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Burns Night - January 2020


Members and Guests enjoyed traditional fayre at this years Burns Night held in the Maids Head. Rtn Geoff read the Selkirk grace and Rtn Iain addressed the haggis. Poems and drams were suitably enjoyed.

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Stuart Hamilton Testimonial Day - Presentation Night 13th Nov


Soham Town Rangers football club members, guests and friends joined Soham Rotary Members for this presentation evening to the main beneficiaries from the day - The Arsenal Foundation and Arthur Rank charities.

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2019 Presentation Evening


Club members welcomed representatives of the beneficiary charities from this years Beer and Music Festival. In addition, the evening was also attended by some of our generous sponsors and representatives of Blue Shed - our partners in the event

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Race Night 2019 - over £850 raised


Another great result for this event with over £850 raised towards supporting our Honorary Rotarian Martin Heath and his wife Judy in their ongoing challenges of medical Outreach in Kenya.

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2019 Young Musician Final - 2nd July 2019


A wonderful evening of music with as always, very high standards. Congratulations to all that took part. Overall winner, Laura Peck on saxophone received the winners shield from President Alan Chilcott.

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2019 -20 Team - Congratulations


Past president Barry Lonsdale handed over the chain of office to our new President for the forthcoming year, Alan Chilcott. This is Alan's 2nd time as President. Geoff Fisher becomes Senior Vice and Neil Osbourne steps up to Junior Vice president.

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Speaker will be Geoff Fisher


Rotarian Geoff will delve into his love of History and share with us one of key English historical events of the past 200 years

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2019 Beer & Music Festival - July Friday 5th & Saturday 6th


Save the Date for this years Annual Beer & Music Festival - A list of performing Bands and Beers / Ciders on sale see Details below and great auction Prizes.

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Magpas Presentation - 2019


A cheque for £2086.30 was presented to Magpas Representative Helen MnMenamin-Smith by President Barry Lonsdale. The money was raised during the Christmas street collections.

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Charter Night - 44th - Date Change


Please note the change of date for this event - 8th May now. This will be the Clubs 44th Charter celebrations. It will be held at the Rosery, Evening. Guest welcome and our speaker will be Guy Pidsley, President of Newmarket Rugby Football Club.

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2018 Christmas Collections during December


Once again the Club is pleased to be supporting Magpas Air Ambulance during the collections which will be occurring throughout December - We raised £1932, thanks to everyone for their generous support. Progress to date - see details.

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Greene King Brewery Tour


A very pleasant evening was spent visiting the Greene King Brewery in Burt St Edmunds. Rtn's Alan Chilcott and Gill Hamilton worked together to make it fun night out for our weekly get-together.

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Ely Firework Display


Soham members will be helping at this years annual firework display in Ely - details on timings, prices and where to obtain tickets are on the poster available on this website - See Details.

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2018 Pumpin Fair


Many thanks to everyone who donated and helped on Saturday at the Pumpkin Fair. The stall made £162.50 which our community committee will be grateful for to assist forthcoming projects

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2018 Beer & Music Festival - Over £7500 raised


Another fantastic event raises over £7500 for several charities. The main charity, Arthur Rank Hospicies will receive just over £5000, Rotary Charities £750, Pos+ability auction £840 and Scouts over £900.

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Burwell at Large -17th & 18th March 2018


Soham Club were represented by Iain & Geoff as part of Burwell's open event at the Burwell Village College

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Charter Night - 43rd : 7pm for 7.30 start


This year's Charter will be held at The Rosery, Exning. We look forward to inviting guests to join us as we celebrate the Club's 43rd birthday. Our speaker will be local novelist and Historian, Harry Sidebottom. The raffle will support RYLA.7pm for 7.30

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District Assembly


King Edward VI school, Bury St Edmunds - meeting for next year's Club officers. See attached agenda.

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January 2018 - New Member


Pres. Bill welcomed our latest Club member, David Werner into the Soham Club. David, who lives in Wicken and has several active roles in the community, is retired following working for The Ministry of Defense. David was introduced by Rtn Barry Lonsdale.

