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By Peace Conference Rotary - The web site is under construction
www.rotary1080.org.uk
Editor Rodney Howell (R/C of Diss)
Volume 5 Issue 05
Rotary
District 1080 News
District Governor Dorothy Pulsford-Harris (R/C of Swaffham)
Charity Cash Poll
Result Raises
Extra Challenges
Students ‘Blown Away’
By Peace Conference
T
T
he D1080 Peace Conference on October
17th was voted a great success by those
taking part.
Well over 100 students, from all over the
district, their teachers and Rotarians gathered
in the august surroundings of the Council
Chamber at Norfolk County Hall, Norwich
to hear a range of inspirational speakers tell
them about the problems of child abuse and
trafficking, modern slavery and how they can
achieve their personal goals for themselves
and for society.
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Chloe Smith MP had them fascinated by
her story of her journey from a West Norfolk
High School (represented at the event) to the
House of Commons, Norfolk Chief Constable
Simon Bailey and his team advised on school
bullying and other problems and some in
the audience were seen to cry when hearing
Mark Little’s tales of child slavery. Italian Peace
Scholar Claudia Maffetone was voted to be
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he law of unintended consequences
struck again when the result of the
vote of what to do with the charity
monies residing in a D1080 Trust Account was
announced at the District Council Meeting
held on October 7th.
As predicted in last month’s D1080 News, the
result was tight with “End Polio Now” losing
out by one vote to the winning option, “Lend
with Care” which garnered 23 votes.
Unfortunately, the choice made does not
immediately remove the cash from the district
asset list as money “invested” with Lend with
Care remains the property of lender and,
as such, must continue to be shown on the
district balance sheet.
D1080 News understands that the money
will be administered by members of the
International Committee within a D1080
Fund that already exists until such time that it
has been rolled-over sufficiently to be written
off and passed to the charity for its own use.
A breakdown of the voting also provides a
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District 1080 News
Your Dialogue
With Dorothy
On Message With The
District Governor
H
opefully, not a long one this time as the
report from the District Conference
will have to come into the December
1080 News. By the time you read this, it will all
be over and I can relax. My team have worked
so hard to make it a success and my sincere
thanks to them for all they have done.
For those who attended, a very good and
well organised Peace Conference took place
in Norwich on the 17th October. This was the
first one for the District and Pat Webb is to be
congratulated with her team for pulling this
altogether. It was a very enjoyable day with
good speakers including the Chief Constable
on Safeguarding, two police officers on their
work with schools, Mark Little from RacRag
and Abdul Razak, who was instrumental in
starting the Rotoract Club at the University of
East Anglia. This is my old University where I
did my first degree and it was a pet hope of
mine that we could open a club there. After
all, with freshers coming in each year, it was
pretty well a captive audience
AG Keith has also organised the Music for
Remembrance Day at the Octagon Chapel
in Norwich on the 8th November. He spoke
about his father’s involvement with Coventry
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Cathedral during his address at the Peace
Conference and his father being on fire watch
duty when he saw the cathedral reduced
to ashes. He referred also to the rose which
bloomed within the ruins and a rose will be
planted in the Octagon garden during the
afternoon.
We also welcomed 10 Rotary Scholars on
the 14th October to the Best Western Hotel
at Stow cum Quy. It was great to hear from
them and what their studies are at their
various colleges. They will also be attending
the District Council Meeting in January to
give brief talks. Many thanks to District
Foundation Chair Steve and to Paul Dover for
organising the evening.
My visits to clubs have continued and I have
enjoyed the hospitality and welcome that
I have received. I have a pool of drivers for
the longer distances involved and they have
also been made very welcome by the clubs
concerned. Living in the extreme North West
of the District makes you realise just how big
this District is.
I also attended the District 8 Inner Wheel Rally
which was at Lowestoft and met the National
Association President Trish Douglas along
with many others and renewed friendships
with members I have known for many years.
It was a lovely day out and most enjoyable
with lots of fun, friendship and laughter and
I am sure Area Chairman Catherine (who is
also a Rotarian) had a great day. I was pleased
to hear from Trish, in her speech, that overall
Inner Wheel membership is now increasing
and has done over the last 4 years and I do
hope that continues.
R
My best wishes to you all,
Dorothy
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from Page 1
fascinating insight into the thought processes
guiding the average Rotary club.
Over 50 clubs turned up (well above average
so they must have come for the vote) yet
roughly 20 per cent of the voting strength
present in the room failed to cast a ballot
paper.
Last month, this magazine predicted that
the winner was likely to be the one that got
its core vote out since each proposal was
supported by five clubs. This proved to be the
case, although no option managed to fully
mobilize the core vote from the five backing
clubs. However, the question must be “What
happened to ShelterBox?”
The five proposing clubs for ShelterBox had
a potential voting strength of 10 (although
only five backing delegates turned up) but,
amazingly, ShelterBox only received two valid
votes, which means that 60 per cent of the
supporters of that motion failed to cast a vote
or voted for another option! Proof, yet again,
that the vagaries of the Rotarian mind would
provide more than enough material for a PhD
thesis.
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Under One
Sky
otary International and ONE, an
international advocacy organization,
joined other event partners in
downtown Chicago on 24 September to
demonstrate a commitment to ending
extreme poverty and inequality and to
promoting action on climate change on
the eve of the United Nations launch of its
Sustainable Development Goals.
The 17 ambitious goals constitute a road
map for finding solutions to the world’s most
pressing problems, and dovetail with Rotary
members’ work to create positive change in
their communities and around the world. As
dusk fell over Chicago, participants in the
Under One Sky event held up blue lights,
transforming the plaza where they were
gathered into a field of fireflies to “Light The
Way” to a more just world.
“This is a great opportunity for people to
network and join an event where we are all
focused on creating a better world”, said
Cheryl McIntyre, President of the Rotary Club
of Chicago.
