Sports Personality Dinner 28th April 2023

Fri, Apr 28th 2023 at 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Sports Personality Dinner with guest speaker Alvin Martin, ex West Ham and England footballer and scorer of a unique hat-trick.

Dunmow Town Mayor Patrick Levelle, pictured with Alvin Martin, Colin Bradley, Rotary Club of Dunmow President and Richard Harris, Dunmow Rotarian and Master of Ceremonies for the dinner.

Alvin Martin scores a unique hat-trick.

The speaker at this year’s Rotary Club of Dunmow, Sports Personality Dinner was Alvin Martin, ex West Ham and England International footballer. 

Alvin spoke of many memorable moments throughout his career, but in particular one for which he is now famous. This is that he scored a hat-trick in a single game against three different goal keepers.  The game took place in April 1986 and was against Newcastle United, which West Ham won 8 - 1, three of the eight goals being scored by Alvin.  Unfortunately Newcastle United had to use three different goalkeepers during this game due to injuries. 

From Alvin’s unique hat-trick he donated a framed and numbered certificate commemorating the event, which he then auctioned.  This was one of three items auctioned at the dinner, the others being a cricket bat signed by the current Essex County cricket team, and a framed painting representing West Ham.

All the money raised at this year’s dinner was in aid of SportsAid and Rotary Charities. The Rotary Club of Dunmow has supported SportsAid Eastern for many years, who provide support for our young sports personalities, including local BMX cyclist Bethany Shriever. 

The dinner was attended by just over 80 people, including Dunmow Town Mayor Patrick Levelle, pictured with Alvin Martin, Colin Bradley, Rotary Club of Dunmow President, and Richard Harris, Dunmow Rotarian and Master of Ceremonies for the dinner.

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Rotary Youth Competitions 2023/24 Young: Artist, Environmentalist, Filmmaker, Musician, Photographer & Writer along with Youth Speaks (A Debate)

Team receiving their general certificate.

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Music Project with HRS

Through the Rotary Club of Dunmow - Collinson Legacy Fund, we have been able to provide Helena Romanes School, Dunmow, with a number of new musical instruments.

Charter dinner in 1949

The Rotary Club of Dunmow received it's Charter as a Club on 9th February 1949.

Group picture with the Mayor of Great Dunmow Town, Cllr. Peter Childs

Annual Youth Competition Awards event took place on Friday 10th May

District Young Musician Finalists

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Poster with closing date

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Guests with Peter Watson, Rotary Club of Dunmow President.

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Willie Fraser, President (2019/20) of the Rotary Club of Dunmow, presenting a donation of 1,000 face masks to the Redbond Care Home manager Sam Dearlove.

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Certificate presentation.

The Rotary Club of Dunmow celebrated it's 75th anniversary, of being chartered, with a 'Black Tie' dinner.

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The Membership Service Committee looks after the welfare of members and recruitment of new members. Committee Chair: Barry Clark.

Kragero & Dunmow Rotary Club members enjoying a meal together on the visit to Kragero, Norway.

The international Service Committee is responsible for our international service, including raising funds for International Charities and Foundation. It organises member's visits and exchange programmes.

Philip Helps & Stan Keller with the Bowls Trophy.

Our club takes part in sporting competitions with other local Rotary clubs. This time featuring the Victorious Dunmow Rotary 2022 Bowls Team.