2017-18 Club Archive

Club articles from July 207 through to June 2018


2017-18 Club Archive pages:

Spring District Golf Competetion

Time to get out the golf clubs

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Leighton Linslade awards Sapphire PHF

Long standing Rotarian receives prestigious award

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President Graeme formally welcomes Natalie, together with her proposer Martin Berry

Royston gets a new member

Natalie Liversidge joins Royston Rotary Club

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President Roger presents John with his Paul Harris Fellowship at our twinning meeting held at the club’s usual lunch venue, Tilsworth Golf Centre

Dunstable awards a Paul Harris

John Bryant receives a Paul Harris for his work over the years with Dunstable's Twin Clubs.

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Luton Chiltern Rotary win District Indoor Bowls Competition

The 12th annual Indoor Bowls Competition as held at Luton Indoor Bowls Club

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Local charities win from quiz

Letchworth Howard rasie a record £1,400 at their annual quiz

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Tea is served: a break in the card-playing.

Card players come up trumps for Hospice

Letchworth Howard Bride Competition

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Milton Keynes Rotary Swimathon raises over £500,000 for charity

MK Rotary ran their 24th annual Swimathon at the weekend and pushed the grand total of money raised by this event to over £500,000.

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Dunstable Rotary gives annual Award

Incredible Edible, Dunstable, gets this year’s Rotary Award. The Rotary Award started in 1972 and is given annually to persons or groups who have gone the extra mile with community service.

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Five Star Young Chefs

Amersham round of the Young Chef Competition

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Senior Citizens celebrate Rotary in Amersham 25th Concert

Drake Hall Amersham, resounded to enthusiastic applause, laughter and musical prowess on Sunday afternoon the 4th February.

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Pull on the Lycra…………..

Pull on the lycra, enter a team in the 2018 Auvergne Challenge and when the sun appears start a little cycling training.

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Barton-Le-Clay Rotary Unique Quiz raises funds for armed forces

Presentation to SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association

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Brookmans Park Rotary Welcomes New Member

A warm welcome to our new member Renos

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Local Brookmans Park Rotarian volunteer in polio team to India

Over 170 million children, aged up to five years old, will be given the life-saving polio vaccination on one day, 28th January, thanks to Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.

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Five Local Winslow Rotarians volunteer in polio mercy dash to India

Over 170 million children, aged up to five years old, will be given the life-saving polio vaccination on one day, 28th January, thanks to Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.

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MBE for Dunstable Downs Past President

Hilary Cantle, the first female President of Dunstable Downs Rotary club has been awarded an MBE in the 2017/2018 New Year Honours list.

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Milton Keynes Food Bank

On the 1st November John Marshall from the Milton Keynes Food Bank gave the Newport Pagnell Rotary club a very clear talk on the work that is carried out by the Milton Keynes Food Bank.

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Christmas Trees for Local Schools

It’s December again and the Newport Pagnell Rotarian Father Christmas springs in to action with his rusty helpers to deliver Christmas Trees to thirteen schools in the Newport Pagnell, Wolverton and Bradwell areas.

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Mary’s Meals Project

In September, the Rotary Club of Buckingham received a presentation from the Mary’s Meals charity. At a cost of less than £14 per child per year, this charity provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day.

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Big smiles for Letchworth Howard president-elect

There was a beaming smile on the face of Tony Silver (left) at Letchworth Howard Rotary Club’s last meeting of January when he was formally inducted as vice-president and president-elect

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Five Star Young Chefs

The first round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition was held at Pipers Corner School, Great Kingshill.

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The Rotary Club of Dunstable welcomes another new member, Peter Holmes.

Peter was born in Dunstable and in his younger days was very keen on sports. They included football, cricket, table tennis, golf and squash.

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Rotary Global Scholar gives Letchworth Howard an insight into Iraq

Rotary Global Scholar Zach Beecher gave Letchworth Howard Rotary members an insightful glimpse into life on the front line in Iraq in the battle against so-called Islamic State at the club’s January 15 meeting.

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Dunstable Rotary's Santa Float

Dunstable Winter Update

In our last report I stated that our club would be busy in the forthcoming months and we certainly were!

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Santa Claus visit Leighton Buzzard

Santa Claus has once again completed his duties in Leighton Buzzard and what a month it has been, contending with snow, ice & rain.

