Showcase Evening : Dragon Boat celebration and Cavaliers showcase

Wed, Nov 21st 2018 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Distribution of funds raised for SASH; Scarborough Survivors; Woodlands Academy and Dial-a-Ride and Dragon Boat Beneficiaries. A fun evening for helpers, friends and prospective members & glimpse of some of the Cavaliers activities.

Showcase evening

Great Showcase evening on Wednesday 21st November.  Glasses of wine and beer were enjoyed as well as Glaves’ pies (and pickles) plus a generous cheese board.

Fifty guests and thirty-five Club members gathered together at the Downe Arms Hotel, mainly focussed on the outcomes of the fund raising Dragon Boats event in June.

Our President Tony Stevens gave a short introduction to proceedings - and to the activities and happenings of our club, by way of information for prospective members and other Club supporters.

Jonathan Knight (Rotary Cavaliers) was masterful in orchestrating the ceremonial thanks to the various participants and the presentation of trophies and cheques.

Representatives of eleven of the benefiting charities were there and The Borough Mayor Councillor Joe Plant and the Mayoress Margaret Plant, handed out cheques including to the four ‘headline’ Cavaliers causes – Dial-a-Ride, Springhead School, Scarborough Survivors and SASH – Safe & Sound Homes.

Hearty thanks were given to the ten sponsor representatives in attendance and last but by no means least to heroic paddlers from the nine teams represented - led as usual by Foxy Ladies.

There was a lot of mingling and mirth – or networking as they call it nowadays.

A wide variety of  beneficiaries were selected by the 23 teams of Paddlers for this year's Dragon Boats-listed below:


Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Hearing dogs for Deaf People

YMCA Scarborough

Kingfisher Swimming Club

Richard Fox Memorial Club

Just for William

Scarborough Talking News

Scarborough Hospital Chemotherapy Dept

Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Willows Lull

Springhead School

739 Squadron ATC

Scarborough Samaritans

Liam Critchett's next step

Saint Catherine's 

Rainbow Centre 

Macmillan Cancer Support


 Additionally, Dial a RIde , Springhead School, SASH and Scarborough Survivors were selected by Cavaliers as their chosen charities for this year for focussed support.

 At this year's Dragon Boat event ,the paddlers' and sponsors' efforts raised in excess of £9,000, a proportion of which was passed directly to the charities by the paddlers.

At last night's event , Cavaliers were able to distribute in excess of £6,000 to the benefitting charities , resulting from fundraising efforts through the year.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

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Overcoming challenges of public speaking or technology tournaments, or a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards course helps young people develop tools for success such as self-confidence, planning & team building skills.


Our convivial weekly meetings form a platform for our eclectic speakers. We learn of many varied interests. ‘Special events’ such as Burns night, Christmas celebrations and visits to places of refreshment add to the opportunities for fellowship and fun.

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Worldwide Rotary supports dozens of projects - the most long lasting & ambitious is the project to eradicate polio – now endemic in just two countries. We also have projects in Ghana & India supporting schools & delivering clean water.

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- not our core business; but we have rattled buckets in aid of disasters; run tombolas at music events, organised car parking at shows,sold plants at (our own) community fair, run raffles, organised events such as Dragon Boats – & had fun!

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Varied social activities, & worthwhile projects near & far. Our diverse members exchange ideas, create lifelong relationships, join in service projects that make a lasting impact in communities. We aim to have fun, but with a purpose.

DR 1200x762 200707044224 copyright many ways - members are trustees of several charities; local organisation join us at our community fair to spread their message and raise cash; we join in events such as the CAMRA festival to raise money for local causes .......