Rotary Club of East Grinstead Meridian Photo Galleries

Presidents Handover Evening 29th June 2016

Presidents Handover Evening 29th June 2016

Presidents Handover Evening 29th June 2016

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A Great Big Thank You!

A Great Big Thank You!

A Message To Those Generous People Who Supported our 30 Marathon Challenge and Helped us to Raise Funds for Local Charities.

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Visit to Kingscote Vineyard

Visit to Kingscote Vineyard

Visit to Kingscote Vineyard

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Rotary Plate design competition

Rotary Plate design competition

Meridian Rotary in conjunction with Doodledish of Lingfield have organised a dinner plate design competition with 325 pupils from four local primary schools taking part.

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What we are doing in our gardens during lockdown

What we are doing in our gardens during lockdown

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we will be holding our Informal social evening through video conferencing - This weeks topic is a discussion sharing our gardening ideas.

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Rotary members will be collecting for Marie Curie on Saturday the 21st March

Rotary members will be collecting for Marie Curie on Saturday the 21st March

"On Saturday 21st March 2020 members of the Rotary club of East Grinstead Meridian will brave the elements whether it is rain, sleet, snow or sunshine to carry out what has become our Annual street collection for the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal.

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Robyn’s photography success

Robyn’s photography success

A number of Sackville school A level photography students recently entered their work for the Rotary International Young Photographer of the Year competition.

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Rotary Young Chef District final results

Rotary Young Chef District final results

Meridian Rotary Club was very proud that Tilly Vickery (Sackville) and Georgia Kewell (Imberhorne school), both aged 15 years, represented East Grinstead in the Rotary District 1145 Young Chef Final at Merton Catering College on Saturday 29th February.

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Speaker - Andrew Salter

Speaker - Andrew Salter

Speaker - Andrew Salter - His talk is titled "Sweetwoods to Sweet Foods"

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Speaker - Tony Hardisty “The Battle of Waterloo

Speaker - Tony Hardisty “The Battle of Waterloo

“The Battle of Waterloo : who won, who lost and who did neither; and how and why “.

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Meridian Rotary invited 15 people to find out what we do

Meridian Rotary invited 15 people to find out what we do

Meridian Rotary invited 15 people to an interest meeting at the Jubilee Centre in East Grinstead to learn about Rotary and were welcomed by President Ginnie Waddingham.

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 District Young Chef Competition - Meridian winners

District Young Chef Competition - Meridian winners

Tilley Vickery from Sackville school and Georgia Kewell from Imberhorne school gain first and second place respectively in the Young Chef competition district final.

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Meridian President lays a wreath at East Grinstead War Memorial

Meridian President lays a wreath at East Grinstead War Memorial

Meridian President Daniele Lloyd lays a wreath at East Grinstead War Memorial

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What a Successful Community Health Event!

What a Successful Community Health Event!

The Rotary Club of East Grinstead Meridian organised a successful Community Health Event on Saturday 28th September 2019 in Sackville School, East Grinstead.

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Young Chef Competition - Two candidates from East Grinstead reach District Final

Young Chef Competition - Two candidates from East Grinstead reach District Final

Two young students from Sackville School in East Grinstead won first and second places in a Rotary Young Chef local semi-final in Oxted on 19th January and will now proceed to the Rotary District final on 2nd March at South Thames College Morden.

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150 Dancers enjoyed our Charity Tea Dance on 27th January

150 Dancers enjoyed our Charity Tea Dance on 27th January

150 dancers joined us for a not so strictly tea dance at the Meridian Hall on Sunday 27th January It was a fun and entertaining afternoon of ballroom, Latin and modern dancing with Tea, Scones and Jam and Cream to sustain them.