Julie Bordo, a district representative for ONE.
org, noted that Rotary and ONE are more
effective when they work together.
“We have very similar goals, and when we
put our collective efforts together, it allows
us to reach more people in addressing these
incredibly important issues,” she said.
Under One Sky Chicago was one of more than
40 such events planned in the United States
and more than 150 around the world. Other
cities that hosted them include Sydney, New
Delhi, Johannesburg, São Paulo, and New
York.
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District Peace Conference
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particularly inspirational with her account of
how she followed her dream and intends to
further world peace and reconciliation.
Mark Little clearly made the students aware
of a world of which they had little awareness
and so, in a way, did Keith Tovey with his
personal remembrance of a time in World
War II that their age group probably regard as
ancient history.
The final speaker, Abdul-Razak Yakubu is
well known to many Rotary clubs thanks to
his whirlwind talks on Ghana and his role in
political life and social aid there and he did
not disappoint.
Twice during the day the students divided
into four break-out sessions where they
discussed what they had recently heard and
also provided their own views on set topics.
Particularly pleasing was the fact that Chloe
Smith took time from her busy schedule to
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chair one of these sessions.
All present were presented with a basic
packed lunch and a comprehensive pack of
leaflets and information sheets together with
a program booklet that they could take home.
A busy and successful day should ensure
that this event will continue in the future.
Congratulations to organiser Pat Webb were
expressed at the close and are echoed in this
report.
Above - The
audience
listened
intently
throughout
although
Foundation
Chair Steve
Munns looks a
little grim.
Left - Mark
Little with the
Norfolk crest.
Thanks go to
the County
Council for its
cooperation.
Far Left - Chloe Smith MP, Chief Constable Simon
Bailey and organiser Pat Webb.
Left - Peace Fellow Claudia Maffetone.
Below Left - Round the table in one of the
students’ breakout sessions.
Below - Students got the chance to report back
and express their views.
Above - Chloe Smith helped out with the
morning breakout session.
Right - AbdulRazak Yakubu was
“high energy” ,
as usual, and was
accompanied
by a group of
Rotaractors from
the new club at the
University of East
Anglia.
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November 2015 - Page 3
District 1080 News
Ely RYLA Student
Overcame Her
Personal Challenge
O
First Beer Festival ‘Great Success’ With
Cash And A New Brew To Savour
T
he Rotary Club of King’s Lynn organised its very first charity Beer Festival at the Hanse House, on the South
Quay, on Friday and Saturday 9th - 10th October.
There were 35 beers and ciders available and barrels were sponsored by firms and individuals within the
Lynn area. A brand new beer was launched at the Festival called the Hanse House Beer, which is a special brew
new to the area. Molly Dancers gave performances and the Meadow Lane Band played during the evenings.
The amount of money raised was in excess of £2000 and the proceeds will be split between Riding for the Disabled
and Churchill Park School - both of which have previously received support from the club.
The photograph above shows Beer Festival organiser Sharon Stevens holding up two sample beers from the 35
barrels on offer.
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n Wednesday 7th October,
the Rotary Club of Ely
welcomed Emma Sims
of Whiting and Partners as their
guest speaker. Emma has recently
successfully completed the D1080
Rotary Youth Leadership Award
course held in September at
Grafham Water.
At the week-long residential course
Emma and forty eight other young
people were in a challenging
environment, both physically and
mentally, whilst still having fun.
She explained how the course had
given her more confidence and
had, at times, taken her out of her
‘comfort zone’ but that she had
thoroughly enjoyed her time there.
She was sponsored by Whiting and
Partners and supported by the
Rotary Club of Ely.
Robin Wraight, the D1080 RYLA
Organiser,
presented
Emma
with two certificates - one for
attendance and one for continuing
professional development.
Quick Snack
I
n
September,
Thetford
Rotarians, with their partners
help, manned a licensed snack
bar at Nunnery Fields on the
Sunday that the Tour of Britain
passed through the town and £477
was raised for charities supported
by Rotary.
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D1080
Executive
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District Governor
Dorothy Pulsford-Harris
Imm.Past DG
Nick Corke
DG Elect
Derek Rothwell
DG Nominee
Robert Lovick
District Secretary
Keith Bosanko
District Treasurer
Peter Small
AG East
Robert Lovick
AG South East
David Richardson
AG North West
Jacqueline Whipp
AG North East
Keith Tovey
AG West
Suzanne Clipson
AG South
Tony Catesby
AG South West
Simon Lake
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November 2015 - Page 4
District 1080 News
The November message
from the
RI President
O
ne sunny morning at the end of June
1991, a van drove through the busy,
rush-hour streets of Colombo, Sri
Lanka. Winding through traffic to a northern
suburb, the van arrived at the Forward
Command Headquarters of the Defence
Ministry. Security guards stopped it for
inspection. When they did, the two suicide
bombers driving the van detonated their
cargo: thousands of kilograms of plastic
explosives.
The roof of the building was blown off
completely. Debris was strewn for blocks. In
total, 21 people were killed and 175 people
injured, among them many pupils of the
girls’ school next door. More than a kilometre
away, the blast shattered every window in my
home. My wife raced toward the sound of the
explosion – toward our daughter’s school.
Our daughter was then nine years old. That
morning, she had forgotten her pencil case at
home. At the moment of the blast, she was
coming out of a stationer’s shop, admiring her
new pencils. Suddenly her ears were ringing,
the air was filled with sand, and everywhere
around her people were screaming, bleeding,
and running. Someone pulled her into the
garden of the badly damaged school, where
she waited until my wife arrived to bring her
back to our home – its floors still covered with
broken glass.
Sri Lanka today is peaceful and thriving,
visited by some two million tourists every
year. Our war now is only a memory, and we
as a nation look forward to a promising future.
