"It felt like that when Stan Keller, Rotary GB&I Public Image Committee and RI Assistant Public Image Co-ordinator (ARPIC) - wish I had a title like that Stan! - presented me with the District Newsletter of the Year shield award for the second year running at lunch at Reids on July 24. A hat-trick really (eat your heart out Moeen Ali!) since the club had already been presented with Rotary GB&I national Newsletter of the Year which IPP Mike received on my behalf in Manchester.
I said then two things which I repeated at Stan’s handover. Firstly, I was duly humble and grateful for the Newsletter being recognised against serious competition, both District 1240 and, nationally, around the Rotary clubs of Great Britain and Ireland. Secondly, as editor, I acknowledged that this was not a one-man operation. It was and has been for the past five years a wonderful team effort with all credit going to producer and co-editor Peter Greene and to the printing prowess of Malcom and Tom Acors.
In my fifty years in journalism, I was lucky enoug to win an award or two. None gave me such pleasure as much as this has done for myself and, above all, for our wonderful club. I am humble but I am proud of what we have achieved between us, none of which could have happend without the hundred per cent support of all the members.
I thank you all. I congratulate the Clacton-on-Sea club who gave us such a good run for our money. We cannot expect to win it every time. Already I see “competitors” taking tips and displaying more intriguing and interesting columns. If next year’s shield does not carry our club name, then so be it. Competition is good for Rotary....
more Rotary International award us a Rotary Citation for our achievement and commitment to achieving our goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape our future”.
more Club Member Norman Wilson almost accepted the Japanese surrender in Singapore on VJ Day. His story was published in The Times on Saturday August 15, 2020
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more The Club monthly Newsletters can be accessed here.
more Three of our members took part in VE Day celebrations in 1945. Here they recount their VE75 celebrations and recall what happened to them 75 years ago
more Our Club celebrates two links to WW II - our 97 year old active club Member and Deputy Treasurer Norman Wilson, and Mark Discombe, AFC, Officer Commanding Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
more We win the best Club Newsletter in the District for the fourth year in a row!
more It's a Hat-Trick - we win the District Best Bulletin Awatrd for the third year in a row.
more We win best club Bulletin of all Rotary Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland
more Immediate Past President Mike Sinclair reviews his year of achievement in 2016-17.
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more Ten club members and partners visited the Billericay Gazette Offices to cement working relationships and get an appreciation of how they work.
more Presentation to club Webmaster Peter Greene by President Ed Harrison
more For the second year running, we were the very proud recipients of the District's Stan Keller Trophy for the best website in the District.
more The Club wins the Stan Keller Award for the best club website in the District
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