [
£3-£5 depending on numbers]

12.30pm Transfer from previous hosts at Kilworth Springs Golf Club.  Light lunch for hosts and RFE visitors

13.00pm  Light lunch at the Sondes Arms, Rockingham

12.30pm  Lunch at Barnsdale Gardens Cafe

12.45pm  Lunch in the upstairs room at the Waterfront Restaurant, Market Harborough 

pm Return to hosts for remainder of the day and evening

Free time with hosts pm

13.45pm [Approx] Visit to Barnsdale Gardens [£7]

pm  Free time 

17.00pm Visit to Cooke car collection, Fleckney Road, Saddington [£5 donation]

15.45pm  [Approx]  Free time to visit other attractions as desired e.g. Ospreys, Uppingham, Harringworth Viaduct

18.00pm - 21.00pm  Farewell party for RFE visitors chez Calvert, 1 Main Street Smeeton Westerby for all Kibworth/Fleckney and Market Harborough Rotary Club members and partners.

19.30 Joint meeting with Market Harborough and RFE visitors at the Angel Hotel, Market Harborough [£16.50 per person]

Evening with hosts

This will be a ‘bring a plate’ and a bottle style drinks and nibbles event for those who wish to ‘pop in’.  Live entertainment will be provided.

RFE visitors depart 2nd June 2018

Please note that all events in bold text are open to all members and partners.  If you have friends who may wish to attend the car museum there is no limit on numbers attending. 

Please contact Roger Calvert to advise which events you wish to attend or 0116 2793272/07836357170