Yet so many other nations cannot say the
same. Today, more of the world’s countries
are involved in conflict than not; a record 59.5
million people worldwide live displaced by
wars and violence.
In Rotary we believe, in spite of all that, in
the possibility of peace – not out of idealism,
but out of experience. We have seen that
Rotarians Will Be Riding Again In 2016
R
IBI has announced the launch of the
Rotary Ride 2016 and it’s going to be
even bigger and better this year. That
is because it will be a two day event, giving
clubs the freedom to choose whether they
hold their event on either Saturday 18th or
Sunday 19th June.
Last year’s event was a huge success with
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over 250 rides taking place across the UK
and Ireland. Donations are still pouring in
to the four prostate cancer charities that we
supported.
So, this year you’ll be asked to don your lycra
again as we will be again supporting Prostate
UK, Prostate Scotland, the Irish Cancer Charity
and Prostate Cymru. Prostate cancer is a
even the most intractable conflicts can be
resolved when people have more to lose by
fighting than by working together. We have
seen what can happen when we approach
peacebuilding in ways that are truly radical,
such as the work of our Rotary Peace Fellows.
Through our Rotary Foundation, Peace
Fellows become experts in preventing and
resolving conflict. Our goal is that they will
find new ways not only to end wars but to
stop them before they begin.
Among the hundreds of peace fellows who
have graduated from the program, two from
Sri Lanka, one from each side of the conflict,
studied together. In the first weeks of the
course, both argued passionately for the
rightness of their side. Yet week by week, they
grew to understand each other’s perspective;
today, they are good friends. When I met
them and heard their story, they gave me
hope. If 25 years of pain and bitterness could
be overcome by Rotary, then what, indeed, is
beyond us?
We cannot fight violence with violence.
But when we fight it with education, with
understanding, and with peace, we can truly
Be a Gift to the World.
K.R.RAVINDRAN
President, Rotary International
condition that not only affects 250,000 men in
the UK and Ireland every year but their families
as well, so the Rotary Ride is a fantastic way
to bring your community together through
a national campaign, raising the profile of
Rotary across the country and helping us
drive membership enquiries.
RIBI will soon be contacting you with the tools
you’ll need to register your ride as well as a
pack to help you organise your event.
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New Award Aims To
Recognise Individuals
For International
Humanitarian Work
A
new International Award is being
presented by the RIBI International
Committee and they are seeking
nominations from clubs of outstanding
persons in this field.
“We are Rotary International and do
tremendous International work which is
recognised by many but not always by the
general public”, says Allan Smith, a member
of the committee.
The purpose of this award is:
• To recognise a man or woman for
outstanding international humanitarian
service
• To gain more public awareness of Rotary’s
International humanitarian work
• To gain more public awareness of the
individual’s outstanding work.
It is an opportunity for clubs to recognise an
outstanding man and woman who has led
and inspired others. They may be a Rotarian
or other worthy individual.
Nominations can be made by any Club or
District within RIBI limited to one nomination
of each gender per club. These are then
forwarded to their District International
Committee Chair.
The District International Committee will
consider one nomination of each gender per
District. If no nominations are received then
they can submit their own nomination.
Nomination forms are obtainable from Allan
via [email protected] and must be
submitted by December 13th 2015.
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District 1080 News
King’s Lynn Cheque Brings
Forward Repair Work
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The photograph above was taken at the King’s Lynn Sea Scouts’ headquarters
with a cheque for £2500 being presented by Rotarian Dr Paul Richards to
Chairman of the Unit Management Team, Julian Kirk.
A
short time ago, the Rotary
Club of King’s Lynn received
a visit from leaders of the
King’s Lynn Sea Scout Unit who
spoke about the history and
background of the Sea Scouts
and the fact that their activities
prepared young people for adult
life with many former Sea Scouts
making careers in the Royal
Navy, the R.N.V. Reserve and the
Merchant Navy.
The Sea Scouts Headquarters on
the South Quay is a former 18th
century grain store, which is Grade
ll listed and, whilst well sited, it is
beginning to show its age and is
requiring urgent structural work
and repair to make it safe and fit
for purpose.
Following a visit by a team from
the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn to
see for themselves the extent of
the work required, a decision was
made to donate £2500 towards
the cost. Being a listed building, all
work must be to a strict standard.
Scouts Chairman Julian Kirk said
that without this donation the
unit would have had to spend
many more months of fundraising
before the building work could
commence. Now work is expected
to start within weeks and he invited
the Rotarians to return later when
the work was completed.
The Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley are holding a Casino Night on the evening
of Thursday 3rd December at the Rattlesden Pavilion. The ticket price is £15 which includes
a buffet supper. All profits from the event will be divided between the East Anglian Air
Ambulance and other local charitable causes. Everyone is welcome and tickets are available
from Martin Hall ( [email protected] ).
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Homeless Football Right At
Home In Football League
O
n Sunday 17th May the
Abbey Pools Astro Turf
Pitches played host to the
sixth annual Tommy McLafferty
Cup, a five-a-side football
tournament involving homeless
people and volunteers connected
with organisations working within
the homeless sector in and around
Cambridge.
A presentation of the trophies
and medals took place at the
Cambridge United ground at half
time on Saturday 17 October at
the match with Northampton.
The trophies presented were
the Tommy McLafferty Cup
to Corinthians and Player of
Tournament to Clare Jolly of
Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
Stuart Wood and Graham Daniels
of Cambridge United (at back
in photo) also joined in the
presentation.
Make Sure You Keep An Eye
Out For This
A
new initiative by the
Wroxham Rotary Club is
the EyeBox, which involves
supplying free spectacles to
third-world countries to enable
children to gain more from the
educational opportunities now
being developed, is progressing
well and the club will shortly be
putting a dedicated page on this
project on their web site. Members
are currently presenting the idea
to other Rotary clubs in East Anglia
in the hope that they will also be
interested in helping with this
exciting project.
