The rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry welcomed the Yorkshire District Governor, Hazel Haas, to their latest meeting. Members were treated to a musical interlude during dinner with video of very early performances by Chuck Berry from the 50’s and 60’s. Club President, Bob Guard, explained to DG Hazel that this was a new feature of the club which would be repeated every week for his year and featuring artists from the same era. The members were also shown a slide show of mages from the previous weekends very successful Dragon Boat Challenge which had taken place on Pugney’s lake.
DG Hazel, giving her annual address to the Club, spoke of the needs of the Rotary organisation worldwide to attract new members into Rotary to ensure the tradition of supporting Charities and Good Causes can be maintained. This was an issue for the whole of the Rotary movement and the members of the Chantry club assured her that it was also an issue that was being actively addressed by this Club.
She complimented the Club on its activities, particularly highlighting the Dragon Boat Challenge which she had attended the previous weekend. She also noted the work it does for Contact the Elderly, the Rotary Youth Leaders Award (RYLA), the Alzheimers Carers Holiday’s and the Dictionary 4 Life programme. Of particular interest were the 2 bursaries that the Club had awarded over the past 3 years to a student at the CAPA College in Wakefield and also to the young members of the Wakefield Metropolitan Band following the withdrawal of funding from the local council.
One other area highlighted was the annual Christmas Hamper appeal the club runs in cooperation with the local Wakefield charity CAP (Community Awareness Programme) and the Wakefield Express. Last year over 600 hampers were distributed to needy families in the area and the club confirmed it was hoping to run the same again this year.
At the previous 2 meetings the club had presented cheques from funds they had raised to CAP (£1000), who support needy and disadvantaged individuals and families in Wakefield and the Admiral Nurses appeal (£3000), to provide specialist Dementia Nurses which the local NHS trust had singularly failed to provide.
Overall DG Hazel said “ I urge the Club to continue with its excellent work in both the local and wider communities, and to look carefully at the options open now for the recruitment of new members, who want to become part of an organisation like ours, which combines the opportunity to have great fun and fellowship, while making a real difference to the lives of others.”
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more This year's Band Concert
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more The Chantry visit to Parliament on the day history was made, March 18th 2003, when theMP’s debated the UK’s entry into the Iraq war.
more Dick Wood, President elect, Chris Sharp, New President and Bob Guard, Retiring President at the handover.
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more Andrew Slater (Master of Ceremonies), Chris Sharp (President Elect), Derek Cocup, Clr June Cliffe (Mayor), John Parry (the Voice of Wimbledon), Hazel Haas (Rotary District Governor), Jack Cliffe (Mayors Consort), Bob Guard (President)
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more Bob Guard, (President, Wakefield Chantry), Pauline Trusselle, (Head of Music and Singing), stars of the show Elliott Lee (Sweeney Todd) and Isobel Oliver-Haste (Mrs Lovett) and Graham Wilson (Chantry liaison with CAPA)
more Will, Rebecca and Elliot with Chantry President Bob Guard
more We provide Christmas Hampers to needy families in the greater Wakefield area
more Members of the public and the Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry at last year"™s "Know Your Blood Pressure" day in the Ridings.
more Rebecca Ward and Guy Beardsmore, giving their presentation to the Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry at the Hotel St Pierre, Newmillerdam
more PERFORMANCE:- Students from CAPA College perform a song from the musical "Godspell" for the members of the Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry at the presentation evening of the final tranche of the inaugural Chantry Rotary Scholarship to Joe Timpson
more Andrew Slater (r), and Bob Guard(l), President of the Rotary Club, in front of a picture of the SS Lusitania docked in New York harbour the year before her final voyage.