On Tuesday 4th November 6 brave contestants from Rosebery, Blenheim and Epsom College went to the Council Chamber, Epsom and Ewell Town Hall to take part in the 2014 French Speaking Competition for Seniors. A packed council chamber heard them speak and then answer a number questions entirely in French. They impressed the audience, not only because of their skill in pronouncing French, but also their ability speak publicly, to answer difficult questions and for their knowledge of the topics.
The evening was arranged by The Rotary Club of Epsom in conjunction with the Epsom and Ewell Town Twinning Association. We had a visit from Five French Rotarians from our twin town of Chantilly, and one of these joined the judging panel. The Judges were Janet Shiret (Chairman), Margaret Nightingale, Christine Rippon and Gerard Olsem from Chantilly Rotary, assisted by Anne Richardson.
After long deliberation the judges awarded first prize to Elise Mathers, Epsom College. Second was Jack Snowden from Blenheim School, and Chloe Carter of Rosebery was highly commended.
Nobody went away empty handed. All competitors were awarded certificates and each competing school in each class received a pack of Heroes which they all truly were! As Clive Smitheram said in his closing remarks, never again can it be said that the English cant or wont speak foreign languages: these young people have proved otherwise!
more French Speaking Competition held at Rosebery School
more Sean and Joyce Moody generously allowed us to sell mulled wine in aid of local charities outside their restaurant "The Canopy". It was the evening of the switch on of the Christmas Lights in the market square.
more Steve was inducted by Andy Ballard, our President, at lunch on 19th November. He brings new and different expertise to our team and we are delighted he has joined us.
more The Junior and Intermediate classes of the 2015 schools French public speaking competitions, organised jointly with the Epsom and Ewell Town twinning Association, took place at Rosebery School on Tuesday 20th October.
more Rotary President Andy Ballard helping out with the Poppy appeal 2015
more Around 100 people celebrated the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Epsom Rotary Club
more Held at the United Reformed Church Hall
more Epsom and Ewell Rotary Clubs have a great success with the 2015 Fun Day
more Voluntary Action Mid Surrey give Volunteers Award to Tony Axelrod and Duncan Cox
more Held in Reading and with 10 contestants. The competition was fierce and the afternoon was a fantastic performance by all contestants
more Ruthie updates the team on what has been happening in Blantyre and surroundings
more Andy presents Mike Gibbs with his trophy for winning the Bowling tournament
more Great evening hearing about the Royal Yacht Brittania
more Andy and Barb have been putting up the Banners
more Ruthie Markus returns to Africa shortly to oversea projects which are running there.
more Dave Ayres visits the Rotary Club of Bolton in Canada
more Delft Koningveld arranged for Epsom Choral Society to give a concert in their local Church. The concert was well attended and raised around 1000 Euros for the church
more Race for life on Epsom Downs. Rotary man the finish lines. 3000 people run
more Excellent Sunday afternoon at the Hog Roast with The Canopy and Everest Spice Restaurants
more A team of 5 refurbish St Ebba's Sheltered Garden
more 8 Associate Members were inducted (photo only shows 7 as Helena had to be elsewhere)
more Many Rotarians, Rotaractors and Associate Rotarians with partners invaded the Ashley Centre
more The Junior and Intermediate French Speaking Competion was held at Rosebery School last Tuesday 21st October.
more 3 representatives of Challengers come to lunch
more We had a fascinating talk from Matthew Wing
more The Epsom event of Young Musician was held at Epsom College
more Emma Oulton gains second place in the District Finals
more The English Public Speaking Competition in Chantilly was on 13th February. 5 from the UK Rotary attended the event.
more Click on arrows to move through pictures.................... Ruth Markus is in Malawi working for the AMECA Trust which assists Malawi with medical aid. She sends details of the devastation and its effects.
more The first round winners of the 2015 Youth Speaks Competition.
more Attached is a link to a short video of the Epsom & Ewell Borough Family fun day, Jointly organised by Ewell and Epsom Rotary Clubs and Rotaract and which is now on You Tube. The video was created by Surinder Sarohia
more Tony Axelrod receives his certificate from President Clive Smitheram
more Club Heat of Young Photographer 2015
more Some of our members wearing their bandanas
more District 1140 finals of Young Chef Competition
more We start the new Rotary year with a new President Andy Ballard and Rotaract President Katie Barke
back News items in 2015