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Comm/Voc
David Simpson
International
Brian Davies
Youth Services
John Richley
Marketing & PR
Michelle Bevan-Margetts
Rotary Foundation
Steve Munns
Membership
Martin Brocklebank
Leadership & Training
Peter Harris
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Littleport Race Night Results
In Record Takings
T
he Annual Littleport Rotary Club Race
Night proved, yet again, that the
generosity of the local residents remains
as steadfast as ever despite these austere times.
Over 150 people attended the event which,
once again, was held in the village hall.
Although there remain a few pledges to be
settled up, the club has already raised almost
£2,500 from the evening’s entertainment,
which is a record. This money will be used
to support local charities as well as the East
Anglian Children’s Hospice and the East Anglian
Air Ambulance.
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Wash Experience
Had Them
Jumping For Joy
T
District 1080 News
he Ouse Washes Experience
and
Tiger
Challenge,
organised by the Ely
Hereward Rotary Club and
supported by other local Rotary
Clubs, took place in brilliant
sunshine on Sunday September
20th and was a great success.
Seven-year-old Xander Brown,
who took part again this year
accompanied by his mother
Michelle and his pacemaker, the
70-something local artist and
Hereward Rotarian Ted Coney,
(pictured left) managed to
complete the Puma route of over
20 miles. Xander’s mum, said “What
a brilliant day. I’m sure Xander will
remember this for ever. This was
an amazing event and Xander has
raised £230 for MAGPAS”
Organiser Gary Gardner said,
“I think this says it all. We had
a highly successful event last
year, which raised a lot of money
for local charities and, on the
strength of that, we decided to
repeat it again this year. However,
we decided to up the bar and
add a Duathlon, which was in
support of the Headway charity.
This has succeeded in raising in
the region of £1000 for Sue Ryder
Grange Hall Hospice and Headway
Cambridge, and we believe that
participants raised around £2,000
for the various charities they were
supporting. Everyone who took
part commented that the route
we had chosen round the Ouse
Washes was fantastic. We have
certainly raised awareness of this
unique part of our countryside
and that, along with fundraising
for local charities, is what really
matters”.
Duathlon participants before the start
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It’s That Time Of
Year Again
D1080
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T
he Woodbridge Rotary Club
has secured the dates of the
arrival of Father Christmas
for 2015.
On Sunday 22nd November,
Father Christmas will arrive in
style at Notcutts Garden Centre at
11.30am and will be settled in his
grotto until 4pm. He will then put
in an appearance every Saturday
and Sunday between 11am to to
4pm. His last appearence will on
Tuesday 22nd December. Father
Christmas will also be touring the
Woodbridge area in his sleigh prior
to Christmas.
In addition, on Monday 21st
December there will be a Christmas
Carol Service on Market Hill in
Woodbridge starting at 6.30pm
where Father Christmas will arrive
and distribute sweets to all the
children.
The money raised will be shared
between the Riding for the
Disabled Hollesley Branch, East
Anglia Children’s Hospice and
other Charities supported by the
club.
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Asst Secretary
Claire Dunne
Asst Treasurer
Bill Muir
RYLA
Robin Wraight
Protection Officer
Catherine Forsdike
Health & Safety
Marian Randell
Equality & Diversity
Marian Randell
Coordinator
Tim Randell
Peace Officer
Pat Webb
Conference Director
John Gillespie
Sergeant at Arms
Brian Annis
Conf Registration
Alan Jones
D1080 News Editor
Rodney Howell
Foundation Grants
Ian Graham
Club Visioning
Chris Whipp
November 2015 - Page 7
District 1080 News
Ely Rotarians Drink Toast To
England’s Patron Saint
Transplant
Athlete Shows
The Right Stuff
M
embers of the Rotary Club
of Stowmarket Gipping
Valley have been given
a fascinating insight into organ
transplants by Iain Maxwell, a
recipient of a replacement kidney
in 2010.
In 2008 he was diagnosed as
having Chronic Kidney Disease
and he was subsequently placed
on a transplant waiting list and told
that the average waiting time was
around five years. However, just
over two weeks later he received
a call from Addenbroke’s Hospital
to say they had a kidney which
was suitable for him. Needless to
say he dropped everything and
the operation was successfully
completed, allowing him to return
to work just over two months later.
Iain is a great ambassador for
publicising transplant work in the
UK. There are still not enough
donors and he stressed how
important it is for people to make
their wishes clear to their nearest
and dearest if they want their
organs to be used for the benefit of
others. On death, it is the relatives
who finally decide whether the
organs can be used.
Iain represented the Renal Unit of
Addenbroke’s Hospital at the British
Transplant Games in 2012 where
he won a bronze medal in the Golf
Tournament.
He subsequently
was selected for the Great Britain
Does Gorleston Hold A Unique
Presidential Relationship?
P
eter Church has been a
Rotarian for five years and
took over as President of the
Rotary Club of Gorleston this year.
The club gained its first female
members a couple of years ago
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and among them was Peter’s wife
Audrey and, when the elected
President Elect pulled out at the
beginning of this year, she stepped
into the breach.
“It was felt that my previous role in
and Northern Ireland Team at
the World Transplant Games in
Durban, South Africa in 2013 and
won a Gold Medal. He would like
to take part in the next games to
be held in Malaga in 2017.
The photo above shows Iain
Maxwell with his Transplant
Games Gold medal being thanked
by President Peter Andrews for his
recent talk to the club.
running a busy family engineering
company with Peter for 25 years
would stand me in good stead”,
says Audrey.
As a result, the Gorleston club
now has a husband and wife
Presidential succession pairing,
which must be highly unusual if
not unique – unless, of course, you
know better …
A
new title has recently
appeared amongst the
activities of the Ely Rotary
Club entitled “Ely Rotary Club on
Tour”, now known affectionately as
“ERCOT”.
