THE COM - VOC COMMITTEE 2022 - 2023
Members: Sarah Broom- Chair, Chris Wick, Sylvia Abblitt, Gina Randall, Robert Stacey, Simon Marsland, Wendy Hopkins, Ian Caunt and Jenny Stratton.
Firstly, thank you to Brendan for his hand over, very detailed and well organised. Secondly to the returning Com/Voc and youth committee members, I hope we have a very successful year, with the projects planned.
The Last Night of the Proms Concert: This is in hand with Sarah liaising with The Abbey and Graham Sheldon, the date as previously agreed is 21st April 2023. All prices are TBC, following the success of the tea and cake stand, we would like this to remain a feature and if we are able to our own little bar.(£1,200)
We will endeavour to support all the same organisations as we have in previous years, Ramsey and Benwick in Bloom (£150 each, £300 total), Royal British Legion (£100), Thomas a Becket Flower festival (Thank you Richard, we have received the information and will donate our usual sum,
Kids Out (£1,500), Young RYLA (£400), Senior RYLA (£875), and Calvert (£1,300) will continue to be high on the list as they bring such confidence and ability to those who attend. We would also like to see if we can do something with the young carers, Sparks and the youth club (CRUNCH) and the summer holiday club (BOSH)
The Schools will also be a high focus point as there has been so little contact due to covid and difficulty in gaining access as they have been catching up and preparing for exams. We will endeavour to get Bury and Benwick back on the radar, to reach the younger audience and hopefully gain a few parent members.
Rotary Stars, although have been quite the last few terms we are hoping that this will change with the new term and new year, should we get Bury and Benwick onboard with this we will need to purchase badges and 2 shields. (£300 for schools we have, £500 if we have Bury & Benwick)
Keeping with the schools we hope to revive a few of the competitions that we held before the dark days of covid and lockdown, the Young Artist, Photographer, Film maker and Dancer seem to be the firm favourites at the moment as it can be achieved in the children’s down time and doesn’t detract from their schooling. (£500 for gift cards)
Grafham Water Sailability. We will continue to provide volunteers for Ramsey’s rostered dates and provide help for the Regattas if necessary. The committee proposed to fund (£200.00) to the charity.
Rotary Readers, this is an initiative that we heard about from St Ives that we are keen to get running, there will be a sheet going around tonight (Tuesday 21st) please include your name if you are able to volunteer, I am hoping that we will be able to have a rolling rota so it doesn’t always fall to the same few people. Once we have names, we will be able to apply for DBS Checks (Old CRB Checks), as we will need these to be up to the latest guidelines for working with children.
Coats 4 Kids is a new initiative, this provides children who do not have warm winter wear the ability to get these from the school, we would by the vouchers, via the rotaryeclub1070 website, these vouchers would be given to the school, who would be aware of those who would need these and order in the coats in the sizes that the school require. At present this is just geared towards coats, in the future they hope to be able to provide shoes, hats and scarves as well. (£250)
Seniors Christmas Dinners. Committee agree continual support, expenditure of (£200)
Dragon Boat, we would like to see if we can resurrect the Dragon Boat Race, weather we are able to do this as a district event or we enter a team in a local race. It is a wonderful fundraiser and good fun is had by all. (£500)
Ramsey Carnival, Artisan Markets, Christmas Lights and Christmas Market, Johnsons are all fantastic ways to show ourselves and what we are about, as well as being a fundraiser of sorts.
Santa Float, although a great source of income for us, we would like to ensure that all the areas that we collect, are able to benefit from our funds, this will mean being proactive in areas that we don’t currently focus in, and ensuring that one area doesn’t seem to benefit to greatly. (up to £250 for sweets)
Life Education Bus: This has been agreed that we would fund the whole cost in 2024 of (£2032)
Total Budget Requested: £12,807 (less £2032 = £10,775)
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