Hand-over and Wine Tasting evening Our club
meeting on the 29th June was one at which we celebrated the passing of
Bill Hill's year as President during 2014-15, and welcomed in Richard
Abbott as President for 2015-16. The President's chain
of office was presented to Richard, who also presented his
President-elect chain to Ian Neale, who will be supporting Richard in
that role for the coming year. The club thanked Bill with a token
of appreciation, an RSPB book of Birds of Prey, and wished Richard and
Ian well for the coming year.
evening was then passed with much banter and fun, with a wine tasting
event. We were invited to try and to compare various pairs of
wines, to see which of us preferred drier or sweeter wines, New World
or Old, expensive or cheap, older or younger wines. The choices
were well spread across the participants in all cases.
Club's Presentation The
Interact Club of Melton Mowbray was pleased to present four donations
of £500 each from its fundraising activities in recent years to Cystic
Fibrosis, Rainbows, Diabetes UK, and Rutland Conquerors.
presentation was made at MV16 on 26 June in front of the year group 12
with the Rotary District Governor and members of the Rotary Club in
Moore's last meeting Monday
22nd June was a disappointing day for the Melton club; it was
Linda Moore's last meeting as a member. Linda joined the
club 15 years ago, along with Adrienne Holland: they were the
first lady members of the club. Nowadays about one third of
the members are female. In those 10 years Linda has become a
mainstay of the club's activities for youth in our community. The
on-going success of the Melton Youth Speaks is largely thanks to her
commitment and drive.
All the club wish Linda well with her
on-going activities. We know she will continue supporting our
community, albeit more outside Rotary itself. We are delighted to
hear from Linda that she will continue to help with running Rotary's
Youth Speaks competitions, which has become such an important part of
the development of students' social skills in the area.
was presented with a token of the club's appreciation by President Bill
Driving at Belvoir Castle Carriage
driving, especially in our area, is a growing activity, and the
Midlands Carriage Driving Society held its latest competition in the
splendid grounds of Belvoir Castle on 14th June. The event was
organised by Rotarian Geoff Goodwin, who kindly invited the members of
the Melton Rotary Club to attend. This made for a great venue for
President Bill's summer picnic.
We met up during the morning to
watch some of the event - similar to a horse-back three-day event (but
without the jumps). The horses had all taken part in dressage and
"round the cones" competitions the day before. The Sunday was the
marathon. The horses started with a 6km cross country time trial,
followed by a further 6km trial included timed obstacles, shown in the
pictures below. Julie Goodwin, Geoff's wife, was competing and
looked very neat and tight in her negotiating the obstacles. She
and her backstepper Nat are in the black and white outfits in the
By lunch time unfortunately the rain started, and we
retired to the marquee for our picnics. 19 members of the club
and family and friends came along. Despite the weather we all
enjoyed the event.
thanks to Geoff Goodwin for the invitation and for his hard work
putting on the event overall.
local final of the Young Designer Competition was held at
Melton Vale Post 16 Centre on 3rd July. We are grateful for MV16's
host the event and the support and organisation provided by Mr David
Entries were divided into two categories, Intermediate Award for
students up to
16 years and Advanced Award for students over 16 years. Three judges
Melton Rotary Club and Melton Mowbray Belvoir examined the student's
supporting documentation and their exhibits between 2pm and 5.30pm. All
judges commented on the high standard of the exhibits and their
in establishing the winners. Medals were awarded to the winner and
runner up in
each category and all students were presented with a certificate to
participation in the competition.
judges, who represented Melton?s Rotary Clubs, had a very challenging
but greatly rewarding task in adjudicating and selecting the winners
from the high standard of work presented.
results were: Design: 16 to 18 years old Winner ? Louis Walker Runner
Up ? Thomas Marshall
Up to 16 years old Winner ? Jake Green Runner Up ? Chris
Morgan-Smith Highly Commended Luke Glover
Award Winner ? Tiffany Clarke Runner Up ? Jordan Smith
and script courtesy of Eric Hall and Eric Sylt
Rotary International the National
Young Photographer Competition is a
well-established and successful competition promoted by
Melton's Rotary clubs. This year
the theme "Light up the Community" was taken on by students from John
College and Melton Vale Post 16 Centre.
the search for excellence, young photographers are
encouraged to interpret the theme in its widest sense portraying people
environment with an emphasis on identity. It also aims to
encourage young people to experiment with
photography, show interpretation of their chosen topic and express
photographs were judged on Technical
Merit, Content, Composition, Imagination and Style.