The organiser, Rtn John Riley is
the Events Organiser of the MG
Owners’ Club and is experienced
in arranging enjoyable tours to
interesting places, and is now
doing so for Rotary Club members.
The first one was to the Schools
Museum in Hitchin on 13th May
this year and reported in an earlier
issue of D1080 News.
Then on August 11th, 20 members
enjoyed a trip out to Finchingfield,
which claims to be the prettiest
village in Essex, where a late lunch
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was arranged at a local restaurant
for the whole party. The weather
was good, which helped make a
wonderful day out.
Their third and latest visit was
quite unusual. It seems not to be
known generally that there is a
full-blown and established whisky
distillery in England, at Roudham,
Norfolk. It is St. George’s Distillery
(see photo above), which handmakes different “chapters” of
widely varying tastes of some of
the best of whiskies. And this was
a drinks-tasting with a difference!
Not too many tastings, of course,
to keep the drivers within the law,
and all before an excellent lunch at
The Angel, Larling, just round the
corner from the distillery.
November 2015 - Page 8
District 1080 News
International Matters
Support Sustainable Development
And Have Fun As Well
Alive And Well And Living
In Bowthorpe
D1080’s “Hilary King Global Scholar” Comes to UEA
A
A
New
Sustainable
Development
Agenda is a report from the UN on
the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) approved by world leaders on 25
September 2015 and SDG 7 aims to “Ensure
access to water and sanitation for all”.
Sustainability is already top of the agenda at
Village Water and the Village Water Way has
been developed to combine the effects of
hygiene education, sanitation and safe water
in entire communities in rural Zambia. Not
just in villages but also in the schools and
health centres that serve them.
The planned outcome is sustained
improvements to health, education and
economic development in the communities
where we work.
Here are two ways in which you can help
Village Water to achieve the SDG in even more
communities:
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The Big Give Christmas Challenge - Double
the impact of your donations to Village Water
on 4th and 5th December 2015. On-line
donations will be doubled, making your clubs
donations go twice as far. For more details
and to register your interest please contact
[email protected] .
Take part in the London Night Ride on 4-5
June 2016 to raise funds for better lives in
Zambia. Start and finish from the Olympic
Velodrome, which is easily accessible by train
via Stratford station. Ride through the night
around central London and suburbs, seeing
iconic sights, major landmarks and a city that
never sleeps. See the dawn break and finish
100 km later. If this seems like a fun way to
raise funds and help Village Water please
contact me on [email protected] .
Richard Pither
D1080 International Committee
t the end of last year, after hearing a
plea from the late Hilary King, Aylsham
Rotary Club, in conjunction with District
1080, decided that it would like to sponsor
a young man from a humble background
in Kenya to study for a MA in International
Relations and Conflict Resolution at the UEA.
Consequently, the Rotary Club of Kilifi, a town
on the coast of Kenya some two hours north
of Mombasa, found a student who seemed
to fit the bill. Aylsham Rotarian
Ian Graham, whilst he was out in
Kenya, interviewed this young
man, Shadrack (Sheddy) Nyawa,
and thought him to be a suitable
candidate. Sheddy, since gaining
his first degree in Nairobi, has
been working for various charities
in Kenya helping youngsters
to gain employment, thereby
keeping them away from trouble
with gangs and extremist groups.
He has also been enabling women
to gain self-confidence by helping
them to start up small businesses
to assist with their families’ food
and education bills.
Sheddy then had an interview via
Skype with a panel formed from
D1080’s Foundation Committee.
This panel agreed he fitted the bill so an
application was submitted to the Rotary
International Foundation and other clubs
in District 1080 for funding. After, some
desperate struggling with the British visa
system and receiving funding help from clubs
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in Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Diss, the
Aylsham club is pleased to announce that the
application was approved and the necessary
funds transferred. Whilst the process of
application took 10 months, a more realistic
timescale is 18-20 months. Only with a great
deal of corner-cutting and help from the
Foundation administrators in the USA was it
possible to bring it off in time.
Sheddy had a good trip over here but, when
he arrived at the UEA, he was
told his promised on-campus
accommodation was not available.
A hectic few days then ensued
whilst a room for him was found
and leased. All is well now and he
is living in Bowthorpe with a bike
to get to the UEA and around the
City. Club members wish him luck
with his yearlong studies and hope
he enjoys his time here in Norfolk.
Under the new way that Rotary
International Foundation works,
Sheddy is the first student from
a developing country that any
Rotary Club here in the UK
has sponsored. Usually, these
Global Scholar Students have
been sponsored by The Rotary
Foundation in their own country,
mainly the USA, Japan and Australia. It has
been extremely difficult for students from
developing countries to join the programme.
In the future, it is hoped that many other clubs
will enable deserving students to study here
in the UK .
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Remembrance And A Hope For Peace
n the early days of the last war, Assistant
Governor Keith Tovey’s father was working
in a reserved occupation in the City
Engineer’s Office in Coventry. As a result, he
was not allowed to join for active service until
later in the war when, as a Royal Engineer,
he led a party to defuse
the bombs on the Ponte
Vecchia in Florence as the
German Army retreated.
However, in the Autumn of
1940, he was a Warden in
the ARP and on the fateful
night of November 14th
1940 was stationed on top
of Coventry Cathedral when
it was bombed in front of
him. Within the ruins of
the bombed city a little
rose was seen to grow and
this prompted the poet
Neville Macaulife to write
the famous Coventry Rose
Poem.
This Remembrance Sunday,
8th November, it will be,
within a few days, the
seventy-fifth anniversary of that fateful
day and the Rotary Club of Norwich will be
holding a concert dedicated to Peace in the
Octagon Chapel, Norwich at which the Rose
Poem will be read by Keith Tovey.
