Handover Meeting

Thu, Jun 25th 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tonight we finish our old year and start out new Rotary Year

There were 29 Vale of Belvoir Members attending this Zoom Meeting.

(Club Membership 38)

Presidents Maggie and Jane acknowledged the wonderful support from the Club Members. They said their work was made easier by the guidance and encouragement, which they had received. They had decided since the Charter was cancelled to make this an evening of awards:

Paul Harris Fellowship Awards:Presented to: Mike Cox, Ian Torr, and Gordon Marsh (Sapphire Award).

Harry Thompson Award:Presented to Duncan Garment, for the preparation of the “30 years of the RC of the Vale of Belvoir” video.

Special Presentation Certificate from Jane and Maggie to:          Denis Bacon, to recognize his achievement in running the Vales’ Got Talent Show for 10 years

Handover.Jane and Maggie handed over their President’s chain to the new President Derek, and each receive their Immediate Past President Award. Derek presents his President Elect chain to Gordon

Then followed 'words of Inspiration' from President Derek

(i)           Confirm the appointments of the nominations for President Elect Gordon Marsh, and Joint Secretaries Rob Gray and Trevor Richmond. Notice of these nominations had been published in an email from then Secretary Gordon on 20th June 2020. Objections to these nominations were invited, and as no objections were received, those nominated above were duly elected. The Club Committee Chairs he confirmed were; Fundraising- David Valentine, International and Foundation-Stan Taylor, Community –David Eldridge, Youth-Chris Netherwood.

(ii)          Maggie reported that she had spoken to Jo and Mark Ash, who are committed to the reopening of their restaurant, but once they have seen how effective the control measures were, that the Government introduces.

(iii)        Derek recognized that some Members were looking to discuss social and Rotary matters with colleagues, and that he would organize “Zoom” meetings, as frequently as Members wished. He suggested every 2 weeks, starting, Thursday 9th July.
Finally, he wanted to recognize the energy and enthusiasm shown by Maggie and Jane in their year. 
and he wanted this energy to be directed towards Club achieving a successful year ahead, but he recognized there were many problems to address. He would encourage new ideas directed towards strengthening our Club, and supported Rob, with his aim to form a Satellite Club. He also recognized the way the Daily Smiles and Quizzes had kept our spirits up. 

'What We Do' Main Pages:

This committee are involved in planning now we can raise funds for our chosen charities


It's here that you can read what we've been up to in the last few months. For more information on our work in the local community, with our young people and internationally please access "what we do" section of this web site.


And then there were two....


We have now successfully run this event for 10 years. Full reports of each year are available under this main page


If you like what we do as an organisation and are interested in volunteering with us, keeping up to date with our plans and future events then why not consider signing up as a friend of our Rotary Club


This is a monthly meeting open to visitors from Bingham, Radcliffe, Cotgrave and all villages in surrounding area.


Chris Netherwood is the chair of this committee


Our International Committee is involved with Polio Plus - a Rotary initiative to eradicate Polio, World-wide; Sand dams; Aqua Boxes; Shelter Boxes; Collecting used spectacles, and many other projects


Here you can read about the many meetings we've had during our formation as a Rotary Club. The early years are a little short on detail...