Baker (JFC) won the local competition and together with Abbie Sheldon
Jessica Seddon (JFC) had a group of photographs entered in the Rotary
competition.Abbie won the intermediate
level of the District competition with Jessica in second place.Abbie's photographs will now go forward to
the National competition.
of Alex Baker with President Tony Pick;
Abbie Sheldon, far right and Jessica Seddon second left.
School, Philippines - school project underway
project to renovate a school in Tacloban, Leyte following the
disastrous typhoon 18 months ago is now underway. Once the
classrooms are ready and the equipment installed, we will be starting
intensive training of the teachers, primarily in IT skills.
see the photos below provided by Buddy Estudillo of RC San Juanico in
early June 2015.
successful public speaking teams from Catmose College, Oakham just
missed out on reaching the national finals of the Rotary Youth Speaks
2015 competition in a closely contested encounter at Uppingham
Community College on Sunday 26 April. The twelve teams taking part came
from as far afield as Bridlington, Hull, Whitby and Biggleswade, having
qualified through three previous rounds of the competition.
the senior competition the team from Catmose (Holly Jones, Yaznia
Pourmozafari and Isaac Costa) were runners-up to Scarborough College.
Holly won an individual award as best chairperson. They presented a
convincing argument which addressed why some boys underachieve at
intermediate team (Liam Bottomley, Phoebe Parker and
Sian Willard) faced tough competition. Despite a concerted team effort
they were unplaced.
The standard at this stage of the
competition was exceptionally high, with some outstanding individual
performances. We wish the teams from Scarborough and Bridlington good
luck in the finals.
This year's event
organiser Duncan Manderson reports that, during a day inviting members
of the public to have their blood pressure tested by nurses in the Bell
Centre, the numbers tested, although lower than last year due to a
lack of footfall in the afternoon, still make the event extremely worth
The actual results were: - - Total
Tested 210 - Tested as OK 125
- Number advised to see Doctor within 4 weeks - 80
- Number advised to see Doctor within 7 days - 5
We hope to
have helped to make a real difference to those individuals future
Ladies in Rotary for
their April meeting invited the members of the Melton Mowbray Rotary
Club for a social skittles match at the Crown Inn on Thursday 14th
The evening was a
great success with a small degree of competitive team skittles highly
complicated by team selection problems mainly due to dual allegiance of
many of the ladies belonging to both camps, not enough able bodied men,
and the presence of a well stocked bar.
One team finally won
the first phase 2:0, before the 28 attendees adjourned for an excellent
meal of ham, egg and chips, chilli, or bangers and mash, and
unfortunately to replenish their glasses. Then the trouble
A game of 'Killer
Skittles' for the remaining 22 stalwarts began. This was
when the true nature of competitive rivalry amongst friends, upholding
the honour of your village, desire for the cash prize of £2.20, all
came to the fore.
In the final showdown
the normal suspects were present with representatives of gender and
Ladies, namely through Jane Abbott and Margaret Morris -
Asfordby, our own Duck man Eric Hall -
Melton, the highly favoured bookies favourite of Ian Neale -
Scalford, the in form but unpredictable Michael Osborne -
Burton Lazars, the highly focused Richard Abbott. Asfordby through Eric
Hall finally reaped the rewards, but the question remains, was this due
to a miss spent youth, the Asfordby air, an ability to hold alcohol
better than the rest, or just luck?
