1 October 2014 - Inside Prison a personal view
Wendy Wrigley in a talk full of amusing anecdotes spoke about her 20 years working in the Prison education service. Wendy worked mainly at The Mount Prison in Bovingdon which was at first a Young Offenders establishment but now rates as a Cat C prison. Cat C institutions have an emphasis on training and education in basic skills.
Wendy briefly outlined the various teaching programmes with which she had been involved and described some of the many individuals with whom she came into contact. There was the Elvis impersonator and a galaxy of incompetent bank robbers. She also spoke of the many prisoners who had changed their lives some of whom she had met by chance in local towns.
Describing other Prisons which she had visited Wendy said that Dartmoor really was grim, damp and always in a mist Albany was like a Fort: The Mount was a much better type of Prison in which to work.
Wendy displayed great enthusiasm for her work which she had clearly enjoyed. On leaving full time work Wendy took up a role on the Independent Monitoring Board and encouraged members of her audience to consider offering their services to this important function.
Rotary, Lions and Workaid combine to fund a project
The three organisations have cooperated to provide equipment for Stony Dean Schooldetails
Club Meeting 19th September 2018
Talk on Wheelpower, induction of new member and presentation of long service awarddetails
5 April 2014 - 33 people tested on ‘Know Your Blood Pressure’ Day
Picture shows, left to right: Janeen Hughes, Stroke Association Community co-ordinator Dr Sheila Bray Barbara Cursleydetails
15 January 2014 - Brian Morton's inspiration talk about his life in South Africa - and at Chalfont Valley E-ACT Primary Academy
5 February 2014 - Youth Leader Amelia Godden accepts a cheque on behalf of Chiltern Youth Projects
10 July 2013 - WheelPower CEO Martin McElhatton and Head of Finance Nigel Roberts talk about their charity
11 November 2012 - The Club remembers
Remembrance Day wreaths are laid at local Remembrance Day services.details
11 January 2012 - Peter Schweiger on 'Hand-made shoes - from first to last'
Rtn Peter Schweigerdetails
Amersham in Bloom "Design a Flower Bed" Competition - winning entries
Derek Bryant, Allan Childs & Chalmers Cursley, of Amersham Rotary Club, display the winning designs.details
4 January 2012 - Laura Nicholas on 'Thames Valley & Chilterns Air Ambulance Trust'
9 April 2011 - Club hosts Know Your Blood Pressure event
Amersham Rotary Club President Chalmers Cursley has his blood pressure taken.details
11 June 2011 - Little Chalfont Village Day - 'What's in the Sock' Competition Winners and Answers
21 September 2011 - our speaker is Trudi Scrivener, Area Manager of Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association
21 January 2012 - another great Variety Show for Senior Citizens
This annual event in Drake Hall, Amersham gives 130 to 150 elderly residents of Amersham a wonderful evening out. As well as a great show, the audience can enjoy free transport, a free glass of sherry, a free raffle ticket and free interval refreshments.details
14 March 2012 - over £1,000 from sale of calendars presented to Iain Rennie Hospice at Home