Please note that the club will not be meeting until at the earliest the end of April due to the Corona virus. However, should you wish to make a donation toThe Rotary Club of Huntingdon Cromwell Charity Trust Fund please electronically post to 30-99-08 account 22777468.
Huntingdon is one of the four principal towns in the District of Huntingdonshire, the others being St Ives the home of the Chapel on the Bridge, St Neot's the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire and Ramsey which was built up around the gate of Ramsey Abbey. The Club adopted its name from Oliver Cromwell who was born into a family which was for a time one of the wealthiest and most influential in the area. Educated at Huntingdon Grammar School, now the Cromwell Museum, and at Cambridge University, he became a minor East Anglia landowner who made a living by farming and collecting rents. It was the civil wars of the 1640s which lifted him from obscurity to power.
The Rotary Club of Huntingdon Cromwell meets at 7.15pm on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) - at The George Hotel, George Street, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 3AB. Visitors are welcome and should contact the Club Secretary, Bryan Swain, on 01480 417553 by 9am on the Friday.
The Club has over the past 10 years donated £124,731 to international, national and local causes. For a full list go to DONATIONS_AND_AWARDS_UP_TO_2018_3.xlsx This money has, in the main, been raised through the efforts of Club members who have embraced the Rotary ethos of 'Service Before Self'.
We welcome new members and if that could be you please visit the "Contact" section of the website and get in touch. For a flavour of the day to day workings of the Club please go to: WELCOME_TO_THE_WORLD_OF_ROTARY_NOVEMBER_2020.doc
The socially distanced walk took place on Saturday, October 31 around Hinchingbrooke Park, where all members of the Rotary club took part. The club managed to raise £175 for two charities which were the Poppy Appeal and the Rotary Club of Huntingdon Cromwell’s Trust. This money will now be split evenly between the two charities. Chris Shannon, a member of the Rotary club who participated in the walk said: “The club had a lovely autumnal walk around Hinchingbrooke Park and we also managed to collect a bag of rubbish whilst we completed litter picking on the walk.” Donations were given by family and friends of the members of the Rotary Club of Huntingdon Cromwell. The club, who took its original name from Oliver Cromwell who was born in Huntingdon, has donated £124,731 to international, national and local causes over the last 10 years
Another year goes by and in late June it was once again time for the Handover of senior posts in the Club with participants socially distancing. Seen her is the new President (in the kilt!) Alisdair Wotherspoon and in the suit the President Elect Michael Day who will be President in 2021/2022. The third person is Lawrie Cooke who has done his stint as President and now becomes Immediate Past President. Given the Covid 19 pandemic life for Alisdair as President is going to be difficult, but I am sure with the help and support of Zoom all club members he will succeed.
We meet on Mondays at 7.15pm for 7.30pmThe George Hotel
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