Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Thu 17th May 2018 Kanta Matsumura and Bhavani Patel.  ‘Rotary Scholars’

Kanta Matsumura and Bhavani Patel.  ‘Rotary Scholars’
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Thu 10th May 2018 Paul Webster: Job Talk

Paul Webster: Job Talk
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Thu 3rd May 2018 Steve Rolls Quiz Night!

Steve Rolls Quiz Night!
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Thu 26th April 2018 Business Meeting

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Thu 19th April 2018 Samantha Harman, Editor of the Reading Chronicle

Samantha Harman, Group Editor, Berkshire Media Group President Colin presents Samantha Harman, Group Editor of the Berkshire Media Group with a picture of Reading Abbey Gate following her presentation on her career in journalism and the Reading Chronicle. read more...

Sat 14th April 2018 The Rotary Club of Reading Abbey proudly presents A Race Night of unbridled fun and frivolity in aid of HELP for HOSPITALS in UGANDA

The Rotary Club of Reading Abbey proudly presents the Abbey Dabba Doo Races.
A Race Night of unbridled fun and frivolity in aid of 
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Thu 12th April 2018 Jane Stanford‑Beale, CEO of Autism Berkshire

Jane Stanford‑Beale, CEO of Autism Berkshire, presented on the work of the charity including helpline, home visiting, fundays, adult learning, adult social groups and benefits advice. read more...

Thu 5th April 2018 Chris Brownlee of Thames Valley Advanced Motorcyclist

SVP Sue Roberts presenting Chris Brownlee of Thames Valley Advanced Motorcyclists with a picture of the Reading Abbey Gate. Chris spoke about the way that advanced motorcyclists use observation to predict motorist behavior to improve safety. read more...

Thu 29th March 2018 Partners meeting

SVP Sue Roberts presents a picture of the Reading Abbey Gate to Beaconsfield's Town Crier, Dick Smith who had entertained all at the partners evening. read more...

Thu 22nd March 2018 Adele Costabile & Marta Garofalo - Job Talks

Adele Costabile & Marta Garofalo New club members, Adele Costabile and Marta Garofalo presented their Job Talks on Nutrition Research at the University of Roehampton and Product Marketing at Philips UK respectively. read more...

Thu 15th March 2018 Business Meeting

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Mon 12th March 2018 Helping with the Berkshire Egg Run

Helping with the Berkshire Egg Run
Rotarian Fred McCrindle ready to distribute over 400 eggs to the following local charities and organisations, Helping with the Berkshire Egg Run
Rotarian Fred McCrindle ready to distribute over 400 eggs to the following local charities and organisations, read more...

Thu 8th March 2018 Charles Goedhals - Fraccing, the truth behind the horror stories

President Colin thanking Charles Goedhals for his very interesting presentation on Frac'ing (or Fracking or Fraccing) including how it is done and why it is contentious in the UK and beyond. President Colin thanking Charles Goedhals for his very interesting presentation on Frac'ing (or Fracking or Fraccing) including how it is done and why it is contentious in the UK and beyond. read more...

Thu 1st March 2018 Rotary Scholars: Bhavini Patel and Kanta Matsumra

Rotary Scholars: Bhavini Patel and Kanta Matsumra read more...

Thu 22nd February 2018 Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks
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Thu 15th February 2018 Jim Gillett - Job Talk

President Colin thanks our own Rtn. Jim Gillett following his Job Talk. Jim spent his career in the Oil & Gas industry and shared his memories of working and travelling in India, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Libya, Kazakhstan and other exotic locations. read more...

Thu 8th February 2018 Tim Luscombe - Thames Valley Business Advisors

President Colin presenting speaker Tim Luscombe with a picture of Reading Abbey Gate.  President Colin presenting speaker Tim Luscombe with a picture of Reading Abbey Gate.
Tim, from Thames Valley Business Advisors, spoke to the club about the art of presenting to large audiences. Peter Mason provided the VoT. read more...

Thu 1st February 2018 Roy Wood - Map Action

SVP Sue Roberts presenting a picture of the Reading Abbey Gate to Rtn. Roy Wood of Map Action. Roy spoke about the help that up to date mapping provides to rescuers immediately after a tsunami, hurricane or earthquake. Mike Kimber provided the VoT. read more...