A great night was had
by all. Thanks to the
Ladies in Rotary team for organising the night, the staff of the Crown
Inn for their hospitable service, good food and drink, and to all the
participants. David Ward
Speaks district final - The winning streak continues
two Catmose College teams, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Melton
Mowbray and Melton-Belvoir continue their successful 2015 Youth Speaks
journey by progressing through to the regional finals for the second
The senior team of Holly Jones (chairperson),
Yaznia Pourmozafari (speaker) and Isaac Costa (proposer of the vote of
thanks) won their district final ahead of Stratton Upper School,
Biggleswade. In addition Yasnia won the individual best speaker award
and Isaac won the best proposer of the vote of thanks award. Their
subject was entitled ?Boys will be Boys? - a well-argued, measured
presentation on the underachievement of boys in school.
intermediate team of Liam Bottomley (chairperson), Phoebe Parker
(speaker) and Sian Willard (proposer of the vote of thanks) were
runners-up to Wellingborough School. Sian won an individual
Their subject, redrafted from the earlier rounds, encouraged us all to
find inspiration in the individual achievements of ordinary people who
have pushed themselves ?to Infinity and Beyond?
final of Youth Speaks will take place on Sunday 26 April at Catmose
We wish these exceptional young people the very best of
Yuuho Guoru visited the Melton club on 23rd
February and spoke engagingly to the club about Japan and her time
int he UK. She is here as a Rotary Scholar, travelling under a
Rotary Foundation District Grant. She has come to study
under a particular professor at De Montfort. She is anxious to learn
more about helping disadvantaged young people particularly in poorer
countries and has already visited Gambia in January as part of her
research. The course she is following is not offered in Japan
where they have a culture of helping the elderly but not very much in
place for young people. Her talk was interesting and ended with
an explanation of some of the Japanese food, how their diet keeps the
nation fit. They have one of the longest average living ages in
the world - 83.4% - and are the 3rd least obese country. Her
lesson to the club in using chopsticks may not have fully sunk in
with President Bill, who asked our Foundation chairman Alison to
illustrate their use in the photo.
16th February 2015 President Bill Hill was pleased to induct Fiona
as a member of the club. Fiona was previously a lawyer, but on
moving to Melton set up a dog kennels locally. David Morris met
Fiona at the local business forum and introduced her to our club.
We wish Fiona well with our Rotary club.
teams from Catmose College, Oakham, sponsored by the Rotary clubs of
Melton Mowbray and Melton Belvoir, triumphed at this year's Youth
Speaks district semi-finals held at Bourne Academy in early February.
Both teams took first place in their respective age categories.
impressive intermediate team addressed the issue of "To infinity and
beyond" - about the value of space travel and its importance to the
survival of humankind.
The senior team were outstanding,
the subject of "Boys will be boys" - a humorous take on why boys
underachieve at school and what can be done about it.
faced stiff opposition, especially from Bourne Grammar School, who on
this occasion were runners-up in both competitions.
teams the very best of luck on March 14th at the district final to be
held at Catmose College.
were pleased to welcome a knowledable and enthusiastic speaker from the
charity Canine Partners to one of our January.meetings.
charity train dogs to be companions for people with diabilities, with
the dogs able to help with a wide range of everyday mobility-related
tasks in and out of the home. They have recenlty opened a new
centre in our region, in Osgathorpe, between Loughborough
and Ashby de la Zouch. We hope to be able to visit
the near future.
and a big thank you to everyone who joined the Rotary 5th Melton Santa
Fun Run in the Country Park yesterday, as well as to those who
organised it and made it happen on the day. Entrants?
money raised for their own charities added up to just over £5,000.
Combined with a small profit from the entry fees the event
has contributed around £7,500 to local charities.
fantastic result with 330 runners and walkers from the little ones in
buggies and with their dogs to the seniors. Councillor Slater
his mobility scooter proves it inclusive to one and all. We
it was a great spectacle to kick off the countdown to Christmas, and a
special gift to all the charities who will benefit this year.
