2014 to 2015
News items from Hungerford Rotary Club
Club news from 2014 -2015
Mar-Apr 2015: Membership and Council changes: After a particularly difficult time in the club, there have been a number of changes - three members resigned in March because of difficulty in attending regularly, and there have been some changes within Council too - Bruce Mayhew has now been elected President, with Llyn Robins as Senior Vice-President. Bruce is looking forward to the task, and emphasises his club aims as Fellowship, Fun and Fund-raising - in that order of priority!
15 Feb 2015: Charity Car Wash Day! Give your car a Valentine's treat! Take it to Clean to Gleam at the Wyevale Garden Centre. Arjen and his team are kindly donating all proceeds for the whole day via Hungerford Rotary to our Mary Hare School fund. Open 9.00am to 5.00pm. Follow this link for more
22 Jan 2015: Visit to 6 Btn REME, Tidworth: A group of members and guests enjoyed a wonderful day's visit to 6 REME at Tidworth, Hungerford's "adopted" Battalion.
The visit included a presentation on the work and structure of 6 Btn REME, followed by a splendid lunch all cooked in a field kitchen. In the afternoon we split into small groups to be shown the work and equipment of REME - everything from small arms to the enormous tracked rescu vehicles.
The group was very grateful to Col Mike Dorward for arranging the day, and form all the officers and soldiers who made the day so special. Follow this link for more
8 Jan 2015: Supporting the Ebola Appeal. Past President Graeme Sleeman, visited the Rotary Club of Marlow where he presented a cheque for 1,000 from the Rotary Club of Hungerford. The cheque was accepted by his old friend Brian Jonson, President of the Marlow Club to add to their Ebola appeal. The Marlow appeal, being co-ordinated with the Rotary Club of Monrovia, has now reached over 80,000 and has had a major impact in reducing then spread of Ebola. Follow this link for more
16 Dec 2014: Whistle Down the Wind - A Spectacular Success! A spectacularly fantastic performance was how Hungerford Rotary Club President James Podger described a recent production of Andrew Lloyd Webbers Whistle Down the Wind at the Arlington Arts Centre. This major fund raising project for Mary Hare School was a joint venture between Hungerford Rotary Club and the Community of Hungerford Theatre Company. Enthusiastic audiences enjoyed three performances of the sparkling production with its stars and large cast of children; the proceeds of which were a staggering 6,500. Robin Dudney, Chairman of Rotarys Youth Committee, which managed the project, was quick to point-out that the success of the venture was due to the hard work put in over many months by his team and to the contributions of many other members of the Hungerford Rotary Club. He also thanked Arlington Arts Centre where the performances were staged and Hungerford Theatre Companys chairman, David Clayton, for an outstanding production. Those people who missed the show at Arlington Arts will be able to catch it in February 2015 at the John O'Gaunt School in Hungerford.
14 Dec 2014: Collection at Wyevale Garden Centre for Rotary Charities: Vice President Alisatir Taylor is pleased to report that the two Sunday collections for Rotary Charities totalled 395. An excellent result. Well doe to all those who assisted.
9 Dec 2014: Whistle Down the Wind! What a great success this was! The performances were wonderful. provisional figures show a total of 930 from donations and the raffle. More info regarding ticket sales and other costs to come...
9 Dec 2014: Helping collect at Tesco for the NWN Christmas Parcels Project: We now understand that we collected 654 - which, when doubled by the Greenham Common Trust, becomes a huge 1,308!! Well done Hungerford Rotary, and all the generous people of Hungeford!
5-6 Dec 2014: Whistle Down the Wind! The Rotary Club of Hungerford is proud to be assisting the Community of Hungerford Theatre Company to produce three performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Whistle Down the Wind" in aid of the Mary Hare Scjhool for the Deaf. Follow this link for more
28 Nov 2014: Supporting West Berkshire Therapy Centre:
14 Nov 2014: Helping collect at Tesco for the NWN Christmas Parcels Project: We have heard that we (and the Tuesday Club) collected 467.61. The Greenham Common Trust will effectively double this amount to 935! A wonderful result!
16 Aug 2014: BBQ and Duck Race: Many congratulations to Keith Haddrell and his International team for producing such a successful evening at the Duck Race. 110 punters. 8 races. 48 sponsored ducks with a raffle and lots of fun added over a 1,500 to the donation, which will be given to the Mary Hare School for the Deaf and Young People. The evening, though led by the International Committee, was very much a Rotary Club event with contributions to the food and table decorations from the ladies, as well as help from the men setting up the event and manning the BBQs. The weather stayed fine, the wine flowed, and the food got eaten. I dont think anyone made a fortune on the betting, which was hardly surprising considering the odds that treasurer Graeme was offering. There was a lot of laughter in the marquee making for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Well done to every one. Follow this link for more Jun 2014: President's Evening and Handover: On a perfect English summer's evening, nearly the whole club, with some past members, attended a splendid Garden Party at the home of the outgoing President Annabel King. Two new members were inducted (Fiona Poole and Barnaby Smith), and during the evening the official handover of ocfficers took place, the President's Badge being passed to James Podger. Follow this link for more