The poem concludes with the following
words and, during the interval, it is planned
to plant a Peace Rose in the grounds of the
Octagon Chapel.
Might you-perhaps in some shady corner,
by chapel or oaken tree somewhere pause, and think to plant...
Another rose like me?
While Keith reads the poem, his wife Judy will
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play a movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight
Sonata. Moonlight Sonata was the codename
given by the Luftwaffe for the bombing of
Coventry that night. One might ask why
make reference to the Luftwaffe in a concert
for peace? Keith’s mother and three friends
befriended four German
students who were living in
England but came destitute
when Hitler cut off all funds
out of Germany. The four
Germans were in debt and
had no money to get back to
Germany and so his mother
and her friends laid on a
charity event to raise what
would be the equivalent in
today’s money of £350 to
allow the Germans to pay
their debts and return to
Germany.
One of them,
Hermann Mittlestenschee,
was drafted against his will
into the Luftwaffe and his
first mission was to bomb
Keith’s mother’s home
town of Swansea, which
he refused and instead dropped the bombs
over the Bristol Channel for which he was
court marshalled, sent to the Russian Front,
captured and spent the remainder of the war
in a Siberian Coal Mine.
In his first letter to my mother after the war,
Hermann ended the letter with the following
words: “Such war is a terrible thing, the best
friendship will be uninterrupted and may peace
prevail”.
The Peace Rose to be planted in the interval
will dedicated to this hope for PEACE and in
memory of all those who lost their lives on
that fateful night in 1940.
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Opportunities
Y
ou should be well aware by now that
there will be three Grant Management
Workshops taking place in November.
The messages that I have sent out may have
given the impression that there is no urgency
concerning attendance.
I have written:“If your Club does choose to take advantage
of the improved funding, and wishes to join
in with deciding the direction that our District
Programmes should take, then don’t lose out.”
Clubs must agree to the Club Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU), a copy of which will
be given to each Club President-Elect who
attends a workshop.
Acceptance will be confirmed by the
signatures of the Club President and the Club
President-Elect from the present Rotary Year.
Clubs completing this qualification procedure
will receive qualified status for the year
2016/2017.
circulated to them by the District Secretary
and were requested to distribute these to all
the members of their club.
The times and other details are on the
registration form - if you haven’t been given
a registration form, you can contact me and I
will email it to you.
Steve Munns
D1080 Foundation Officer
D1080
Foundation Committee
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Foundation Committee Chair
Steve Munns
Grants Chair
Ian Graham
The venues and dates are as follows:Scholars Chair
Wednesday 11th November
Steve Munns
Heath Court Hotel, Newmarket CB8 8DY
Finance & Grants
Tuesday 17th November
Chris Johnson
George Hotel, Station Street, Swaffham PE37 7LJ
Alumni
Wednesday 25th November
Claudette Logue
Maids Head Hotel, Tombland, Norwich NR3 1LB
Secretary
Details of the sessions have been circulated Norma Howell
to the Presidents and Presidents-Elect by the
Polio Eradication Coordinator
Assistant Governors.
All Club Secretaries have had the details David Thompson
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District 1080 News
District 1080 Rotary Foundation Contributions - End of September - First Quarter
Report by Steve Munns, D1080 Foundation Officer
Annual Fund GivingEnd Polio Now
Club
Members 14-15 £ Totals £ per capita
$ Totals $ per capita
£ Totals $ Totals
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Aylsham
24
57.69
37.50
1.07
57.69
1.65
37.50
Beccles
35
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Brandon & District
30
0.00
18.75
0.78
28.85
1.20
0.00
Broadlands
24
384.62
300.00 9.38
461.54 14.42
250.00
Bungay
32
0.00
750.00 24.19
1153.85 37.22
0.00
Bury St Edmunds
31
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Bury St Edmunds Abbey
27
0.00
63.14
1.26
97.14
1.94
0.00
Cambridge
50
0.00
700.00 20.59
1076.92 31.67
0.00
Cambridge Rutherford
34
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Cambridge Sawston
29
0.00
93.75
3.23
144.23 4.97
0.00
Cambridge South
29
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Chatteris
19
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Cromer & Sheringham
17
0.00
112.50 5.36
173.08 8.24
0.00
Dereham
21
272.31
866.75 16.05
1333.46 24.69
177.00
Diss & District
54
0.00
216.25 6.18
332.69 9.51
0.00
Downham Market
35
538.46
512.50 13.49
788.46 20.75
350.00
Ely
38
0.00
18.75
0.78
28.85
1.20
0.00
Ely Hereward
24
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
East Anglia eClub
26
0.00
1000.00 55.56
1538.46 85.47
0.00
Fakenham
18
1153.85
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
750.00
Felixstowe
34
0.00
65.00
2.32
100.00 3.57
0.00
Felixstowe Landguard
28
0.00
50.00
2.38
76.92
3.66
0.00
Framlingham
21
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Gorleston-on-Sea
35
0.00
33.75
1.13
51.92
1.73
0.00
Great Yarmouth
30
1538.46
1215.00 28.26
1869.23 43.47
1000.00
Great Yarmouth Haven
43
0.00
50.00
2.94
76.92
4.52
0.00
Hadleigh
17
0.00
37.50
2.50
57.69
3.85
0.00
Harleston & District
15
1273.85
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
828.00
Haverhill & District
13
0.00
500.00 27.78
769.23 42.74
0.00
High Suffolk
18
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Holt & District
31
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Hunstanton & District
19
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Ipswich
43
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Ipswich East
72
0.00
50.00
1.92
76.92
2.96
0.00
Ipswich Orwell
26
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Ipswich Wolsey
21
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
King’s Lynn
34
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
King’s Lynn Priory
27
0.00
0.00
68.75
2.02
105.77 3.11
King’s Lynn Trinity
34
50.00
76.92
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Littleport
21
0.00
0.00
22.50
0.50
34.62
0.77
Lowestoft
45
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Lowestoft East Point
38
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Lowestoft South
27
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
March
30
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Mildenhall
