Category Archives: Latest News

Fundraising during Covid-19

Our meeting on Wednesday 13 January 2021 was a Business Meeting where the best brains in the Club were put to the problem of how to raise funds during the lock-down. Whilst Rotary is not just a fundraising organisation, it … Continue reading

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Inside Story on AEDs

Our meeting on 06 January 2021 focused on AEDs – Automatic External Defibrillators, and featured the Chief Executive of the Community Heartbeat Trust, Martin Fagan. Martin’s talk centred on the 5 step Chain of Life and the importance of Automatic … Continue reading

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Christmas Fun & Games Night

Our meeting on Wednesday 16 December 2020 was our special Christmas Fun Event, but this year without the familiar evening meal, Secret Santa and pantomime.  Fun was still on hand however. We had a Fun Quiz based on the UK … Continue reading

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Special Meeting Goes Ahead

Our meeting on 09 December 2020 was both our Special General Meeting and a Business Meeting, and despite all the difficulties being faced currently, it all ran very smoothly. There are still a couple of vacancies, but all the key … Continue reading

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Are We Ready Yet?

For our meeting on Wednesday 02 December 2020, our speaker was Bill Gates from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who made a sort of virtual visit to the Club.  His theme was “Are We Ready Yet for Another Pandemic?” … Continue reading

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Club Gets Foundation Awards

    At the recent Foundation Appreciation Event, the Club was called out twice for recognition awards, both for its financial support of the Rotary Foundation and for its work in the local community in support of Covid-19 PPE delivered … Continue reading

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My Year in USA with Rotary

Our speaker on Wednesday 25 November 2020 was Tina Mossman Wykes, who had spent a year in the USA, living with three families and going to school there when she was just 16 years old.  Coming from Bombay/Mumbai, with a … Continue reading

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Taiwan Covid-19 Compared

  Our speaker on Wednesday 18 November 2020 was Abbas Jodiyawalla, an economics undergraduate who had the opportunity of doing a Work Placement for a year during his degree course.  Being familiar with travel overseas, after taking part in three … Continue reading

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Business Planning for Christmas

Our meeting on 11 November 2020 was a business meeting, with reports from the various committee chairs on their progress during these difficult times. There was a long discussion on what we could do and could not do by way … Continue reading

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My Experience of Polio

At our meeting on 04 November 2020, our speaker was Dr Vadivelu Vasandakumar, a consultant at Milton Keynes Hospital who had studied medicine with our Club President back in Sri Lanka in 1968. Vasandakumar had contracted polio as a child, … Continue reading

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