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2017 Beer & Music Festival Presentation


The Maids Head was the venue for our recent Presentation evening following on from this year's very successful summer Beer & Music Festival

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Meal - Speaker Finder, Barry Holmes


Barry's speaker turned out to be Global Scholar, Leah Schmidt, from Calgary Canada. She is also studying for a masters degree at Cambridge specialising in Gender and Politics. She gave an excellent illustrated talk about herself and her aspirations.

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First new members of Rotary year


President Bill had the pleasure of inducting new members into the club as one of his early Club duties, John Maxwell joined as a full member and Carol, his wife, as an associate member. Club members warmly welcomed them.

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Christmas Dinner


This years Christmas meal with partners and guest is being held in The Rosery at Exning - numbers, meal choices and guests to Run Barry Lonsdale asap.

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2014 Church Fete


The Club joined other at this years St Andrew's Church Fete - their infamous "No Lose" stall appealed to both children and adults. Well done to Rtn Stuart and his team for organising this

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2014 Remembrance Parade


The annual Soham Remembrance Parade took place today in Soham High Street. Wreath laying around the town's war memorial also was performed as part of the Parade.

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WW1 Commemoration


Club members donned their distinctive red polo shirt to man the beer and refreshments stall at the town's WW1 Commemoration event. Rtn Geoff Fisher also was involved in the ceremony to recognise those who had fallen during the conflict.

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2013 Remembrance Parade


Rotary will be attending the local Remembrance parade at 2.30pm - 2.15pm assemble in Sand Street followed by the parade to the War Memorial.

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25th October - 2017 RYLA - Rory's story


Iain will be bringing our 2017 candidate,Rory Jones, to the Club to hear all about his adventures during this years September week at Grafham Water - guests will be most welcome.

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2017 Beer & Music Festival results


The Beer and Music Festival this year goes from strength to strength with over £8000 raised for various charities. A huge thanks to all our barrel sponsors, helpers and audiences for the support. A great result.

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2017 - 18 Team in Place


President Bill Rind assumes office following the start of our new Rotary year for 2017 - 18.

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2017 Young Musician of the Year


A fantastic night of performances were enjoyed by the audience attending the SVC Performing Arts Centre

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2017 District Quiz


10 teams from Rotary Clubs across the District met at Soham Rangers Football Club to do battle in the final of the District Quiz. Ely Club narrowly beat Brandon & District in a tie breaker after the 7 rounds of questions.

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Magpas Presentation 2017


£2240.53 raised this year. Well done to everyone who collected and contributed.

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2017 Race Night


Great support for our Charity Race Night this year with almost 100 people filling the Soham Town Rangers Football Club on Saturday 18th March. Over £900 raised for Kenyan Medical Outreach programme.

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42nd Charter night


Club members and distinguished guests enjoyed celebrating the Club's 42nd birthday. Toast to the Club were delivered by DG Derek Rothwell, Sue Marchant was our speaker and President Stuart was in the Chair.

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Burns Supper Jan 2017


Members and guests celebrated the birthday of Robert Burns with traditional fayre at The Maids Head

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Christmas Street Collection in aid of Magpas/Helimedix 2016


Collections have begun - taking place on the 10th Dec, 17th Dec and 24th Dec. Where? - Soham Coop, Asda, Fordham Coop, Scampers and Scotsdale Garden Centre Fordham. Please give generously to this great Charity.

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Christmas Tree for 2016


That time of year again !!

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Visiting Global Scholar and Canadian, Natalie Kauf, along with local sponsor from Ely Hereward Rotary Club, Rtn Mike Judkins, shared an evening with Club members.

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2016 - Beer & Music Festival


Squally August weather could not deter the crowds from coming to enjoy great beers, cider and music - Happy memories from start to finish.

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2016 Beer & Music Festival Presentation


Club members and Guests enjoyed an evening at the No Hurry, Upware to present the beneficiary charities with their cheques.

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2016 -17 Handover


Immediate Past President Bruce stands with the new Soham team for 2016 - 17 Rotary year. Congratulations to President Stuart, SVP Lynne and JVP Bill.

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2016 District Quiz Final


This year's winners and defenders of the District Quiz competition were Swaffham Rotary Club. Well done to them. DGE Derek Rothwell made the presentation and thanked Soham Staploe Rotary Club for organising the event and hosting the final.

