Rotary Club of Cheltenham North
January 2022 Bulletin
From the President Geoff Fox
Like everyone else in the Club, I was extremely saddened to hear of Geoff Craven’s demise on Wednesday last (5th January). Geoff had been a very popular Member of our Club for more than 10 years, having been introduced by an old friend, Rodney Hill.
Geoff had very successfully organised the musical content of the Carol Concert for the past ten years, and I thought the recent Concert was the best ever, a fitting tribute, and had advised him accordingly.
A dozen or so, of us recently accepted an invitation to visit the new premises of Open Door off Alstone Road. It proved to be a large, light airy room, with facilities for washing clothes, showering and charging ‘phones, as well as serving meals and relaxing. They serve up to 70 lunch meals three times a week, from what appeared to be a modern well equipped kitchen.
A very successful venture that depends entirely on voluntary contributions, and is more than worthy of our support.
Our 50th Anniversary celebration is fast approaching, and a committee is being set up to organise the event, which is taking place at the Queens Hotel on Thursday 14th April. This is the day before Good Friday, so please postpone your Easter break this year!
Carol Concert Peter Watson
The 43rd Annual Carol Concert was held on Tuesday 14th December in the Princess Hall of the Ladies College. A big thank to everyone who helped make the evening a great success and to our sponsors and those who donated to the event. Just over 400 people attended and enjoyed a mixture of festive music and songs. This year it felt more of a community event with the audience enjoying participating in the carols, a glass of wine and a mince pie! Provisional figures show that we made just over £4,000 for our Charities which during this time of uncertainty is a great result.
This year’s concert will be on Tuesday 13 December 2022
Best wishes for the New year.
A poignant picture from the Carol Concert
Mark and Jo Cummings with Geoff Craven
New Members Kevin Gwilliam
Three new members have been accepted into club.
Tim and Averil Badham
Maureen will be inducted on 20th Jan
Tim & Avril on Feb3rd
We welcome all three
Trees Sue Jenkins
The damaged trees will be replaced on Monday 10th January, A huge thank you to Sue for obtaining funds for these replacements.
There will be an obituary for Geoff Craven in the next Bulletin.
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Club Meeting with Guest Speaker Chris Reid at the New Club. The Speaker will give a talk on Memories of flying the Vulcan with Blue Steel Host Michael Jones
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Club Meeting with Guest Speaker Chris Nelson at the New Club Chris Nelson was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire in May 2021 and wil talk on "Improving Policing in Gloucestershire." Host Elizabeth Jones
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A Club Council Meeting at the New Club
Thu, Feb 3rd 2022 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Club Business Meeting with visit by Assistant Governor Colin Gatenby at the New Club. Host Geoff Fox
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Club Meeting with Guest Speaker Karen Taylor at the New Club Karen Taylor will speak on Gloucestershire Airport and its future development. Host Janet Keenan
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A District Forum Via Zoom
Thu, Mar 3rd 2022 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Club Meeting with Guest Speakers at the New Club. The Speakers Ian and Cathy Boyd will give a talk on "Zero Carbon Cattle farming." Host TBA
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