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Rotary Club of Morden Message from the President & Christmas Collections

Any Rotarian will tell you, we are often asked “What is Rotary?” or “What does Rotary do?” Barry decided to do something about this and organised an evening at The Brook to give us the chance to invite friends and colleagues to introduce them to our club and showcase what we do. It was such an enjoyable evening.
The event has set us all thinking about increasing our membership. I know this has prompted some of us to look at other ways to do this. So -- any new ideas to Barry please. I certainly feel that the evening was a great venture and one which would be well worth repeating. So, a big “Thank You” to Barry for all his hard work and another big “Thank You” to The Brook for their amazing support for the evening. They were superb.

During the evening, our ADG Ian Rose informed us that areas of currant ADGs will be changing. We now find ourselves included with Sutton/Croydon clubs. This to come into effect at the beginning of the new Rotary year- July 2019.
It was my privilege to induct Margaret Redway as a new member. Always an honour for a President. After our Open evening let us hope we will have more inductions in the not too distant future.
We now look forward to the Christmas Collections which will certainly give us another chance to show Rotary in action. We kick off the Christmas proceedings when we start collecting in Kingsbridge/ Aragon Road area on Friday 7th. Then on Sunday 9th we place Santa’s Sleigh outside The Brook. They are having a special Christmas event to raise funds for charity and we are more than happy to give them our support.
Our next meeting will be our Christmas Social Event at Cuddington. Time to invite friends. Many thanks to Tony for his stalwart work in organising the evening. The evening will also be the time for the “Big Christmas Draw”. Christmas is a time to consider those less fortunate than ourselves. Don’t forget, we can pass on any unwanted clothes and blankets to the homeless. Margaret

Christmas Collections
Friday, 7th December: Start times 18:30.
Rendezvous corner of Kingsbridge Road and Aragon Road, proceed along the full length of Kingsbridge Road, turn left at Dudley Drive and left into Seymour Avenue for the whole length. Turn right into Kingsbridge Road and right into Aragon Road for the whole length. Turn right into Dudley Drive... (If time allows, proceed down the Epsom Road to Lower Morden Lane. Down Lower Morden Lane, turn left into Cardinal Avenue whole length and finish)
Monday, 10th December: Start times 18:30
Rendezvous at Railway Bridge at Hillcross Avenue/Links Avenue, thence along Hillcross Avenue to Maycross Avenue. Turn right into Maycross Avenue for the whole length, turn left at Mossville Gardens, turn left at Leamington Avenue, thence into Arundel Avenue, turn right at Woodland Way, turn right at Ashridge Way, thence along the whole length to Martin Way. Turn left at Martin Way, turn left at Westcroft Gardens, turn right at Leamington Avenue. Turn left into Monkleigh Road, turn left into Hillcross Avenue back to point of commencement.

Wednesday, 12th December: Start times 18:30.
Rendezvous in Hillcross Avenue junction with Monkleigh Road. Turn Left into Sheldon Drive, turn Left into Churston Drive, turn right into Templecombe Way, turn left into Thurleston Avenue, turn right into Churston Drive, turn left into Cambourne Road, turn right into Glenthorpe Road, turn Left into Cannon Hill Road, turn Left into Queen Mary Avenue and finish

Friday, 14th December: Start times 18:30.
Rendezvous at Cannon Hill Lane/junction Monkleigh Road (near surgery) proceed along Monkleigh Road, turn right at Leamington Avenue, turn right at Cherrywood Lane and thence into Northway, left into Cannon Hill Lane proceeding then to Elm Walk, thence along Elm Walk for it's whole length, turn right into Grand Drive, then right into Heath Drive, returning along Parkway to Cannon Hill Lane. (If time permits, proceed across Cannon Hill Lane into Eastway, The Green and Cherrywood Lane)

Monday, 17th December: Start times 18:30.
Rendezvous at Seaforth Avenue, turn left along Adela Avenue, turn right into West Barnes Lane, turn right into Phillis Avenue, turn left into Seaforth Avenue, turn left along West Barnes Lane, finish at roundabout.

Static Collections on Lower Morden Lane:
Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th - 16.00-18.00 & 18.00-20.00
Our final static collection will change as follows:
Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd - 16.00-18.00 & 18.00-20.00

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