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The Rotary Club Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday 24th November

The Rotary Club Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday 24th November

The Rotary clubs Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Saturday 24th November with the switch on by the Town Mayor Councillor Rex Whittaker

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President Steven Lays the Rotary club's wreath on Remembrance Sunday

President Steven Lays the Rotary club's wreath on Remembrance Sunday

Many people assembled in East Grinstead High Street for the service of Remembrance at the town's War Memorial on Sunday 11th November. Our President Steven Kirupai laid a wreath on behalf of members of the Rotary Club of East Grinstead Meridian.​

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Speaker - Stephen Doerr

Speaker - Stephen Doerr

Speaker - Stephen Doerr will give a talk on Provincial Clock Makers

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Meridian Rotary has a new team for 2018/19

Meridian Rotary has a new team for 2018/19

Meridian Rotary has a new team. Last wednesday President Ginnie Waddingham handed over the chains of office to Steven Kirupai and in turn to Daniele Lloyd as President Elect and John Ellis as President nominee.

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Rotary Young Artist & Designer Awards 2018

Rotary Young Artist & Designer Awards 2018

East Grinstead Meridian Rotary, in partnership with St Swithun’s Church and our two secondary Schools, Sackville and Imberhorne, recently held a Rotary Young Artist & Designer Exhibition event.

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Speaker Michael Haynes –

Speaker Michael Haynes –

Speaker Michael Haynes – "Building Queen Victoria Hospital and the work of McIndoe"

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Rotary members have raised in excess of £4000 for Marie Curie

Rotary members have raised in excess of £4000 for Marie Curie

"On Saturday 24th March 2016 members of the Rotary club of East Grinstead Meridian braved the elements to make what has become our Annual street collection for the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal.

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Youngsters Release Their Creative Spirit And Create a Plate Design

Youngsters Release Their Creative Spirit And Create a Plate Design

Children from four local primary schools were invited by East Grinstead Meridian Rotary and Doodledish of Lingfield to design a dinner plate and each entry is entitled to a free studio session at Doodledish.

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Rotarians deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

Rotarians deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

Government Minister, Harriett Baldwin, has lent her support to calls for Rotary International to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its fight against polio.

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Did you attend our charity concert at St. Swithun's church?

Did you attend our charity concert at St. Swithun's church?

The Rotary Club of East Grinstead Meridian organised an afternoon of fantastic music by the Slinfold Concert Band to help raise much needed funds for the restoration of our town's Grade 2 listed church and for other Rotary charities on Sun. 18th February

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Fundraising Event at Paglia e Fieno Restaurant East Grinstead

Fundraising Event at Paglia e Fieno Restaurant East Grinstead

Fundraising Event at Paglia e Fieno Restaurant, London Road, East Grinstead to celebrate 100 years of Rotary Foundation on Monday 29th January 2018 at 7pm

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A Big Thank You to Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Haskins and Homebase

A Big Thank You to Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Haskins and Homebase

A great big thank you to Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Haskins Garden Centre and Homebase for allowing us to collect on their premises up to and during the Christmas period.

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Speaker - Antonia Gallop

Speaker - Antonia Gallop

Speaker - Antonia Gallop will give a talk on A gallop through the history of carriage driving.

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East Grinstead Meridian Rotary club on Meridian Radio FM

East Grinstead Meridian Rotary club on Meridian Radio FM

East Grinstead Meridian Rotary club have a a regular 3 hour show on local radio, Meridian on 107FM. The show goes out on air every Saturday from 1-00pm 'till 4.00 pm.

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Historic Drinking Fountain in East Grinstead High Street

Historic Drinking Fountain in East Grinstead High Street

As part of their work in the local Community the Rotary clubs in East Grinstead High Street organised with the approval of the Town Council to renovate the historic Drinking Fountain.

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The Big Reveal. These are the three winners. Now go and see the shops for real with all the others.

The Big Reveal. These are the three winners. Now go and see the shops for real with all the others.

The Big Reveal. These are the three winners. Now go and see the shops for real with all the others.

