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Prior to lockdown the club held the annual Poetry Competition at the Civic Hall, DIDCOT

The club has now received the following message from the winner Oliver W.

I am Oliver writing to say thank you for orgaising the Rotary Poetry Competition. It has been been one of the highlights of my very strange year 5. It was a great experiience and it has compensated for missing out on lots of other things I would've done.
I would love to tell you what I have spent the prize voucher on, as we very luckily had a family trip out the weekend before lockdown! I have spent the money on a watercolour painting set, a set of multimedia brushes and pad, and an acrylic paint selection with 30 colours! Thank you very much for this experieinec and for the voucher, as I am going to have fun with my painting set. 

Oliver W


On 5th March the club  made presentations to three students from local schools who had been proposed as ‘Students of the Term’. Each student made their own presentation before receiving their award from club president Pam Siggers.


The District Paul Harris Lunch was held at the Calcot Hotel, Reading on Sunday 23rd Februry. Thirteen members and wives from Didcot attended to hear the speaker Foundation Scholar Georgia RICHARDS including the two latest recipients of the awards, David West and Bernie Melanophy.


Presentation of cheque to Charity STYLEACRE to fund equipment bu Club President Pam SIGGERS.


Ian Talbot the chairman of SSAFA in Oxfordshire gave an interesting talk on the work of the oldest military charity at our meeting on 13th February.


Our Speaker on 16thh January was Club President Pam SIGGERS on 'This is Me'. Her life as a scientist now working on research at Harwell, a Town Councillor and worker for charities.


The speaker on 9th January  was Rotarian Charles CAIRNS on Youth Programmes within Rotary.


Ben Goodall from Harwell won a Bronze Medal at the World Tumbling Championships in Tokyo. He thanked the Rotary Club of Didcot for the financial support we gave him.He competed in the 17-21 age group in the Ariake Gymnastic Centre the gymnastic venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


The club hosted the Students of the Term Awards at lunch on 28th November. Three schools were represented.


Speaker on 14th November Rtn David Sutherland (Rotary Club of Marlow Thames) on the Rotary charity Aquabox.


Our speaker on 24th October New Zealander Rtn Tony BARTLEY on the charity 'OK OUR KIDS'


The club speaker on 10th October was Jenny CANE on 'Hope and Homes for Chidren'

Speaker on 12th September Superintendent Rory Freeman Thames Valley Police on policing in South Oxfordshire.                                               **********

Club member Stan Eldon MBE spoke to the club on 8th August about his running and sports career spanning 70 years. 
                                    *************                                             Thursday 27th June was the handover to new officers of the club.  President Keith hands the chain of office to new President Pam SIGGERS   


Foundation Scholar fom Mexico, Emilia POOL, the speaker on 13th May with club President and Rtn Richard Kirby.

Speaker on 9th May was Rtn Phil GODFREY who spoke about  the work of the charity APS Support UK (Antiphospholipid syndrome)

Photo of Phil with club secretary Liz TAPPIN




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