The Role of the International Committee

Chair David Griggs

John Thompson, Mike Jones, Don Howard

The job of the International Committee is to direct the Club's attention to the need to seek out opportunities to enhance the lives of people in the developing areas of the world . . . briefly to put the International into Rotary International!

To this end the group will focus on the following aspects:

*  Deliver on projects within Africa which allow practical results to support daily life
*  Give priority to those schemes which detail self help business opportunities
*  Work with one local primary and one local secondary school to support those parts of the curriculum which emphasise International relationships
*  Aim to build the foundations for ensuring an overseas Link Club is finally achieved
*  Continue to hold an annual International Students Evening, with students from a range of local secondary schools
*  Raise the Club's awareness of developing world projects by a series of talks
*  Respond positively to any major world disaster, agreed by RI or Rotary GB&I

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Evening Meeting - 7.00pm - Fish n Chip Supper with NZ Exchange Group

more Fish n Chip Supper at Weston Pools with NZ Exchange Group - all members and friends welcome - please book with Mike Jones by June 5th

Adcote students

Evening Meeting - 6.00pm for 6.30pm - International Students Evening

more Meal (£13:50): * Chicken liver parfait with seasonal chutney and toasted sour dough, Roast loin of pork with sage and apricot stuffing roast potatoes and vegetables Tea/Coffee or Vegan Meal: *Greek salad, Butternut squash risotto Tea/Coffee


Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Leo Banks - Zoom

more Flying Officer Leo Banks (son of Jo) will give us some background to the Afganistan Crisis before Treasurer Dave will tell us of some ways that we can support charity efforts in the region.

Dr  Gabby Haigh

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Gabby Haigh - Zoom

more Bill Shaw's speaker today is Gabby Haigh speaking about St Anna's school, Ghana via Zoom

Ian Haigh and the donation

Oswestry Rotary Club Supports St Anna's Home and Academy in Ghana

more Club members and friends act quickly to support St Anna's

Christmas Greetings from St Anna's Home, Ghana

Rotary District Grant Success St Anna's Home, Ghana

more The Rotary Club of Oswestry have received an excellent Christmas present with the approval of their Rotary District Grant application in the amount of £800 to support the work of St Anna's Home, Ghana who have been badly affected by the Covid pandemic.

Ian's main charity that he supports is TearFund.

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Ian Orton

more International speaker Ian Orton speaks about Tearfund today.

Evening Meeting - 6.30-7.00pm - International Students Evening

more International Committee's annual evening with overseas students invited from local schools.

President Mike with Kate and Emma

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Kate Breeden

more Emma's speaker today is Kate who has been selected to go to Zambia with Voluntary Service Overseas for three months starting later this month.


Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Linda Butler

more Mike's speaker today is Linda Butler who will speak about her time spent with the Mercy Ships Charity in Africa

International Students Evening

International Students Evening


Ellesmere College students and their iPads! L-R Luke Harris, Tara Hibbott, Isabel Cureton, Tianna Williams and Josh Harrington with teacher Cathy Allen

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speakers Ellesmere College Students

more Ellesmere College students updated us on the progress of their Monduli Green project

President Ian meets Jools Payne

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Business Meeting

more Business Meeting followed by a talk from Jools Payne on the Syrian refugees she has been helping to settle in Oswestry.

Oswestry School

International Students Evening 5.30 for 6.00pm at The Wynnstay Hotel


President Ian Haigh and John Neave handover the TVs to Jools Payne

Club Donates TVs to Oswestry's Syrian Refugee Families

more Photos ©Stonehouse Photographic/Refugee Action

Dave Griggs is entertained by The Marches' student Shayne Brugman!

International Students Evening 6.00 for 6.30pm at The Wynnstay Hotel

more International Students Evening with students from The Marches, Oswestry School, Ellesmere College, Adcote School and Moreton Hall

International Students from The Marches Academy

International Students Evening 6.00 for 6.30pm at The Wynnstay Hotel

more International Students Evening with students from The Marches, Oswestry School, Ellesmere College, Adcote School and Moreton Hall

Oswestry School pupils with President Mark

International Students Evening 6.00 for 6.30pm at The Wynnstay Hotel

more International Students Evening with students from Oswestry School, Ellesmere College, Adcote School and Moreton Hall

Pat Keighley on the Pippi Foundation

International Evening - 7.00pm - Speaker Pat Keighley

more Pippi House is a safe house for girls at risk in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa. Pat and Nigel Keighley will tell us more about their involvement.

Speaker organiser Don Howard with President Dave Gordon, Vice President Mike Griffiths and speaker Ben pose for a selfie!

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Ben Burton

more Don Howard's speaker today will be Ben Burton whose participation in the work of the charity Restless Development in Zambia was recently supported by our International Committee

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Ellesmere College Students

more Our guests today were students Beatrice Roberts and Bobby Ore with teachers Cathy Allen and Ben Waddams from Ellesmere College who spoke about their Tanzanian project and summer visit.

Visit of The Charter President of The Rotary Club of Metro Biñan District 3820

more Following contact on our Facebook page, Webmaster(!) Hazel Yates met Mrs Lourdes Esquivel Dimaguila Charter President of The Rotary Club of Metro Biñan District 3820 at The Wynnstay for a coffee today.

Beth Fitzpatrick (centre)

Speech Therapist Beth Fitzpatrick Tells Us About 'Faces of Hope'

more Find out more about the work of 'Face of Hope' in Guatemala


Rotary Club of Oswestry Buys Two Shelterboxes

more Driven by recent events in Syria and the destruction wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, our Club voted to buy 2 ShelterBoxes this month.