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A big thank you for sponsoring our charity golf day

A big thank you for sponsoring our charity golf day

We would like to thank all those who sponsored our charity golf day at the Lingfield Marriott Hotel and Country Club on Thursday 14th September 2017.

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Fighting Polio

Fighting Polio

East Grinstead Town Mayor Bob Mainstone and The Leader of Mid Sussex District Council Peter Reid Plant crocus to fight Polio

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Paulo and Lucia    Their Rotary Talk

Paulo and Lucia Their Rotary Talk

Paulo and Lucia Job Talk

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President handover evening at Chatham Park Golf Club

President handover evening at Chatham Park Golf Club

President Bob Shaw handed over the badge of office to Ginnie Waddingham last night at Chatham Park Golf Club at the end of Meridian Rotary's year. Ginnie said it was an honour to be taking over as President and look forward to her year.

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New Paul Harris Fellows for the Rotary Club of East Grinstead

New Paul Harris Fellows for the Rotary Club of East Grinstead

Meridian Rotary Club President Bob Shaw, before handing over to Ginnie presented Paul Harris Awards to long serving members Alan Collinge and Martin Craddock. Both members are past Presidents of the club and Alan is a former East Grinstead Town Mayor and

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Rotary Club of East Grinstead Meridian Sponsors Flower Bed Planting in East Grinstead High Street

Rotary Club of East Grinstead Meridian Sponsors Flower Bed Planting in East Grinstead High Street

Spring has really come into it's own in East Grinstead over the last week and the flowers sponsored by The Rotary Club of East Grinstead in the High Street are simply gorgeous.

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Speaker Julie Holden and Kate Bennet - a Talk on Dementia

Speaker Julie Holden and Kate Bennet - a Talk on Dementia

Speaker Julie Holden and Kate Bennet - a Talk on Dementia

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Murder Mystery Evening

Murder Mystery Evening

Murder Mystery Evening Raises Funds for the Muscular Sclerosis Society

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Rotary Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday 26th November 2016

Rotary Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday 26th November 2016

Rotary Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday 26th November 2016

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Meridian Rotary take a private tour around the East Grinstead fire station

Meridian Rotary take a private tour around the East Grinstead fire station

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service welcomed Meridian Rotary to their station in East Grinstead which included a tour round the station and one of the appliances followed by a three course meal and a presentation by Station Commander Roy Barraclough

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Presidential Handover Meeting for 2016/17

Presidential Handover Meeting for 2016/17

Steven got his office gong last night so now we have the complete team for the next three years. enjoy.

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Meridian Rotary Golf Day 2016

Meridian Rotary Golf Day 2016

Our club will hold its Annual Charity Golf Day at Lingfield Park Golf Club on Thursday 8th September. The event organised by David Roberts and his team will no doubt be its usual resounding success.

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Rotary on the Radio

Rotary on the Radio

21 May Ginnie & Anthony 12.00 Bloomin"™ Arts (Frances Ludman) "“ local charity providing Performance Arts activities for learning disabled people.

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ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

East Grinstead Meridian Rotary Club sponsored two 15 year girls to attend the District 1145 Rotary Young Leaders Award course held at High Ashurst Outdoor Activity Centre, near Box Hill, which commenced on Easter Sunday.

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The Perception of Risks to Health OR Have I got Scares for You - Speaker Dr.Barrie Lambert

The Perception of Risks to Health OR Have I got Scares for You - Speaker Dr.Barrie Lambert

The Perception of Risks to Health OR Have I got Scares for You - Speaker Dr.Barrie Lambert

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ISZY PREPARES FOR DISTRICT FINAL OF THE  ROTARY YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION

ISZY PREPARES FOR DISTRICT FINAL OF THE ROTARY YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION

ISZY PREPARES FOR DISTRICT FINAL OF THE ROTARY YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION

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Katie Mann makes it to the Regional Final of Rotary Young Chef

Katie Mann makes it to the Regional Final of Rotary Young Chef

Katie Mann was runner-up in the District final at Weybridge

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Steven Did the 02 Challenge For Charity

Steven Did the 02 Challenge For Charity

Steven Did the 02 Challenge For Charity

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Presentation of cooking Equipment to Imberhorne School

Presentation of cooking Equipment to Imberhorne School

Presentation of cooking Equipment to Imberhorne School was presented by East Grinstead Meridian Rotary as a thank you to the school for their support for the Rotary Young Chef competition over the last 5 years.

