Club business meeting at Ashmores

Thu, Nov 25th 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Business meeting and special AGM

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25th November 2021 SGM and Business Meeting

Obviously the minutes of these meetings will be found in the Members section of our website, but I thought I would give my brief comments on what occurred.

We still need a President Nominee and a Treasurer confirmed.

Steve C is proposing to use some ‘technology’ called “sleigh tracker” to enable our ‘customers’ to establish the whereabouts of Santa’s Sleigh on any particular night, which should help as our number of collectors are less this year and this hopefully should encourage people to be ready for us.

Recognition was recorded of Barry and Keith’s contribution in providing towing for the sleigh and a thank you gesture to be made to Keith, as a non-Rotarian, to have his Christmas dinner on the Club.

Mike M. in his Community report expressed his thanks to Maggie and Jane for their sterling work in organising “the Giving stall” in 2020. The event was repeated this year and has led to a number of other benefits for The Friary, Tara’s Angels and Rosie May. A repeat exercise has been booked for 15th September 2022. The Memory Café had resumed its very successful activities today in Cotgrave with the performance of a “Mini Cinderella Panto”, with some very dubious characters in drag/ wigs/Tou Tous, who I think enjoyed the experience as much, if not more than the audience!

Chris N. outlined his Youth report as per his written paper with the exception that it appeared that Tara’s Angels had sufficient toys to gift all the children in Refuges in Nottingham and Newark, so the Kids Out boxes seemed unnecessary. Consequently he proposed that the £375 was diverted to supporting ‘Young Carers’, the identity of which were being pursued by Mike M. with the County Council, Young Carer’s Hub and Rushcliffe BC.

It was also suggested that a recommendation that Members took a LFT before any meeting and particularly the Christmas Dinner (for which Members should ensure that they had sufficient funds in our Rotary Meal account.)


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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


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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...