Letchworth Howard has varied year ahead

A year of widely varying events is on the cards for Letchworth Howard Rotary Club in 2018-19, president-elect Tony Silver told the club’s annual assembly on June 4th.

Letchworth Howard President-Elect Tony Silver (right) and John Hammond, Assistant Governor, sharing a joke at the Assembly

He promised a repeat of the extremely popular car treasure hunt organised last year by outgoing president Dave Glanville, plus a new venture, a concert in co-operation with the Garden City Chorus. These will complement the regular meetings with their fascinating line-up of speakers organised by speaker-finder Arthur Jarman and a series of conversation evenings in which members themselves talk about topics of interest.

The assembly was told that plans were already under way to take a party of disadvantaged children to the annual pantomime at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage, organised in conjunction with HomeStart, the charity that helps families with young children.

Alan Fraser, responsible for charitable activities, outlined a 2018-19 programme that includes the club’s highly popular Bridge Drive, a revived Darts Marathon, and fund-raising quizzes.  One of the main beneficiaries of the club’s charitable drive is Garden House Hospice in Letchworth Garden City, which plays an important collaborative role in some of the events.

Guest of honour at the Assembly, assistant district governor John Hammond, praised the way the club was trying new things while not abandoning its popular community events. Summing up at the end of the evening, he said the club was serving the Letchworth community well. He always enjoyed visiting it; it was a “comfortable” club.

He recommended that it be prepared to work with other clubs when appropriate, for example on Rotary youth events such as Young Writer or Youth Speaks, a thought club members took on board, and also spoke highly of the various Rotary workshops available to club members.

David Walker
Letchworth Howard Rotary
5th June 2018

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