Cheltenham North News
This is a selection of our activities over the past twelve months
Cheltenham North and the CoronavirusWe are pleased to announce that Cheltenham North have started "Face to Face" meetings.
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School in the Bag Nepal
We have recently donated £1,350 to School ina Bag. This is towards the charity’s fundraising for East Point Academy and ShreeTerse Secondary School. These schools were situated on the banks of the Melamci
River in the Sindhupalchowk region of Nepal and have been destroyed in the unprecedented monsoon flooding this season.
We are pleased to welcome Linda Field as a Member of Cheltenham North. Linda was previously a Member of the Havant Rotary Club and was welcomed into our Club at our meeting on the 19th August.
Two Garden Parties, organised by Sue Jenkins, were held at her home to celebrate the Centenary Trees Project. Present were Supporters, other local Rotary Club Members and Rotarians and Partners from Cheltenham North.
All the Pictures of the events can be found within Photo Album of Events in the "What we Do" area in the home page of this website.
A Report from Sue Jenkins on the Garden Parties
The first Tree Party on 10th July was somewhat
restricted because we were still limited to 30 people, and some rugby
game at 5pm.
However, the second (and last) Tree Party on the 24th July which was unlimited. promised to be a wash out.
Fortunately, the forecast was wrong and there were more than 60 people including children who were able to enjoy fun and games in the garden. Many Rotarian volunteers supplied a fantastic spread of canapes which were served throughout the afternoon.
Purdon was in charge of the golf putting game, where the old hands were
beaten by 8 year old Arla Rose, ably coached by her father Tim.
Sunday afternoon, I was concerned that the marquee should come down
before it rained. A short notice email to tall guests/ Rotarians was
answered with Nigel and Nereide who obviously have "previous", as all
the marquee and bunting was down and back in the box in no time... ready
for next event!
Many thanks to you all for making this such an enjoyable couple of days.
A New President for Cheltenham North
In our 50th Celebration year Geoff Fox has taken over the reins as the President of Cheltenham North. The Handover was done via Zoom at the Club Meeting on 1st July 2021
We are grateful to Richard purdon for guiding us through a very difficult Covid Year.
Details of our Club Officers and Committees can be found ithe What we Do area of the Club Website.
Pictures of the "Club Team" for 2021/22 can be found by going to the bottom of the Club Website Home Page.
On Tuesday 23rd February we will be celebrating Rotary Day – the 116th anniversary of the founding of Rotary, by Paul Harris. Crocus bulbs were planted in celebration. Some pictures can be found with this document.
January 2021 Community Connexions a New Vehicle
The Cheltenham North Members have made a significant contribution towards the purchase of a vehicle for Community Connexions.
Community Connexions have sourced a vehicle, it is a Peugeot Expert Independence Automatic, with the necessary wheelchair accessibility.
More details can be found within the Community Connexions Feature Item also on the Home Page of this website.
January 2021 A New member for Cheltenham North
RCCN welcomes new member David Hearle to the club. We look forward to getting to know him better.
October 2020 The start of the Centenary Trees Project.
To Celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Cheltenham the four Cheltenham Rotary Clubs are collaborating with a number of projects. (Please see the other featured page on the Centenary Celebrations for details of all the proposed Projects.)
The Centenary Trees project has been developed with support from Businesses, Friends and Members.
Locations for all the Trees have been identified following discussions with Cheltenham Borough Council, Cheltenham Borough Homes and Gloucestershire County Council.
More details can be found within the other "Featured Page" Centenary Trees Project on this Home page. All pictures taken of this project can also be found within "Photo Galleries" that you can access through the "What we Do" area at the top of the Home Page of this website.
Donations 2020/21 (November 2020)
Following successful auctions organised by the International Committee a further significant payment has been made to the "Charity" School in the Bag for the Children in Nepal
Pictures of the Pupils with their bags can be seen with this document.
A payment has also been made to CCP Cheltenham for the provision of Christmas Parcels for needy families in the Cheltenham area.
