International and Foundation 2014 - 2015


Programme 2014/2015


Chairman: Robert Ankcorn

Foundation Officer: Colin Hunter


In August a donation of 200 was sent to Cure International. This amount was sufficient to treat a child in Malawi with club foot and to enable that child to lead a normal life.

Hope and Homes

A donation to Hope and Homes for children was sent in November which attracted matched funding so that our contribution was worth double. These funds will help provide social support for families who foster or adopt children. Rwanda in particular aims to close all orphanages in the very near future through project Ubuntu. We are anticipating an update on this project in March with a speaker from Hope and Homes.

Ebola in West Africa

Brighouse Rotary Club have appealed through District for funds to provide 2 ambulances for Sierra Leone. Through the support of Sainsburys supermarket International were able to collect in store in early December and over 500 was raised. Thanks both to Sainsburys and Ripon people who contributed. The International Committee agreed that funds allocated for a Sand Dam project in Kenya may be better allocated to this appeal (the Dam project had already indicated a hold up) and so nearly a 1000 was sent.

Tools for Self Reliance

We had an interesting talk from this charity in September which sends refurbished tools to projects in Africa. A gentle reminder to members that Mark Henshaw, who organises collection, refurbishment and storage of the tools is hoping for some help with this and larger storage facilities. If anyone can help with this please contact International chair Robert Ankcorn.



Programme 2014/2015

Chairman: Robert Ankcorn

Foundation Officer: Colin Hunter

The meeting agreed to the basic principles of supporting a charity for a few years, probably 3, for continuity and for feedback.

The committee would like to upgrade an Aquabox to a Shelter box

To continue to support:

  • Hope & Homes for Children
  • Cure International
  • Sand Dams  particularly as this  has  self-help & additional elements

To further investigate the possibility of setting up our own Micro loan scheme through contacts in the Philippines, following the Typhoon last year.

Speaker Slots

Currently we have 5 speaker slots to fill September2nd, November 18th, January 20th, March 17th and May 19th.

Suggested topics are; 

         Tools for Africa

         Hope & Homes Update

         Alternative Technologies

         Andrew Newton - Job Talk

         Colin Hunter - Job Talk

         Update on Cure in Malawi

         500 miles

         Disabled workshops in Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds to support Neema Crafts in Tanzania.

When our slots are firmed up we will contact speakers.

Shelter box in schools 

Talks to the local schools to publicise Shelter Box .

Possible Fund Raising

Collections possibly at a Race meeting and/or Supermarkets.

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International and Foundation 2014 - 2015 sub-pages:

Wheelchair Foundation

more Ripon Rotary says a big thank you to staff at Fountains Abbey

Club Meeting - Colin Hunter, Mister Q - 17 March 2015

more Weekly Club Meeting hosted by the International & Foundation Committee

Club Meeting - - 19 May 2015

more Weekly Club Meeting hosted by the International & Foundation Committee

Club Meeting - Francis McCrickard/Mark Henshaw, Tools for Self Reliance - 2 September 2014


Club Meeting - Richard Egan, Photography - 18 November 2014


Club Meeting - Christine Clarke, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support - 17 February 2015


Holiday to Helping - October 2014

more A chance encounter on an African holiday has led to a project by the Rotary Club of Ripon to provide a secure water supply for a Health Clinic in the Gambia.

Club Meeting - May Day Bank Holiday - MEET AS NORMAL

more Stephen Hallam of the Rotary Club of Otley - MicroFinance. The provision of a small loan for those who are too poor to have access to conventional financial services Micro Loans - a hand up not a hand out!

Club Meeting - Anita Raynor - New Foundation Grants etc;


Club Meeting - Speaker - Helena Frost - Executive Director, Cure International

more CURE is a network of charitable hospitals and surgical programs that delivers life-changing medical care and the good news of God's love to children and families with treatable conditions.

Club Meeting - Speaker - Chris le Marinel

more An update on Chris' African Work

Club Meeting - Speaker - Mike Carding - The Andes 9 April 2013

more Club Meeting - Speaker - Mike Carding - The Andes 9 April 2013

Club Meeting - Speaker - Malcolm Tagg - Mary's Meals 5 February 2013


Club Meeting - Speaker - Roger Kendall - Field Paths - Poems


Club Meeting - Speaker - Rachel Ross Russell - Hope & Homes for Children


Rotary Club of Ripon GSE Team Hosting

more GSE Team Evening is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Ripon. Club website has further details.

The GSE Team

GSE Team Visit - May 2009


Today's speaker is David Hainsworth "Rotary Foundation"





03/08/2010 Ian Carling from Skipton Rotary Club will speak today about Rotary Water Aid.


17/08/2010 Today's speaker will be David Winpenny


19/07/2011 - Maxine Stirk will speak to the club today - "Send a Cow"


27/09/2011 - Alan Geeson will talk to the Club today about Trade Aid


10/01/2012 - Club Meeting - Speaker - John Walker - Sand Dams


Sand Dams Presentation 10 January 2012

more Slideshow presentation given by Rotarian John Walker of Scarborough Cavaliers Rotary Club.

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Environment 2014 - 2015


Fellowship 2014 - 2015


Youth Services 2014 - 2015


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