Photos from the event are available for purchase either as a
digital file or as prints, from the
website at www.meltonsantafunrun.co.uk.
results are 1st
257 Jim Hatherley 18 mins 19
No 325 Joshua Wilson 19 mins 4 secs
3rd & 1st Lady No 294
57 secs 2nd
No 1 Louise
No 323 Jane Wilson
1st Junior & 6th
overall No 41 Joseph Birch
Last and very much by no means least John Little who has supported us
every year and raised over £100 for Melton in Bloom.
dressed Dog - sponsored and Judged by Pets @ Home
1st Bruno the boxer dressed as a reindeer with owner wearing
stocking outfit! 2nd
Norman the terrier
wonderfully attired in a knotted elf body suit with a cute elf hat
3rd Harvey the Labrador - in an original owner -handmade Santa outfit! Expertly
compared and judged by their Manager Nick - well done to all other
competitors who joined in the fun with doggie treats for all entrants!
dressed buggy & baby - sponsored and judged
Sainsbury's Melton 1st prize
Elisa Lovegrove who
was also pushed around the course at high speed!
Joint 2nd and third cute Santa baby in a sling who also was
in the warm up and jogged around the course and the 'elfie baby Our
thanks to Fiona Keighley and Charlotte for judging.
to Fiona Keighley and Charlotte for handing out much needed
refreshments of mince pies and water on the finish line!
and yourselves as without you this event would not be possible who
joined in the fun and looked wonderful so if you missed out this year
get it in the calendar for 2015 Sunday
grateful thanks to
our sponsors Sainsbury?s Melton for water and mince pies,
103 The Eye for Christmas tunes on the day with their mobile roadshow
and commentary equipment, Mars
for the much
appreciated chocolates, and The
Suzanne Rathbone, who also ran and showed how 'elthy she is!!
the companies who supported us with the costs of suits and
to make the event possible. All are featured on the home page
website at www.meltonsantafunrun.co.uk.
The date for
for next year is Sunday 13th December 2015. Check us out on
Facebook and Twitter to keep up to speed.
training at Stapleford Park for the final
delicious and attractive food prepared by
our talented winners for Martin Furlong at Stapleford Park Country
last week. The expert advice given by Martin and his team will enable
refinement of these three course meals at the District Final in
Melton Rotary Club combines forces every year with the Melton
Belvoir Rotary Club, the Melton Lions and the Barnes Trust to bring a
little cheer to the people of Melton who are less fortunate than most
of us. With the support of Morrisons and Sainsbury we ask
shoppers there to purchase an additional item during their shopping and
put it in our trollies on leaving the store. This year we
collected an astonishing number of items, for which we thank the stores
and the general public. We had sufficient items then, when
up by some purchases from money donated by the clubs, to make
about 480 Christmas food parcels. These were then distributed
some of the older and more needy folk in Melton and some of the
surrounding villages, bringing smiles and heartfelt thanks from those
we delivered to.
The pictures show the club members
the food parcels:
are always happy to consider adding names to our distribution list, so
if you know someone whose Christmas would be helped in this way please
let us know.
annual Rotary Youth Speaks public-speaking competition was held held on
Wednesday 26 November at Quorn Lodge Hotel. Speaking to a packed room,
teams from Catmose College, Oakham tackled such diverse topics as boys'
attitudes to education, space travel, school meals and the
salaries paid to footballers and other celebrities.