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Annual Fund GivingEnd Polio Now
Club
Members 14-15 £ Totals £ per capita
$ Totals $ per capita
£ Totals $ Totals
0.00
0.00
25
50.00 2.00
76.92
3.08
Newmarket
0.00
0.00
18
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
North Norfolk
0.00
0.00
17
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
North Walsham
25.00
38.46
51
1372.50 26.91
2111.54 41.40
Norwich
0.00
0.00
820.00 26.45
1261.54 40.69
Norwich Blackfriars Breakfast 31
0.00
0.00
18
12.00 0.67
18.46
1.03
Norwich Centenary
0.00
0.00
14
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Norwich Marchesi
0.00
0.00
25
732.50 29.30
1126.92 45.08
Norwich St Edmund
0.00
0.00
17
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Norwich Thorpe St Andrew
0.00
0.00
35
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Reepham & District
0.00
0.00
39
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Royston
0.00
0.00
37
50.00 1.35
76.92
2.08
Safrron Walden
0.00
0.00
28
25.00 0.89
38.46
1.37
Saxmundham & District
0.00
0.00
25
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Soham Staploe
0.00
0.00
17
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Southwold & District
0.00
0.00
31
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Stowmarket
0.00
0.00
14
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Stowmarket Gipping Valley
0.00
0.00
34
18.75 0.55
28.85
0.85
Subbury
0.00
0.00
17
50.00 2.94
76.92
4.52
Subbury Talbot
0.00
0.00
26
715.00 27.50
1100.00 42.31
Swaffham
0.00
0.00
33
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Thetford
0.00
0.00
27
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Watton & District
0.00
0.00
19
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Whittlesey
0.00
0.00
20
50.00 2.50
76.92
3.85
Wisbech
0.00
0.00
34
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Woodbridge
0.00
0.00
30
34.37 1.15
52.88
1.76
Woodbridge Deben
0.00
0.00
27
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Wroxham Bure Valley
0.00
0.00
30
187.50 6.25
288.45
9.62
Wymondham
TOTALS
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£10,900 $16,769
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n this page you will see the total
contributions made up to the end of
September by each of our clubs. As
well as showing the club total donations for
the Annual Fund (AF), we have shown the
average contribution per club member. The
total membership of your clubs may well
be incorrect, but it is the most up-to-date
information that is currently on the Rotary
International website. These membership
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£3,468
$5,335
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numbers can be changed, if someone from
your club makes contact with me.
Our contributions to the Annual Fund are
about the same as this time last year but
the first three months are often difficult to
judge. In the past, some clubs have left their
contributions to very late in June, which
results in these sliding over into July and the
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District 1080 News
Our Scholars
Have Arrived!
Continued from Page 11
next Rotary year. Congratulations to the 35
Clubs that have donated so far and I hope
that the rest of you will soon follow suit.
Giving to “End Polio Now” is twice what it
was this time last year, which is very good
indeed. I would like to give my thanks to the
Great Yarmouth Haven, Haverhill & District
and Felixstowe Clubs, who are leading the
way with their contributions.
Please remember that the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation is matching our donations
two-for-one, which means that nearly forty
thousand children have benefited.
Please get your contributions in to the Polio
Campaign as soon as possible in order to
attract the extra funding. If I was standing
in front of you now, I would have my fingers
almost touching and telling you that we are
“this close”.
A
ll ten of this year’s Rotary Scholars
attended the Welcome Evening held
at the Quy Mill Hotel, Cambridge on
14th October. As ever, the Scholars impressed
those present with their poise, passion,
enthusiasm and gratitude as each of them
was asked to make a short presentation about
where they were from and what they hoped
to achieve both during their year here and on
into the future.
This year, we have two Rotary Scholars at
the UEA, seven at Cambridge and one at
the Norwich University of the Arts. Five
countries are represented and many are
following courses or research in International
Development and related areas.
Over 40 Rotarians attended the event
including at least two from each sponsoring
club, which was good to see. This was much
appreciated by the Scholars themselves and
some have already been approached to visit
local clubs. I am sure that there will be many
more invitations as the year goes by.
The list of scholars is to the left – if your club
wishes to invite any or all of these scholars,
please do so through their Host Rotary Club.
Tony Platt
District 1080 Foundation Scholarships Chair
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District 1080 News
New Member
For KL Trinity To
Work With Local
Interact Club
Long Drop Aids Kids’ Charity
Rutherford Rotarians Provide
Big Boost For Palliative Care
T
he chosen charity for the
Rotary Club of Cambridge
Rutherford
during
the
year 2014-15 was the Arthur
Rank Hospice Charity which is
dedicated to providing specialist
palliative care and support to adult
patients and their family, friends
and carers throughout much of
Cambridgeshire.
During the year, the club has raised
funds through a number of means
such as an Antiques Roadshow,
a Charity Golf Day and a Silent
Auction and a total of £10,000
resulted.
At a dinner held in the Old Hall,
Queens’ College a cheque for
£10,000 was handed to Arthur
Rank’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr
Lynn Morgan and the Director of
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Fundraising and Communications,
Donna Talbot. Dr Morgan said, “We
enjoy a super relationship with
the Rotary Club of Cambridge
Rutherford. Each member really
does go the extra mile to support
the hospice. This, their latest
donation will enable the charity to
fund a specialist spa bath for our
new hospice and we know from
experience at our current hospice,
this will make a huge difference
for our patients. The bath is multisensory in that as well as the spa
element; it also has ambient
lighting and music which can be
set to reflect the patients’ mood”.
Pictured above, from left - Donna
Talbot, Guy Turvill, Lynn Morgan
and Rutherford President Michael
Hellowell.
