Club Meetings/ 2015 Handover Dinner
The annual changing of the Club's Officers for a new Rotary Year starting each 1st July.
A night of surprises was the order of the day at last night’s Handover Dinner. It was held, for the first time, at the Radisson hotel overlooking the St Helier marina on a lovely summer’s evening. After President Ray had pulled all his surprises out of his hat, it was time to hand over the chain of office to President Eamon. To quote President Ray,“Welcome Eamon, it’s all yours”! And so ended another successful year in the 91 year old life of our club, during which there were so many highlights but clearly two stood out in President Ray’s mind. The start of the Good Companions Club Renovation and the declaration of Jersey as a Rotary Peace Community, the first in the British Isles. President Eamon then outlined his plans for the year and his full message can be read here.
A new honorary member the Bailiff of Jersey. Mr William Bailhache not only became a member of our club but was also presented with a copy of the Rotary Book of Peace. It was really good to hear The Bailiff support the five Rotary Principles of Peace and to state that he believed they should be part of the "Jersey Way".
Two Paul Harris Fellowships: David Watkins for his excellent work on numerous projects over the years, latterly at Good Companions and with Funds Management and John Reed a second ruby fellowship for communication via this website and the club email bulletin.
Graeme Le Quesne Civic Award to Carole Anne Robins: Carole Anne has worked tirelessly to raise money for many good causes over the years despite her own health issues and spinal problems. Helped by her partner Roger and daughter Alex she has done so much to help others. The full story is here.
International Service Recognition Award: Allan Smith Recognition by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland of Allan's international and world community service. Presented by President Ray on behalf of Rotary GB&I President Peter King and Rotary GB&I International Service Committee Chairman Mike Parry.
2016-03-12 Les Creux Pump Track
Planting and maintaining trees to screen the Pump Track from neighbours.details
2015-06-10 KidsOut Day
Rotarians having fun in the sunshine helping 80 youngsters and their carers to have a day out.details
2015-05-29 Visit of Rotaryklubb Bryne, Norway.
President Else Johanne Bryne and 17 members and partners visit Jersey.details
2015-02-11 Haven Breast Cancer Support Centre
Heidi Rehman updated us on the progress being made to open the new Wessex Haven Centre in the autumn of 2015details
2015-01-14 Barnado's Independent Living Skills Service.
A briefing on this new Service aimed at young people aged 16 to 25.details
2014-12-10 Christmas Party
Carols from Earsay, award of a Paul Harris Fellowship, 3 new members, President Ray's star turn, great food and Santa Claus with his delightful assistant.details
2014-09-26 Good Companions Club Quiz.
The Annual Fun Quiz to raise funds for Good Companions this year held at the Hotel Ambassadeur.details
2014-09-24 Dentaid and Beneficiaries of Golf Day 2014
Sandy Dunn explains how Dentaid works. Donna Annand Melanoma Charity and the Jersey Asthma and Respiratory Society benefit from the funds raised during the 2014 Charity Golf Daydetails
2014-09-10 St John Ambulance in Jersey - Peter Walsh
A talk from Peter Walsh on St John Ambulance in Jerseydetails
2014-08-27 Learning to Read - Bel Royal School
Our club reading project at Bel Royal School.details
2014-07-09 Brighter Futures an Update
Kevin Kelly CEO of Brighter Futures brings us up to date with their work at the Bridge.details
2014-06-28 Handover Dinner
The start of a new Rotary Year and President Toni "hands over" to Ray Shead our President for 2014-15.details
2014-06-01 Marshalling at the Race for Life
The annual Race for Life in Jersey marshalled by Rotaraians from the Jersey and de la Manche clubs with help from their friends.details
Rotary 2014-15 The Year ahead.
Our plans for the next Rotary year 2014-15 - President Elect Ray Shead and District Governor Elect Mike Jackson.details
Friendship Visit Rotary Club Paris Quai d'Orsay
A party of 9 Rotarians from Paris arrived via Granville for a club weekend in Jersey. Having moored their yacht in the St Helier Marina they joined the Rotary Clubs of de la Manche and Jersey for a friendship dinner.details
2014-04-26 Seniors Day Out
An annual event with Rotarians taking their guests for an afternoon drive followed by tea at the Good Companions Club prepared by members of Inner Wheel.details
90th Charter Night Celebrations
Celebrations of the Club's formation in 1924 with a 1920s style dinner dance at the Somerville Hotel.details
Young Enterprise Presentations
Six Young Enterprise Companies brief us on the successes and problems they have encountered whilst running their companies since September 2013.details
2014-03-16 Rotary Team in the Swimarathon
Our team contributes 52 laps and £300 to the overall success of this year's Lions Club Swimarathon.details
2014-03-12 Membership Update from John King
After the questionaire sent to all members a briefing on the results and where we go from here.details
2014-02-26 Peace Island Update Tony Allchurch
Report on progress made formulating a 3 year business plan in partnership with other organisations committed to peace.details
2014-02-16 Tea Dance at Good Companions Club
Afternoon tea and dancing to cheer you up after the recent storms.details
2014-02-12 Beach Ability - a briefing by Margaret Le Herissier
Where There's a Wheel There's a Way - Freedom to access Jersey's beautiful beaches.details
2014-01-26 Inner Wheel Overseas Brunch
Annual fund raising breakfast, this year for the benefit of Aquaboxes and held at the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club, St Aubin.details
2014-01-22 Honorary member and Good Companions Club
Cliff Blanchet is presented with Honorary Membership and Jerry Ramsden gives us a History of the Good Companions Club and a briefing on the planned rennovation at the property.details
2014-01-08 Shelterbox an Update on Syria and the Philippines
Katrina Rondel brings us up to date with developments at Shelterbox.details
Christmas Appeal Tin Shake at the Rugby Club
Elves, Pirates, mince pies, mulled wine and rugby what more could you want? The opportunity to donate!...............details
2013-12-11 Christmas Dinner
Carols, Songs across the Decades, good food and good company what more could you want?details
2013-11-27 Laura Rowley Treasurer of the States of Jersey
A review of the Budget and Capital Expenditure plans for 2014 together with an explanation of the Pension Changes planned for the Public Sector Pension Scheme in 2015.details
2013-11-27 SGM and Rotary International Award
Next year's President Nominee and Presidential Citation for the 2012-13 year under the leadership of President Ian Philpottdetails
2013-11-13 Jubilee Sailing Trust
a talk by Tracey Watson (seen here being introduced by Peter Walsh) and the induction of Gary Tye.details
2013-10-30 Waiting for God
28 members enjoy an evening "Waiting for God" at the Jersey Arts Centre.details
2013-10-23 Talk by John Reed
Computer "Master Class" otherwise known as the Blind leading the Blind!details
2013-10-09 Talk by Alison Norman
Presentation of ECOlite boxes to Jersey Asthma and Respiratory Society.details