teams will go forward to the next round of the competition early next
year, representing the Rotary Clubs of Melton Mowbray and Melton
Senior winning team
Yaznia Pourmozafari - speaker
- vote of thanks
Intermediate winning team
Bottomley - chairperson
Willard - vote of thanks
and Graham Bett inducted as members of the club
our meeting on 24th November 2014 we were delighted to welcome Helen
and Graham Bett as members of the club, Both come from an
educational background, Helen in secondary education in Melton itself,
and Graham as a head teacher in Loughborough. Both have a
wish to support our community and will no doubt bring many strengths to
Melton Mowbray Rotary Clubs have recently held their annual Young Chef
competition for local secondary schools. Twenty
young cooks, under the eagle eyes of the judges, whisked, chopped and
baked enthusiastically to produce a healthy two course
meal. The judges were joined this year by Martin
Head Chef at Stapleford Park Country House Hotel. Winners Megan Smith
and Lucy Towle, together with runners up Lauren White and Bryony
Marshall will be rewarded by a couple of sessions of coaching at the
hotel and a fine dining lunch. Megan and Lucy will also compete in the
Rotary District Young Chef final in Leicester in early 2015.
closely fought district quiz on 23rd October saw the two Melton teams
acquit themselves very well at the Area B heats at Beedles Lake Golf
Club. The Melton "B team" of John Dehnel, Bill
Hill and Michael Osborne came out on top of the other Melton teams, and
2nd overall on the night just 1 point behind the leaders.
were closely followed by the Melton "A team" of Richard Abbott,
Adrienne Holland, Ian Neale and John Redwood in equal 3rd place.
Congratulations to the winners, Loughborough Beacon.
many thanks to the organisers, Charlie Stevens and Graham Packwood from
the Wreake Valley Rotary Club.
by word of mouth, emails and Twitter continue to come in for the highly
successful choral evening at St. Mary's church in Melton
Club of Melton Mowbray hosted Uppingham School's Chapel Choir and
Orchestra at St Mary's Parish Church last Friday, 17th
an audience of about
500 people a
wonderful concert, the proceeds of which will go to supporting the
Project to reconstruct a school in Tacloban destroyed by
typhoon Haiyan nearly a year ago, and also towards the St Mary's Organ
Stephen Williams and Alex Laing, with organist Peter Clements led the
performers through the programme which featured
students as soloists.
with a rousing performance of Zadok the Priest - traditionally sung
coronation services. Jamie Conway then took over the organ and
chamber orchestra in the Adagio in G Minor, commonly
followed with the
Cantique de Jean Racine, the excellent part singing taking benefit from
Asgarov, Rosina Griffiths, Richard Liu, Araminta Penn-Clark, Anson Poon
Anthony Poon shared the three movements of the Bach Double Violin
between them. The
second half of the concert was devoted to
a moving performance of the Fauré Requiem.Ali Asgarov played the solo in the Sanctus, Susannah Hill
soprano solo in Pie Jesu and Arthur Landman was the Baritone soloist in
Offertorium and Libera Me.
performance was enhanced by the beautiful setting of St Mary's Church
wonderful acoustics and enables choir, orchestra and soloists to use
concert some of the audience enjoyed an excellent pre-concert dinner at
Torré restaurant whilst others were served canapés and wine in the
and orchestra were
treated to a
wonderful tea in the Samworth Centre prepared by members of Ladies in
whilst many members of the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray helped with
programme sales and general management of the evening.
left the church expressing their pleasure at a highly successful and
evening which raised a substantial amount towards the Rotary project
refurbishment of part of the Sagkahan Elementary School in the
the St Mary's Organ Restoration Fund.Organiser Mrs Alison Blythe commented that the success of
concert is the result of many people's contribution and hard work but
due to the excellent performance given by the pupils of Uppingham
would like to thank all those who attended, and are delighted that so
many enjoyed the evening. The proceeds will make a great
difference to the work we can do on the school in the Philippines and
children an education again. over 1200 raffle tickets were sold.