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Neal and Emma made it to the top for Rotary

Neal and Emma made it to the top for Rotary

Emma and Neal Waddingham were happy that Monday turned out to be a bright, although blustery day, as they walked across the roof of the O2 Dome as part of Rotary’s 110 year anniversary celebrations where the Mayor of Greenwich was there to wave them off.

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Rotary Young Chef Success for Katie Mann

Rotary Young Chef Success for Katie Mann

We are delighted to report that one of our sponsored entrants into the Rotary Young Chef competition, Katie Mann from Imberhorne school was successful in the District semi-final and goes through to the District final on 28 February 2015

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Rotary Christmas Tree Ligfhting Ceremony

Rotary Christmas Tree Ligfhting Ceremony

Rotary Christmas Tree Ligfhting Ceremony

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Rotary Young Chef Competition in East Grinstead

Rotary Young Chef Competition in East Grinstead

Rotary Young Chef Competition in East Grinstead

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Rotary Club of East Grinstead feed the Revellers

Rotary Club of East Grinstead feed the Revellers

Our club had its first vending booking last Sunday 8th. Felbridge School Summer Fayre. It proved to be an Excellent day and we sold 280 hot dogs and burgers plus gallons of soft drinks. At one time the queue stretched half way across the field. We made

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The town Mayor of East Grinstead Margaret Belsey being interviewed by the Rotary on the Radio team on 107 Meridian FM

The town Mayor of East Grinstead Margaret Belsey being interviewed by the Rotary on the Radio team on 107 Meridian FM

Meridian Rotary Club on Radio Meridian FM - The town Mayor of East Grinstead Margaret Belsey being interviewed by the Rotary on the Radio team on 107 Meridian FM. Michael Haynes president said "The radio show goes live on Saturdays from 12 till 2pm.

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Tsunami - A talk by Steven Kirupai on his experiences in the Asian Tsunami

Tsunami - A talk by Steven Kirupai on his experiences in the Asian Tsunami

A talk by Meridian Rotary members Steven Kirupai on his experiences during the Asian Tsunami

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A great night out on the Bluebell Railway

A great night out on the Bluebell Railway

Members enjoyed a great night out on the Bluebell Railway on Friday the 26th July. We enjoyed a ride on the train from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead and back whilst enjoying a fish and chips supper.

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Meridian Members Visit to Belfast Rotary Club

Meridian Members Visit to Belfast Rotary Club

Members of the Rotary Club of East Grinstead Meridian recently visited the Rotary Club of Belfast

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Meridian Rotary Members Visit Bletchley Park

Meridian Rotary Members Visit Bletchley Park

Members had a great time during their visit to Bletchley Park in July. A full coach load of members and their guest learned all about what was achieved during the 2nd World war.

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Young Chef Northern Finals

Young Chef Northern Finals

Madison Cahill-Smith and Kate Robinson both from Lingfield Notre Dame School reached the northern area finals on 1st March

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Not So Strictly Come Dancing

Not So Strictly Come Dancing

The not so Strictly Come dancing took place on 20th January and members with family and friends had a wonderful time and raised £680.00. International Junior Tap Dancing Champion Matthew Hill giving the club a demonstration.

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Christmas Golf Day

Christmas Golf Day

Notwithstanding the snow and the two blizzards experienced on the day whilst on the course, ten hardy (some might say foolhardy) members played 18 holes at the Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club.

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