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Soham Carnival 2016


The Club took place in the Carnival procession by presenting a Rotary float with the theme " Rotary and Peace the world over"

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District Quiz Final : 2014-15


Swaffham Club retain title after a closely fought contest

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41st Birthday Party


The Club celebrated it's 41st year at the annual Charter Dinner - President Bruce and his distinguished top table guests joined club members, their partners, visiting Rotarians from Newmarket, Ely Littleport plus invited friends and guests.

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Prickwillow Pumping Museum visit


Rotarians and guests were treated to a visit to the Prickwillow Museum - Les Walton gave an informative tour and fired up on of the main pumps with the assistance of Mike Penbreth, both gents being trustees of the charity.

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2016 Race Night


A successful Race Night was staged by the Foundation and International committee on Saturday 19th March at the Soham Rangers Football Club - £894.06 was raised - Well done everyone !

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Burns Night


Rotarians and guests enjoy a great evening at Ely City Golf Club celebrating the birthday of Scottish bard, Rabbie Burns

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Collections raise over £2500


This years collections were again in aid of Magpas Helimedix. After 3 Saturdays and Christmas Eve with the weather being unusually mild and often inclement - support for our collections have been very well supported - thank you everyone!!

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Christmas Tree for 2015


Another successful High Street erection!

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Meal - Speaker Finder, Graham Smith


Graham will be talking himself on the impact of WW2 on the German city of Dresden.

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2015 Beer & Music Fest Presentation


A successful event allowed Karen Newton of EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospicies) to received a cheque for £5421.71

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District 1080 News Articles


These articles have been submitted by the Soham Club and published in the District 1080 news

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Paul Harris Award to Martin Heath


The Club was honoured to present Martin Heath with the Paul Harris award. President Alan made the presentation as one of his last duties as the 2014 - 15 President.

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Teddy's Adventures - Fourth Quarter - April to June 2015


Last Quarter of the adventure

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2015 - 2016 Team in Place


President Bruce Golson is now in the pilot's seat for the forthcoming Rotary year. His support team includes Stuart Cavanagh and Lynne Turner as his senior and junior VP's respectively. Immediate Past President Alan Chilcott hosted the handover event.

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2015 Soham Carnival


The Soham Rotary Club took part in this year's local Carnival parade - their theme depicted the work the Club does to support the community.

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Magpas Presentation 2015


Christmas street collection money, �2585.91, handed over to Magpas Fundraiser, Emma Sanders.

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Burwell at Large


Rotary presence at Burwell event - one of around 50 exhibitors at this bi-annual event.

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Teddy's Adventures - Third Quarter - Jan to March 2015


Teddy adventure continues

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2014 Beer & Music Fest Presentations


A great night where representatives of the benefiting charities exchanged cheques

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Teddy's Adventures - Second Quarter


The Adventure continues

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Christmas Tree for 2014


The Club was putting up the town's Christmas Tree in Soham High Street today.

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Hearing Dogs Visit


Stuart has arranged for Jean & Gerry Lawrence to come and speak at this weeks meeting. They will be bringing their hearing dog along. Unfortunately they will only be joining us after our meal.

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Teddy's Adventures - First Quarter


Edward ( Teddy ) Harris is now well on his way as part of his annual travel adventure

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Local News


Periodic news articles from the Club help promote awareness of the Rotary and its involvement in the community.

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Pumpkin Fair 2014


Rotary will be hosting a"everyone a winner stall at this year's Pumpkin Fair on Saturday 27th September on the Recreational Ground in Soham - We look forward to seeing you there - Event opens from 1.30pm onwards

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7:30pm for 8pm Meal - 39th Charter Night


Soham Staploe celebrates it's 39th Charter. This year the Dinner will revert back to The Brook, Soham as the venue. The ticket price is £30 a head - this years speaker is the Liverpool comedian - Jed Stone. Dress Code is Black Tie or Lounge Suits

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Teenage Cancer Trust Presentation


Immediate Past President Iain handed over £842 to the Teenage Cancer Trust charity following the excellent whisky raffle and auction which took place at the 2013 Club Charter night. The Trust Fund fundraisers praised the Club for it's generous donation.