A letter has been received from CCP please see "Letters Received" in the "What we Do" area.
2020/21 (September 2020)
Significant donations have been made to the following;
Gloucestershire Young Carers
In addition Cheltenham North have agreed to support the purchase of a vehicle for Community Connexions. Monies are being raised towards this purchase.
Significant donations were made to the following;
Gloucestershire Young Carers
End Polio Now
Message from District Governor Chris Firth October 2020
"I thought I would share with all members this very good news I have received. This is the annual recognition of club contributions to End Polio Now and The Rotary Foundation in 2019-20.
Thanks to DG Judy for leading the District in all these achievements in the last Rotary year.
In normal times the Certificates and banners would be given out at a face to face District Event but at the moment this is not possible. I hope we can do this later in the year or devise a virtual handover during November which is Rotary Foundation Month.
Contributions to End Polo Now: Countdown to History Campaign
This award is made to clubs that have contributed at least $1500 to Rotary’s efforts to eradicate Polio.
Bristol, Cheltenham, Cheltenham, Cheltenham North, Gloucester Severn, Nailsworth, Stroud, Swindon, Worcester, and Yate and District.
This reward is even more relevant now that polio has been officially eliminated in Africa and there now only two countries where Polio is endemic: Pakistan and Afghanistan."
Donations have been made to the following organisations by Cheltenham North.
Gloucestershire Young Carers
School in the Bag
In addition, Cheltenham North has agreed to support the purchase of a vehicle for Community Connexions.
July 2020 Donation to Kids Out
A donation of £360 has been made to the Kids Out Charity.
July 2020 A New President for Cheltenham North
Richard Purdon has taken over as the Club President from July 2020. The virtual handover was made during the Club Zoom Meeting on the 18th June.
February 2020 An
initiative By The Cheltenham North International Committee in support of School
in the Bag
‘CASH IN THE ATTIC’
Nick Bowkett of Stroud Auctions has very kindly agreed to waive their 15% Vendors Commission for any item that we sell at Stroud Auctions in aid of School in a Bag. The items that do well in the sale room are:
Ceramics, Glass, Ephemera, Stamps, Coins, Medals, Musical Instruments, Weapons, Militaria, Toys, Scientific Instruments, Motoring and Transport, Weights and Scales, Asian and Tribal Art, Jewellery, Silver
If Nick and his team feel that your item is unsuitable for auction we will offer it to Break (the charity shop for Young Carers). If it is rejected by Break then sadly we will dispose of it at the Civic Amenity Tip.
If you have any ‘scrap’ jewellery, such as single earrings, odd cuff-links, Auntie Aggie’s wedding ring, etc. etc. then Nick will help us sell these for scrap.
This is the ideal moment to have a clear out in aid of School in a Bag.
Please bring your items to our Rotary meetings.
Cheltenham North Rotary Club has made a Donation of £650 to Shelterbox
But, thanks to our incredible supporters, people who lost their homes to disasters received essential emergency aid.
Items like tools and tarpaulins helped build shelters and bring families together again. Mosquito nets and water filters helped mothers protect their children from vector and water-borne diseases.
District Skittles February 2020.
Cheltenham North has now completed two matches against Cleeve Vale and Tewkesbury.
Despite some heroic bowling by Kevin, Andrew and Tony (Too many Ducks!!!) and the valiant efforts of the other members of the Cheltenham North Team the results were as follows;
Cleeve Vale 268 Cheltenham North 236
Tewkesbury 303 Cheltenham North 268.
On a more positive note they were very enjoyable evenings spent with fellow Rotarians.
Reading at Ravensfield School February 2020
Cheltenham North Members and Partners are supporting the pupiles by listening to the Children reading.
In addition one of our members supports certain children by the allowing them to read to her specially trained dog.
Presentation to Leckhampton School January 2020
On Friday 31st January, President Michael and Secretary Andrew Worthington attended an assembly at Leckhampton Primary School and presented a cheque for £500.
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