Tiberio, successfully completes his PADI Professional Diving Instructor course.
The members of Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club who helped set this young man on the road to a new and exciting career wish Tiberio every success in his new adventure and are proud to have played a part in changing this young mans life.
Tiberio a young man from Mozambique has successfully completed his PADI Professional Diving Instructor course, which consisted of an eight day programme in which his academic, and diving skills were fine tuned to prepare him for two days of rigorous examinations conducted by staff from PADI international Head Quarters in the USA. As a newly qualified PADI professional he will join the ranks of PADI Professional instructors working throughout the world teaching SCUBA diving as a recreational sport. His first goal is to work within the Mozambique recreational diving industry. Becoming an inspiration to his fellow young Mozambicans wishing to take a leadership role in the growing tourist industry of their country.
“ I wish I could trust my writing to describe how I feel now after I got the chance to learn diving.
My life has changed its direction since I became a dive instructor. I could be doing anything else now but I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now . Working in an island surrounded by a marine park, helping my family, meeting people from the four corners of the world and teaching diving. All of these things were beyond my imagination but today they make part of my life thanks to you.
I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart to the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge, Colleen, PADI, Ocean Revolution and Bitonga Divers for supporting all my studies from OWD up to Dive Instructor and also for find me a job and change life.
I wish you don’t stop doing that wonderful job you’ve been doing in Mozambique.
Tiberio C. A Aleluia
Following the huge success of the recent Rotary SuperChoir event, the Rotary Club of Devizes who organised the event have been presenting each of the 11 schools which took part with commemorate plaques.
Amy Becker-Wrench, Head of Chirton Primary said “A huge thank you to the Devizes Rotary Team for all your hard work in making Rotary SuperChoir such a wonderful event. It was an incredibly special thing for us all to be part of at Chirton, and something we shall remember for a long time to come!”
The second annual Devizes Rotary SuperChoir event took place on July 6th at Dauntsey’s School where over 250 excited children aged from 6 to 14 years sang in front of a captivated audience of over 500.
Just like last year, the Devizes Rotary Team organised the logistics for the event. For example they laid on transport for all the children, teachers and helpers from each school, and set up areas for them to leave their belongings while they all got together to do their rehearsals as one big SuperChoir.
The Rotary team, including some of their fantastic Friends of Devizes Rotary, did a great job in getting the venue ready, including laying out all the food and drink before the school kids descended on the cafeteria to enjoy a well earned meal.
Many thanks are due to our wonderful sponsors for providing much of the food and drink, and other essential equipment such as extra toilets!
After the meal it wasn’t long before all the mums, dads, grannies & granddads plus various dignitaries began to arrive. A real buzz had developed around the packed hall by the time 6:30pm arrived, and the show began with a super rendition of Simon May’s song Always There.
Thanks again to the Rotary Club Team, the audience was able to enjoy refreshments during the interval, and many also had time to test their luck on the Rotary Tombola stall.
Before we knew it the show drew to a close with a wonderful version of Smile by Charlie Chaplin, but the audience weren’t to be denied an encore and were delighted when the choir sang Gary Barlow’s Sing for the second time that evening.
Thanks once again to everyone from the Rotary Club, including the Club’s Friends for playing a key role in making this all happen, and to Simon May, Carole Berry and the supporting musicians and technicians for helping to put on such a fantastic show. But most of all thanks to every single member of the SuperChoir who put their hearts and souls into making this such a very special day.
Somer Valley’s 10th Annual Beer and Cider Festival
New Venue Chilcompton Sports club
supporting Children’s Hospice South West and
other Rotary Charities
The famous Devizes Rotary Club Chili was again in high demand at the recent 2016 Devizes Beer Festival. After a dodgy start when we had a few spots of rain as we were erecting our two gazebos (or should I say Alan T’s gazebos!) the sun thankfully came out and we were treated to some glorious weather for the rest of the day.
Once the crowds began to arrive the chili began to flow freely, and the big question became
who would dare to have (and eat!) the most chilis on top of their portion? A number dared to take one, a few took two, but only a handful took three. However one brave (or foolish?) man actually took four. The next question is did he actually eat them all and if he did, how did he feel the next morning?!
In any case we got a huge number of compliments and many of our customers came back for 2nd, 3rd and in one case 4th helpings, a great testament to the skills of our Chief Chef Colin who clearly worked his magic once again.
Meanwhile Geoff led the set up and manning of our second stall, serving bottled water plus snacks such as crisps and pork scratchings. The stall additionally took over selling hot dogs when our next door neighbours – the guides – finished serving theirs in the early evening. And great hot dogs they were too!
So, a fantastic day was had by all, and many thanks are due to everyone who made the day such a success, including our terrific Friends of Devizes Rotary who came along to help.