Club Meeting 6 January 2015
Induction of Ralph Davies and Talk on Airbus
Following the induction of Ralph Davies as a new club member we were privileged to have a talk from Peter McLoughlin
Peter gave a talk on the history and subsequent great success of the European Airbus company having evolved over the last 40 years thanks to the vision, Innovation and passion of its employees. Its Headquarters today is in Toulous France with fully owned subsidiaries around the world
The A300 became the world’s first twin engine widebody jet with its commercial service entry during 1974. It was followed in the early 1980s by the Airbus shorter-fuselage A310 derivative, then later in that decade by the company’s single-aisle A320 which has developed into one of the most successful aircraft families in history with the A318, A319, A320 and A321
In the 1990s Airbus introduced its long-range family and a new era of travel started in 2007 when the 500 seat A380 began commercial operation. Airbus continues to invest in improvements across its market leading modern product line. In fact now it leads its main competitor Boeing for market share.
Peter explained his involvement in the European built Airbus through his position in government at the time, ensuring funding would be available if required, he had, no doubt, exciting times with the politics involved.
A most enjoyable and informative talk was given by Peter
Airbus Orders and Deliveries November 2015 – Total Orders = 16,278
Total Deliveries = 9,441
In Operation = 8,608
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