Completed meetings and events 2015-2016

Wed 29th June 2016 Social event - White Horse, Stoke Ash

A special night - We have a room booked at the White Horse Hotel, Stoke Ash (on the A140).
Members partners, and friends are all welcome.
The handover has been postponed until 06/07/16. However, we promise an enjoyable social gathering.
Updated 23.06

Wed 22nd June 2016 Club Meeting Workshop for fund raising event(s)

Grace - Mary
VOT - Rhona

Thu 16th June 2016 MASS SCATTER - Felixstowe Landguard (Mary organising)

Members are encouraged to join a "mass scatter" to Felixstowe Landguard club. There will be a presentation, from Rotarian Brian Davies, on the club"™s South African project "“ The Horizon Farm Trust. , 7pm Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe.
Organiser: Mary


Wed 8th June 2016 - Wed 22nd June 2016 Club Assembly PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

One of our most important meetings. The "chairs" for next year will talk about their thoughts and plans for the coming Rotary year. A chance to discuss what we're all about.
Grace: Mary
VoT: Rhona

Wed 1st June 2016 Club Meeting

Maths magic! For anybody who think Maths is boring...
Park Sims will talk on "Fibonacci's Magic Numbers"
See READ MORE for the pictures!
Speaker Finder: Elaine
Grace: Harry
VoT: Peter

Wed 25th May 2016 Business Meeting & RIC reportback

An opportunity for those who attended the 'RIC' event in Belgium the previous weekend to report back to the club. Photos please!
Plus our postponed business meeting from the 18th.
Grace: Elaine

Fri 20th May 2016 - Sun 22nd May 2016 RIC - "Rotary International Club"

Our annual get-together with Rotarians from 5 other countries across Europe. This year, we'll be the guests of Rotselaar Rotary Club, in Belgium. read more...

Wed 18th May 2016 NO MEETING

Wed 11th May 2016 Club meeting -

Anna Cottrelll from the Rotary Club of Norwich will talk about Ghana and Kekeli, a charity specialising in help for children with disabilities in Ghana
Speaker Finder: Ruth
Grace: Brian
VoT: Mike

Sat 7th May 2016 CHARTER NIGHT

Our annual Big Birthday Bash! A Black-Tie dinner at the Brome Grange, to include a talk by Joyce Kimber on 'Satire in Song"™ talk. Bring friends, relations, anyone you can! See "read more..." read more...

Wed 4th May 2016 AWAY - VISIT to Suffolk Energy-from-Waste incinerator at Great Blakenham followed by supper TBA

You've seen the chimney, now see things from the inside. Rotarian Alan has organised this trip to see a modern contribution to reducing climate change. LIMITED TO 20 PERSONS, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED, MEMBERS/HON MEMBERS TAKE PRIORITY.
VoT(?): Paul

Wed 27th April 2016 Club meeting - Celebrating St George's Day and Liizzie's 90th

Well, why not? Celebrating all that's good about England, and HM The Queen's 90th Birthday. Organisers: Brian / Susan
Grace: Susan
VoT: Malcolm

Sat 23rd April 2016 Stroke Awareness Day

We will be offering free blood pressure tests at
Lucy Jane Flowers
in Debenham.
152,000 reasons why... See Read More...

Wed 20th April 2016 NO MEETING - SEE MONDAY 18TH APRIL

Mon 18th April 2016 Scatter to Woodbridge Deben RC

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster RCHS has been invited by Woodbridge Deben RC to hear the talk by Len Green, who has been to Chernobyl twice, and will take place
on Monday 18th April at Ufford Park Hotel - go to right-hand entran

Wed 13th April 2016 Business Meeting & Annual General Meeting

The usual updates on what the club is doing, plus this is the club AGM. As well as formal business (see "Read more"), this is an opportunity for constructive discussion on how the club is doing and where it's going.
Grace: Ruth

Wed 6th April 2016 Club meeting: "Job Talk"

New member Mel Blower will tell us all about himself, his life and career!
Grace: Rhona
VoT: Mary

Wed 30th March 2016 Club meeting - Social event plus presentation of commemorative trophy

"Fish, Chips and Piccies" - Susan organising - Scampi & Chips for tea, plus a mystery entertainment which may or may not involve personal pictures of members of the club...
PLUS: We will be joined by Richard Pither (RC Diss) representing "Village Water". read more...