Hambleton Hall (Meal for Less for
2) Mr Lomax of Houghton on the Hill (0078) Harboro'
Jesson of Gretton Court, MM (0838) Family Photoshoot with
Inspirique Mrs Bridget Green of Eastwell
Miss Nelson of Cottesmore (0774) Meat voucher from Derek
Mrs Downes from
Berkhamsted (0260) Afternoon Tea for 2 at Kilworth
house Mrs Judy Morgan from Great
Missenden (0413) Food
Hamper from Melton Cheeseboard Mr
Saunders of Burton
Many thanks are
Alison Blythe for her dedication and extremely hard work in organising
generosity of Melton
people and the hard work of Rotarians from the Melton Rotary Club came
together again today in Melton market place. The weather was kind up to
12.30 pm, we had a good location thanks to
Town Estate, and the stall looked enticing with the Shelter Box tent
erected and contents displayed. In addition there was some
fellowship particularly when trying to erect the tent.
display we illustrated to shoppers and passers-by some of what
doing to help with reconstruction of a school in the Philippines, south
of Tacloban. This was the site of the disastrous
little less than a year ago. Many of the Filipino families
still have no proper housing, no employment and no schools.
tent may have attracted many to stop and talk, but it was the
enthusiasm of our members that led to the BRILLIANT RESULT
202 Raffle tickets sold @ £1 gives £202 of extra cash
15 Concert tickets sold, (8 for canapes @ £12.50 and 7
@ £7.50) giving an extra £152.50 of extra cash.
So an overall
"balanced" benefit of £354.50 for the morning's work, every
penny of which will go towards reconstructing the Sagkahan Elementary
School near Tacloban.
first round of the 2014-15 minor sports inter-club competition started
for the Melton Mowbray and Ashby clubs at the Blue Bell pub in Hoby on
Tuesday 7th October. Skittles was the minor sport chosen by
host club, Melton Mowbray. Melton also had the advantage of a
shorter distance to travel and turned out with a team of 11 players;
Ashby brought 7 over from far distant parts; unfortunately John
Steedman their president, was unable to play in this round, but told us
he was looking forward to his team winning so he could play in round.
The hosts played fair and agreed to 4 of the Ashby players
allowed to throw a second time. I'm still not sure whether
best or worst players were given this extra duty. but the
combination of the long journey and the extra demands led to Ashby
coming out the narrow losers, 71 points to 81. While this
spare the Ashby team from having to organise the next round, President
John will have been sorely disappointed, now no longer having the
chance to play in this year's competition. And more
being part of the great fun and fellowship provided by Minor Sports
came to the Sysonby Knoll on Monday 29th September, in the form of an
Eggheads-style quiz. President-elect Richard Abbott,
assisted by Linda Moore, had arranged a very different format of
meeting for the lunch on that day, with a promptly served lunch (thanks
Jenny) followed by the two teams assembling on front of the audience
(the rest of the club) to be tested on a variety of topics.
Eggheads team was John Horn, David Ward, Adrienne Holland and John
Redwood, challenged by Michael and Diana Osborne, Eric Hall and Joe
Carrington challenging John Horn
Diana Osborne and
Hall taking on David Ward
Moore - our quizmaster
The chairman and scorers
The challengers receiving their prize
wearing his Egghead!
Richard and Linda for an interesting variation to our normal lunchtime
small party of 9
from the Melton Mowbray Rotary Club joined over 800 other Rotarians,
families and friends at the District Conference in Scarborough on the
19th to 21st September. Most of us travelled there on the
though president Bill, the assistant conference manager, had duties on
Thursday too. David and Margaret had a family occasion on the
Friday so opted for an early start on the Saturday.
we used in Scarborough were along the cliff top, with the Spa
Conference Centre at its base. Fortunately the cliff lift is
efficient and quick way to make the transit, and was particularly close
to the Red Lea Hotel where most of us stayed.
itself was interesting, with some excellent speakers and entertainment.
evening was a convivial fish & chip supper - for 800
That preceded an excellent concert in the main hall.
entertainment started with the C Sharps, a Barbers Shop Quartet made up
of 4 young men (19 years old) from Grantham. They
good, and received a deserved standing ovation. The C Sharps were
followed by Young Musician Finalist, Katie Marshall ? a 13 year-old
soprano. Here voice is wonderful, and she will undoubtedly have a
bright future. We were then entertained by the Military Wives Choir,
who were 18 ladies from 4 Lincolnshire RAF bases, whose husbands and
partners are serving in the forces. Again, they were excellent. After
the interval, The C Sharps did a second set, followed by
Young Musician finalist ? Amelia Young, who played the violin.
