We were pleased to welcome our new District Governor, David, who came to give us his personal background and to expand upon his plans for Rotary throughout his year. Making use of projector and screen, he gave us an interesting and informative presentation.
Born in Glasgow, David has spent a long career in business, promoting trade. He was Export Manager for Coats Viyella, living overseas for several years with his family in various countries. From these bases he promoted sales not only to his new countries of residence, but also to the neighbouring areas beyond the borders. Later, he was employed as the Head of International Trade for the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, which has about 4000 business members. In that role, he headed up many trade missions to different parts of the world.
In his private time David was still a leader; in the Scouts, then a youth club and later as a trainer of a young rugby squad. By then, he had moved to Derbyshire and had joined the Rotary Club of Wirkesworth, where he enthusiastically undertook many Rotary activities, including Aquabox which was started by the club. In 2013, he made use of his vast experience and skill to be the Rotarian Leader of a Group Study Exchange Team to Nepal. The trip lasted for four weeks. Good contacts were made and, as a result, Rotary started humanitarian projects which are still ongoing.
David’s presentation moved on to his visit to the Incoming District Governors’ Convention in San Diego, where he was able to mix with new Governors from around the globe. He showed us a video of the presentation given by the new International President, Mark Maloney, which was entitled “Rotary Connects the World”. Mark’s objective had the strapline “Grow Rotary”. Therefore, David ‘s intention is to use his Chamber of Commerce connections to develop Mark’s theme through promoting Corporate Social Responsibility with businesses around the District, hoping to use these contacts to find new members. He was particularly pleased to hear about Newark Castle’s BPI (Business Partnership Initiative) project, where we gained the support of twenty-one companies and organisations in the erection of our Eco-Greenhouses in local schools.
Throughout the evening we were all impressed by David’s enthusiasm, his strong and friendly personality and his suitability for his role as District Governor.
more Representatives from both Charities namely Sara Grant from Newark Home- Start and Ben Petts from Cancer Research UK were invited to speak at our Zoom meeting
more Graham Hayes, a Nottingham born and bred Rotarian, gave an illustrated talk on some of the many historic mansions and stately homes that once existed in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
more Hearing Ambassadors is for everyone, regardless of hearing ability.
more Wednesday January 22nd saw the Newark Castle and Retford clubs meet in the first round of the District 1220 Ten-Pin Bowling Competition.
more When it was announced that London was going to host the 2012 Olympic Games Elaine thought that, rather than just going to watch, she would volunteer to help.
more Support Dogs is a registered national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. They provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.
more Sue is a recently retired CEO of her own IT Company
more Mr Bob Hattersley is welcomed into the club by joint Presidents Celia Smallwood and Roger Pykett
more The construction by NET 2 of two new tram lines from the centre of Nottingham to Toton and Clifton has created the opportunity for some of the largest archaeological interventions in Nottingham for many years.
more Peter Hammond an Archaeologist by profession explained that Sir Robert Heron, of Stubton Hall, had the foresight to set up a Workhouse in Claypole in 1821.
more Belvoir’s involvement with Uganda began twelve years ago through the efforts of Jane, who at that time was not a Rotarian, but who later joined V.o.B Club after attracting their support. In fact, around about that time she also visited our club.
more The school has two sites, Appleton Gate for 3-4 year olds and London Road for 14-18 year olds.
more Chesterfield Rotary Club had lost 40% of its members, had an average age of 75, only 6/7 were active members and found it extremely difficult to recruit new younger members. Therefore, they took the decision to try and form a satellite club.
more On arrival we had simple Health and Safety talk and a fun test followed by a game which comprised of a large box of ‘Rubbish’ which we had to sort into Recycling ,Non Recycling ,Charity Shop Donation and Compost
more Constance Penswick Smith was born in 1878. She was the daughter of a Church of England priest and came to live in Coddington when she was twelve years old.
more All operational volunteers are trained to the highest standards and dedicate much of their free time to going on courses and attending exercise classes to maintain a good level of fitness.
more Ken Heathcote and Piper.
more The Fishtail Fund works in partnership with a similar trust operated by the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail.
more Stephen, as Chair of the Trustees, came to express a genuine message of thanks and appreciation to our all our Club members who, over many years, had supported the charity through transporting the mobile classroom to and from many schools.
more Many regard Leonardo as a prime example of the universal genius or Renaissance Man.
back Newark Castle Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. If you have a community project that you think may be of interest please get in touch.