W
hen
Kirsty
Isbell
hosted some of King’s
Lynn Trinity
Rotary
Club’s events at the Restaurant
Restaurant, she hadn’t ever
thought that she would become
a member. That’s all now changed
as she was recently inducted as the
latest member of the Club.
Kirsty said, “I became more aware
of Rotary and their charity fund
raising by chatting to various
members and went along to some
of their weekly gatherings and
realised there was more to it than
just raising money”. She added,
“The fellowship is also important
and I got to know the members
and really enjoyed their company “.
Kirsty is now the youngest member
and will work with the Interact Club
that is established at Springwood
High School.
“Her business
expertise will help with the
mentoring of the young people”,
said President Jim Milne who is
pictured at Kirsty’s induction.
F
ortunately, few of us will have
to experience the trauma of
seeing our child suffer from
a brain tumour but just such an
event saw the launch, in 2012,
of the King’s Lynn charity “Reach
for a Star”. Chairman James Lewis
was devastated when his little
boy was diagnosed and, whilst at
first he and his wife felt very much
alone, they soon discovered that
there were other parents out there
struggling to cope with similar
problems and they decided to see
if they could ease the difficulties
of those parents and children in
practical and supportive ways.
One person who well understood
the need for such a charity was
Bob Sharp, who, on accepting the
mantle of President of the Rotary
Club of King’s Lynn in June 2014,
made a vow that he would make a
free-fall parachute jump (his third)
to raise money for this charity.
Bob’s son Lee had been diagnosed
with leukaemia at the age of
eight and, despite everything that
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Addenbrooke’s could do, Lee lost
his fight for life aged only 17 on
July 16th, 25 years ago.
On the 25th anniversary of Lee’s
death this year, Bob made the freefall parachute jump in memory
of his son and he was joined by
Rotarian Sam O’Callaghan. They
took off from Sibson airfield,
climbed to 13,000 feet and,
strapped to their instructors, they
jumped from the aircraft, freefalling several thousands of feet
before their parachutes opened.
Both sought sponsorship from
Rotarians, friends, members of the
public and local businesses for the
same King’s Lynn-based children’s
charity “Reach for a Star” raising a
total of £4,450.
The photograph above shows (left
to right): Louise Ramasso, (Trustee,
“Reach for a Star”), Bob Sharp, Sam
O’Callaghan, Shareen Hannan,
(Trustee, “Reach for a Star”) and
Keith Boyce, (President of the
Rotary Club of King’s Lynn)
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Athletic Efforts
Aid Foodbank
Lunching On The Loire
From the left: Organising Rotarians Pip Rippengill and Sharon Stevens;
Proprietor of “Allez Chic” Cheryl Daubney and six models dressed ready for
the catwalk.
Catwalk Chic Was Right Up
King’s Lynn’s Allez
F
or the third time, the
Rotary Club of King’s Lynn
organised a Fashion Show in
conjunction the fashion boutique
“Allez Chic” in Castle Rising. The
event was held at King’s Lynn
Golf Club on 22nd October and
was attended by over 60 ladies
who enjoyed a light supper prior
W
to viewing the latest fashions
paraded at the show.
The organiser, Rotarian Pip
Rippengill said that over £630
was raised at the event and this
will go towards the Rotary Club’s
charity account which supports
many local and international good
causes.
roxham Rotarians are busy dusting down Santa’s sleigh ready for its famous
passenger as Christmas is fast approaching. The first outing will be to the
Wroxham Barns Christmas Open Evening on Wednesday 2nd December from
5.30pm. This will be followed by a series of street collections and static collections including
an appearance at Tesco’s in Stalham.
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T
he Rotary Club of Gt
Yarmouth has been twinned
with the R/C of Rambouillet
for some 59 years. We make
biannual trips to each other, one
year there and the next here. As
you can imagine we have many
very good friends there.
Each year we jointly finance
a project, last year it was our
Sand Dams and this year it is a
local project in Rambouillet for
disadvantaged youngsters.
This project is based in a local
chateau which is in the process
of being renovated by the local
authority and turned into a school
for pupils who are not responding
to the state system. They have
had spectacular success. They
now plan to start a bread-making
course which requires equipment
that will be funded 80% by the
Local Authority and where the
Rambouillet Club is funding the
balance. This funding will be
financed jointly by way of a District
Grant together with other local
French Rotary clubs and ourselves.
This year it was our turn to go
there, travelling by train. 13 of us,
including wives, left on Thursday
17th September and returned on
Sunday 20th.
We had a meal on the Thursday
evening with the club where our
new joint project was to be started.
Then, on the Friday morning, we
all met to take a bus for a visit to
the Loire valley - Lunch at Blois ,
a tour round Cheverny Chateau
then, on the way to Tours to stay
for the night, we had a visit to a
wine cellar followed by a tasting
session! In the evening, we went to
a restaurant built into a cave in the
river bank to have our gala dinner.
The French have a much better
idea than we do concerning the
speeches - they have them at the
beginning of the meal, not at the
end. We are considering taking up
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axmundham Rotary Club
has handed over a cheque
for £4000 to the East Suffolk
Foodbank who were this year’s
principal charity to benefit from
funding raised at the 33rd Heritage
Coast Run / Walk held in May.
Rotarian Jon James presented
the cheque to Philip Riley, ES
Foodbank Co-ordinator and said
the club was very pleased to be
able to recognise and support such
a worthwhile cause in the district.
this practice.
On the Saturday, we had a tour
round Tours itself. And then we
had a pleasant meal by the side
of the Loire before going on a
visit to the Chateau at Amboise
where Leonardo da Vinci spent
his last years. We then returned
to Rambouillet where we had our
final meal together in a restaurant
in the town centre.
On the Sunday, we returned by train
having had a most enjoyable trip.
We now have to get ready to plan
the return visit next September.
November 2015 - Page 14

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