Wed 23rd March 2016 Club Meeting - Tools with a Mission

Paul Seymour will talk about the work undertaken at Ipswich-based charity TWAM, and the impact that we are making to those less fortunate than us, particularly in Africa.
Speaker Finder: Brian
Grace: Peter
VoT: Elaine

Wed 16th March 2016 Club meeting - Presentation of funds to EACH and SFC

Presentation of funds for our "Santa" collections to Hannah Walker of East Anglia Childrens Hospices, and Kirsten Alderson of Suffolk Family Carers.
Grace: Paul
VoT: Chris

Wed 9th March 2016 Business Meeting

Grace: Mary

Wed 2nd March 2016 Speaker meeting: Governor Declan Moore of Hollesley Bay Prison

Governor Moore has a reputation as a good speaker, so this should be a very interesting session.
Speaker Finder: Elaine
Grace: Malcolm
VoT: Barry

Wed 24th February 2016 Club meeting: Steve Munns, District Grants chair will talk about "What we get from grant funding"

Speaker Finder: Mary
VoT: Alan

Wed 17th February 2016 SCATTER (no club meeting)

Members of the club are encouraged to visit another club.

Wed 10th February 2016 Club meeting

Rotarian Malcolm McCartney will talk about his time with the Royal Logistics Corps
Speaker Finder: Malcolm
Grace: Harry
VoT: Mike

Wed 3rd February 2016 Club meeting

Games night!
Partners and friends welcome.
Speaker Finder: Peter
Grace: Alan
VoT: Rhona

Wed 27th January 2016 Business Meeting

Grace: Chris

Wed 20th January 2016 Speaker Meeting: Paul Bartlet

"The sad but instructive tale of Mary, Elizabeth and Francis". Another interesting and amusing historical observation from Rotarian Paul Bartlet. Partners, Friends, waifs and strays all invited.
Speaker Finder: Paul
Grace: Brian
VoT: Ruth

Wed 13th January 2016 Visit to Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge

Our annual "Eastern Angles" winter theatre visit. This year, it's to see "Holy Mackerel" at Seckford Theatre at Woodbridge Seckford Theatre.

Wed 6th January 2016 Club Meeting: Fellowship evening

Nothing specific, just come along if you can and say HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Wed 30th December 2015 NO MEETING

Wed 23rd December 2015 NO MEETING

Wed 16th December 2015 Club Meeting: Christmas Dinner

Grace: Susan
VoT: Chris

Tue 15th December 2015 Santa collection - Framlingham (North)

Members, partners and friends on our annual tour of local towns, collecting money in support of local childrens' charities.

Mon 14th December 2015 Santa collection - Framlingham (South)

Members, partners and friends on our annual tour of local towns, collecting money in support of local childrens' charities.

Wed 9th December 2015 Santa collection - Stradbroke

Members, partners and friends on our annual tour of local towns, collecting money in support of local childrens' charities.

Tue 8th December 2015 Santa collection - Eye

Members, partners and friends on our annual tour of local towns, collecting money in support of local childrens' charities.

Tue 8th December 2015 Santa collection - Debenham

Members, partners and friends on our annual tour of local towns, collecting money in support of local childrens' charities.

Wed 2nd December 2015 Business Meeting & SGM

Grace: Ruth

Wed 25th November 2015 Visit by DG & Talk on Village Water.