Another wonderful talent, showing the benefits of the Rotary
Young Musician competitions. The Military Wives concluded an
morning the Friendship Village opened at 8:30. There were a
variety of stalls displaying the work of the District committees.
The International stall, for example, showed graphically how
widely Rotary work in District 1070 spreads across the world.
There were displays of club projects; the Melton club
pictures, a slide show and videos of the typhoon and the school
reconstruction project in the Philippines (thanks to Eric Hall for
putting that together). Also several charities showed off their
activities. The first two plenary sessions of the
started at 9am with District Governor Ken Billington introducing a
range of speakers representing Burn Aid, Hope and Homes for
children, and Wulugu (an group supporting action in Africa).
Gordon McInally, Past President of RIBI represented the RI
President Gary Huwang, and spoke well about some of the aims and
objectives of Rotary in the current year. After the coffee break Roger
Neuberg showed us the excellent work he coordinated on providing
e-Ranger ambulance motor bikes to Uganda. He was followed
by Barry Badham on the Azad Chowdury Academy in Bangladesh.
So there were plenty of opportunities on show to encourage
Rotarians to do more service across the UK and the world. The
session finished with a presentation by Andy Reid, a triple amputee and
a representative of the ABF Soldier's Charity. Andy's presentation was
superb, with hard facts about his life in the forces in various parts
of the world, latterly in Afghanistan. While on duty
there he suffered injuries from an IED, necessitating the
amputation of both legs and his right arm. His talk was, however, laced
with humour and projected him as a person who accepts what life has
dealt him and gets on with it.
evening Gala Dinner was followed by entertainment from The Likely Lads
band. They caught the mood of the evening well and soon most
the guests were on the dance floor. I have no idea what time
all finished - I ducked out well before then!
two further plenary sessions, starting with a time for reflection led
by Geoff Mackey encouraging us to accept that change is inevitable;
profit from it! The Stroke Association thanked Rotary for all
support. There were presentation on the forthcoming Rotary
International Convention in Sao Paulo and on next year's District
Conference, to be held in Bournemouth. The morning was
with an amusing talk by David Byron the former managing director of the
airline BMI Baby.
I encourage all members to
the Bournemouth Conference on 25-27th September next year.
on Area Finals day, not as good as we hoped but a respectable 4th
position. Star of the day Joe Carrington with the best overall score.
Well done Joe. The club has benefited with cheques for £150 so not a
bad day's work from the team.
The Rotary Stars project is aimed at recognising a pupil in a primary
school who, in the opinion of its staff and children, has shown
consistently such attributes as good citizenship, care and helpfulness
to others, and personal endeavour. The award is not for
or sporting achievement and does not add to the workload of the staff.
The presentation of the award normally takes place at the end
the year assembly. It consists of a certificate, badge and
or book token.
are the extremely worthy recipients being presented with their
awards by the presidents of the Rotary Club, Diana Osborne and Bill
Hill and the Rotary Stars organiser Penny Hancox.
27th August a victorious Melton golf team won a hard fought match
against the Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley to win a place in the
District final on the 10th September. Well done to the whole team.
We wish them luck in the final.
players were Joe
Carrington, Brian Grommett, Bill Glancy, Richard Haines and Geoff
28th July 2014 President Bill Hill was please to induct Dick Colgrove
as a member of the club. Dick is a long standing member of
Rotary. He has moved house to live in Melton Mowbray, so has
transferred from the Stamford Rotary Club to join the Melton Mowbray
club. We were pleased to see 4 of his fellow Rotarians,
their current president Jim Guthrie, join us at Dick's induction to
wish him well.
District Council meeting in July 2014 Immediate Past President
Diana Osborne and David Morris were presented with the district
Environmental Award for 2013-14. This was in recognition of
business support project set up and run by the club, led by David
Morris, during the past Rotary year.