“Lending is the new giving Make a loan, change a life”

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Rotary Club of Nantwich

more Justin's main speaker is Dr Ajaz Khan from Care International. John Crowe from the Rotary Club of Nantwich will also speak about their Club's experience with 'Lend With Care'. LUNCH: Pork sausage, creamed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and onion gravy

News of 'Roll Out The Barrel'

News of Roll Out The Barrel Project

more News of 'Roll Out The Barrel'

Monduli Green

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speakers Ellesmere College Students + Business Meeting

more John Cleaver's speaker today will be teacher Cathy Allen and a team of students from Ellesmere College talking about their Monduli Green project in Tanzania. PLUS we will have a very speedy Business Meeting.

Students from Oswestry School

Evening Meeting - International Students Evening 7 for 7.30pm

more The International Students' Evening is one of the highlights of the year at Oswestry Rotary Club.

Team UWE 2012 at Uhuru Peak 28th June 2012

Childreach International Expedition Report from Kilimanjaro

more Rtn Denzil Ellis' grandaughter Claire climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in June 2012 to support the work of the charity Childreach International. The Rotary Club of Oswestry were pleased to make a donation to this charity to recognise Claire's efforts.

Trefonen Hill Walk Weekend

Trefonen Hill Walk Weekend - Supporting Shelterbox and Shropshire Mind

more Dates to put on your calendar and into your diary for the annual event which brings together the whole village and visitors to have fun and raise money for charity.

Bill & Lynn Morris

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Bill & Lynn Morris

more Bill Bowen's speakers today will be Bill and Lynn Morris who will talk about their long running Kenyan School Project.

Water Survival Boxes for Ecuador

Rotary Club of Oswestry Supports Earthquake Victims of Ecuador

more Rotary Club of Oswestry Supports Earthquake Victims of Ecuador


Club Votes For Immediate Donation of a ShelterBox

more After the news reports of the weekend, Club members voted to immediately donate a ShelterBox to replenish those being sent to Vanuatu. A further box will be considered if finances allow.

Mike Griffiths, Paul Galloway and John Neave

International Evening - 6.30 for 7.00 - Speaker Paul Galloway

more Tonight's International Evening speaker is round the world sailor Paul Galloway

Beth Fitzpatrick

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Beth Fitzpatrick

more Graham's speakers today are Beth Fitzpatrick and Trish Rorison who return to Club to bring us up to date with 2014's 'Face of Hope' project in Guatemala

Nepal Trust

Jeroen van den Burgh of the Nepal Trust @ Ramada Hotel, Wrexham 6.00pm

more The Nepal Trust has arranged for Jeroen van den Bergh, their Director, to be in the UK during the month of November. He will talk about a proposed Global Grant partnership project in Nepal for Clubs in our District and District 1040.

Computers 4 Africa

Donate Old Computer Equipment to Africa

more Computers 4 Africa (a working title of Digital Pipeline) is a registered charity operating as a social enterprise. Their mission is to help lift Africa out of the poverty trap by equipping the next generation to work in a global environment.

Elgin President Bill Ross cutting ribbon to inaugurate Water project in Kades.  The ribbon cutting is at one of the new project tap stands provided in the community.

Jenny Limond Sends Report From Rotary Water Project in Nepal

more Brian Lort's daughter, Jennifer Limond, travelling under the Oswestry Rotary 'banner', sends a report and photos from a Rotary Water project in Nepal.

Rtn Bill Leslie will talk about the Roll Out The Barrel project

Evening Meeting - International Evening 7 for 7.30pm

more Rtn Bill Leslie will talk about the Roll Out The Barrel project

Supporting ShelterBox

Rotary Bucket Collection @ Sainsbury's for ShelterBox Typhoon Haiyan Appeal

more Oswestry and Borderland Rotary Clubs collected at Sainsbury's in aid of the ShelterBox Typhoon Haiyan Appeal

Pearl of Africa

Pearl of Africa Children's Choir - Baschurch Primary School 7.00pm

more Pearl of Africa Child Care is a UK based charity whose main activity is raising funds for the seven schools and homes run by the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation - a Ugandan non-government organisation.

International Evening - 7.00pm @ The Walls - Speaker Mrs Pat Keighley

more The Rotary Club of Oswestry held its annual International Evening at The Walls Restaurant on Monday Evening, November 23rd. This was attended by 42 Rotarians, partners and guests.

District Matching Grant Helps The Tea Leaf Project Provide Opportunities Through Education

more John Thompson, International Chairman, reports that we have met a request from the Pare family of Oswestry to support their project in Sri Lanka to fund a school for disadvantaged children and young people of workers employed on the tea plantations.

Urgent Aid for Haiti - Collection at Sainsbury's 16th January 2010

more Due to the overwhelming nature of the catastrophe in Haiti President Viv has given his blessing for a short-notice collection to take place TOMORROW (Saturday 16th January) at Sainsbury’s, Oswestry.

International Students Evening - 7.00pm @ The Walls

more Thirteen pupils from five schools were guests of the Club tonight and provided a very informative evening on the subject of their home countries.

Richard Bingham and Arnold Black

International Evening - Speaker Richard Bingham

more The speaker is Richard Bingham from St Martins who runs a successful equipment training company in Wrexham as well as being a busy lay church minister. Richard will talk about his charity work and experiences in Kenya.

A King Amongst Rotarians

more Not Many Rotary Clubs can claim to have a king amongst its members, but the Rotary Club of Oswestry’s Ian Haigh has recently brought this distinction to his club.