Thu 25th January 2018 Fred - Burns Supper

Fred
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Thu 18th January 2018 Business Meeting

Business Meeting
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Thu 11th January 2018 Dr. Sarah Fane - CEO Afghan Connection

Dr. Sarah Fane
CEO Afghan Connection
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Thu 4th January 2018 Sharon Westby - Human Trafficking

Sharon Westby
Human Trafficking
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Thu 21st December 2017 Reading Abbey Christmas meeting with Partners

Reading Abbey Christmas meeting with Partners
Sonning Golf Club
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Thu 14th December 2017 Mabel Boyd - CIRDIC

Mabel Boyd
CIRDIC
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Thu 7th December 2017 Martina & Fred “Foundation”

Martina & Fred
“Foundation”
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Thu 30th November 2017 Alan James - Achtung Spitfire!!

Alan James
Achtung Spitfire!!
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Thu 23rd November 2017 Business Meeting

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Sat 18th November 2017 Children in Need Collection

Members of the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey collecting for Children in Need at Reading Station.
A total of  £4,277 was collected for Children in Need.. Members of the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey collecting for Children in Need at Reading station.
A total of £4,277 was collected for Children in Need.

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Thu 16th November 2017 David Grimwade - Balloon Debate

David Grimwade
Balloon Debate
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Thu 9th November 2017 Jim Dorward - 'Built for 70, getting ready for 140'

Jim Dorward
'Built for 70, getting ready for 140'
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Thu 2nd November 2017 David Balston - Trinity House

David Balston
Trinity House
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Sat 28th October 2017 Annual Fireworks Night at Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice

Our club has supported this event for many years and this year
we raised a fantastic £1300 for the Sue Ryder Hospice. On Saturday 28th October the Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice held their annual Fireworks Night.
Our club has supported this event for many years and this year
we raised a fantastic £1300 for the Sue Ryder Hospice.

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Thu 26th October 2017 Business Meeting

Business Meeting
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Thu 19th October 2017 Peter Hazleden -

Peter Hazleden
"Fireworks (almost)"
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Thu 12th October 2017 Phil Stride: Thames Tideway

Phil Stride:
Thames Tideway
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Fri 6th October 2017 A rotary walk, discovering the history of Reading

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Thu 5th October 2017 Kester Broadhurst: RYLA

Kester was part of the winning team in the RYLA course which she attended and gave the Club  a very eloquent description of her experiences. Kester was part of the winning team in the RYLA course which she attended and gave the Club a very eloquent description of her experiences.
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Thu 28th September 2017 Business Meeting

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Thu 21st September 2017 Barry Kellett:

Barry Kellett: "Did the moon sink the Titanic? read more...

Thu 14th September 2017 Jesse Elzinga: Head Blue Coats School. Rotary Scholar

Jesse Elzinga: Head Blue Coats School. Rotary Scholar read more...

Thu 7th September 2017 Jan Mirkowski: Fairmile Vinyard, Henley

Jan Mirkowski: Fairmile Vinyard, Henley read more...

Thu 31st August 2017 Partners Evening - Crowne Plaza

Anthony Peabody & John Steeds
"Men' Hats"
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Sun 27th August 2017 Englefield 10K Run

The eighth annual Englefield 10k, Berkshire
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Thu 24th August 2017 Business Meeting

Business Meeting
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Thu 17th August 2017 Nigel Williams: Head Leighton Park School

Nigel Williams:
Head Leighton Park School
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Thu 10th August 2017 Guy Lipscombe: National Blood Bikes

Guy Lipscombe:
National Blood Bikes
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Thu 3rd August 2017 David Pope. District Governor

David Pope. District Governor
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Thu 20th July 2017 Francis Budge: Chairman of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers UK Chapter.

Francis Budge: Chairman of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers UK Chapter. infrastructure developments recently completed, under construction and planned to 2030 and beyond
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Wed 5th July 2017 Reading Abbey Rotary Club Charity golf day

<font size='3'>Club President Colin Maclean presenting trophies to the winning teams<br><br>
More than £3,500 was raised by Reading businesses and organisations taking part in a charity golf day in aid of children with disabilities.</font> Reading Abbey Rotary Club Charity golf day

More than £3,500 was raised by Reading businesses and organisations taking part in a charity golf day in aid of children with disabilities.
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