Monday September 4th 2017.
31st RIBI Rotary Golf Club Championship
Rotary Club of Leicester District 1070
Entry to the competition is open to all Rotary Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland.
Initially the competition will be played on a Match Play basis within Districts. Each District Winning Team will be eligible to compete in the National Final at The Leicestershire Golf Club on Monday 4th September 2017.
Clubs may enter up to four teams and any number of players may be used in the competition. In the District knockout rounds, players may play in any of the four teams, but having played in any one of the teams may not then play in another team. All players must have valid current CONGU handicaps and be prepared to produce evidence thereof.
President Marian inducts Major Lindsey Toy of the Salvation Army as the newest member of the Weston Club. The Salvation Army members have given outstanding service to Rotary over the years.
ROTARY CLUBS OF DISTRICT 1200 JOINT PROJECTS
District Governor elect Stewart Cursley now District Governor, asked the President Elects (PE) for 2017/18 for suggestions on what can be done during the year of the Club Presidents. It was suggested that a joint project by all the clubs being involved to celebrate the Foundation 100 years could be done. Two projects were submitted before all the PE’s present at the District Forum break out session in March. These were Yeovil’s RC Rebuild Shree Saraswoti School Nepal and Yeo Vale’s RC “Making a difference” to 50,000 lives in UGANDA by Refurbishing 100 wells. It was agreed by all, that both projects should be taken forward. Unfortunately, there were only about half the PE’s present, so many clubs will be unaware of this decision.
With this agreement in place, I have been in contact with The BUSOGA TRUST who are a trusted partner in the building, rehabilitating and maintenance of wells in UGANDA along with local villagers, and they are now working up a programme of work to refurbish 8 wells a month starting in July.
Please see the video that gives a good overview of who The BUSOGA TRUST are:
Busoga Trust is named after Uganda’s kingdom of Busoga.
It is a UK charity based in London and all the accounts are fully audited annually. Registered Charity Number 288388
They work alongside rural communities in Uganda since 1983 to provide clean water
It then equips communities to maintain these sources for the long term.
In 2013, Busoga Trust started a Rehabilitating Project repairing hand pumps.
This project is taking on responsibility for handpumps initially constructed by other NGOs or the government, but which have since fallen into disrepair. Many of these were built with material such as galvanised steel that has now corroded. The Busoga Trust use Stainless Steel which lasts for many more years.
As a fund raising idea, that if every club member gives 5 smartie tubes to friends and family (one each) and fill the tubes with 20p’s + with the gift aid, it should raise enough money to complete the project. If 8 tubes per person is carried out, then Michael’s project would also be completed. Boxes of 48 Smartie tubes can be bought from Amazon at £24 a box by the club, and then the money recouped when the boxes are returned to the treasurer of the club.
We do however need everyone to take part.
Obviously, other fund raising activities can be carried out, but here in Yeo Vale we needed some urgent fund raising for “Kids Out” and within a couple of months we raised nearly a thousand pounds using the smartie tubes. So it really does work.
Michael has started his campaign by encouraging all clubs to have a Curry Evening and I have started collecting my Smartie tubes from members and friends plus Raffle proceeds. We are slightly behind the Drag curve, so I ask that everyone to get the fund raising off the ground as soon as possible, so that our projects can get started
I know some clubs are already fund raising and with your help we can give life changing clean water to many people.
Please contact me for more information
Casterbridge Rotary’s Young Chef, Nik Jones of the Thomas Hardy School in Dorchester, was unable to attend the Rotary District 1200 Youth Showcase to receive his trophy on 1st July so Diana Apps, Youth Services Chairman, was pleased to present it to him at his school awards ceremony this morning.
The Thomas Hardy School and Food Technology teacher, Sally Voss, have supported the Young Chef competition for many years and Nik joins a long list of very successful Rotary Young Chefs. A celebration evening for past Casterbridge Young Chefs is planned for later in the year.
The Rotary Club of Brue Valley have recently purchased a new Gazebo and now have a large Gazebo/Market Stall surplus to requirements. Brue Valley are prepared to give away the Market Stall to another Rotary Club for a reasonable donation.
The frame of the Market Stall is made of heavy duty steel and is very strong. The roof and walls are blue and yellow and made of a heavy duty waterproof material which needs a bit of a clean.
The Market stall is approximately 16 feet by 8 feet and will need a trailer, van or large estate car to transport it.
It takes about 20 minutes to put up and assembly instructions will be supplied.
If you are interested please contact Rotarian Chris Ringrow via email at firstname.lastname@example.org..
A couple of weeks ago Devizes Rotary invited representatives from each of the organisations we’ve supported over the past 6 months to a review meeting where we could hand over any donations to be made to them. We were delighted that the following people were in attendance to recognise the terrific work that we have done together:
- Gianni Campanella: Dolcipani
- Catherine Newman: Brighter Futures
- Emily Knight : Dorothy House
- Emma Booth : Devizes Opportunity Centre
- Graham Mitchell: Julia’s House
- Rachel Lambert: Rowdeford School
- Sheila Ashley: Alzheimer’s Support
- Louisa Bruce: Springfields Academy
- Roger Stratton: Lions Club of Devizes
- Hellie Franklin: CaneHill Countryside Centre
- Andy Weeds: Open Blue Trust
- Nigel Carter: Mayor of Devizes
For further information, including a copy of the slides presented and some ‘photos of the evening, go to https://rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/devizes-rotary-in-action-the-past-6-months/
On Saturday 1st July it was the 18th Devizes Beer Festival, which is the biggest event that’s held at The Wharf, and the largest unsubsidised event in the town. Once again the Devizes Rotary Cooking Team were there in force, together with a number of Friends of Devizes Rotary who helped to put on a feast for the assembled festival goers. This year we partnered with the Guides to form a very impressive Food Court to raise money for the Guides and other local charities.
For more info and pictures from the event go to https://rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/fantastic-food-at-the-devizes-beer-festival/