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Etonbury RotaKids

Work on their Bird Box Project

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Baldock & Multiple Sclerosis

President Mike presents a cheque

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Tools for Self Reliance speak at Biggleswade RC

David Moore speaks about his voluntary work

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Mid Herts Youth Speaks Competitions

Clubs in the Mid Herts area support the Youth Speaks Competition

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Woburn Sands and District Satellite Club

14 New Members inducted

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Luton Chiltern Young Chef Competition

Luton Chiltern Rotary Club return to Barnfield College for their Young Chef Competition

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STAGS Rotary Interact Club Proudly Reflects On a Glorious Year

Vice President Munthaba Ahmed reflects on the past year

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Mentalist astounds Letchworth Rotarians

Amazing mind-reading tricks left members of Letchworth Garden City’s two Rotary clubs and Letchworth Inner Wheel bemused and astounded over dinner on December 11th

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Quilt maker Mary Rawlins with Garden House Hospice's Helen Clark

Colourful quilts assure winter warmth for Hospice patients

Rotarian Quilt maker helps keep patients warm

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Intermediate Winners - Linslade School

Leighton Linslade Youth Speaks

Leighton Buzzard schools take part in local Youth Speaks competition

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Hospice hits Bullseye at Rotary Darts Marathon

Letchworth Howard Rotary supports the Garden House Hospice with a bit of Darts

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Unique Quiz raises over £1,000 for charities.

Barton-Le-Clay test your food knowledge

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Baldock Rotary Goes International

Baldock attend the 50th Anniversary Charter Celebrations for Toftlund Rotary Club

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left to right, Graham Bourne, Roger Clarke and David Footitt. Chris Smith- Publicity.

Dunstable visit Twin Club, Menen

Whilst visiting their twin club, Dunstable took the opportunity to lay a wreath at the Menen Gate

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President Colin Dowding presenting Margaret Butt with her purple crocus

End Polio Day

Purple abounds at Barton-Le-Clay

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Joint Rotary Clubs Success with “Push4IT” Wheelchair Racing

Another successful Wheelchair Challenge event was organised by Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs in Baldock, Bedford, Biggleswade and Sandy – for the sixth year running!

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Dunstable Winter Events

Our club will be busy in the forthcoming months with the following events.

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Pat Armstrong of Rotary in Amersham helps pupils from St Mary's School plant 2000 purple Crocuses at St Mary's Churchyard Amersham

Purple Planting in Amersham

Amersham Rotary work with local primary school to plant 2,000 crocuses.

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District Outdoor Bowls Gala

Rotarians compete on a sunny day

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Amersham Heritage Day

Rotarians have fun as the Human Fruit Machine

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Rotary Changes Lives!

Global Scholar receives Degree

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New Member for Luton

Induction of new member Dapo

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Bert Biggs receiveing his award from President Mike Williams

Long Serving Baldock Rotary Member Receives Honorary Membership

At a recent Rotary lunch long standing member Bert Biggs, in the company of his wife Phyl, was made an Honorary member of Baldock Rotary Club.

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President Roger Sharp with Chris Day on his right and Mark Tarsey and Graham Bourne on his left respectively.

Presentation of Two Paul Harris Awards

Two Dunstable Rotarians were surprised with Paul Harris awards

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Richmond Hill kids ready for Kids Out

Kids Out having fun in the sun

Luton North join Kids Out with the children from Richmond Primary School.

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Rotary stroke-awareness blood-pressure testing

Luton North is out in force to help the public check their blood pressure.

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Woburn Sands Garden Party

Newport Pagnell's satellite group host their first event

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Amersham Madagascar Water Project

How Rotarians joined forces with John Humphrys to change lives in Madagascar

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Our picture shows David at Garden House with Jayne Dingemans, Director of Patient Care.

Hospice donation follows long tradition at Letchworth Howard

Visit to Letchworth Garden City’s Garden House Hospice

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Pupils from Pipers Corner School, Great Kingshill display their winning artwork with President David Bevan and fellow Rotarian Andrew Warren.

Amersham Young Artist Competition

Pupils were asked to create a piece of artwork on the theme of 'Reflection'.

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Members of the Rotary Club of Barton-le-Clay help refurbish old tools.

A Grand Achievement

During the past year the Rotary Club of Barton-le-Clay have been working very closely with the charity Tools for Self Reliance (TFSR) based in Milton Keynes (http://tfsr-mk.org.uk/).

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Sandon JMI School Rotary Young Writers Prize Giving

Winning Entries in the Young Writer Competition

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Hemel's new President Mary

Hemel Rotary First Lady President

At the handover meeting in June the Club welcomed Mary McHatton to the post.

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Garden Party Handover

Garden party marks handover to new Letchworth Howard President

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Baldock Rotary Club  defibrillator handover to Stotfold Council

Baldock Rotary handover defibrillator to Stotfold Council

Baldock Rotary Club have officially handed over a defibrillator to the people of Stotfold which has been installed outside of the Council Offices at the Greenacre Centre.

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John Maddox takes over as Luton Rotary Club President

John will be guiding the club through the next year which includes the club's 90th Anniversary.

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