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2014 Beer Festival - Fantastic


This year's Beer & Music Festival proved to be another memorable event. Great music by Blueshed Studios and the bands. Great attendance and local support. The Club would like to thanks everyone who contributed to make this annual Soham event an success.

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7:30pm for 8pm Meal - Speaker Finder - Poul Constant


Poul has arranged for Beth Green to come and talk to the Club about the Shape your Page website and it's community activities

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7.30 for 8pm Meal - Speaker Meeting - Adrian Sands


Rtn Adrian will be speaking himself on aspects of the East Anglian Ambulance service and may be bringing along an ambulance as a prop !

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Christmas Street Collection


£1937.13 collected during the Christmas Street Collection Many thanks to everyone who supported this years efforts

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7.30 for 8pm Meal - Speaker Finder - Lewis Heavens


Lewis's speaker from the British Heart Foundation will be Mr Nigel Cole

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7.30 for 8pm Meal - Speaker Finder - Steve Kear


Hon Rotarian Martin Heath will be joining the Club during his return visit from Kenya - Martin will give an update on the medical project the Club is supporting and his general progress.

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Gourmet Italian Guest Night


Club members and guests enjoyed a 4 course meal prepared by Sergio plus aperitif and digestif as part of the Foundation committees efforts to support the International "End Polio Now" campaign.

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Presentation Evening - July 2013


District Governor Bill Redmayne attended the Soham Club's meeting where the beneficiaries from the recent Beer & Music Festival received there cheques from President Trevor. DG Bill also took the opportunity to give supportive words for the Club's year.

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Successful Beer & Music Festival 2013


Great weather, fantastic support and a well organised event with great music prove to be the perfect recipe for a very successful event. £4927.83 raised in support of the Liam Fairhurst Foundation

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Happy 90th Birthday Ken


Club member Ken Thompson celebrated his 90th Birthday at this week's Club meeting. Surprise guys were his daughter and her husband plus his granddaughter. Ken received an engraved glass bowl to recognised this milestone

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Wheelie Good Fellowship


The passage of the Wheelie Good Idea notebook from Club to Club has taken place. Soham received the book from Littleport as part of their Charter Night and have now passed it over to Mildenhall Club.

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2013 District Quiz Final


Soham Club hosted the final of the District Rotary Quiz Congratulations to Norwich Rotary Club who triumphed on the night Thanks to Soham Football Club and Petal Foods for their support

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2012 - 13 Presentation Evening


The Club's Festive activity generates funds for local Charities. President Iain and Club Service chair Alan Chilcott present cheques to Ivor Sanderson of Magpas and David Tickner, the St Andrew's Church representative.

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Papworth Charitable Trust .


Rotarian Lewis Heavens welcomed Marion Papadopoulo and Mary Liley of the Papworth Hospital Charitable Trust. Mary is Trust Director and was tonight's speaker.

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Ambassadorial Scholar Visit


Ambassadorial Scholar, William Usher, based at Cambridge University takes time out to visit the Soham Club and share his life experiences with the club members. President Iain was presented with a pendant from Williams sponsoring Rotary Club - Broadwater

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GSE Team Visit to Soham,Ely and Littleport


GSE Team visit the Soham, Ely and Littleport Area this weekend as part of their 4 week visit from Australia Rotary District 9800 which is part of the state of Victoria

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2012 Duck Race


The Foundation Committee held their annual Duck Race on Sunday 7th October - Ducks sale went well - It is expected that the Event raised in the region of £500 for Rotary Charities. For more pics and details see Foundation Tab on the left.

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2012 Pumpkin Fair


Another successful year at the 2012 Soham Pumpkin Fair. For More - See Service Projects on Left hand tab

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2012 Beer & Music Festival


Another Successful Beer & Music Festival generates over £3300. Many thanks to all the Event Supporters. The St Andrews Swimming Pool Association benefit. Nigel Driver, this year's organiser presents cheque to Peter Palmer, chairman of the Association

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Club Handover 2010


Outgoing President Peter Holmes hands over the chain of office to Geoff Griggs. Incoming Vice President Geoff Fisher hands over to incoming Junio Vice President Stephen Oliver.

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