Club History 2013-14

Some of our Activities in 2013-14

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  • 24 June 2014. Sarah Snell of the MS Merlin Centre at Hewas Water, spoke to the Club about the work the Centre does for sufferers of multiple sclerosis, the only Centre of its kind in Cornwall. The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard had raised money at their Charity Beer Festival last year and were able to make a donation of £1000 to the MS Merlin Centre.
L-R: Rtn David Ford, President Ivor Mann, Sarah Snell (MS Merlin Centre), Rtn. George Blight, Rtn. Edwin Lawrance

  • 11 June 2014. KidsOut is a charity that takes disadvantaged kids on exciting days out, and Rotary members play a vital role in ensuring these events are a success. The annual West Cornwall event was held at Flambards, Helston in June for youngsters of Nancealverne and Curnow Schools. Arranged this year by the Rotary Club of Camborne, members of other West Cornwall Clubs attended to lend their support. President Elect Edwin Lawrance and Rotarian Derek Crowe attended to represent the club.
  • 7 June 2014. President's Night was held at the Merchants Manor, Falmouth. During the evening, President Ivor Mann presented a well-earned Paul Harris Fellowship to Rtn. Tony Smart in recognition of all the work he had done for Rotary, such as PR, and ShelterBox, over many years.
L-R: Rtn Tony Smart PHF and President Ivor Mann

  • 7 January 2014. At our first meeting of the New Year, the Club were pleased to welcome two new members. Rtn. Bob Calleja transferred from the Rotary Club of Bath and Rtn. Chris Andrews joined, introduced by Rtn Steve Ford.
L-R: Rtns. Bob Calleja, Ivor Mann, Chris Andrews, Steve Ford

  • 17 December 2013. Club Christmas Party. Merchants Manor, Falmouth. 7:30 for 8pm.
  • 14 December 2013. The annual Old Folks Christmas Party was held at the Helston Community Centre, The Old Cattle Market. As usual, Porthleven Town Band provided excellent Christmas entertainment for around 50 guests.
Christmas Party, 2013 at Helston Community Centre

  • 8 December 2013: Traditional Christmas Lunch (proceeds for twinning). A delicious 3-course turkey lunch (tomato soup, roll, turkey breast with usual trimmings, Christmas pudding and choice of sweets, coffee) organised by Roy and Julia Treloar, ably suported by Robin Carr at Breage Village Hall. See photos.
  • Helston Christmas Lights, 2013. The Rotary Club ran a stall in Helston on Thursday 29 November, when the Xmas Lights were switched on, to inform people of the sort of activities Rotary is involved in.
L-R: Rotarians Laurence Osborne, Edwin Lawrance, Tony Griffiths and David Ford

  • Update on White walls. The rebuilding and restoration of the white walls around the old Helston weighbridge has been completed. Click here for more information and pictures.
Restoration of the White walls around the old Helston Weighbridge

  • 20 November 2013 Pool & Cards Night. Hjalmar's house. £6 per person including beer and pasty
  • 16 November 2013 Johnny Cowling, Flambards £10 per person, including pasty. A great, entertaining and fun evening enjoyed by everyone who attended.
L-R: Sophie Pryor, Emma Watters, Johhny Cowling and Lizzie Greenstreet

  • 13 November 2013. In response to the disaster in the Philippines, Club members collected for ShelterBox in Helston. Tesco kindly permitted us to collect there for five days and we were allocated a day at Sainsbury's on Monday 18 Nov. Together with a collection at the Johnny Cowling event above, well over £7,000 was raised for the ShelterBox Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal.
L-R: Joe Cannon (ShelterBox), Rtns. Paul Knight and Ray Dunn

  • 5 November 2013: The Club was delighted to welcome Rtn. Robin Carr as a new member. Robin was introduced to the Club by Rtn. Roy Treloar
L-R: President Ivor Mann, Robin Carr, Roy Treloar

  • 26 October 2013. The Club were involved in preparing a site for a bench in Lowertown, in memory of Past President George Armstrong and refurbishment of the Whitewash walls at the site of the old Helston weighbridge. More daffodils were also planted.
  • 18 October 2013. The Quiz and Chilli Evening, at Breage Social Club raised over £75 towards our twinning fund, thanks to the efforts of Roy Treloar and Robin Carr.
  • 20 October 2013. Members enjoyed the Rotary Club of Helston Karting Challenge at St Erth. This year we won!
  • 13 October 2013. Over two sessions, Club members planted over 1,000 daffodil bulbs around Helston Boating Lake.
L-R: Rtn. Greg Curnow, Rtn. Steve Ford, Rtn. Ray Harris and Rtn. Alan Nicholls

  • 8 October 2013. The Club was delighted to welcome Rtn. Chris Butterill as a new member. Chris was introduced to the Club by Rtn. Chris Dale.
L-R: President Ivor Mann. Rtn. Chris Butterill, Rtn. Chris Dale

  • 3 September 2013. The Club was delighted to present Joe Cannon with a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) Award for his continued work and effort supporting ShelterBox and delivering humanitarian aid in disaster areas across the world.
L-R: Club President Ivor Mann, Joe Cannon PHF

  • 3 September 2013. Lesley-Ann Simpson, Charity Manager for the Chestnut Appeal gave a short, informative talk on Prostate Cancer. The Club was pleased to present a cheque for £1,250 from the proceeds of the recent Beer Festival. For more information see
L-R George Blight, Ivor Mann, Lesley-Ann Simpson, Edwin Lawrance, David Ford

  • 2 September 2013. White Wash Walls, Helston Bowling Green (by Monument)
  • 30 August 2013. Annual Golf Day, Killiow Golf Club, Truro.
  • 27 August 2013. District Governor, Stephen Lay's Official Visit
L-R: Club President Ivor Mann with DG Stephen Lay

  • 10/11/24 August 2013. White Wash Walls, Helston Bowling Green (by Monument.
  • 11 August 2013. Franglais Breakfast, Roy & Julia's, Breage. From 11am. Bacon rolls, hot dogs, French pastries, French bread, Bucks Fiz, coffee, etc. £6/head.
  • 20 July 2013. Barn Dance, Methleigh Farm.
  • 5-7 July 2013. Beer Festival at Wheal Dream.

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