A Double Feature! 2015-16 District Governor Dorothy Pulsford-Harris will visit the club, and Richard Pither (Diss Rotary Club) will talk to us about Village Water.
Grace: Rhona
VoT: Ruth

Wed 18th November 2015 Club Meeting

Susan will be presenting one of her infamous quizzes.
This time - "A quiz with a difference" (?!?!)
Grace: Peter
VoT: Paul

Wed 11th November 2015 Club meeting

Fellowship Evening (no specific activity)
Paul's talk has been postponed until the new year, as many members will not be present at this weeks meeting.

Wed 4th November 2015 Club Meeting

Nick Ross lives in Eye, and is the Director of Art History Abroad. AHA run courses whose aim is to help people enjoy Italy, and see a wealth of beautiful art while having fun. AHA draw connections between art history, philosophy, music, literature and hi

Wed 28th October 2015 Speaker Meeting

Leslie Olive, the founding conductor of the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, will talk about his vision for the SPO.
Click on "read more..." for lots more information.
Speaker Finder: Malcolm
Grace: Peter
VoT: Mary

Wed 21st October 2015 Speaker Meeting

William Debenham will talk about his recent visit to Peru, partly aided by funds from the club.
Speaker Finder: (Harry)
Grace: Paul
VoT: Brian

Wed 14th October 2015 Speaker Meeting

Rotary member Brian Hull will talk on "A typical growing year on Church Farm".
Speaker Finder: Brian
Grace: Mike
VoT: Harry
Click on "read more" for information about the picture.... read more...

Wed 7th October 2015 Speaker Meeting

Barry Chevalier Guild will talk on The History of Aspall Cider.
Speaker Finder: Alan
Grace: Harry
VoT: Barry

Wed 30th September 2015 Speaker meeting

Chris Wilkes - The Childrens Society
Speaker Finder: Rhona
Grace: Brian
VoT: Alan

Wed 23rd September 2015 - Business Meeting

Grace: Chris

Wed 16th September 2015 - Speaker meeting - Mike Bone, "Radioactivity"

Speaker Finder: Mike
VoT:Susan

Wed 9th September 2015 Social event - Treasure Hunt in Debenham

Organised by Peter & Elaine!

Wed 2nd September 2015 Speaker Meeting

Jonny Ripman will talk about the work of the Ipswich Childrens Contact Centre (ICCC), run by PACT ( Parents Conciliation Trust ) , a Suffolk based Registered Charity.
Speaker Finder: Ruth
Grace: Susan
VoT: Rhona

Wed 26th August 2015 Social evening at Peter & Elaine's

Grace: Phil

Wed 19th August 2015 Summer Ramble - our regular summer event, a short walk starting and finishing at the Old Mill House.

Planned routes are ~ 1 mile and ~2.5 mile. The first part being co-joined, so ramblers can decide after ~1/2 mile which route they prefer.
No stiles this year!
Grace: Ruth

Wed 12th August 2015 Boules evening at the Old Mill House

Our yearly event....
Members/partners/friends compete to win "The Presidents Boules" at the Old Mill House.

Wed 5th August 2015 NO MEETING - SCATTER WEEK

Member "scatter" to visit other Rotary Clubs.

Wed 29th July 2015 - Business Meeting.

Focus: Fund Raising - Why, what and how much
Grace: Brian

Wed 22nd July 2015 Speaker - Dr. Dan Poulter

Our newly re-elected MP will be visiting the club. Members are invited to bring partners and friends.
(Speaker finder: Rhona)
Grace: Chris
Vote of Thanks: Paul

Wed 15th July 2015 - Wed 29th July 2015 Speaker - Mike Bone: RIC and Poland

Mike Reports back on his trip to Poland - hopefully a few pics! We'll also be reviewing a presentation from Patrick Billiet about the future of RIC.
Grace: Phil

Wed 8th July 2015 Club Handover meeting (Old Mill House)

Care of the club is transferred from Brian to Mike.
As befits such an important event, this is a Black Tie / Posh Frock do.
Grace: Barry

Wed 1st July 2015 Club social meeting (and District Handover at Diss)

No specific activity tonight, just an opportunity for members to socialise. Several members of the club will be attending the District Handover event in Diss.
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